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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Each November your church can join believers worldwide to pray for the estimated 200 million Christians facing persecution for their faith. 

The annual IDOP event is generally held on the second Sunday of November. (Some churches hold it on other dates if more convenient.) In 2019 it will be held Nov. 3.

A free Canadian resource kit is available each September at It includes many updated materials to help you prepare part of a worship service or a small group meeting.

For 2018 the theme verse was: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Several partner groups organize the International Day of Prayer for Canada each year. The EFC was a partner for many years but has now stepped back to the role of enthusiastic supporter.