"The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit." 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (NLT)

STATISTICS

  • Christians are the most persecuted group in the world
  • 200 million Christians face persecution on a regular basis
  • Every month, 322 Christians are killed for their faith
  • Every month, 214 church buildings or properties are destroyed

PRAY FOR PERSECUTED BELIEVERS

  • Pray that God will protect, strengthen and encourage believers who are being persecuted for their faith.
  • Pray for the provision and encouragement of Christians whose family members were killed for living out their faith in Christ.
  • Pray that government officials in hostile and restricted nations will come to know Jesus Christ and follow His will for their lives.
  • Pray for the provision and safe delivery of Bibles to believers in hostile and restricted nations.
  • Pray that persecuted Christians will boldly share their faith, even to their persecutors.

If one part [of the body of Christ] suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. 1 Corinthians 12:26 (NLT)

WORLD WATCH LIST

The top 50 countries where persecution of Christians is most severe. (Source: OpenDoors)  Click on the map to view on the Open Doors website.

MORE RESOURCES

Voice of the Martyrs and Open Doors are non-profit organizations serving persecuted Christians around the world. Visit their websites for:

  • Free newsletters
  • Stories of Christian persecution (including video testimonies)
  • Suggestions for prayer
  • Letter writing opportunities
  • Other ways to support persecuted Christians around the world