February 1st, 2010

2010 Prayer Map for Restricted Nations and Hostile Areas

Christian persecution that merits the attention and assistance of The Voice of the Martyrs has been identified and defined in two categories: Restricted Nation and Hostile Area.

Restricted Nation -
This includes countries where government policy or practice prevents Christians from obtaining Bibles or other Christian literature. Also included are countries with government-sanctioned circumstances or anti-Christian laws that lead to Christians being harassed, imprisoned, killed or deprived of possessions or liberties because of their witness.

Hostile Area -
This includes large areas in nations where governments consistently attempt to provide protection for the Christian population, but Christians are victims of violence because of their witness.

For more information about countries where Christian persecution exists, please visit and click on the "Restricted Nations" tab.

Please Pray!

Please remember to pray for the salvation of leaders in countries where the persecution of Christians is common. Pray also for the Christians in these areas, who face hardships and dangers simply because they profess faith in Jesus Christ.
To see additional prayer needs of persecuted Christians, please visit and click on the "Prayer" tab.

A prayer map is included in each January issue of VOM's Persecuted Church Global Report to raise awareness of areas in the world where Christians are suffering for their faith. You can order additional copies of the VOM prayer map or request the Persecuted Church Global Report by calling (800) 747-0085. You can also order online at


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