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 bookmarks for every person (containing prayer points), an information sheet (for the person leading prayers) and a short video. 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. We will be publishing our 2020 materials on this page in late October.

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