Christians around the world are remembered their brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer for their faith, as part of the global day to pray for their fellow believers on Sunday.
Christian pastors are often imprisoned in countries hostile to the faith. This effects not only the church congregations, but also the families of these leaders.
The global prayer day movement began in 1996 though the efforts of the World Evangelical Fellowship with the help of a variety of denominations and faith-based groups.
On Sunday, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, mobilizes churches on behalf of the millions of persecuted Christians worldwide.
With a core of 7,000 participating churches, the IDOP has grown to become the largest prayer day event of its kind in the world. This year, churches join together in prayer Nov. 14. They will also discuss practical ways they can help suffering Christians.
Voice of the Martyrs is one of many ministries that serve the persecuted church. Click play to watch their report on how Christians worldwide are being affected.
*Original broadcast November 12, 2010.