What is One with them ?

One With Them: A Day for Christian Captives is an annual day of prayer focused on Christian captives. In 2022 it will be hosted on Sunday, June 26th.

The author of Hebrews reminds the reader to “remember those who are in prison as if you are imprisoned with them.”

Around the world, many Christians are held captive because of their faith: This can take the form of imprisonment, forced marriage, abduction, and more. 

This June, you can join with Christians across Canada in praying for our brothers and sisters who are in captivity because they choose to follow Jesus. 

One With Them

Frequently Asked Questions

A Christian captive is a person who is being held captive for their faith in Jesus Christ. They might be a prisoner in a jail or a believer who was abducted by an extremist group. They could be a young woman who was abducted and forced to marry her abductor. There are thousands of Christian captives in our world today.

The One With Them prayer pledge is a commitment to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters who held captive for their faith in Jesus Christ. By taking the pledge, you will add your name to the thousands of Canadians committed to praying for our persecuted family on June 26th. As a thank you, we’ll send you a unique One With Them bracelet. We’d love to have you post a picture of it to social media and tag @opendoorscanada and #OneWithThem!

Click here and fill out the prayer pledge form. When you fill out the form, you will receive a One With Them bracelet to remind you to pray for our brothers and sisters who are held captive for their faith.

Please contact our office if you wish to receive multiple bracelets.

Both! In the toolkit, you’ll find resources for church services, including videos, social media graphics, sermon outlines, and more. While many of the resources are intended for church use, there are plenty of resources for small groups or individuals. We encourage you to download the toolkit for yourself and share them with your church leadership team. You can get the toolkit here


With One With Them, 

Absolutely. The most important thing is to pray—whether that is on June 26 or another date, please join Christians across Canada in prayer for Christian captives.

Yes, Open Doors Canada can speak at your church either virtually or in person (depending on your location and date). Sermon ideas and outlines are also available within the toolkit if your Pastor would like Biblical references to write their sermon on the topic. If you’d like an Open Doors speaker at your service, please contact us at onewiththem@odcan.org.

There are printable prayer postcards available for several Christian captives. You can find those here


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?