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Watch the IDOP 2021 Video

Request this video for your church

  • Download of Finding Life
  • Promotional videos
  • Guided prayer slides
  • Church bulletin insert
  • Guide with tips and ideas for your church
  • Sermon outline
  • Questions for reflection and discussion
  • YouVersion reading plan
  • Sheet music to the hymn “It Is Well,” featured in this year’s video.
Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand smiling at each other while standing next to window.

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

–Matthew 16:25

Finding Life

Despite imprisonment and other persecution, Sabina and Richard Wurmbrand faithfully advanced the gospel in Romania, abandoning selfish pursuits and obediently surrendering daily to Christ. Following their decades-long ministry work, Sabina and Richard co-founded The Voice of the Martyrs.

By choosing to “lose” their earthly lives, sacrificing their comfort and safety in this world, they found true life in Jesus Christ. Today, our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters are finding life that counts for eternity at the cost of harassment, imprisonment and even death.

We pray for our persecuted Christian family members who choose to walk this path in obedience to Christ. Like Sabina and Richard Wurmbrand, and countless others throughout church history, they are examples for us. VOM’s IDOP short film, Finding Life (run time: 5 min.), will inspire your family, group, class or church to walk that same path of obedience.

Use and share these resourcesin person or online with your church, class or group throughout November.

Please order by Nov. 1 to receive your resources before Nov. 7.

Despite imprisonment and other persecution, Sabina and Richard Wurmbrand faithfully advanced the gospel in Romania, abandoning selfish pursuits and obediently surrendering daily to Christ. VOM’s IDOP short film, Finding Life (run time: 5 min.), will inspire your family, group, class or church to walk that same path of obedience.

With this set of two prayer posters, you can hang one in your church or home and share one with a friend. The posters will serve as a constant reminder to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

Introduce your friends to the stories of persecuted Christians with VOM’s Special Issue magazine, which includes a pull-out prayer map highlighting nations where Christians are persecuted for their faith.

Inspire your church to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ with a bookmark featuring specific ways to pray. Share them with your church or small group, and encourage them to pray regularly for persecuted Christians.

Encourage prayer on IDOP Sunday and throughout the year with this cloth banner, which you can hang in your church as a reminder to pray for persecuted Christians in restricted nations and hostile areas.

Pray more specifically for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ as they serve the Lord on dangerous and difficult mission fields. This useful guide includes information on each of the restricted nations and hostile areas where VOM serves them.

Prepare your church, class or group for the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians by ordering an IDOP Resource Kit, which includes the following items:

  • 10 Finding Life DVDs and guides
  • 25 Special Issue magazines
  • 25 prayer reminder bookmark brochures
  • 1 cloth prayer banner (approx. 3′ × 6′)