• Sep. 21, 2017 | Pakistan

    Pray for the Family of Sharoon Masih, Murdered by Classmates

    [288] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Sharoon Masih's family.
    The family of Sharoon Masih, murdered by his classmates, because he was a Christian.

    A Christian teenager was beaten to death by classmates recently after being accused of drinking from the same glass as a Muslim. Sharoon Masih, 17, had begun classes at the exclusive MC Model Boys Government School Burewala in Punjab only three days before his murder. Read More.

  • Sep. 21, 2017 | Gaza Strip

    Pray for Musa, a New Christian in Hiding from His Family

    [145] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Musa.
    Muslim converts in Gaza and the West Bank must practice their faith in secret.

    Pray for a young man in Gaza who came to faith in Christ through Internet ministries. Since becoming a Christian, "Musa" has been threatened and attacked many times by his family. Read More.

  • Sep. 21, 2017 | Tanzania

    Pray for the Church of a Pastor Killed While Showing the JESUS Film

    [171] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Tanzanian church.
    Mary Elijah also lost her husband in a Muslim attack on Christians in their village.

    A pastor working in a remote area of Tanzania was attacked by angry villagers while showing the JESUS film. Pastor Paul Oloru was described as influential in his community, but he angered some tribal leaders by speaking out against customs like female circumcision and tribal religious practices. Read More.

  • Sep. 14, 2017 | India

    Pray for Jailed VBS Chaperones

    [344] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for VBS Chaperones.
    These three adults were freed, but six others remain in prison.

    Police in India arrested nine adults traveling with a group of 60 children to a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this summer. The children and their chaperones sang Christian songs and read the Bible as they traveled by train, attracting the attention of a group of Hindu extremists. Read More.

  • Sep. 14, 2017 | Laos

    Pray for Vu, Rejected by Her Family

    [236] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Vu.
    Many young people are rejected by their families when they give their lives to Christ.

    "Vu" placed her faith in Christ earlier this year while working in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Several months later, she shared her faith with her parents and brother in hope that they, too, would become Christians. Instead, they cursed her. Read More.

  • Sep. 14, 2017 | Pakistan

    Pray for Esmail, Unemployed After an Attack by Colleagues

    [227] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Esmail.
    Esmail and his wife no longer have a means of financial support.

    A Pakistani Christian man lost his taxi business recently after two Muslim colleagues destroyed his car. "Esmail" was never shy about sharing his Christian faith, and when he began driving a taxi several years ago he continued sharing it with other taxi drivers, even giving a Bible to one especially interested colleague. But two other drivers disapproved of Esmail's boldness, accusing him of trying to persuade Muslims to give up their faith. Read More.

  • Sep. 07, 2017 | Tanzania

    Pray for Christians Whose Possessions Were Taken

    [356] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Tanzanian Christians.
    In spite of attacks against them, this church in Zanzibar, Tanzania continues to meet.

    A pastor and several church members in a southeastern Tanzanian village had all of their belongings and cash confiscated after they refused to contribute to a ceremony involving witchcraft. Read More.

  • Sep. 07, 2017 | India

    Pray for Pastor Perry and His Church, Attacked by Hindu Extremists

    [245] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Pastor Perry's Church.
    Pastor Perry and his family

    Hindu extremists attacked a church in Karnataka state recently, beating the pastor and burning everything in the church. Shortly after Pastor "Perry" and about 40 church members gathered for a special midday prayer meeting, more than 100 Hindu extremists rushed in and began beating the Christians with rods. Read More.

  • Sep. 07, 2017 | Turkey

    Pray for Pastor Andrew Brunson, Charged with Spying

    [261] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Andrew Brunson.
    Andrew Brunson (World Watch Monitor)

    An American pastor who has been imprisoned for almost a year is now facing espionage charges. Andrew Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for 23 years, was arrested last October and accused of membership in an Islamic terrorist organization. Read More.

  • Aug. 31, 2017 | Pakistan

    Pray for Christians Still Recovering from Peshawar Bombing

    [325] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Injured Pakistani christians.
    Mehak was badly injured in the bombing four years ago.

    Although it's been nearly four years since suicide bombers struck the historic All Saints Church in Peshawar, killing more than 80 Christians, some of the more than 150 injured are still recovering. Read More.

  • Aug. 31, 2017 | Laos

    Pray for "Noum" and Her Sons, Who Are Now Homeless

    [248] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Noum and Sons.
    New believers often face the worst persecution in Laos.

    After 54-year-old "Noum" and her two sons became Christians, her husband angrily refused to let them practice their faith. Then, when village authorities and witchdoctors accused Noum of angering the spirit presiding over the village, Noum's husband threatened to kick her out of the house if she didn't renounce her faith. Read More.

  • Aug. 31, 2017 | China

    Pray for Children Barred from Attending Church

    [259] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Christian Chinese youth.
    China doesn't want parents and grandparents to teach their children about Christianity.

    Government officials in China's Zhejiang province are currently monitoring churches to ensure that children aren't attending. In addition, more than 100 area churches received verbal warnings against teenagers attending church services, Sunday school or other church-related activities. Read More.

  • Aug. 24, 2017 | Myanmar

    Pray for Tin and His Family, Searching for a New Home

    [400] prayers in [27] nations have been posted for Tin and Family.
    Nine of Tin's family members were badly injured.

    A few months after Tin and his family came to faith in Christ, a group of Buddhist monks in their village demanded that they return to Buddhism. The monks met with villagers about the family's conversion to Christianity, and the villagers suggested that the family be banned from the village or even killed. Read More.

  • Aug. 24, 2017 | Pakistan

    Pray for Pastor Mashar and His Church, Which Faces Constant Threats

    [235] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Pastor Mashar.
    Pastor Mashar and his wife have had to relocate due to persecution.

    Pastor "Mashar" has pastored a church in Pakistan since 2012. During his ministry, people have accepted Christ and experienced healing from the Lord. As a result, he and his church members have received numerous death threats. Read More.

  • Aug. 24, 2017 | Sierra Leone

    Pray for Christians Facing a Growing Islamic Presence

    [250] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Sierra Leonean Christians.
    New believers in Sierra Leone are entering God's Kingdom every day.

    In the past several years, Islam's presence and influence have grown dramatically in Sierra Leone. By some estimates, more than 75 percent of the country is now Muslim, up from about 55 percent just seven years ago. Read More.

  • Aug. 17, 2017 | India

    Pray for Pastor Ariaan, Accused of Forcibly Converting Hindus

    [384] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Pastor Ariaan.
    Pastor Ariaan and his family have lost their home and his daughter's schooling in addition facing a lawsuit.

    Pastor "Ariaan" has been charged with forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and has been ordered by police not to pray, share the gospel or host prayer meetings in his home. In addition, his landlord has ordered him to leave his home, and his daughter has been denied admission to school. Read More.

  • Aug. 17, 2017 | Korea, North

    Pray for Pastor Kim, Who Helps Trafficked North Korean Women

    [292] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Pastor Kim.
    Pastor Kim prays with one of the men to whom he is ministering.

    Every year, hundreds of North Korean women are sold in China either as prostitutes or as wives for Chinese men. These women are enslaved in brothels or homes, and if caught outside they are sent back to North Korea, where they are likely to face harsh punishment. Read More.

  • Aug. 17, 2017 | Pakistan

    Pray for 17-Year-Old Shahzad Masih, Charged with Blasphemy

    [306] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Shahzad Masih.
    Shahzad Masih (Photo Credit: Morning Star News)

    A Pakistani teenager is being held by police in an unknown location after a co-worker accused him of blasphemy. Shahzad Masih, 17, who worked as a cleaner in a hospital to help support his family, apparently got into an argument with a Muslim co-worker, who later reported his alleged blasphemous statements to an Islamic activist. Read More.

  • Aug. 10, 2017 | Kenya

    Pray for Sarah Ambetsa, Widow of a Murdered Pastor

    [403] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Sarah.
    Sarah has been supporting her sons since the death of her husband.

    Sarah Ambetsa's husband was killed in 2014 as he shared the Sunday morning message at the Joy in Jesus Church in Mombasa. Attackers entered the church that morning and began shooting at worshipers, killing the pastor and six others. Read More.

  • Aug. 10, 2017 | Middle East

    Pray for Ceger and Naza, Who Fled Their Home After Death Threats

    [263] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Ceger and Naza.
    This couple was forced to flee their home in Iraq even though they didn't want to.

    After years of threats, attacks and ostracism by their Muslim families, "Ceger" and his wife, "Naza," finally had to leave their home in Iraq. Read More.

  • Aug. 10, 2017 | Tajikistan

    Pray for Bakhrom Kholmatov, Imprisoned for "Extremist" Songs

    [292] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Bakhrom.
    This pastor will spend three years in prison for singing.

    Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov, who has been detained by secret police since April 2017, was sentenced recently to three years in prison. Read More.

  • Aug. 03, 2017 | Nigeria

    Pray for Elizabeth as She Waits for Her Daughter's Return

    [272] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Elizabeth and Mariam.
    Elizabeth is anxious for her daughter to be released.

    After waiting three years for Boko Haram to release her youngest daughter, Mariam, Elizabeth is now waiting to bring her home. The Islamic extremist group released Elizabeth's 20-year-old daughter and 81 other "Chibok girls" in May. Since then, the girls have been in the government's custody and their families have received no explanation as to why. Read More.

  • Aug. 03, 2017 | Vietnam

    Pray for Two Women Kicked Out of their Home for their Faith

    [277] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Mai Bao and Sister-in-law.
    These two women were kicked out of their home after they decided to follow Christ.

    "Mai Bao" and her husband spent years seeking healing for her illness before finally asking a Christian to pray for her. After she was healed, Mai Bao decided to give her life to Jesus. But the rest of her Hmong community saw her change of faith as a rejection of their values. Read More.

  • Jul. 27, 2017 | India

    Pray for Pastor Sultan's Family and Church Following His Martyrdom

    [418] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Pastor Sultan's Family.
    Pastor Sultan and his wife, Sarabjit

    Pastor Sultan Masih, 50, of Temple of God church was found shot dead July 15 in northern India's Punjab state. His martyrdom took place in front of his church, two months after Hindu extremists witnessed his church celebrating its 25th anniversary. Read More.

  • Jul. 27, 2017 | Laos

    Pray for Five Families Facing Pressure from their Village and Local Government

    [247] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Five Laotian Families.
    Lao village officials put the heaviest pressure on new believers.

    After local government officials tried to entice five Christian families with a better lifestyle if they rejected their faith, the families stood firm in their beliefs. The families were offered homes with electricity and water, and better schools if they denied Jesus. Read More.

  • Jul. 27, 2017 | Egypt

    Pray for Christians under the Threat of Attack

    [251] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Targeted Egyptian Christians.
    More than 100 Egyptian Christians have died in the last eight months. (Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor)

    In the last eight months, more than 100 Coptic Christians have been killed in attacks on church groups and individuals. And recently, security services urged Christians not to be seen publicly around religious activities because they have intelligence that the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists were planning attacks. Read More.

  • Jul. 20, 2017 | Nigeria

    Pray for Sanga Barau Who is Undergoing Surgeries Following an Attack

    [424] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Sanga.
    Sanga will need more surgeries to repair the damage to her jaw.

    In April 2016, Sanga Barau was walking to her farm in northern Nigeria when Muslim Fulani herdsmen (a nomadic tribe which often collaborates with Boko Haram terrorists) shot in her direction. The bullet struck her upper neck, dislocating her jaw and damaging teeth. She fell unconscious. Read More.

  • Jul. 20, 2017 | India

    Pray for Aju Mathew, Released After 42 Days in Prison

    [253] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Aju.
    Aju spent 42 days in prison on false human trafficking charges.

    Authorities arrested Aju Mathew as he took 14 poor children living in a Christian children's home on a field trip in southern India. They then falsely charged him with human trafficking and the conversion of minors. Read More.

  • Jul. 20, 2017 | Iran

    Pray for Two Christian Men Who Received Lengthy Prison Sentences

    [288] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Hadi and Amin.
    These two believers are scheduled to spend at least the next 10 years in prison.

    In July, The Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced Hadi Asgari and Amin Afshar Naderi to 10 years in prison. Amin received an additional five years for blasphemy. The court also ruled the two are not allowed to leave the country for two years following their prison terms. Read More.

  • Jul. 14, 2017 | Myanmar

    Pray for Friends and Family of Tabitha, Who Died Recently

    [392] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Tabitha's family.
    Tabitha

    "Tabitha," the only Christian in an unreached area of Myanmar, died recently after Buddhists attacked her home. She had served faithfully for seven years and seen little fruit from her work. Finally, during the past year, 12 Buddhists had accepted Christ and been baptized. Read More.

  • Jul. 14, 2017 | Uganda

    Pray for Rebecca, Kicked Out of Her Home

    [266] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Rebecca.
    Rebecca

    A 23-year-old Ugandan woman was thrown out of her home by her family recently because of her new Christian faith. Rebecca came to faith in Christ after being healed of an illness. Her family had invited imams to pray, taken her to local shamans and even taken her to a hospital, but nothing had worked. Finally, a visiting Christian evangelist prayed for Rebecca and she recovered from her illness. Read More.

  • Jul. 14, 2017 | Vietnam

    Pray for Mr. Lee, Arrested and Beaten

    [248] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Mr. Lee.
    With little access to Christian materials in rural Vietnam, smuggling is a vital method of bringing God's Word into Christian homes.

    A Vietnamese believer was arrested and beaten recently after police raided his home looking for Christian materials. Read More.

  • Jul. 07, 2017 | Laos

    Pray for Keowynn, Kicked Out of His Home by His Son

    [382] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Keowynn and his family.
    Koewynn and his family in front of their shelter.

    "Keowynn" and his family recently moved to a new area to share the gospel with an unreached people group. As his new church grew, however, his oldest son began to reject God. He started drinking and abusing drugs, and he wants nothing to do with his father's Christian faith. Read More.

  • Jul. 07, 2017 | Tanzania

    Pray for Three Young Christian Women Abused by Muslim Leaders

    [319] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Abused Christian Women.
    Young Christian girls can be targets for militant Muslims.

    Three teenage girls who converted from Islam to Christianity were subsequently raped by their former imams and pressured to return to Islam through marriage to Muslim men. VOM worked with local Christians to rescue and relocate the young women before they could be forced into Muslim marriages, and we have also helped with their education. Read More.

  • Jul. 07, 2017 | China

    Pray for Pastor Zhang Shaojie, Tortured in Prison

    [297] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Zhang Shaojie.
    Pastor Zhang Shaojie

    Pastor Zhang Shaojie, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence in Xinxiang Prison, Henan Province, is reportedly being tortured by starvation and sleep deprivation. The pastor, along with 23 church members, was arrested on Nov. 16, 2013, on a false fraud charge and for "gathering a crowd to disrupt the public order." Read More.

  • Jun. 30, 2017 | India

    Pray for Pastor Falgun and His Family, Attacked by Hindu Militants

    [421] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Falgun and family.
    Pastor Falgun and his wife are under treatment at the hospital after an extremist attack.

    Hindu militants attacked a Christian family recently as they prayed in their own home. On May 3, Pastor "Falgun", his wife and his sister- and brother-in-law were praying for a sick neighbor when about 10 members of a Hindu extremist group rushed into the home and attacked the pastor with sticks. Read More.

  • Jun. 30, 2017 | Eritrea

    Pray for 45 Christians Arrested in Adi Quala

    [268] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Arrested Christians.
    Pastor Haile Nayzgi has spent the last 13 years in prison in Eritrea.

    On May 13, Eritrean security forces arrested 45 believers during a house-to-house search specifically targeting evangelical Christians in the town of Adi Quala. All of the Christians, including children, elderly men and a disabled woman, were taken to a nearby village. Read More.

  • Jun. 30, 2017 | Kazakhstan

    Pray for Yuri Pak, Recently Released from Prison

    [242] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Yuri Pak.
    Yuri spent two years in prison on dubious charges.

    Yuri Pak was released from prison on June 17, 2017, after spending two years in prison on a conviction of making a bomb threat. VOM workers and Christians in Kazakhstan believe the government targeted Yuri because of his outspoken faith and his ability as a teacher to influence students. Read More.

  • Jun. 23, 2017 | Kenya

    Pray for Diana as She Recovers from an Attack by Muslim Extremists

    [426] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Diana.
    Diana and Austin are happy to be on the road to recovery.

    Diana continues to recover from wounds she suffered three years ago when Muslim extremists attacked her church one Sunday morning. She and her husband, Austin, were among 21 worshipers severely wounded in an attack on the Joy in Jesus Pentecostal Church in Mombasa, Kenya. Read More.

  • Jun. 23, 2017 | Iraq

    Pray for Christina, a 6-Year-Old Girl Freed from the Islamic State

    [317] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Christina Abada.
    Christian was rescued after three years as an ISIS captive. (Photo credit: thestevennabil, Twitter)

    Christina Abada, a 6-year-old Iraqi girl, was reunited with her Christian family on June 9 after being held by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) for three years. Read More.

  • Jun. 23, 2017 | Pakistan

    Pray for the Families of Two Chinese Students Killed by ISIS

    [265] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Chinese Students' Families.
    Li Xinheng and Lu Ling Lina were studying Urdu in Quetta, Pakistan. (Photo credit: usmanmasood44, Twitter)

    Two Chinese students, whom the Pakistani government accused of "preaching," were kidnapped and killed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in May. Read More.

  • Jun. 16, 2017 | Uganda

    Pray for Moses, Facing Persecution from Muslim Family and Friends

    [399] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Moses.
    With assistance from VOM, Moses will be able to support his family with a small carpentry business.

    Moses, who recently left Islam to follow Jesus, has faced repeated persecution since his conversion. Read More.

  • Jun. 16, 2017 | India

    Pray for Six Christians Arrested on False Charges

    [249] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Falsely Charged Christians.
    The Christians appeared before the court

    Six Christian leaders were arrested on May 10 as they conducted an open air gathering in Mau, Uttar Pradesh. A local Hindu political leader reportedly bribed the police to have them arrested after area Hindus claimed the men were coercing people to convert to Christianity. Read More.

  • Jun. 16, 2017 | China

    Pray for Zhang Xiuhong, Imprisoned for Church Work

    [258] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Zhang.
    Zhang was the first member of Living Stone Church to be arrested

    Zhang Xiuhong, a volunteer accountant for the Living Stone Church (or Huoshi) in China, was recently sentenced to five years in prison because of her work with the church. She was arrested in July 2015 on charges of operating an illegal business, but her trial didn't conclude until February 2017. Read More.

  • Jun. 09, 2017 | Indonesia

    Pray for Three Churches Closed by Islamists

    [392] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Worshippers in Closed Churches.
    Islamists gathered in front of the church property in protest.

    Three churches in West Java, Indonesia, were closed on May 23 after Islamic education leaders protested their existence in the area. Read More.

  • Jun. 09, 2017 | Sri Lanka

    Pray for Christians Affected by Increasing Persecution

    [241] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Sri Lankan Christians.
    The Kithu Sevana prayer center in northwestern Sri Lanka was destroyed by a mob on Jan. 5, 2017. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

    On May 18, about 30 Buddhist monks led 200 people in a protest against a church in Devinuwara. Intimidation of Christians and attacks on places of worship have increased recently, with more than 20 incidents occurring across the country since the beginning of this year. Read More.

  • Jun. 09, 2017 | Eritrea

    Pray for Christians Arrested for Their Faith

    [294] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Eritrean Christians.
    The Christian parents of these girls were also arrested.

    Eritrean security officers have arrested all members of the Kale Hiwot church in Adiquala, near the Ethiopian border. Among those arrested were 12 children, the youngest of whom is just 2 months old. Read More.

  • Jun. 02, 2017 | Philippines

    Pray for Christians Kidnapped and Terrorized in Extremist Attack

    [407] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Kidnapped Christians.
    VOM workers say many people fled the area after the attacks.

    Fourteen Christians were kidnapped on May 23 during an attack on Marawi, Philippines. About 100 Islamic extremists overran the city, firing machine guns and marking the territory as their own by raising black ISIS flags. Read More.

  • Jun. 02, 2017 | Uganda

    Pray for Francis, a Christian Worker Receiving Threatening Messages

    [255] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Francis.
    Someone is threatening to kill Francis because of his Christian work.

    "Francis," a Christian worker in Uganda, received a threatening text message on April 6 warning him about his work. Calling Francis an infidel, the message's sender warned him that he knows where he lives and will beat Francis if he ever catches him "abusing Islam" again. Read More.

  • Jun. 02, 2017 | Afghanistan

    Pray for a Kidnapped Aid Worker and Family of a Murdered Worker

    [266] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for an Aid Worker.
    The German woman who was killed has served the Afghan people for 13 years.

    Two women working for Sweden-based Operation Mercy were targeted by unknown attackers at their guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 20. A German national and her Afghan guard were killed, while a woman from Finland was kidnapped. Read More.

  • May. 26, 2017 | China

    Pray for Li Heping, Recently Released from Prison

    [388] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Li Heping and his Brother.
    Li Heping (right) next to his brother, Li Chunfu, after his release

    After nearly two years in prison, Christian human rights lawyer Li Heping returned home to his family earlier this month. Li was arrested in July 2015, along with a group of other attorneys, for defending evangelical believers and others targeted by the government. Read More.

  • May. 26, 2017 | India

    Pray for Shahri, the Widow of a Murdered Pastor

    [280] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Shahri.
    Shahri lost her husband, yet she continues to lead the church he founded.

    "Shahri's" husband was among the first in his tribal group to accept Jesus. Although his family were members of the priest caste in their animistic religion, he came to know Christ and soon started a small church in their village. He was threatened and beaten many times by local communist rebels, who ultimately murdered him at his home because of his Christian faith. Read More.

  • May. 26, 2017 | Turkey

    Pray for Altan, Unable to Attend Church

    [266] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Altan.
    Turkey has at least 40 above ground churches, but it's difficult for converts to attend openly.

    A Turkish believer has been unable to attend church for months, after being warned that he would lose his job if he continued. "Altan" became a believer in western Turkey, where he attended church regularly. Read More.

  • May. 19, 2017 | Colombia

    Pray for a Church Planter Receiving Death Threats

    [422] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Xavier.
    Xavier serves at great personal risk in paramilitary country.

    "Xavier Gonzalez," a church planter working in one of Colombia's most dangerous areas, receives frequent death threats. Years ago, he felt God leading him to start a church in one of the country's poorest cities. Read More.

  • May. 19, 2017 | Korea, North

    Pray for the Spread of the Gospel Through Radio Broadcasts

    [285] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Gospel Broadcasts into North Korea.
    North Korean defectors share the gospel in the North Korean dialect via radio waves.

    A new shortwave radio program created by North Korean defectors and VOM is reaching an estimated 2 million North Koreans nightly. Each 90-minute program includes a Scripture reading, encouraging messages from Christians around the world, readings from Pastor Richard Wurmbrand's Tortured for Christ and a recitation of the Nicene Creed. Read More.

  • May. 19, 2017 | Israel

    Pray for Christians Targeted by Ultra-Orthodox Jews

    [258] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Messianic Jews.
    Ultra- Orthodox Jews attacked a Messianic congregation.

    Messianic Jews are requesting prayer after a meeting center and some congregants' homes were targeted by ultra-Orthodox Jews recently in south Israel. Read More.

  • May. 12, 2017 | North Africa

    Pray for Hiba, Expelled and Threatened by Her Family

    [433] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Hiba.
    Women in Hiba's country need the freedom found in Christ.

    "Hiba," a North African Christian, is starting a new life after being kicked out of her family for converting to Christianity. After learning of her conversion, her father tortured her and, along with her brother, threatened to kill her. Read More.

  • May. 12, 2017 | India

    Pray for Pastor Aaryan, Arrested for Sharing the Gospel

    [268] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Pastor Aaryan.
    Pastor Aaryan

    Pastor "Aaryan" was arrested in early January after being attacked by Hindu radicals during a worship meeting with about 70 other Christians. The Hindus filed a complaint alleging that Pastor Aaryan was conducting forced conversions, and he was held in jail for 15 days before being bailed out. Read More.

  • May. 12, 2017 | Myanmar

    Pray for Two Pastors Detained for Three Months Without Trial

    [264] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Two Detained Pastors.
    Pastors Dom Dawng Nawng Latt and La Jaw Gam Hseng (Morning Star News)

    Pastors Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, were arrested on December 24, 2016, after helping a couple that had complained to military officials about the destruction of their house. Read More.

  • May. 05, 2017 | Sudan

    Pray for a Christian Family Whose Home Was Destroyed

    [440] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Mona's family.
    Mona Matta and her three children in jail in Omdurman, Sudan. (Photo credit: Morning Star News)

    On April 24, police arrested 27-year-old Mona Matta and her children, ages 2, 4 and 6, at their home near Khartoum while her husband, Azhari Tambra, was away. Read More.

  • May. 05, 2017 | China

    Pray for Pastor John Cao, Arrested Recently by Chinese Authorities

    [281] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Pastor John.
    John Cao supported Myanmar's poor.

    On March 5, police arrested Cao San-Qiang (John Cao), a Chinese pastor known for his work among Myanmar's poor. Authorities charged Pastor Cao with "organizing illegal crossings of national borders." Read More.

  • May. 05, 2017 | Middle East

    Pray for Fadi, a Former Muslim Now Following Christ

    [298] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Fadi.
    Brave partners in the Middle East are sharing their faith with even the most intimidating enemies.

    Pastor "Abraham" works in an area with a high concentration of Syrian refugees. He often struggled with fear when sharing the gospel with Muslims, but then he had an experience where the Lord told him not to fear. Read More.

  • Apr. 28, 2017 | Sri Lanka

    Pray for Pastor Ishara, Whose Church Is Being Threatened

    [424] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Pastor Ishara and his church.
    Pastor "Kasun" faced similar community opposition to his church in Sri Lanka.

    On March 25, a Buddhist monk led a group of about 50 people into a church and demanded that the Christians cease worship activities. When police arrived, they scolded the Christians for disturbing the peace and ordered the pastor to go to the station for an interview. Read More.

  • Apr. 28, 2017 | Niger

    Pray for Christina Saleh as She Witnesses to Muslim Women

    [290] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Christina Saleh.
    After attending VOM-supported training, Christina Saleh is more bold in sharing her faith with Muslims.

    After attending a VOM-led training session with her husband, "Christina Saleh" has begun to meet with women in four villages, teaching Christians and witnessing to Muslims. Before attending the training session, Christina had been afraid to openly share the gospel. Muslim women had frightened her by showing her the graves of missionaries, and some vendors in the local market had stopped accepting her money when they learned she was a believer. Read More.

  • Apr. 28, 2017 | Laos

    Pray for Kamea and Her Children as They Start a New Life

    [280] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Kamea.
    Village authorities in Laos often accuse describe Christianity as a tool of the American CIA.

    "Kamea," a single mother of three children, is starting over in a new village after being evicted from her home because of her Christian faith. She was led to Christ through her 18-year-old son, who became a Christian while working in a large city for a year. Read More.

  • Apr. 21, 2017 | Laos

    Pray for Hmong Christians Expelled from Their Village

    [403] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Hmong Christians.
    These are some of children of the evicted Christian families.

    Four Hmong Christian families in Laos who were driven from their village because of their faith continued to share Jesus even while camping in a rice field. Read More.

  • Apr. 21, 2017 | Iran

    Pray for Pastor Victor and Other Believers Facing Charges in Tehran

    [260] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Pastor Victor and friends.
    These five Iranian Christians were arrested for their involvement in house churches.

    Several Christian men face charges related to evangelism in Tehran, and two are still in prison. Pastor Victor, Amin Nader Afshar and Kavian were arrested at the pastor's house during a Christmas celebration in 2014 and released on bail in early 2015. Pastor Victor was charged with evangelism, acting against national security and conducting illegal Christian gatherings. Read More.

  • Apr. 21, 2017 | Mali

    Pray for the Distribution of Bibles in Southern Mali

    [236] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Pastors distributing Bibles.
    A pastor receives a Bible.

    There is a shortage of Bibles in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali, and the Bibles are desperately needed because of an increasing number of new Christian believers. In the past, Islamic extremists destroyed Bibles first when attacking villages. VOM recently replaced 1,200 Bibles, but that number represents only a fraction of what is needed in the area. Read More.

  • Apr. 14, 2017 | Syria

    Pray for "Rasima" and "Fadia," Discipling Young Women in Damascus

    [423] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Rasima and Fadia.
    This woman came to faith through the work of a VOM partner.

    Rasima and her sister, Fadia, began to search for a church in Damascus after the Lord appeared to both of them in a dream. Although the Muslim sisters initially looked for a traditional Christian church a big building with a cross on top during their search they came across a nondescript building with a table full of Bibles in front; it was a VOM partner church. Read More.

  • Apr. 14, 2017 | Sudan

    Pray for the Family of Younan Abdullah, Killed Defending Christian Protesters

    [258] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Family of Younan Abdullah.
    The Evangelical School in Sudan Photo credit: Morning Star News

    On April 3, a group of Christians gathered at the Evangelical School in Omdurman, near Khartoum, to protest the government's proposed appropriation of property owned by the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church. Read More.

  • Apr. 14, 2017 | China

    Pray for Pastor Yang Hua, Facing a Serious Illness in Prison

    [301] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Pastor in Prison.
    Pastor Yang Hua's wife and son

    A Chinese pastor who has been in prison for the past 16 months was admitted to the hospital last month with a serious medical condition. Read More.

  • Apr. 07, 2017 | Indonesia

    Pray for the Santa Clara Church, Opposed by Local Muslims

    [411] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Church.
    This established church was closed after Muslims complained. Though Christianity is legal, Muslim groups have a lot of influence.

    On March 7, hundreds of Muslims converged on the construction site of a new church in Bekasi, Indonesia, removing a sign announcing the church's construction before lodging a complaint with the town mayor. Read More.

  • Apr. 07, 2017 | Zambia

    Pray for Azibo, Rejected by Family After Becoming a Christian

    [277] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for "Azibo".
    VOM provided these Front Line workers with motorbikes to help them move around more efficiently.

    "Azibo," a young Zambian, placed his faith in Christ early last year after talking with a front-line worker about the nightly dreams he'd been having about Jesus. Read More.

  • Apr. 07, 2017 | Algeria

    Pray for Workers Distributing Digital Bibles

    [247] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Front-line Workers.
    An Algeria woman reads the New Testament.

    A group of Christians are currently traveling across Algeria distributing digital Bibles in the local languages. Read More.

  • Mar. 30, 2017 | India

    Pray for Pastor "Vanu," Whose Church Was Burned by Extremists

    [400] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Pastor.
    VOM will help the church rebuild

    A Christian congregation in India lost its church building on Jan. 14 after extremists poured gasoline around the church and set it on fire. Read More.

  • Mar. 30, 2017 | Sudan

    Pray for "Esther," a Disabled Christian in the Nuba Mountains

    [286] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Disabled Christian.
    The gift of food was a great encouragement to this disabled widow.

    "Esther," a widow with four young children, lives a difficult life in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. Last June VOM shared a prayer request for Esther, who has physical disabilities caused by polio and lives in a region that is often bombed by the Sudanese government. Read More.

  • Mar. 30, 2017 | North Africa

    Pray for Pastor "Rahim," Who Is Unable to Find Work

    [253] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Pastor.
    Christians in North Africa often can't find employment.

    A pastor who has been arrested several times because of his Christian faith is having difficulty providing for his family because he cannot find work. Read More.

  • Mar. 24, 2017 | India

    Pray for Christians Attacked at a Festival

    [417] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Christians.
    Hindu extremists cut short a two-day Christian festival in India.

    Hindu extremists attacked believers at a Christian peace festival on Feb. 24 in New Delhi, injuring many in attendance. Read More.

  • Mar. 24, 2017 | Malaysia

    Pray for Pastor Raymond, Whose Welfare Is in Doubt After Abduction

    [332] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Pastor Raymond.
    Pastor Raymond is still missing (photo credit: The Star/Asia News Network).

    The family of Pastor Raymond Koh fear the worst following his abduction on Feb. 13. Read More.

  • Mar. 24, 2017 | Nigeria

    Pray for Lydia and Williams, Who Survived a Fulani Attack on Their Village

    [286] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Lydia and Williams.
    Fire was set during an attack against Christians in Nigeria (Photo: World Watch Monitor).

    A group of Fulani men attacked a village recently in Kaduna, Nigeria, killing four people and injuring two adults and a young child. Read More.

  • Mar. 17, 2017 | China

    Pray for Pastor Jin Tianming, Under House Arrest Since 2011

    [438] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Pastor Jin.
    Pastor Jin is still under house arrest in China.

    The pastor of a house church has been under house arrest since 2011 in China for refusing to join the Three-Self Church. Read More.

  • Mar. 17, 2017 | Syria

    Pray for Christians in Aleppo, Food and Jobs Still Scarce

    [274] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Aleppo Christians.
    Many homes and stores in Aleppo have been completely destroyed.

    Pray for Christians living in war-torn Aleppo. Few jobs are available and this has forced many families to share small apartments. Read More.

  • Mar. 17, 2017 | Iran

    Pray for Evangelism Efforts during Persian New Year

    [254] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Evangelists.
    Many Iranians travel to meet with family and friends over the Persian New Year.

    Iranians will celebrate the Persian New Year, known as "Nowruz," on March 21. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians will travel during this holiday period. It is a crucial time for evangelism and discipleship efforts for many churches and ministries focused on Iran. VOM supports a range of efforts including training and conferences for leaders and church planters, Bible distributions to Persian seekers and believers, and ministries focused on sharing the gospel. Please pray that many would hear and receive the Word of God. Read More.

  • Mar. 10, 2017 | India

    Pray for Pastor Patel and Santhayama, Attacked and Arrested at Christmas

    [439] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Pastor Patel and Santhamaya.
    Pastor Ramesh Patel and his family.

    Pastor Ramesh Patel and his wife were holding a prayer meeting on Dec. 20 at the home of a 60-year-old woman named Santhayama when a group of Hindu radicals raided the home. Read More.

  • Mar. 10, 2017 | Vietnam

    Pray for Nou, Whose Family Tried to Kill Him

    [298] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Nou.
    A close up of one of Brother Nou's injuries.

    In February a Hmong Christian, Brother "Nou," was confronted at his house by a relative with a gun, a knife and the intent to kill him. Read More.

  • Mar. 10, 2017 | Nigeria

    Pray for Christians Attacked in Kaduna

    [267] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Christians.
    Attackers burned churches and other property. [World Watch Monitor]

    Attacks continue on Christians in Kaduna state despite calls for peace and an increased army presence. Read More.

  • Mar. 03, 2017 | Egypt

    Pray for the Family of Kamel, Who Was Killed by Islamic Extremists

    [516] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Family of Kamel.
    A photo of one of the Egyptian Christians who was killed by Islamic Extremists (photo credit: World Watch Monitor)

    A Christian man in Egypt's North Sinai region was shot to death by Islamic extremists on Feb. 23 in front of his family, making him the seventh Christian to be martyred in the past month. Read More.

  • Mar. 03, 2017 | West Bank

    Pray for Mary, Who Is Being Discipled by Front-Line Workers

    [283] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Mary.
    Mary and her little boy

    VOM supports Christian workers who meet with many believers in the West Bank, where tensions remain high between Muslims and Christians. One new believer, "Mary," asked to learn more about the Bible... Read More.

  • Mar. 03, 2017 | Laos

    Pray for Four Christian Families Forcibly Deported from their Village

    [286] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Christian Families.
    This family is not allowed to go back to their home in Laos because of their faith in Jesus.

    VOM Sources In early February, four Christian families were forced out of their village because of their faith in Christ. The families accepted Christ in 2016 after several family members were healed from an illness. Read More.

  • Feb. 24, 2017 | Mexico

    Pray for Mardomio and Family, Evicted from Village

    [446] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Mardomio and Family.
    Christian families in Chiapas meet to worship even though they face persecution.

    A Christian family in Chiapas, Mexico, was forced to flee their home after being threatened by members of their Zapatista community. Read More.

  • Feb. 24, 2017 | China

    Pray for House Church Leaders Ordered to Join TSPM

    [292] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for House Church Leaders.
    A Chinese official takes photos during a raid on a house church.

    Chinese government authorities have begun pressuring house churches to register with the government and join the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM). Read More.

  • Feb. 24, 2017 | Middle East

    Pray for "Suraya," Whose Three Children Were Kidnapped

    [323] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Suraya.
    Suraya hasn't seen her three children since they were taken by her ex-husband.

    Suraya's ex-husband kidnapped their three children more than 13 months ago, after a judge granted her full custody of the children. Read More.

  • Feb. 17, 2017 | North Africa

    Pray for "Safa," Beaten for Converting to Christianity

    [589] prayers in [31] nations have been posted for "Safa".
    A North African woman persecuted for her faith

    A Christian woman in North Africa has been repeatedly beaten recently by family members and religious leaders after her conversion to Christianity. Read More.

  • Feb. 17, 2017 | Syria

    Pray for the Church in Syria

    [304] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Church.
    New house churches in war-torn Syria are being planted to reach families and children.

    Many new house churches have been planted in Syria in the past six years, even in war-torn Aleppo. Read More.

  • Feb. 17, 2017 | India

    Pray for Dabay, Widow of a Martyred Pastor

    [330] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Dabay.
    Dabay's daughter and the entire family are still grieving the pastor's death.

    Dabay Madhi lost her husband, Pastor Gurumurthi Madhi, a year and a half ago when he was abducted and killed by a communist guerrilla group. Read More.

  • Feb. 10, 2017 | Nepal

    Pray for Durga and Dinesh, New Christians in a Himalayan Village

    [430] prayers in [27] nations have been posted for Durga and Dinesh.
    A front-line worker giving a Nepali woman a Bible.

    In early 2016, two front-line workers stayed with a local couple, "Durga" and her husband, "Dinesh," while serving in a remote Himalayan village. Read More.

  • Feb. 10, 2017 | China

    Pray for Six Women Charged with Holding an Illegal Bible Study

    [304] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Six Women.
    Chinese believers gather together to study the Word of God.

    Police detained six Christian women on Jan. 10 for holding a Bible study at their church. Read More.

  • Feb. 10, 2017 | Kazakhstan

    Pray for Yklas Kabduakasov, Imprisoned for Sharing His Faith

    [301] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Yklas Kabduakasov.
    Yklas Kabduakasov receives up to 150 letters per day in prison.

    Imprisoned Christian Yklas Kabduakasov learned in November 2016 that a court in Astana had rejected his appeal to his two-year prison sentence. Read More.

  • Feb. 03, 2017 | Sudan

    Pray for Three Men Sentenced for Espionage, Undermining State

    [430] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Three Men.
    Petr Jasek was one of the three men sentenced to prison in Sudan.

    After a lengthy trial, a Sudanese court handed down extended prison sentences for three men arrested in 2015. Read More.

  • Feb. 03, 2017 | Colombia

    Pray for Christians in Areas Controlled by Paramilitary Groups

    [267] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Christians.
    Christians worshiping together in Colombia

    Since the signing of a peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, members of a paramilitary group have begun taking over some towns and villages. Read More.

  • Feb. 03, 2017 | India

    Pray for an Evangelist Who Was Hospitalized After a Police Interrogation

    [340] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Evangelist.
    The evangelist was hospitalized for injuries sustained during an interrogation.

    On Jan. 21, a Christian evangelist was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage following a police interrogation in India. Read More.

  • Jan. 27, 2017 | Syria

    Pray for Saif and Naama, Ministering to other Assyrians

    [426] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Saif and Naama.
    Saif and Naama were forced to leave everything behind in Syria.

    An Assyrian family was forced to leave their home, business and community in northern Syria because of the war. Read More.

  • Jan. 27, 2017 | China

    Pray for Pastor Joseph Gu, High Profile Leader Arrested

    [269] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Pastor Joseph Gu.
    Pastor Joseph Gu openly disagreed with China's policy to remove crosses from church buildings.  (ChinaAid photo)

    Pastor Yuese "Joseph" Gu is an outspoken leader who advocated to keep crosses on church buildings throughout China and was arrested on Jan. 7 for "misappropriation of funds." Read More.

  • Jan. 27, 2017 | Sri Lanka

    Pray for Kamal Wasantha, Church Leader Threatened

    [271] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Kamal Wasantha.
    Church members begged the mob to stop destroying their church. (World Watch Monitor photo)

    Kamal Wasantha, a church leader who converted from Buddhism to Christianity, received death threats from a Buddhist monk for leading a church of 20 individuals and 15 families in Sri Lanka. Read More.

  • Jan. 20, 2017 | China

    Pray for Yang Hua, Sentenced to Prison

    [457] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Yang Hua.
    Pastor Yang Hua

    On Jan. 5, Pastor Yang Hua of the Living Stone Church in Guiyang, China, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for "divulging state secrets." Read More.

  • Jan. 20, 2017 | Nepal

    Pray for Four Christians Sentenced to Prison for Helping a Woman

    [280] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Four Christians.
    Worshipers in a Nepali church. (photo credit: World Watch Monitor)

    Four Nepali Christians were sentenced to five years in prison on Dec. 22 after being convicted of "violence" and "witchcraft" for praying for a sick woman. Read More.

  • Jan. 20, 2017 | Albania

    Pray for Children Who Received Illustrated Bibles

    [261] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Children.
    This little girl from Albania is really happy about the Bible and other gifts she received at Christmas.

    Some children of persecuted believers in Albania received The Right Choices Bible at Christmas time to help encourage and strengthen the faith of both the children and their extended families. Read More.

  • Jan. 13, 2017 | Colombia

    Pray for the Peace of Christ in Colombia

    [358] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Peace in Colombia.
    Church leaders in Colombia gathered to attend a conference.

    Although the FARC has signed a peace agreement with the Colombian government, not everyone is happy with the terms. Read More.

  • Jan. 13, 2017 | Iraq

    Pray for Iraqi Refugees from Destroyed Qaraqosh

    [276] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Iraqi Refugees.
    More than a thousand Christian families from Qaraqosh were forced to flee their homes.

    Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city, was liberated from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in October 2016, but believers who lived under the terrorists' control for two years continue to struggle for survival. Read More.

  • Jan. 13, 2017 | Yemen

    Pray for a Kidnapped Nursing Home Worker and Vulnerable Residents

    [305] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Kidnapped Worker.
    Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped by gunmen in Yemen and is still being held for ransom.

    Tom Uzhunnalil, a Christian worker from India, was kidnapped during a violent attack on a Christian nursing home in Aden, Yemen. Read More.

  • Jan. 05, 2017 | Azerbaijan

    Pray for a Pastor Whose Home Was Raided by Police

    [463] prayers in [27] nations have been posted for Azerbaijani Pastor.
    Pastor Hamid Shabanov.

    Police raided Pastor Hamid Shabanov's home during a morning worship service on Nov. 26 in Azerbaijan. Read More.

  • Jan. 05, 2017 | Sudan

    Pray for Czech Aid Worker and Pastor Whose Trial Is Coming to a Close. Update on Released Pastor.

    [286] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Czech Aid Worker.
    Petr Jasek is currently on trial with a Sudanese pastor.

    Arrested and imprisoned more than one year ago, Czech aid worker, Petr Jasek, and two Sudanese pastors, Kuwa Shamal and Hassan Abduraheem, are being tried on six criminal charges. Read More.

  • Jan. 05, 2017 | China

    Pray for Evangelism Efforts of Rural Chinese Churches

    [280] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Rural Chinese Christians.
    A baptism in China.

    A Chinese believer who received Bibles from VOM workers sent us a note of thanks recently, requesting prayer for his church's evangelistic efforts. Read More.

  • Dec. 30, 2016 | Iran

    Pray for Husband and Wife, Imprisoned for Christian Faith

    [441] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Husband and Wife.
    An Iranian man with his Bible.

    A husband and wife who are active in evangelizing in Iran were imprisoned for several months. Read More.

  • Dec. 30, 2016 | Syria

    Pray for Christians in Aleppo, City Ravaged by War

    [271] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Syrian Christians.
    An attack on a neighborhood in Aleppo caused damage to many homes.

    Christians in Aleppo are asking for prayers for their city, which has been destroyed by the civil war. Read More.

  • Dec. 30, 2016 | Sudan

    Pray for Christians, Receiving Help in Crisis

    [248] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Sudanese Christians.
    A mother and child in Sudan who received aid.

    Sudan's offensive in the Nuba Mountains in the spring of 2016 has been some of the most severe since the fighting began nearly five years ago, affecting thousands of Christian families who live in this region. Read More.

  • Dec. 23, 2016 | Middle East

    Pray for Brother S., Receiving Threats to Stop Evangelizing

    [435] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Brother S.
    A Christian worker in the Arabian Peninsula receiving prayer.

    Brother S., who lives and works in the Arabian Peninsula, has received multiple threats to stop evangelizing or leave his country. Read More.

  • Dec. 23, 2016 | Turkey

    Pray for Church Members, Who Were Threatened to Cease Worshipping

    [244] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Church Members.
    Police have captured the suspect who left this threatening message on the front of a church in Turkey earlier this month.

    When a pastor arrived at a church in western Turkey, on Dec. 11, police officers were already investigating a threatening sign left on the door. Read More.

  • Dec. 23, 2016 | China

    Pray for Jin Bianling, Wife of Imprisoned Christian Lawyer

    [273] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Jin Bianling.
    Jin Bianling's husband Jiang Tianyong remains strong in his faith during his imprisonment in China. (photo credit: China Aid)

    The wife of a Christian and prominent human rights lawyer, who is two-and-a-half years into his five-year imprisonment, has requested prayer. Read More.

  • Dec. 16, 2016 | Nepal

    Praise God that Eight Christians Have Been Cleared of Proselytizing Charges

    [356] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Eight Christians.
    Praise God that these eight Nepali believers were cleared of all charges. (Photo credit: World Watch Monitor)

    Eight Nepali Christians were cleared of "proselytizing" charges on Dec. 6, bringing a close to their ordeal. Read More.

  • Dec. 16, 2016 | West Bank

    Pray for "Ismail," a New Christian in the West Bank

    [314] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Ismail.
    A Christian man from the West Bank was able to attend a conference for believers.

    A young Christian convert from Islam fears for his life if his family learns of his new faith. Read More.

  • Dec. 09, 2016 | Kyrgyzstan

    Pray for Marat Niyazaliev, Falsely Accused

    [450] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Marat Niyazaliev.
    Marat Niyazaliev, a Kyrgyzstani believer remains in prison although he has evidence to prove his innocence.

    Kyrgyzstani believer Marat Niyazaliev remains in an investigative prison after being falsely accused of molesting a young girl. At the time of the alleged molestation, Marat was in a city about 60 miles away, renewing his passport. Read More.

  • Dec. 09, 2016 | Cuba

    Pray for Believers Who Continued to Worship During National Mourning

    [266] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Beleivers in Cuba.
    Two members of a Cuban church continue to meet for worship services despite difficulties in the country.

    Many churches in Cuba canceled services on Sunday, Nov. 27, during Cuba's nine official days of mourning for the death of Fidel Castro, but one Baptist church continued to worship. Read More.

  • Dec. 09, 2016 | Laos

    Pray for Ngam, Expelled from His Home Because of His Faith

    [131] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Ngam.
    A young man from Laos studies the Bible with several others where the Christians are often persecuted for their faith by their families.

    After "Ngam" became a Christian two years ago at age 19, his relationship with his parents deteriorated until they eventually kicked him out of their house. Read More.

  • Dec. 02, 2016 | Uzbekistan

    Praise God for the Unexpected Release of Tohar Haydarov

    [381] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Tohar Haydarov.
    Tohar Haydarov was unexpectedly released from prison in Uzbekistan after serving almost seven years. (photo credit: WWM)

    Tohar Haydarov was released from prison on Nov. 8, 2016, after serving six years and 10 months of a 10-year prison sentence. Read More.

  • Dec. 02, 2016 | Laos

    Pray for "Bounyang," Evicted from His Village Because of His Faith

    [240] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Bounyang.
    Many people in Laos are coming to Christ because they have been healed through prayers and the gospel message.

    A man who was imprisoned for converting to Christianity has now been evicted from his village in Laos for refusing to renounce his faith. Read More.

  • Dec. 02, 2016 | Turkey

    Pray for Believers in Turkey During the Prolonged State of Emergency

    [227] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Beleivers in Turkey.
    Many churches in Turkey have seen a drop in attendance due to a prolonged state of emergency.

    The Turkish government has extended its state of emergency for an additional 90 days, raising concerns of citizens throughout the country. Read More.

  • Nov. 25, 2016 | Indonesia

    Pray for Church Bombing Victims and their Families

    [420] prayers in [29] nations have been posted for Church Bombing Victims.
    Intan Olivia Marbun, 3, was killed after a terrorist bombed her church in Indonesia.

    One child was killed and three others were critically injured on Nov. 13 when a terrorist threw a Molotov-style bomb into the Oikumene Church in East Kalimantan. Read More.

  • Nov. 25, 2016 | India

    Pray for Neerav and Vemasri, Attacked for Christian Activities

    [287] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Neerav and Vemasri.
    Many Christians in India face beatings by radical groups. This woman was one of several attacked in an incident last year.

    A Christian couple from Karnataka, India was attacked as they prayed in the home of a pastor on Oct. 12. Read More.

  • Nov. 25, 2016 | Niger

    Pray for Church Planters Working in Muslim Regions

    [228] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Church Planters.
    This group of church planters and pastors meet together in Niger.

    More than 80 pastors who work in Muslim region attended a conference to help the pastors overcome barriers that might interfere with evangelism. Read More.

  • Nov. 18, 2016 | Colombia

    Pray for Children and Families Receiving Christmas Care Packs

    [359] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Christmas Care Packs.
    A young girl from Colombia who received a Christmas Care pack.

    Christmas Care Packs have changed the lives of many families in Colombia. A VOM partner who has helped deliver Christmas Care Packs there for several years said the packs mean everything to the children who receive them. Read More.

  • Nov. 18, 2016 | Morocco

    Pray for Mohamed Said, Who Survived an Assassination Attempt

    [300] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Mohamed Said.
    A small group of believers reads and studies the Bible in Morocco.

    On Friday, Nov. 4, well-known Moroccan Christian Mohamed Said was attacked outside his home. Read More.

  • Nov. 11, 2016 | Mexico

    Pray for Carla as She Returns to Church

    [374] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Carla.
    Carla was allowed to visit with her Christian grandparents after nearly a year of not seeing them because her Zapatista parents do not want her to be part of a church.

    A young girl in southern Mexico has recently returned to church, after being forbidden from attending last year by her Zapatista parents. Read More.

  • Nov. 11, 2016 | Kazakhstan

    Pray for Yuri Pak, Imprisoned on False Charges

    [272] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Yuri Pak.
    Yuri Pak has been sentenced to two years in prison in Kazakhstan for being a church leader.

    A local church leader and teacher in Kazakhstan was sentenced to two years in prison on Oct. 3, 2016, after being convicted of making a false emergency-services call. Read More.

  • Nov. 11, 2016 | Uganda

    Pray for the Distribution of Children's Bibles

    [251] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Distribution Team.
    Christian workers distributed children's Bible to girls and boys in remote parts of Uganda.

    Pray for a team of Christian workers distributing children's Bibles in remote parts of Uganda. Read More.

  • Nov. 04, 2016 | China

    Pray for the Editor of a Christian Magazine Who Is Under Investigation

    [438] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Editor.
    Li Ying spent more than 12 years in prison for publishing a Christian magazine in China. She was released in December 2011.

    The Chinese government has shut down a quarterly Christian magazine that encourages the faith of up to 100,000 believers and provides information on recent incidents of persecution. Read More.

  • Nov. 04, 2016 | Sierra Leone

    Pray for New Converts

    [264] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for New Converts.
    A woman from Sierra Leone is one of many new Christians being baptized.

    A field worker in Sierra Leone shared recently that the tools VOM has provided to pastors and evangelists are being used effectively to share the gospel. Read More.

  • Nov. 04, 2016 | Pakistan

    Pray for Those Who Received Village Outreach Kits

    [244] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Christian Workers.
    A Christian worker in Pakistan who received a Village Outreach Kit shares the gospel with a group of children.

    The Voice of the Martyrs is providing Village Outreach Kits to 40 ministry partners in Pakistan who are involved in the evangelism and discipleship of children. Read More.

  • Oct. 28, 2016 | Iran

    Praise God for Pastor Behnam Irani's Release from Prison

    [442] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Behnam Irani.
    Behnam Irani

    Pastor Behnam Irani was released from prison in Iran on Oct. 17 after serving six years because of his Christian activities. Read More.

  • Oct. 28, 2016 | Liberia

    Pray for 17 New Believers Facing Persecution from Family Members

    [309] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for 17 New Believers Facing Persecution.

    Seventeen Liberian believers are facing persecution from their families after their conversion from Islam to Christianity. Read More.

  • Oct. 28, 2016 | Korea, North

    Pray for Ms. Cho and Students in Underground Technology

    [318] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Ms. Cho and Students in Underground Technology.

    Ms. Cho commutes more than an hour to attend VOM-Korea's Underground Technology (UT) course for North Korean defectors. Despite chronic pain and nausea, she makes the trip every Saturday to learn life skills and spiritual foundations that address cultural and learning gaps experienced by many defectors. Read More.

  • Oct. 21, 2016 | Pakistan

    Pray for Asia Bibi, Whose Final Appeal Was Delayed

    [541] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Asia Bibi.
    Asia Bibi has been imprisoned in Pakistan for blasphemy for more than seven years.

    Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who has been imprisoned for more than seven years on a blasphemy conviction, has seen yet another delay in her appeal to the Pakistan Supreme Court. Read More.

  • Oct. 21, 2016 | Nigeria

    Pray for 21 Chibok Girls Released from Boko Haram

    [335] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Chibok Girls.
    Boko Haram posted a video in 2014 on YouTube showing some of the kidnapped girls from Chibok, Nigeria.

    On Oct. 13, Boko Haram released 21 of the 276 girls they had kidnapped from a school in Chibok in April 2014. Read More.

  • Oct. 21, 2016 | Sierra Leone

    Pray for Evangelists Sharing Christ with Muslims

    [257] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Evangelists.
    VOM has helped equip Christian workers in Sierra Leone by providing motorbikes so that they can share the gospel in rural areas.

    Christian workers are seeing an increase in Muslims coming to Christ in Sierra Leone. Read More.

  • Oct. 14, 2016 | Lebanon

    Pray for Rima, Who Is Serving Syrian Refugees

    [456] prayers in [27] nations have been posted for Rima.
    A small number of the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon who are being helped by people like Rima and others at the school.

    "Rima" is helping Syrian refugee children through her work at a kindergarten in Lebanon. Read More.

  • Oct. 14, 2016 | India

    Pray for Pastor Madur, Who Was Severely Injured in an Attack

    [312] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Pastor Madur.
    Pastor Madur from India was attacked by Hindu extremists and is still hospitalized with severe injuries.

    Pastor "Madur" was distributing Christian literature on Aug. 30 near his home in India when he was beaten by unknown attackers until he lost consciousness. Read More.

  • Oct. 14, 2016 | Laos

    Pray for Three Church Leaders Arrested for Holding Church Services

    [304] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for Three Church Leaders.
    A woman worshiping at a church service in Laos.

    Police in Laos raided a worship service on Sept. 4, arresting three Hmong church leaders for holding services without permission from authorities. Read More.

  • Oct. 07, 2016 | Pakistan

    Pray for Josephine, Receiving Treatment for Injuries Suffered in Attacks

    [562] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Josephine.
    Josephine is finally receiving medical treatment for injuries she suffered for being a Christian.

    A young Christian woman is receiving medical care for injuries suffered throughout her life because of her Christian faith. Read More.

  • Oct. 07, 2016 | Myanmar

    Pray for Brother Xi, Falsely Accused of Human Trafficking

    [296] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Brother Xi,.
    Brother Xi faces criminal charges after locals in Myanmar falsely accused him of a crime for being a Christian.

    Brother "Xi" has been falsely accused of human trafficking because of his Christian activities in Myanmar. Read More.

  • Oct. 07, 2016 | India

    Pray for Five Families Expelled from Their Village Because of Their Faith

    [300] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Five Families.
    Some of the Christian families in India who were kicked out of their Hindu village for refusing to pay for a festival.

    Five Christian families in India were expelled from their village on Aug. 10 when they refused to help pay for a Hindu festival. Read More.

  • Sep. 30, 2016 | Nepal

    Pray for Leah, Who Is Being Blamed for Her Father's Illness

    [518] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Leah.
    Leah holds a Nepali Bible.

    "Leah", a 15-year-old girl from a rural village in Nepal, is being told that her Christian faith has caused her father's illness. Read More.

  • Sep. 30, 2016 | Philippines

    Pray for Naomi and Joseph, Whose Father Was Recently Killed

    [317] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Naomi and Joseph.
    Christians pray for Naomi and Joseph, whose father was killed for his faith.

    Perfecto Padilla, a church elder in the Philippines, was shot to death outside his home on Sept. 11 by two Muslim men. Read More.

  • Sep. 30, 2016 | India

    Pray for Manjula and Her Children, Who Were Kicked Out of Their Home

    [292] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Manjula and Children.
    Manjula and her two children now live with her mother.

    A new believer in India has been kicked out of her home, along with her children, because she converted from Hinduism to Christianity. Read More.

  • Sep. 26, 2016 | Sudan

    Pray for Czech Aid Worker and Three Others on Trial in Sudan

    [871] prayers in [35] nations have been posted for Czech Aid Worker.
    Petr Jasek is currently on trial with three others in Sudan.

    Petr Jasek, a former hospital administrator from Czech Republic, is currently being tried in Khartoum, Sudan, on charges of "crimes against national security." Read More.

  • Sep. 23, 2016 | Laos

    Pray for Sonxi as She Trains Christian Teachers

    [466] prayers in [28] nations have been posted for Sonxi.
    Sonxi, who was disowned by her parents after becoming a Christian at the age of 14, now trains Sunday school teachers in Laos.

    A young Christian woman who was disowned by her parents because of her faith is visiting churches in Laos this month to train Sunday school teachers. Read More.

  • Sep. 23, 2016 | Iran

    Pray for Christian Students Arrested for Work with a Church Ministry

    [285] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Students.
    A group of Iranian Christians meet to evangelize despite the risks.

    Iranian authorities arrested 21 students in May for their involvement with house churches. Read More.

  • Sep. 23, 2016 | Ukraine

    Pray for Formerly Persecuted Christians Now Supporting Other Believers

    [242] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Formerly Persecuted Christians.
    Once persecuted for their faith in Ukraine, Christians now pray for the persecuted around the world.

    Christians in Ukraine who once faced persecution by their own government and the Communist Party are now reaching out to other persecuted believers. Read More.