Poll reveals IDOP needed

By November 15, 2005

USA (MNN) — Thousands of people participated in the Mission Network News International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Radio Broadcast. More than 300 radio stations in five nations aired the broadcast. But, according to a report, more needs to be done to educate Christians in free nations about their responsibility to persecuted Christians worldwide.

According to a poll from Christian Freedom International, although most Americans know about persecution, they either believe they don’t have a personal responsibility to help, or they don’t know how.

The best way is through prayer. According to reports, Christians in more than 100 countries will join in prayer to strengthen those who are persecuted for their faith and to comfort those who are overcoming the great losses. Many will focus on victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asian and the 7.6-magnitude earthquake in South Asia, both are areas where persecution against Christians is rampant. However, Christians also will ask God to move in the hearts of hurricane victims in the United States.

While the 2005 MNN IDOP event is over, Christians will continue praying through November 20th. It’s one thing Christians can do for the more than 200 million men, women and children in more than 60 countries who suffer for their faith each day.

While you’re praying for suffering believers around the world, pray that God would move in the hearts of Christians in the west to get more involved in countries where religious freedom is curtailed.

Go to http://www.MNNonline.org/IDOP to listen to MNN’s IDOP Radio Broadcast.

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