An annual day of prayer for the persecuted Church is coming up
this weekend in the U.S.
Some countries, including Canada, have already held an International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted
Church event, but the United States and other countries are
recognizing it this Sunday, November 11.
"This is a key day for the
Church around the world to join in unity in praying on behalf of
our brothers and sisters who don't share the same freedoms that we
have here in the United States," asserts Voice of the
Martyrs (VOM) spokesman Todd Nettleton.
He tells OneNewsNow persecution has certainly increased in the
countries where his organization works.
"That's sort of a good news/bad news situation," Nettleton
offers. "The bad news is that the persecution is increasing. The
good news is that the reason it's increasing is because the Church
is growing and because so many people are coming to follow Jesus
Christ that there are simply more Christians to face persecution in
VOM has set aside a portion of its website to provide a
self-produced trailer for churches to show, along with downloadable
resources for individuals and churches to utilize.
This is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted
Church. Persecution against Christians is rampant in many countries
around the world.