Friday, November 9, 2007

International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church set for Sunday

A spokesman with Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is encouraging Christians throughout the nation and the world to set aside a special time this Sunday to remember those persecuted for their faith in Christ.This Sunday marks the annual International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the Persecuted Church. The IDOP is a call for Christians worldwide to uplift those who are suffering for Christ and pray that they will remain faithful in the face of trials and tribulation. VOM spokesman Todd Nettleton says prayer is the number-one need of those persecuted for their faith."The Book of Hebrews says 'Remember those in bonds, as if you were bound with them.' I think for Christians in America-imagine if we were persecuted; imagine if we were in jail. We would want to know that somebody was praying for us," says Nettleton.Iraq and North Korea are special focal points for this year's IDOP, an event that is observed in more than 125 countries.

As in the days of Noah....

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