International Day of Prayer

November 5, 2023

Courage to Rise Above

“’Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.’” Joshua 1:9

Dear Pastor/Church Leader:

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada invites you and your church to participate with Canadian Christians in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday, November 5.

This year’s theme is Courage to Rise Above. The excellent 2023 IDOP resource kit is now available for download at Please plan on incorporating this important day of unified prayer, disciple-making, and witness into the life of your congregation and sphere of influence.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada celebrates the vital work of Intercede International, International Christian Response, Open Doors Canada, Take Heart, and Voice of the Martyrs in advocating for and ministering to our sisters and brothers in Christ who suffer for the name of Jesus and collaborate on IDOP to inspire Canadian Christians to faithful witness of Jesus. We also celebrate that IDOP participation in Canada is one way you can join the global church in unified witness and prayer.

The IDOP Canada Team

*IDOP Canada is coordinated by a group of Christian organizations in Canada that are serving the Persecuted Church worldwide.

Courage to Rise Above

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  • Video
  • 2023 theme poster
  • children’s material
  • suggested song list
  • bulletin insert
  • leader’s checklist
  • suggested sermon notes and scriptures