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Pray now…

“If we want to leave an indelible mark on the world, there is no more powerful way to do it than by joining in God’s purposes through prayer. Our Prayers can go where we cannot. While many things may seem impossible from a human standpoint, in the realm of prayer there are no impossibilities.”
Brother Andrew

Prayer is right at the heart of Open Doors. We support people who live through impossible situations – situations that money or government action, will never fully repair, heal or restore. So, we pray and ask for God to do the impossible, because we know he can.

Read some of the latest prayer alerts in the list on the right and pray through the points at the bottom of each article. You can also use the links at the top of the stories to share the articles on your Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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Hooray for answered prayers!

We love good news - be inspired to pray by reading some stories of how your prayers are impacting lives...

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Latest Prayer News...

  • Real-life hero: Giving out Bibles

    February 13, 2017

    Under the cover of darkness, in a strict Muslim country, Oliver leaves Bibles on the doorsteps of people's homes...

    Read more and pray

  • Syria: Finding God moments before execution

    February 13, 2017

    The incredible story of how Meghrik found God whilst being held by Islamic State...

    Read more and pray

  • Central Asia: Akmal’s story

    February 6, 2017

    "I had never heard such words. And then, at the end of his visit, Paul put his hands on my head and prayed for me..."

    Read more and pray

  • Three quick prayers for Somalia

    February 6, 2017

    Three simple prayers for the country that is number two on the current Open Doors World World List...

    Read more and pray

  • Ethiopia: Three freed

    February 6, 2017

    Released after false accusations kept them in prison for 36 months...

    Read more and pray

  • Ethiopia: Teenage girls released

    January 31, 2017

    Pray for four teenage girls who have been released after a month in prison for giving out a Christian book...

    Read more and pray

  • Nigeria: Three ways Christians are struggling…

    January 30, 2017

    Communities abandoned, churches destroyed and Christians marginalised...

    Read more and pray

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Moved to your guts...

Prayer changes things. See how your prayers can impact those who give it all for Jesus...
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How to pray

The facts and stats can seem pretty paralysing, but God loves his church. Here's some tips to help you start praying for your church famalam!
It’s Time

It's Time

Change the world before brekkie! Wake up early to pray with those who give everything for Jesus!
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Why pray?

Our prayers go where we cannot. In the realm of prayer nothing is impossible. So pray...

Prayers make a difference

“Your prayers were as a wall of fire around me; even when it was very cold, the Lord Jesus warmed me and when it was very hot, Jesus provided me with shadow.”
Pastor Ilmurad, Turkmenistan

“I can’t believe this. People who never met me took the time to encourage me! I have received new strength from the Lord as a result of their commitment.”
Monica Luka, Nigeria

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Prayer resources

Download these little gems to help you pray more effectively for persecuted Christians!

Pray With Them (2017 Prayer Guide)
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2017 World Watch Map
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One Family Reflections
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One Family Leader Session
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Simple Prayer Cards
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It's Time: Wake Up and Pray Guide
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Prayer Journal
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World Watch List 2017 Youth Session
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We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.