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

24 September 2023 – Uganda

Pray that God will provide for the thousands of Christians in Uganda with a Muslim background who have been shunned by their communities and have lost their jobs.

23 September 2023 – Uganda

Pray for healing for former Islamic teacher Shaquru Ndifuna from Iganga district, eastern Uganda, who was beaten unconscious by Islamist extremists after he became a Christian.

22 September 2023 – Uganda

Pastor Adinani Bulwa was killed in Bugiri district, allegedly by relatives angry he had left Islam. He had recently returned to his home village after fleeing Muslim opposition in northern Uganda. Pray for his wife, Zabiina, and their children.

21 September 2023 – Uganda

As the influence of radical Islam grows in Uganda, pray for the many churches that are reaching out to their communities and training members in how to share the gospel.

20 September 2023 – Vietnam

Pray that the Bibles distributed by pastors among new Hmong believers through one of our associate ministries in Vietnam will bring new life and fresh hope to communities.

19 September 2023 – Vietnam

Pray for two pastors in Vietnam who have brought the gospel to a remote Hmong community. Their work has been hugely helped by motorbikes donated by Release International associate ministries.

18 September 2023 – Vietnam

Pray for justice for persecuted Christians in Vietnam. Pray that local officials will be forced to uphold religious liberties according to the national Law on Belief and Religion.

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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.