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Persecution Watch: Praying for the Bride – Part 1

Dear Prayer Warriors, (Voice of the Persecuted) and Persecution Watch invite you to join us on Saturday March 13, 2021 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted Church.

Praying for the Bride (The Body of Christ which is the Church) Part 1

Bride praises the King:  Psalm 45

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love” Ephesians 1:4

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5

“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”Matthew 22:37

“Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.” Psalm 31:23

*   Pray the bride will love God (Yahovah and Yeshua) more and more, with all their heart, mind, strength and draw closer to Him.

 

“39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:39-40

“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” 1 Thessalonians 3:12

1 Corinthians 13

*  Pray the bride will increase in love for one another.

*  Pray fruits of the Spirit would manifest themselves in the bride:  patience, kindness, gentleness.

*  Pray would have humility, meekness.

 

“It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.” Ephesians 5:12

*  Pray the bride would surrender herself as Messiah did.

 

“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:18

*  Pray we don’t hold a grudge against one of our brothers/sisters.

 

“You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”

Psalm 86:5

*  Pray we would be more like Yeshua and be ready to forgive.

 

“21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.” Proverbs 25:21-22

“43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:43-48

*  Pray will love and pray for our enemies as Messiah did; we are to be like Him.

 

” … be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.” Leviticus 19:2

“16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore,

“Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing,
and I will receive you.”
 2 Corinthians 6:16-17

“4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’
so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;”
 Revelation 18:4

*  Pray the Bride will be holy and separated from things of this world.

 

“From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.” Proverbs 13:2

“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.” James 1:26

“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Psalm 141:3

*  Pray the words of our lips be acceptable to Adonai.

 

“Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.” Ephesians 5:4

“Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.”

Prov. 10:19

*  Pray to refrain from foolish talking.

 

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Psalm 19:14

*  Pray the meditation of our heart be acceptable as well.

 

“I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do;  I will have no part in it.” Psalm 101:3

*  Shield our eyes (and ears) from wicked things we should not see or hear.

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

“Keep my commands and follow them. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 22:31

*  Pray God will complete the good work He has for you.

 

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Philippians 2:12-13

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7

*  Pray bride will work with the Holy Spirit to make herself ready.

 

“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” Psalm 20:4

“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.”

2 Thessalonians 1:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

*  Pray God will fulfill all His purposes for you.

 

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

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

Time:

9:00 PM Eastern

8:00 PM Central

7:00 PM Mountain

6:00 PM Pacific

Call in number: 712 775-7035

Access Code: 281207#

Recommended: For those who may be subject to added charges for conference calls. Please download the app, it’s free!

MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link or App Store – iTunes

If you are experiencing any difficulties joining the call, please let us know.

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.

Persecution Watch: Praying for Believers in Yemen

Photo: Peter Fitzgerald, Wikimedia Commons

3/11/2020 (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church.

Yemen: Population 30.2 million, Christians: a few thousand

Christians in Yemen usually keep their faith secret, because if they are discovered then they could face the death penalty. Leaving Islam is forbidden, and all Yemenis are considered Muslims by the state.

It is not just the authorities who persecute Christians. Islamic militant groups threaten Christians from a Muslim background with death, and tribes may kill or banish anybody converting to Christianity.

The ongoing war, humanitarian crisis and COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen are impacting all citizens, but Christians are additionally vulnerable because emergency relief is mostly distributed through organizations that use local Islamic leaders and local mosques to give aid. These are believed to discriminate against anybody who is not considered to be a devout Muslim. There are accounts of Yemeni Christians being refused treatment at under-resourced hospitals.

Persecution remains extreme in almost all areas of life. There are relatively few reports of violence against Christians in Yemen, though this has worsened slightly in the past year. However, it is nearly impossible to research and verify violent attacks because of the ongoing war, the secrecy Christians must maintain and the challenge of communication with underground believers. It is very likely that there is more violence that goes unreported.

Christians from a Muslim background are most vulnerable to persecution—and these now make up most of the Christian population of Yemen since the ongoing war has led many expatriate and migrant Christians to leave the country. The south of the country, where there is a strong Al Qaeda presence, is particularly dangerous.

Open Doors as well as other NGOs support the body of Christians on the Arabian Peninsula through organizing prayer, distributing Scripture resources and training believers and pastors.

  • Pray for the Yemeni people after a year in which the war continues alongside floods, locusts, and COVID-19. Pray that peace will come to the country and that people can start rebuilding their lives.
  • Pray for secret believers and secret house churches, that they would have wisdom and discernment as they support believers.
  • Pray that Believers have access to the Christian broadcasts from Trans World Radio.
  • Pray for the Yemini women as their life is harsh and education -literacy is limited – that the Lord will open doors that they can hear the good news.
  • Pray for Bible translation and distribution of Socotri and Mahri Bibles.
  • Pray to the Lord that He will open doors for evangelization as Yemen is one of the worlds least evangelized nations due to unending tribal and military conflicts.
  • Pray for protection of all children, many are at risk of abduction by gangs for introduction of extremism and sexual exploitation.
  • Pray for those taking great risks to provide seekers and new believers with discipleship support. Pray for safety as they travel through conflict areas, and that God will use them to raise up new and gifted leaders in every part of the country.
  • Pray for new converts who have been baptized. Pray that they will find a group of believers to join – and rejoice that they have found Jesus.
  • Pray for those who are responsible for the killings of Christians to be convicted with the fear of the Lord.
  • Pray that the NGOs will be protected in this hostile environment. Pray that the Lord will make a difference as they minister to the persecuted Christians.
  • Pray to the Lord for discernment for believers as the discern who to trust, who they will share the gospel with and who will welcome the
  • Pray the Lord will enable Christians to forgive their persecutors.
  • Pray to the Lord that His believers, carry hope that helps us with the certainty that tomorrow will be better, that Churches will be planted and that by the will of you Lord.

Again, we want to lift up persecuted witnesses to the Lord:

  •  Leah Sharibu, prisoner of Boko Haram since 2018, pray for her release.
  • Alice Loksha Ngaddah, kidnapped February 2019. She is a mother of two, working as a nurse for UNICEF. Pray for her release.
  •  Pray pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison.
  • Pray for Anita, a Christian convert facing a long prison term who escaped and now waiting for a visa to go to a country where she can express her faith openly.
  • 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.

Andy, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Moderator

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

Time:

9:00 PM Eastern

8:00 PM Central

7:00 PM Mountain

6:00 PM Pacific

Call in number: 712 775-7035

Access Code: 281207#

Recommended: For those who may be subject to added charges for conference calls. Please download the app, it’s free!

MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link or App Store – iTunes

If you are experiencing any difficulties joining the call, please let us know.

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.

Praying for Persecuted Believers and Children with No Voice (Part 2)

3/9/2021 Dear Prayer Warriors, Voice of the Persecuted and Persecution Watch invite you to join us Tuesday March 9, 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. (part 2 of 2)

God loves every single baby no matter how they are conceived, and He turns every tragedy into triumph.

Most often the circumstance of rape or incest is used to justify the reason of abortion, but to Him all children are a gift, and their life is precious, even when they are barely formed in their mother’s womb.

The truth of rape is heartbreaking. It is a terrible trauma and hard to deal with, especially when it results in pregnancy. It probably feels impossible to imagine seeing and loving this child every day.

This is the story of Ryan Bomberger who was conceived through rape, whose mother decided to give birth to him and then put him up for adoption.

He now runs the Radiance Foundation, which is involved in cutting-edge pro-life educational projects. If his biological mother would have chosen to abort him, she would have denied the chance of him making a difference in the number of lives he is saving right now. But Hope overcame tragedy in this case.

  • Pray for the innocent helpless little babies who have been slaughtered. For enduring unspeakable atrocity.
  • Pray that each child whose precious life has been ended while in the womb of their mother and in violation of Your divine plan, is with You in heaven.

Pray for those who choose abortion

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7

  • Pray for all those who freely chose to abort their babies because of their own selfish attitude. For those women who think they are in charge of their body.
  • Pray for the young girls and women who have been forced one way or another to have an abortion.

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10

Pray for healing for those who feel guilty after an abortion.

“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2 

“Because if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows all things” 1 John 3:20

  • Pray for those mothers who’s hearts are torn in two after the abortion, for the grief and guilt for the broken-hearted.
  • Prayer for those that chose abortion in the past and need healing/peace and comfort.
  • Pray for Grace to accept forgiveness after the abortion and to carry on with His guidance.

Pray for fathers who are mourning an abortion

“Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be comforted” Matthew 5:4

  • Pray for the trauma that can often affect them for when they are excluded in the decision to terminate the pregnancy.
  • Pray for been left emotionally and grieving for the little life they have last.
  • Pray for comfort upon all man who have been affected about abortion in this way, to all who are grieving for the sons or daughter they have lost.

Pray to end abortion

 “The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Exodus 4:11

 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm” Ephesians 6:12

“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3

 “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

 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 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. 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

  • Pray for those having a crisis pregnancy: for strength and faith to choose life. May they receive His help to make this tough decision and show them His love and hope through this.
  • Pray to end abortion clinics: against every administration, place or person promoting abortion clinics.
  • Pray change of hearts of those providing abortions. That the Lord plaint in their hearts a treasure for life no matter what stage it is.
  • Pray against shame in pregnancy. Every pregnancy is a gift, no matter how conceived. Even if the parents do not want the child, this does not mean God does not want the child.
  • Pray to change the hearts of those seeking an abortion. Plant in their hearts a treasure for life no matter what stage it is. May they see a beauty in every situation regardless of how the baby was conceived or circumstances going on.
  • Prayer for those pregnant with no finances. God is a God of provision and will provide for their needs.
  • Pray for ministries that are actively working to change the hearts of people seeking an abortion. Ask for strength for these ministries to keep fighting abortion. Pray for the resources they need to keep the fire against abortion going.

 Pray for the children who survived abortion.

In the love of Christ,

Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Conference Call Leader

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

Time:

9:00 PM Eastern

8:00 PM Central

7:00 PM Mountain

6:00 PM Pacific

Call in number: 712 775-7035

Access Code: 281207#

Recommended: For those who may be subject to added charges for conference calls. Please download the app, it’s free!

MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link or App Store – iTunes

If you are experiencing any difficulties joining the call, please let us know.

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.

Church Confirms Release of Pastor Threatened with Execution

Pastor Bulus Yakura with EYN member Kwajaffa Balamusa (left) after the pastor’s release from Islamic extremist militants. (Morning Star News courtesy of Kwajaffa Balamusa)

Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Church leaders have confirmed reports that Islamic terrorists who threatened to execute a pastor they abducted in northeast Nigeria freed him on Wednesday (March 3).

The president of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or EYN), Joel S. Billi, told church leaders on Thursday (March 4) that he had spoken to Pastor Bulus Yakura (also transliterated as Bulus Yikura) after he was freed, according to a notice posted on Friday (March 5) on the website of the Church of the Brethren’s U.S. headquarters by Zakariya Musa, head of EYN Media.

“Speaking to Yakura over the telephone today was heart-touching,” Billi said, adding that Pastor Yakura told him, “I am fine, thank you for your prayers and concern,” according to Musa.

Nigerian newspaper the Premium Times had reported that Pastor Yakura, an EYN pastor abducted from Pemi village near Chibok, Borno state in an Islamic terrorist attack on Christmas Eve, was freed after Christians met ransom demands.

Citing security sources, the newspaper reported that Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram freed Pastor Yakura on Wednesday evening (March 3). A Premium Times correspondent in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, reported sighting Pastor Yakura at about 6:15 p.m. as he was taken to the office of Nigeria’s intelligence agency, the Department of State Services (DSS).

The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram, which in 2015 formally aligned with the Islamic State and changed its name to Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), released a video on Feb. 25 in which the pastor said he would be executed by March 3 unless government and church officials met the kidnappers’ demands.

After watching the video in which the pastor had announced the deadline for his execution, his wife had fallen ill and his children refused to go to school, Musa reported.

An EYN church member, Kwajaffa Balamusa, also confirmed the release of Pastor Yakura in a text message to Morning Star News on Sunday (March 7), accompanied by a photo of him and the pastor after his release.

“Thank God, for our EYN pastor is alive,” Balamusa said.

The Premium Times reported that on Wednesday (March 3), when asked to speak about his freedom, Pastor Yakura kept repeating, “I thank God, I thank God.”

The Islamic State recognizes the ISWAP faction that broke away from Shekau in 2016 as its cell in the region, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and many Nigerians still refer to the Shekau-led faction of ISWAP by its original name, Boko Haram.

Efforts by the EYN and Pastor Yakura’s family resulted in his release, according to the newspaper.

Premium Times gathered from security sources that family members and the EYN church had been negotiating the release of the abducted pastor since last week,” the newspaper reported on Wednesday (March 3).

Prior to his release, Nigerian newspaper Sahara Reporters had reported that the Christian community in Borno state’s Chibok County had contributed money for ransom in order to secure the pastor’s release.

Pattern of Executions

In a video released on July 22, Islamic extremists thought to be members of ISWAP executed five Nigerian men in Borno state, with one executioner saying it was a warning to “all those being used by infidels to convert Muslims to Christianity.”

On Jan. 20, 2020, Islamic terrorists executed the Rev. Lawan Andimi, district chairman of the EYN in Michika County, Adamawa state, also in northeast Nigeria.

A video released in January 2020 shows ISWAP terrorists executing Christian university student Ropvil Daciya Dalep, a member of the Church of Christ in Nations who was kidnapped on the Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway while returning to studies in Maiduguri, Borno state.

Nigeria was the country with the most Christians killed for their faith last year (November 2019-October 2020), at 3,530, up from 1,350 in 2019, according to Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List. In overall violence, Nigeria was second only to Pakistan, and it trailed only China in the number of churches attacked or closed, 270, according to the list.

Nigeria led the world in number of kidnapped Christians last year with 990, according to the WWL report. In the 2021 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria broke into the top 10 for the first time, jumping to No. 9 from No. 12 the previous year.

The U.S. State Department on Dec. 7 added Nigeria to its list of Countries of Particular Concern for engaging in or tolerating “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.” Nigeria joined Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on the list.

In a more recent category of non-state actors, the State Department also designated ISWAP, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Houthis, ISIS, ISIS-Greater Sahara, Jamaat Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin, and the Taliban as “Entities of Particular Concern.”

 

Pray through the Word of God – Part 2

3/6/2021 (Voice of the Persecuted) and Persecution Watch invite you to join us Saturday, March 6, 2021 in a prayer conference call for the Persecuted Church.

Comfort, Encouragement and Hope for the oppressed

Part 2

Praise:   Psalm 100

“16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1618

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18

* Pray for the church to have a clear perspective of eternity

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13

“Because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.” Psalm 16:10

* Pray have a sure hope in the resurrection

“The faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel” Colossians 1:5

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

* Pray for visions and dreams of heaven and be encouraged by these words

Mans’ Comfort:

“And many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.” John 11:19

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

* Pray brothers and sisters would encourage one another

“All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.” Job 42:11

*  Pray men will give to them necessities as needed and as ability

*  Repent for any ungodly words or actions toward other Christians

“I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you!” Job 16:2

“So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!” Job 21:34

“The idols speak deceitfully,  diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.” Zechariah 10:2

* Pray church not have wrong comforters or turn to bad TV shows, video games..

* Pray for good comforters

“He ordered the people living in Jerusalem to give the portion due the priests and Levites so they could devote themselves to the Law of the Lord.” 2 Chronicles 31:4

“Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Deuteronomy 25:4

For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” 1 Timothy 5:18

“If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you?” 1 Corinthians 9:11

* Pray for provision for the various ministries

“All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.” So his father wept for him.” Genesis 37:35

“This is what the Lord says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” Jeremiah 31:15 

“A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” Matthew 2:18

* Pray that those who mourn would not refuse to be comforted and discourage others

“David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6

* Pray people would be able to encourage themselves in the Lord his God

More of God’s promises:

“5Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 Those who go out weeping,carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalm 126:5-6

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4

* Pray ministries, evangelists, missionaries be        encouraged, persevere and have joy, joy, joy

11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. 12 Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope;even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.”  Zechariah 9:11-12

* Pray set prisoners free

* Ministries will be doubled, multiplied.

* Restore what the worms have eaten

Much hope in the Psalms (some examples):

31:24, 33:18, 33:22,38:15, 42:5, 71:14, 130:7

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

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

Time:

9:00 PM Eastern

8:00 PM Central

7:00 PM Mountain

6:00 PM Pacific

Call in number: 712 775-7035

Access Code: 281207#

Recommended: For those who may be subject to added charges for conference calls. Please download the app, it’s free!

MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link or App Store – iTunes

If you are experiencing any difficulties joining the call, please let us know.

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.

Persecution Watch: Praying for Believers in Libya

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Thursday, March 04, 2021 in a prayer call for the persecuted church

Libya: Population 6.6 million, Christians: 34,500 (0.5%)

There is no freedom of speech, no freedom of religion and very limited possibility of public church life in Libya. Although there are around 34,500 Christians in the country, only a tiny number (approximately 150) are Libyan—the majority are expatriate and migrant workers.

Libyan Christians from a Muslim background face violent and intense pressure from their family and the wider community to renounce their faith. They—as well as foreign Christians—are also vulnerable to abduction or murder by Islamic militant groups and organized crime groups. Sharing your faith publicly is illegal in Libya, and those who try to share their Christian faith with others risk violent opposition and arrest. Without a central government, the country is effectively in a state of lawless anarchy. There is little chance of legal justice when Christians are attacked or killed. Christians migrating from sub-Saharan Africa are also vulnerable to being held in detention centers being abused, tortured and extorted by their traffickers. Believers are often forced into intense labor or prostitution.

What has changed in Libya? Violence continues to increase in Libya, and there are more verified incidents of attacks and killings. Persecution in all spheres of life has only gotten worse. Christians are at risk all over the country, but especially vulnerable in areas where Islamic extremist groups are present. Elements who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group still maintain a presence in the wider region around Sirte. Other extremist groups are in control of areas in and around the capital, Tripoli. Expatriate Christians avoid traveling in general, but especially in areas where there might be checkpoints.                                                  Christians who are migrating from other areas of Africa, aiming to reach Europe, are often held in overcrowded detention centers around Tripoli. Others are handed directly to criminal officials or groups by their human traffickers and forced into intensive agricultural labor or prostitution.                                                                                                                                                            In cooperation with local partners and churches, NGOs supports the church in North Africa through training, literature distribution, socio-economic development and advocacy.

  • Pray for those in power in Libya. Pray for peace and stability, and for an end to the proxy civil war. Years of anarchy and power struggles have taken many lives and eroded hope for the future, and Christians and other minorities have become very vulnerable in such a situation of lawlessness.
  • Pray for Libyan believers who are under immense pressure, particularly those who are arrested because of their faith. Pray for protection and release.
  • Pray for new converts who have been baptized. Pray that they will find a group of believers to join – and rejoice that they have found Jesus.
  • Pray that the Lord will appear to the radical Muslims   dreams, convict them, and connect them with believers who can give them the good news.
  • Pray for a strong underground church to grow among Christians, relying on Jesus and His hand of protection
  • Pray for those who are responsible for the killings of Christians to be convicted with the fear of the Lord.
  • Pray that the NGOs  to will be protected in this hostile environment. Pray that the Lord will make a difference as they minister to the persecuted Christians.
  • Pray for pastors and elders to be granted wisdom and protection in covert ministry work and show them creative ways to meet.
  • Pray to the Lord for discernment for believers as the discern who to trust, who they will share the gospel with and who will welcome them.
  • Pray for easy access to the internet and messaged that convict Muslims and encourage Christians.
  • Pray the Lord will enable Christians to forgive their persecutors.
  • Pray to the Lord that He will build His church in spite of the powers of darkness that control the land.

Again, we want to lift up persecuted witnesses to the Lord:

  • Leah Sharibu, prisoner of Boko Haram since 2018, Alice, a nurse and mother of two children. Pray for their release.
  • Pray pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison.
  • Pray for Anita, a Christian convert facing persecution from the government with hope to live in a country where she can express her faith openly. Pray also for her family.
  • Pray pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison.
  • 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.
  • Pray pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison.
  • 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.

    Andy, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Moderator

    Prayer Conference Call Details

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

    From any location on your phone

    Time:

    9:00 PM Eastern

    8:00 PM Central

    7:00 PM Mountain

    6:00 PM Pacific

    Call in number: 712 775-7035

    Access Code: 281207#

    Recommended: For those who may be subject to added charges for conference calls. Please download the app, it’s free!

    MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link or App Store – iTunes

    If you are experiencing any difficulties joining the call, please let us know.

    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.

Praying for Persecuted Believers and Children with No Voice

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.

New Laws for Abortions Up to Birth Allow Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them 

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.

(Part 1 of 2 )

“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

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

Time:

9:00 PM Eastern

8:00 PM Central

7:00 PM Mountain

6:00 PM Pacific

Call in number: 712 775-7035

Access Code: 281207#

Recommended: For those who may be subject to added charges for conference calls. Please download the app, it’s free!

MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link or App Store – iTunes

If you are experiencing any difficulties joining the call, please let us know.

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.

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