This year, Open Doors is launching an exciting initiative for churches and believers across Canada. June 27th will be the first annual One With Them: A Day for Christian Captives. This is a day where we commit to pause, remember and pray for those in prison or held captive because they choose to follow Jesus.
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)
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 known cases.
Consider reserving some time in your Sunday gatherings on June 27 to pray as a church family for Christian captives.