3/2/2021 Dear Prayer Warriors, Voice of the Persecuted and Persecution Watch invite you to join us Tuesday March 2, 2021 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted Church and the most vulnerable children in the world.
Leah Sharibu was kidnapped along with 109 other students on February 19, 2018 when Boko Haram attacked a boarding school in the city of Dapchi, Maiduguri Diocese, in north-eastern Nigeria. A month later, some of the girls died in captivity and all the others were released, except Leah. She was the only Christian in the group.
Alice Loksha Ngaddah was kidnapped during the Rann attack on March 1, 2018. She was a nurse working with Unicef and is a mother of two.
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. On December 28 the police raided the Early Rain Church and arrested Pastor Wang Yi, his wife Jiang Rong, and ten elders of the well-known 750-member church for holding “illegal” services. Some 100 believers were detained, questioned, and later released. Pastor Wang’s wife was also released. Pastor Wang remained in detention.
For Anita, an Iranian Christian, persecuted by the Islamic regime seeking asylum.
For the release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran, and his family as their persecution continues. Pastor Nadarkhani is serving the second year of his six-year sentence, recently reduced from ten years. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani converted to Christianity at the age of 19 and leads a 400-member house church in Rasht, Iran. Since 2006, Iranian authorities have consistently harassed and detained Pastor Nadarkhani and his family.
In 2010, the authorities sentenced him to death for apostasy before acquitting him in 2012. Pastor Nadarkhani was tried again in 2017 on false charges of “acting against national security” and promoting “Zionist Christianity,” for which he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. By July 2018, plainclothes agents raided Pastor Nadarkhani’s home to execute the sentence, beating and apprehending him and using a taser gun on one of his sons. He is now incarcerated at the notorious Evin prison near Tehran.
Praying for the children with absolutely no voice, the unborn.
As the age goes darker, it is with a broken heart that I share this horrific truth with you. Please read the link below.
As Christians we value all life that our Heavenly Father has created. We here to love one another, not destroy what God has made…these precious little ones. Tonight and next Tuesday evening, March 9, we will include these exceptionally vulnerable little one in our prayers.
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“Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.” Luke 1:36
“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” Luke 1:41
- It is written that Elisabeth conceived a “son” and that the “baby” leaped in her womb. God does not say that a “fetus” leaped in her womb! He says THE BABY leaped. This is the exact same word that God uses to describe Christ in the manger AFTER He is born.
“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12
“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Luke 2:16
- To God, an unborn babe and a newborn babe are the same. They are both living human beings!
“Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day?” Job 3:16
- Job referred to unborn children as INFANTS. Not fetuses! Not masses of tissue! In God’s eyes, an unborn child is a living human baby, a human being.
“Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” Psalm 51:5
- David, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said that HE was conceived. David, not a blob of tissue, was conceived.
“13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:13-16
- David was in the womb, a leaving person.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5
- God knew Jeremiah before he was born.
22 “If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life” Exodus 21:22-23
- God views the unborn child as a person.
- If the woman has a premature birth and the child lives then there’s no death penalty. However, if the child dies (or the woman dies) God says the death penalty applies: ” you are to take life for life”. Why would God require the death penalty if He didn’t consider the unborn child to be a human being?
Along with Christians who are persecuted, please remember the unborn being persecuted through slaughter in our time.
In the love of Christ,
Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Conference Call Leader
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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!
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