International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Rose Matthew with baby PatienceEvery November Christians around the world, including Ireland, unite for a time of prayer for brothers and sisters who are discriminated and persecuted for their faith.

Church in Chains prepares resources including a short video, an information sheet (for the person leading prayers) and bookmarks for every person (containing prayer points). Whether you are praying as a church, a school, a Christian Union or in a small group, these resources will help guide your prayer time and connect you with persecuted Christians around the world.

In 2020, IDOP is taking place on 15th November and the focus in Ireland is on Nigeria. You can download this year’s video and also an information sheet to help lead others in prayer for Nigeria.

Some photos from previous years below.


at Crinken Church, Shankill, County Dublin

 TCD Christian Union

at Nenagh Baptist Church                                                     at Trinity College Dublin Christian Union