SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Thousands of young people are gathering around the world beginning tomorrow for three days of prayer for Christians being persecuted globally.
The program, launched by Open Doors USA 12 years ago, is known as SHOCKWAVE. The theme this year is “Prayer and Unity,” with a focus on Hebrews 13:3 which calls on Christians to “remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
Christians will focus their prayers on March 1-3 on countries such as North Korea, Iran, China, Syria and Nigeria. Participants in past SHOCKWAVE events included believers from South Africa, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, India, France, Brazil, Germany and the United States.
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“SHOCKWAVE is an amazing way to have young people from around the world praying for the persecuted church,” says Steve Ridgway, Interim President/CEO of Open Doors USA. “Join with us and thousands of other young people in lifting up our suffering brothers and sisters in prayer this weekend.”
Open Doors USA will have prayers resources available this weekend on the Open Doors USA facebook page at www.facebook.com/opendoorsfans.
Additional resources for SHOCKWAVE are available at www.opendoorsusa.org/take-action/youth and www.odshockwave.org.