International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians
Sunday November 7, 4:00 p.m.
Everyone Welcome † Let’s Pray Together
persecution.com † dillinghampc.org † 828-777-9899
We are really excited about partnering with the Voice of the Martyrs by hosting an annual observance of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. In our country, we enjoy the numerous benefits of religious freedom. But in many nations around the world, our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ don’t have the liberties we so cherish.
More than 60 countries are presently restrictive and hostile toward Christians. Oftentimes assembling as a church for worship, teaching the gospel, or even possessing a Bible can result in severe treatment by hostile governments. It is tragically common for the homes and churches of believers to be destroyed, themselves and their families thrown into prisons and labor camps, to be denied opportunities for jobs and education, and even tortured and executed because of their faith in Christ.
We usually can’t be physically present to encourage, comfort, and relieve the suffering of our fellow believers (that’s what Voice or the Martyrs does!). But, wherever we are, we can help them by empathizing and sharing with them the one thing they request most frequently when asked how others can help: “Pray for us!”
Come, join us! Let’s pray together for our fellow followers of Jesus! Let us live our faith in God by following his instructions: “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” (Hebrews 13:3).
Schedule of Activities
Sunday, November 7, 2021
9:45 a.m. Sunday School lesson from the Bible book of 1 Timothy.
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service, including the Lord’s Day Sermon on the theme: Jeremiah: The Persecuted Prophet.
4:00 p.m. the International Day of Prayer scheduled event: A brief lesson about Christian persecution; a video about the founding of the Voice of the Martyrs; visual presentations; Scripture, hymns, and—of course—prayers for persecuted Christians throughout the world.
5:00 p.m. a light evening meal of finger foods and a time of fellowship.