Prayer Focus Update is a monthly information bulletin with up-to-date news on the persecuted church to help Christians pray for their suffering brothers and sisters. You can use this for prayer groups, your own information and inclusion in church bulletins.
VOM’s iCommitToPray is a place to gather and pray for the persecuted church. Read prayer requests from around the world and post your own prayers specifically for your brothers and sisters who are being persecuted.
More Christians are suffering for their faith than any other time in history. Millions of believers live in places where they are oppressed, imprisoned, discriminated against and even violently attacked—all because they believe in Jesus.
Around the world, more than 340 million Christians live in places where they experience high levels of persecution, just for following Jesus. That’s 1 in 8 believers, worldwide.
The numbers are astonishing. But behind each number and statistic, there is a human story. The 2021 World Watch List is about these stories behind the numbers.