A Day for Christian Captives

June 27, 2021

 Remember prisoners as if you were in prison with them, and people who are mistreated as if you were in their place.

Hebrews 13:3

On June 27, join believers across Canada for a day of prayer for Christian captives in places where faith costs the most.

Across the world many of our brothers and sisters are being imprisoned or held captive for their faith in Jesus.

According to the Open Doors 2021 World Watch List research, last year 4,277 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned because of their faith. Another 1,710 Christians were abducted. And these are just the cases we know about.

The One With Them Campaign from Open Doors Canada encourages us to pause, remember and pray for our brothers and sisters who are in captivity because they choose to follow Jesus. Join us, and add your voice to thousands of Canadians marking One With Them: A day for Christian captives.

During the month of June, Open Doors Canada will be sharing stories, prayer requests and hosting a special Night with the Persecuted Church – all focused on Christian captives. All of this will culminate on June 27th when we will stand united in prayer for our brothers and sisters who share our faith but not our freedom.

Will you join us?

Take the prayer pledge.

On June 27, join believers across Canada for a day of prayer for Christian captives in places where faith costs the most.

Across the world many of our brothers and sisters are being imprisoned or held captive for their faith in Jesus.

The One With Them Campaign from Open Doors Canada encourages us to pause, remember and pray for our brothers and sisters who are in captivity because they choose to follow Jesus. Join us, and add your voice to thousands of Canadians marking One With Them: A day for Christian captives.

Will you join us?

Take the prayer pledge.

NIGHT WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

If you missed this special event, you can still watch it! Learn about Christian captives around the world, what it means to stand One With Them, and how we can pray!

Watch it here:

DOWNLOAD YOUR toolkit

Get your One With Them toolkit, including graphics, sermon outlines, prayer resources, and more.

Take the prayer pledge

On June 27, will you commit to praying for Christians held captive for their faith?

read stories of christian captives

The number one request of persecuted Christians is prayer. Read their stories and pray for our brothers and sisters who share our faith, but not our freedom.

Lucina’s Story

Lucina didn’t choose to get married when she was 19. She was studying to become a doctor. When another girl asked if she’d like to come home to study with her, Lucina agreed. The offer turned out to be a trap.

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Prayer Postcards

Download these printable postcards to help you pray for specific Christian captives

add your voice

By signing the One With Them prayer pledge, you’ll be adding your voice to thousands of Canadians committed to praying for Christian captives on June 27.

When you sign up, we’ll send you a special One With Them bracelet to remind you to lift up your brothers and sisters in captivity.