Open Doors USA Partnering With Moody

November 1, 2013 by Open Doors

SANTA ANA, CA (Nov. 4, 2013) – Open Doors is partnering with the Moody Radio Network to present “The One Cry Prayer Summit: Praying for the Persecuted Church” on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6-7 pm. CST.

The concert of prayer broadcast will consist of a teaching from veteran overseas worker Nik Ripken, author of “The Insanity of God,” short interviews with ministry leaders from partners such as Open Doors, Voice of the Martyrs and Gospel for Asia; music by Meredith Andrews and prayers from the studio prayer team consisting of students from Moody Bible Institute. The hosts will be long-time radio announcer Wayne Shepherd and Pastor Bob Bakke.

“During this week there is a global emphasis on prayer for the persecuted church,” says Moody Radio Network Senior Producer Joseph Carlson. “We will take this opportunity to seek God for spiritual awakening in America as we learn from and uplift our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ.”

Dr. David Curry, President/CEO of Open Doors USA, urges listeners to tune in to the broadcast: “This is a special opportunity to pray for followers of Jesus who are suffering simply because of their faith. They do not enjoy religious freedom as we do here in the United States.”

The broadcast is available through the Moody radio station network and by going to The program will also be available through streaming audio for several days after the Thursday broadcast. To hear a current interview with Ripken regarding praying for persecuted Christians, go to

OneCry is a movement of believers who are urgently crying out to God to revive the Church and transform the culture.

For almost 60 years Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ’s light in these places. Open Doors empowers persecuted Christians by supplying Bibles and Christian literature, training Christian leaders, facilitating social/economic projects and uniting believers in the West in prayer for Christians, who are the most persecuted religious group in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries. To partner with Open Doors USA, call toll free at 888-5-BIBLE-5 (888-524-2535) or go to our website at

(For more information or to set up an interview, contact Open Doors USA Media Relations Director Jerry Dykstra at 616-915-4117 or email [email protected])

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