A pastor of a Nigerian church that was burned down continues to praise God.
Jan. 22, 2015 | Nigeria

Pray for Christians Under Continual Threat from Islamists

Church attendance is at an all-time low in northern Nigeria because of unceasing threats and intimidation from Islamist groups such as Boko Haram. Read More.

Two sisters, shown with a Christian friend (center), converted to Christianity and were forced to flee their village in Jordan because their brother has threatened to kill them for leaving Islam.
Jan. 22, 2015 | Jordan

Pray for Two Sisters Persecuted by Their Family for Following Christ

Two sisters who converted to Christianity were forced to flee their village recently after their brother threatened to kill them for leaving Islam. 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: 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.

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