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Pray now…

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.


Hooray for answered prayers!

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

Brother Andrew on Prayer

Latest Prayer News...

  • North Korea: Unknown heroes

    January 23, 2017

    Read about the dangers facing Christians in the country at the top of the World Watch List...

    Read more and pray

  • Tajikistan: Pray for Sitora

    January 16, 2017

    Ask God to encourage and strengthen a 17 year old girl whose choice to follow Jesus meant a severe beating from her brother...

    Read more and pray

  • Nigeria: Christian communities attacked

    January 16, 2017

    Violence continues in Nigeria as stats reveals over 800 have been killed in Southern Kaduna since September...

    Read more and pray

  • Uzbekistan: Secret prayer meeting raided

    January 16, 2017

    "Please, pray for me to refresh my strength and faithfulness..."

    Read more and pray

  • North Korea: Serving forgotten women

    January 9, 2017

    "If it's necessary I don't mind dying for this cause." Meet Hwa-Young, serving forgotten trafficked North Korean women in China...

    Read more and pray

  • Sudan update: Pastor released!

    January 4, 2017

    Pray for two Pastors are facing charges that could be punishable by death...

    Read more and pray

  • A Christmas prayer from Syria

    December 14, 2016

    Watch, listen and learn as a pastor from Syria shares a Christmas prayer for his country...

    Read more and pray


Moved to your guts...

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

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!

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!

'And When You Pray' 2016 World Watch Top Ten Prayer Guide
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2016 World Watch List 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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We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.