8/4/2020 (Voice of the Persecuted) Dear Prayer Warriors, this Word was given to me from the Lord to share with you!
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1: 3-11)
There is no need to explain the meaning and the importance of this Truth.
The Holy Spirit in us reveals us the True meaning of it as we ask with a pure heart. Our Good Father will open our hearts to the understanding of it.
Dear Saints, we are one in the body and one in the Spirit.
For this reason, we come on the Persecution Watch led in love by His blessed call, understanding the privilege we have been given to cover one another with prayers and petitions. For as we pray for our brothers and sisters, we know for sure that they, also in obedience from the Father, are led to pray for us in love through the Holy Spirit.
Tonight, we will pray for:
It is our mission to lift up persecuted witnesses for the Lord and pray for Leah Sharibu and Alice that they will be set free from Boko Haram captivity.
Pray for Pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison, for his family, the children and the church in China.
Also ask for the release for Anita, a Christian convert recently sentenced to 6 years in prison for sharing the Gospel in Iran. She has been on house arrest but called in by the authorities.
Welcome to come as you are led by the Holy Spirit to pray with us for our persecuted brothers and sisters and for the global harvest.
In the Shadow of His Cross
Nadia & Merlaine, Persecution Watch Prayer Moderators
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What is Persecution Watch?
Persecution Watch is a U.S. national prayer conference call ministry that prays specifically for the global Persecuted Church. For over a decade, Blaine Scogin led this national network of believers who faithfully pray for the persecuted and the global harvest for the Kingdom of God.
The group meets via a free call-in service every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night at 9pm Eastern (please check your time zone). Blaine also served as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted and our missions became one. The prayer mission of Persecution Watch is an important part of our own.
With the passing of Blaine into glory on December 26, 2019, Voice of the Persecuted is committed to continue the prayer conference call for the persecuted along with our dedicated prayer warrior team.
On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the call to share the trials they’re facing. The team serves to encourage them by washing their feet in Spirit led prayer.
Time is often reserved for those on the call to ask questions. We believe this helps to gain a better understanding of the situation that persecuted Christians endure in their specific nations. Q&A also helps us to focus our prayers based on their current needs.
Persecution Watch also hosts callers who want to pray united from other nations. If your heart is perplexed by the sufferings of our persecuted brothers and sisters, you no longer need to pray alone. We welcome all who desire to pray for the persecuted church and consider it a joy to pray together with you.
If you’re new to the call and can’t find your voice, listen in and pray silently or on mute. We are grateful and thank the Lord for bringing us all together to pray in agreement for our persecuted family in Christ. We can all be prayer warriors on this call!
NOTE: Persecution Watch has a new email address for the prayer team and those who would like to receive urgent prayer requests, weekly call prayer points and notification of special prayer events and special guest speakers.
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