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10/13/2020 (Voice of the Persecuted) Dear Prayer Warriors, Albert Barnes an American theologian said,

“It has become a settled principle that nothing which is good and true can be destroyed by persecution, but that the effect ultimately is to establish more firmly, and to spread more widely, that which it was designed it to overthrow. It has long since passed into a proverb that ‘The blood of the martyrs is the seat of the church’ ”

The Apostle Paul in Romans 5:1-5 told us about the peace we have with God through faith and we can rejoice in our sufferings.

“5 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Dear Saints, Lord willing we are looking forward to praying with you tonight on the Persecution Watch call for our persecuted brothers and sisters and for the harvest as He will lead us in the Spirit.

We will also continue to pray for:

~   Leah Sharibu and Alice that they will be set free from Boko Haram captivity.

~   Pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison, for his family, the children, and the church in China

~   For the release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and his family as their Persecution continues

~   The Global Harvest for the Kingdom of God

In Christ Love

Nadia and Merlaine, Persecution Watch Prayer Call 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.

Please fill out the form below to be included in our new distribution list to receive this important information. We are grateful for your prayers and to the Lord for guiding us as we continue the Persecution Watch prayer call mission.

Note to Voice of the Persecuted (VOP) readers: The Persecution Watch prayer team is also the prayer team of Voice of the Persecuted. SIGN UP today.


1 Comment

  1. RJ Dawson says:

    Thank you for your work.

    Apologeticus (Latin: Apologeticum or Apologeticus) [1] is a text attributed to Tertullian, [2] consisting of apologetic and polemic. In this work Tertullian defends Christianity, demanding legal toleration and that Christians be treated as all other sects of the Roman Empire. It is in this treatise that one finds the sentence “Plures efficimur, quitiens metimur a vobis: semen est sanguis Christianorum,” which has been liberally and apocryphally translated as “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church” (Apologeticus, L.13). Alexander Souter translated this phrase as “We spring up in greater numbers the more we are mown down by you: the blood of the Christians is the seed of a new life,” but even this takes liberties with the original text. “We multiply when you reap us. The blood of Christians is seed,” is perhaps a more faithful, if less poetic, rendering.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apologeticus

    [1] The early texts do not agree on the title (Bardenhewer).
    [2] Unlike the very scattered and imperfect manuscripts of Tertullian, “only the Apologeticum has come down in numerous codices, some of them quite ancient” (Bardenhewer).

    Blessings to you.

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