1 in 12 Christians around the world face severe persecution for their faith. But we don’t always hear about these acts of harassment and violence, because restrictive governments or militants often prevent their stories from being publicly told.
Open Doors is trying to change this. This non-profit was founded by Brother Andrew, a man best known for smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.
In addition to providing Bibles, leadership training, trauma counseling, legal advocacy, emergency aid and other support in more than 60 countries, Open Doors also collects research about persecuted Christians to ensure the world is aware of their plight. Each year, they release the World Watch List – a comprehensive report that draws attention to the top 50 countries in the world where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
And now, Open Doors is inviting you to hear and respond to these stories as well.
Today, Open Doors USA is releasing Pray for the Persecuted, a free app that will connect American Christians with persecuted believers around the world. 3-5 times per week, app users will receive a notification about a prayer need from a persecuted Christian living out their faith in the world’s most difficult regions.
You can click “I prayed” to let persecuted Christians know you are standing with them in prayer, and you can even share prayer requests via social media to let others know about our brothers’ and sisters’ stories.
Go here to download and try it now.
(This is a sponsored post.)