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Prayer Ministry schedules 12-Hour Prayer Conference Call for IDOP 2021

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(Voice of the Persecuted) The persecution of Christians is worse today than at any time in history. Presently, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church originated over 20 years ago. The event was initiated by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) to raise awareness of the increasing violence, torture, death, worship restrictions, public humiliation, and social isolation that Christians face in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and beyond. Annually, the IDOP is observed on either the first or second Sunday of November, depending on your convenience and choice. This year, the IDOP will be held on Nov. 7th and Nov.14th.

COVID-19 has proved to be an even greater challenge for the persecuted. Repression of Christians in restricted countries as a result of growing authoritarianism, discrimination, rampant hate speech and disinformation, scapegoating of religious minorities, especially on social media has intensified during the global pandemic.

Persecution Watch, which is also the prayer team of Voice of the Persecuted, will host an open 12 hour prayer conference call to mobilize Christians to unite in prayer for those suffering for their faith in Christ during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP2021). The call begins at 9 a.m. Eastern (USA time zone) and will continue throughout the day until 9p.m on Sunday, Nov. 14th. The call is open to all with a desire to pray for those facing extreme hardships for their faith in Christ. Callers are not required to remain on the call for the full 12 hours, but encouraged to sacrifice some time to join the call and band together in prayer. Mark your calendars!

Millions of Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith daily. From Pakistan to Kazakhstan, Nigeria to North Korea, Christians routinely face discrimination, harassment, violence and even death for their faith in Jesus. Their suffering is unimaginable.”

Godfrey Yogarajah, Executive Director of WEA RLC

In Hebrews 13:3, the Bible commands Christians to pray for those suffering as if they themselves were suffering. In other words, the Bible calls us to not only remember those who suffer but also to identify with them in their suffering. In keeping with this scriptural command, the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) has united millions of Christians in prayer for the suffering Body of Christ around the world. After all, as the Bible says: If one suffers, we all suffer.Over the years, the IDOP has served as a platform to highlight the stories of persecuted Christians and mobilize the global Church to respond to their plight. Moreover, in so doing, the IDOP has also been a source of solidarity and encouragement to persecuted Christians by reminding them that they are part of a larger, global family of believers.

We believe that God uses the prayers of his people to strengthen and deliver suffering saints. However, in order to pray for these suffering brothers and sisters, we must first listen to their stories. In other words, we must hear their cry.

From our dear brother, Founder of Persecution Watch and former Prayer Director of Voice of the Persecuted, who went ‘home’ in 2019 shared,

“Brothers and Sisters, in this final hour of redemptive history, we see the forces of Satan marshaling against the followers of Jesus. Persecution continues to increase in a frequency which has not been seen previously in history. Satan has declared an all out war on the followers of Jesus and if possible seeks to destroy them.

But God has given to us powerful weapons that are not of this world. We recognize those weapons as the Word of God and prayer. Imagine the power of using His word as we pray. Through the Holy Spirit, we can pray powerful prayers to uphold our persecuted family.

God has placed us in the freedom of America. We are able to cry out for those who cannot cry out for themselves. The persecuted in the shadow of the cross pray of course, but they also have a heartfelt plea, Please pray that we will ‘endure’ the persecutions and that God will deliver us ‘through’ the persecutions.”

Blaine Scogin, Founder of Persecution Watch

Therefore, we invite you to join us this year on November 14th as we unite globally to pray for the persecuted. Let’s pray that in spite of the pressure and persecution, our suffering brothers and sisters — where ever they may be in the world — would stand firm in their faith, hold fast to the promises of God, and live victoriously in Christ.

Ephesians 6:18

▪︎ Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. (NLT)

Colossians 4:18 New Living Translation (NLT) (KJV)

• HERE IS MY GREETING IN MY OWN HANDWRITING—PAUL. Remember my chains. (KJV)

Please share this invitation with your church, prayer warriors and through your social media contacts. The Lord hears the cries of the righteous who are afflicted. He intercedes for them. Will we hear the cries of our persecuted family? It’s time for us to intercede in prayer for them.

If you are not able to join our prayer conference call please do remember the persecuted in your prayers. For everyday should be an International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for our persecuted brethren. Prayer is always the number one request of our persecuted brothers and sisters.

From the team at Persecution Watch and Voice of the Persecuted, thank you for your desire to participate in the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the Persecuted Church. Meet you on the call! (call details below)

May God’s grace be with you.

Location: Any location from your phone
DATE: Sunday November 14, 2021
Call Time Begins:
9a.m. Eastern time
8a.m. Central time
7a.m. Mountain time
6a.m. Pacific time
Call Number:  
712-775-7035
Access Code:
281207#

International numbers and Mobile App

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

(Note: If you will be using one of the call numbers below, you may experience issues in your country. If you are unable to connect, try using the VoIP dialer available at this link. Click on VoIP dialer, go to this number 712-775-7035 in the drop down menu—enter access code 281207 (do not add the # symbol)—enter your name and click on the ‘Place Call’ button.)

The weekly Persecution Watch Prayer Call meets at 9pm Eastern (USA time zone) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information or assistance to host an IDOP event please contact: info@voiceofthepersecuted.org 


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