Sunday, Nov. 5, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).
Churches across the United States and around the world will join in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters.
Here is the Voice of the Martyrs’ Slideshow Presentation, which churches will use to help inspire every Christian to pray for our persecuted family members.
The Video Slide Show includes ways we can pray for our persecuted Christian family.
We went in and added music to the Slide Show, and the Voice of the Martyrs’ address is at the end of the presentation.
How often we write of the freedoms we enjoy, and the price paid for our freedom. Let us pray for those who don’t have this freedom, and for those who persecute them.
Not just on Sunday, November 5th, but, as with our freedom, let us pray, every day, for those who don’t have freedom … to continue, every day, to “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in
the body” (Hebrews 13:3)
“I was a reporter for ‘The Stars and Stripes’, and I saw a lot of heroes …”
Our fifteenth video in this series features Any Rooney, who would conclude this “Few Minutes” segment on “Sixty Minutes” with this statement:
“War is civilization at its worst, and it’s a strange twist that there’s more heroism at war than at any other time. Men do things for each other at war, that they’d never think of doing for each other in peace. Why is that?”
As we remembered in our first video featuring Mr. Rooney, Andy Rooney began his career in newspapers while in the Army during World War II. He would be one of the first American journalists to visit the Nazi concentration camps, and one of the first to write about them.
Indeed, he knows of what he speaks:
For his service as a war correspondent in combat zones during the war, Rooney was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal (the Bronze Star), given for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone. He was also awarded the Air Medal, given for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
As we continue to remember real heroes, let us also continue to remember the price paid for our freedom, and that
“The price for this freedom has been high …”