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Weekly Focus:

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Around the world on November 3, Christians will observe an International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians. The term “persecuted Christians” refers to any person who is harassed or attacked simply because they are a Christian. Examples of persecution faced by Christians include but is not limited to beatings, physical torture, confinement, isolation, rape, severe punishment, imprisonment, slavery, and discrimination in education and employment. Research estimates that more than 245 million are persecuted. That is 1 in 9 Christians in the world today.

Join us in praying for our persecuted brothers and sisters that they would: 

Sense God’s presence (Heb. 13:5)

Know we are praying for them (2 Tim. 1:3)

Experience God’s comfort (2 Thess. 2:16–17)

See God open doors to evangelism (Col. 4:3)

Boldly share the gospel (Acts 4:29)

Mature in their faith (Col. 1:28–29)

Be granted wisdom in covert ministry work (Acts 9:23–25)

Remain joyful amid suffering (Acts 5:41)

Forgive and love their persecutors (Matt. 5:44)

Be rooted in God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16–17)

Calvary has a prayer time each month for persecuted believers around the world. Join us on the fourth Sunday, 10:15-10:40, in room 115, or register to get reminders and prayer requests by email at