International Day of Prayer, Sunday, November 5, 2023

IDOP 2023 is on November 5, 2023 and the theme is: “Courage to Rise Above” Joshua 1:9 with a focus on India, Nigeria and Nicaragua. IDOP stands for International Day of Prayer: for the Persecuted Church. Every year, Christians around the world set a day aside for prayer for our sisters and brothers who are persecuted for their faith. Numerous denominations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) prepare materials and campaigns to highlight this annual event. IDOP Canada has created a free resource kit that is print ready, can be downloaded and it consists of the following items:

1. Leader’s Checklist
2. 2023 IDOP video (3-minute)
3. Sermon Themes, Scripture and Outlines
4. Bulletin Insert
5. Countries of Focus: India, Nigeria and Nicaragua (country profiles, a story and prayer points)
6. Children’s Activity Sheets
7. Suggested Songs and Hymns List
8. Creative Ideas (A list that may help you come up with new ways in which you and your congregation can recognize this important day.)9. Additional Resources (Powerpoint slides with prayer points, social media posts and a theme poster)



IDOP Canada is coordinated by a group of Christian organizations in Canada that are serving the persecuted church worldwide.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Intercede International
International Christian Response
Open Doors Canada
Take Heart
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada