Pray for our persecuted family

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to pray for our persecuted family so we produce a daily prayer shield which gives a specific need that you can pray for each day. You can see today’s prayer, plus those for the last 6 days, below.

Two Ladies Praying

25 April 2024 – Malaysia

The authorities recently sent a memorandum to local bakeries, forbidding them from using the words ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes. It is alleged that it was against legal Halal requirements. Pray that common sense would prevail.

24 April 2024 – Malaysia

Praise God that He is still working within this oppressive culture, and that many from Islamic backgrounds are continuing to embrace Christianity.

23 April 2024 – Malaysia

There is fear amongst many Malay believers, who are sensing an increased pressure on them to remain secret and silent about their faith in Jesus. Pray for strength and perseverance.

22 April 2024 – Malaysia

Continue to pray for Susanna Koh who continues to be involved in court proceedings to uncover the whereabouts of her husband, Pastor Raymond Koh, who was abducted off the street in 2017.

21 April 2024 – India

Pray that the leadership of our partner Operation Philemon would enjoy great wisdom, courage and protection as they minister in a land of so much opportunity and thirst for the gospel and yet under so much pressure both from the state and Hindu fundamentalists.

20 April 2024 – India

Pray for Pastor ‘Harsh’ and other pastors we partner with whose fellowships are now growing so much that they need larger places to meet, and yet are forbidden from opening or registering official new churches.

19 April 2024 – India

Pray that the Supreme Court of India will strike down various state-level ‘anti-conversion laws’ which are unconstitutional, vaguely worded and have been deliberately designed to target Christians, even essentially banning two people praying or worshipping together in their homes.

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Children’s Prayer Sheet

It’s not only adults who can pray for our persecuted family. Every month we produce a prayer sheet aimed specifically for children. Each sheet has specific activities and prayers which will help children learn more about how persecution affects children in other countries.

You can visit our Children’s Prayer Sheet page here.

Children Praying

‘Let us be on the side of those who sit in jails and are sentenced to death for their faith. Let us pray for them and help them’.

Richard Wurmbrand ‘Reaching towards the heights


Discover where Christians are facing hardship and persecution simply for what they believe

Explore our interactive globe and discover where persecution is taking place and how we are working to support those at risk and to raise the voice of these persecuted Christians around the world.

The more times people visit and pray for a country the darker red the country appears on the globe.

Green countries represent those countries where Release International is actively supporting work to care for persecuted Christians. Countries coloured gold are ‘countries of interest’, where we are currently monitoring the situation for Christians.

The red flag identifies the country where our latest appeal is based.

Click the countries or flag to find out more.