Today, Sunday, November 7, is National Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians. Open Doors is a non-denominational mission supporting persecuted Christians in the world, “dedicated to the radical idea that every Christian belongs to one Church and one Family”. One of their core values is being People of Prayer.
In a video by Open Doors (https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/stories/join-us-in-international-day-of-prayer-persecuted-church/), they set out to Egypt to find stories of Christians who are persecuted for their faith, and how God has been working in their lives despite extreme persecution. A woman named Nancy tells her agonizing story of the persecution that her family faced. Nancy, along with her husband and son were attacked on their bus returning from a monastery in Minya by ISIS militants. Tragically, her husband and son were killed. In face of all of this, Nancy still shares that “the trial was meant to weaken us, but no, it’s made us stronger”.
Egypt is the sixteenth most dangerous country for Christians to live in as they face persecution and daily discrimination in all areas of their lives. Refreshing news is brought to Christians in Egypt when they hear that others around the world are praying for them. They have strength through our prayers and it reminds them that God is still our deliverer.
In the video, Nancy asks that you “pray for us so that our faith would be very strong. God is a living God. He hears and answers our prayers.”
Let’s join Open Doors for this event, lifting persecuted Christians around the world, like Nancy, in prayer!