[Release] World Help equips American Christians to pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters

Nov. 3, 2018

FOREST, Va. — On this International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Sunday, Nov. 4, Christians in America will be able to learn about, pray for and give to their brothers and sisters across the globe through an online resource designed by World Help.

International Day of Prayer features stories of persecution from across the world, country profiles and a plethora of resources to facilitate prayer gatherings at church and at home. Children can learn about religious persecution through age-appropriate resources such as a Kids Prayer Sheet and a Coloring Page. Videos and blogs tell the stories of men and women in China, North Korea, Nigeria and Iraq, among other countries, who risk their lives to practice their faith and tell others about Jesus.

Visitors also have the opportunity to take a step beyond and help provide humanitarian aid to Christians in other countries through World Help. World Help’s international programs support persecuted Christians with aid such as legal assistance, food, medical care and relocation costs for families who are no longer safe at home. 

“Christian persecution in the world is at an all-time high. Countless Christians are in jail, separated from their families and communities, simply because of their faith. Many others face discrimination, abuse and even violence on a nearly daily basis. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is an opportunity for the global church to come together in unity and remind our brothers and sisters that they are not alone,” said Vernon Brewer, CEO and founder of World Help.

To learn more go to InternationalDayofPrayer.org.



World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization committed to serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. Since its inception in 1991, World Help has delivered humanitarian aid to more than 82 million people in 71 countries. 

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