IDOP 2020 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Hope in Isolation is the 2020 IDOP Canada theme.

Romans 12:12 is the key verse: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” It goes on to say, “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.” We often think of ourselves as the ones who have something to share with those who are persecuted, but perhaps it is we, the Western Christian church, who can learn from the ability of our brothers and sisters to find Jesus, the Hope for the world, in the midst of isolating and difficult circumstances. May Jesus open our hearts to learn from and pray for them.

  • Hope?
    Greetings All…   “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1 The word hope does not mean “a fond desire.” It means a glorious assurance based on the Word of God. We use the word hope today to mean something like the word wish. We hope something will happen, but we also don’t want … Read more
  • Saving People or Shaking Hands
    Greetings…   I heard a preacher use an illustration of a painting of a ship that was sinking. The lifeboats were out on the water, and the people were in the water. One lifeboat had a man leaning over the railing of the boat extending his hand to one of the people in the water. … Read more
  • Can we pray for you?
    Greetings all, I don’t know about you, but I believe we are seeing prophecy being played out daily. World news and events point to the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet people don’t seem to see the urgency. In Peter’s time, there were people saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since … Read more