A day of prayer for the persecuted church is observed on the second Sunday in November. It is intended to raise awareness of the mistreatment of Christians around the world.
It is widely estimated that more Christians have been martyred for the faith in the last century than in the previous 1,900 years combined. If recent events are any indication, that may well be true. Yet Christians in the West, who seemingly have everything they need, are largely unaware of it.