Security footage shows an attack on a church in Turkey.
Apr. 29, 2016 | Turkey

Pray for Christians, Who Face Increasing Hostility

Turkish believers have asked for prayer, as they face increasing hostility from Muslim extremists. Read More.

House churches in Iran must meet secretly like these believers did for worship in a park.
Apr. 29, 2016 | Iran

Pray for Tajerah, Who Is Leading a Group of New Believers

When Iranian house church leaders heard about 18 new believers in another city who needed a leader, they immediately thought of "Tajerah." Tajerah had been active in Christian work in her own city, so the leaders decided she was ready to take more responsibility. Read More.

Please Pray

The most common request of persecuted Christians is “PRAY FOR US.” One of the ways we answer their request is through participation in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which we observe on the first Sunday of each November. Our goal is simple: We want EVERY CHURCH to “Remember them that are in bonds …” on IDOP Sunday (Heb. 13:3).

We also want Christians worldwide to pray throughout the year for those who suffer because of their Christian witness.

Watch VOM’s IDOP videos … share with your friends … and pray for the persecuted.

Watch past IDOP videos or see all on YouTube.
  • Video: Liena
  • Video: Victoria
  • Video: Padina
  • Video: Alex

The Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today.