This year for the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians on Sunday, November 7, Open Doors went to Egypt to hear how God has worked in the lives of our brothers and sisters there who have experienced intense persecution for their faith. We talked to Christians like Nancy*—and recorded their stories.
Nancy lost her husband and a son when ISIS militants attacked their bus as they were returning home from a visit to a monastery in Minya. Nancy shared her story of unimaginable suffering and even more powerful faith.
“The trial was meant to weaken us, but no, it’s made us stronger,” she shares.
As you’ll see in this video, God is still strengthening His people today in Egypt, even as the country ranks No. 16 on Open Doors’ World Watch List of the most dangerous places for Christians.
The Christians we spoke to there have a powerful source of God’s strength—your prayers. When you pray for your persecuted family in Egypt and around the world, you remind them that God is still our Deliverer.
“I ask you to pray for us so that so that our faith would be very strong. God is a living God. He hears and answers our prayers,” Nancy says.
At Open Doors, one of our seven core values is being People of Prayer. We believe in the power of prayer to, as Open Doors founder Brother Andrew said, “reach into the future and with loving hands touch those beyond our reach.”
Join us on Sunday, November 7, for this global prayer event as we join our hearts and voices with our sisters and brothers. And then make these believers part of your daily prayer life.
Because we are all one Church, one Family.