Prayer is one of the most powerful ways the American church can support persecuted Christians around the world. Today hundreds of thousands of Christians in the Middle East are displaced from their homes, sold into slavery, tortured, and killed for their faith. It is our responsibility to come to their aid as brothers and sisters in Christ. To foster this effort, the Philos Project created the Rise Vigil program—a prayer event kit designed to encourage churches and small groups to engage in prayer for the persecuted church in the Middle East.
The purpose Rise Vigil is to be the first step in mobilizing the churches of America to:
- Educate themselves about the plight of Christians in the Middle East;
- Pray for Christians fleeing conflict and terror in Iraq and Syria;
- and partner with the Philos Project in financial support to be sent directly to persecuted Christians.
Vigil kits include everything needed to host a candlelight prayer vigil: individual prayer booklets, a leader guide, candles, invitation templates, and prayer station posters. The leader guide provides pastors with a framework to lead their congregation through the vigil. Individual booklets take congregants step by step through prayer points and action steps.
Visit www.risevigil.org for more information.