The Persecuted Church

The Mission of International Missions is to glorify God by making disciples across cultural boundaries by proclaiming and practicing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

On November 7, 2021, church communities all over the world will pause and pray for Christians who are persecuted and suffering for their faith.

We believe that with our freedom to pray and worship here in Canada; we have a responsibility to be a voice for our brothers and sisters who are being silenced.

This page is filled with resources that will direct you how to pray and act for the persecuted church. It is our sincere hope that you will help us share and tell the stories of the persecuted church as we come together during the month of November.

We have over #340million reasons to pray #forthesilenced.

 

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Over 340 million Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. Each day in the month of November, International Missions invites you to pray for the top 50 nations where persecution of Christians exists.

November 7th, 2021 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

Please take some time in your services to acknowledge and pray for our brothers and sisters who suffer and are persecuted every day. We have over 340 million reasons to pray.

Together we can speak up #forthesilenced.

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Last year (2020) over 340 million Christians living in places where they experience high levels of persecution and discrimination

  • 4,761 Christians killed for their faith
  • 4,488 churches and other Christian buildings attacked
  • 4,277 believers detained without trial, arrested, sentenced or imprisoned

They are our brothers and sisters in Christ, we want to stand with them and be a voice.

 

Here's how you can take a stand

Get informed. Visit our resources where we have facts and articles that tell the stories of the persecuted church.

Get connected. Follow and like International Missions on Facebook and Instagram. You can find us on any of these platforms by searching PAOCMissions.

Get social. Share the facts and stories so the persecuted church won't be silenced. Use #forthesilenced and #340million when sharing your prayer for the persecuted and suffering Christians around the world.

Christians numerically suffer more than other faith groups or groups without faith around the world.

 

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PRAYER FOR THE NATIONS

Below are the names of the 50 nations we will be praying for daily throughout the month of November.

 

Top 50 Persecuted Countries 2021