3/27/2021 Dear Prayer Warriors, (Voice of the Persecuted) and Persecution Watch invite you to join us Saturday in a prayer conference call for the persecuted Church.
Prayer for Nigeria
Nigeria has the largest population in Africa, about 205 million. About half are Christians, Northern part majority Muslim, Southern part majority Christian. Nigeria has the highest violence against Christians of any country in the world, mostly in the east and middle belt, and spreading southward.
President Buhari’s father was a Fulani chieftain. Fulanis follow Islam and are the largest nomadic group in the world. They believe all land was given to the Muslims by Allah and have no problem taking it away from everyone else.
There has been a sharp increase to enforce Islamization of Nigeria. This attempt is affecting Christian communities, even in the South. The Fulani and other Muslims are appointed to all key governmental positions, not enforcing crimes against Christians. Christian families have little support from the government, including little education
About 7,000 Christians have been murdered in the last 5 years, mostly men and boys. Many girls and young women are abducted, some sold, some forced to marry Muslim men. Entire villages have been wiped out. Yet, there is very little International reporting from the press and seemingly little interest from other countries.
- Pray God would strongly intervene in this situation; move by His Spirit across Nigeria
- Pray for followers of Islam, from President Buhari and others in power to the Fulanis, Boko Haram, other Muslims.
- Pray for protection of villages
- Pray protection for girls who have been abducted; for their physical, emotional and spiritual protection. We can pray for Leah and Alice at this time.
- Pray for families of these girls
- Pastor Brunson said he had to fight for his sanity when surrounded by Muslims in prison, doing their constant rituals and having no contact with other Christians.
- Pray for those in prison and girls forced to marry Muslims would know God has not forsaken them, feel His presence, recall scriptures, not forsake the Lord.
- Pray for their release
- Pray for unity for the church in Nigeria
- Pray for divine courage to face what they are facing; help them to have joy in the midst of tribulation
- Pray would be able to forgive their persecutors and even pray for them
- Pray for divine strategies; teach church how to war against enemy; hear from Lord clearly
- Pray to raise up powerful and Godly leaders; fresh anointing for them
- Pray for signs and wonders to know that Yahovah is God and not Allah; Psalm 86:17
- Pray for boldness for the evangelists with signs and wonders to confirm truth of the Word
- Pray for those displaced, against discouragement, etc.
- Wake up church in other countries to pray for them, to help bear one anothers’ burdens and they would feel those prayers
- Pray for NGO ministries; for wisdom, divine connections, finances, protection…
- Pray for internet and other means of communication
- Pray this situation in Nigeria will be brought to the attention of the world and pressure to stop persecution be applied
- Pray for the harvest; build Your church in Nigeria
We will also continue to pray for:
Leah Sharibu and Alice – Nigeria
Pastor Wang Yi – China
Pastor Youcef Nadarkani- Iran
Anita – Iran
Valerie, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Moderator
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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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