Category: Prayer updates

A church in Sri Lanka

Christopher Summers - Apr 29, 2019

“Most people are afraid”: The latest from Sri Lanka

We recently heard from an Open Doors fieldworker to find out what he has observed in Sri Lanka since the Easter Sunday Bombings, and how believers around the world can pray.

Robert Kenna - Apr 26, 2019

40 Christians Killed Shortly Before Easter in Nigeria

Shortly before Easter in Nigeria, more than 40 Christians–including many children–were murdered in multiple attacks.

Christopher Summers - Apr 25, 2019

A prayer from Sri Lanka

A believer and Open Doors coworker serving in Sri Lanka shares her prayer in response to the Easter attacks in her country.

Christopher Summers - Nov 02, 2018

BREAKING: At Least 7 Killed in Attack on Christians in Egypt

At least seven Christians have died and an additional 12 injured in Egypt today after a violent attack on a group of Coptic pilgrims.

Christopher Summers - Oct 12, 2018

Breaking: Pastor Andrew Brunson Free!

Open Doors USA is relieved to hear of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s release from house arrest to freedom

Lindy Lowry - Jun 23, 2018

Susanna Koh Calls for Prayer, Pleads for Action on Breakthrough in Pastor Raymond’s Abduction

On May 12, Susanna Koh, wife of abducted Malaysian Pastor Raymond Koh, got the breakthrough she has been praying for… confirming her belief that Raymond was taken because of his faith.

Lindy Lowry - Jun 20, 2018

UPDATE: Pray for Isolated Saudi Mom Nawal Still Living in Secrecy

The outside world still thinks Nawal is a Muslim. She doesn’t discuss her personal faith with others, afraid of the consequences that come when a Saudi mom is discovered as a Christian believer.

Sydney Bennett - Jun 06, 2018

Praying for the Hand of God to Move–Even Through Human Trafficking

Some 2,000 years ago, the evil of human trafficking was already at play. We have stories of real people who were trafficked–people whom God miraculously used in their desperate situations to further His Kingdom and His plans.

Lindy Lowry - Apr 27, 2018

A Prayer for Peace From Sri Lanka

Father, It broke my heart to hear about the bomb blasts that killed my brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka on Easter. I am shocked and angry. I wonder why You allow these things to happen. But Lord, Your ways are higher than my ways and Your thoughts, deeper than my thoughts. Lord, help me, […]

Sydney Bennett - Apr 16, 2018

Bearing the Burdens of Our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters In Prison

While we are able to encourage those around us and even pray with them in their difficulties with relative ease, how are we to help bear the burdens of brothers and sisters living on the other side of the world? Does it even matter?