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Persecution Watch: Praying for those on the Front Lines

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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday 6, November 2021 in a conference prayer call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Dear Prayer Warriors, let us pray for the frontline workers as many of them face persecution.

Psalm 33:1-5

“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the 10 stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy. For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”

Notice that praise and joy are connected.

        *  Pray for a spirit of praise among your workers, which brings joy.

Psalm 33:6, 11

“By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever; the purposes of his heart through all generations”

        *  Pray they would be encouraged to trust Adonai and have peace, knowing for certain that our God is in control.

Psalm 33:10

“The Lord foils the plans of the Nations; he thwarts the purposes of the people.”

Psalm 64:2

“Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked; from that noisy crowd of evil doers”

        *  Pray the evil plans of those against them and other Christians would be brought to nothing.

        *  Pray for their protection and hide them.  Let their ministry activities be hidden.

Psalm 33:18-19

“But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him; on those who hope in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.”

        *  Pray for provision.

Psalm 91:6

[I will not fear] “The pestilence that walks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday”

        *  Pray for the health and strength of workers.

Psalm 140:13

“Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will dwell in your presence”

        *  Pray they would feel a real sense of God’s presence and hear clearly from the Holy Spirit.

Acts 4:29

“Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your Word with great boldness”

        *  Pray for boldness with wisdom in doing the work of the Kingdom; be Kingdom minded.

        *  Pray for open doors and many opportunities for Kingdom work.

Acts 4:30

“Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Yeshua”

        *  Pray for signs and wonders following to confirm your Word.

Matthew 28:20

“Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.”

        *  Pray that workers would strengthen those who have professed Messiah and help them grow.

Proverbs 8:35

“For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord”

        *  Pray for favor among those they are ministering to; pray for favor with God and man.

Isaiah 28:12a

“To whom he said, “This is the resting place; let the weary rest … “

        *  Pray for times of refreshing and rest.

        *  Pray for their families.

Now let us also pray for: 

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

  • 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.

Pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison, for his family, the children, and the church in China. Pastor Wang Yi who is currently serving his prison sentence.

Anita an Iranian Christian, persecuted by the Islamic regime seeking asylum.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran, for his release and his family as their persecution continues. At present he is serving his six-year sentence. 

Valerie, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Moderator

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

USA Time Zone:

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#

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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 time in the United States (please check your time zone). Blaine also served as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted, and the missions became one. Brother Blaine passed into glory on December 26, 2019. It was truly a blessing for all of us to serve alongside this dear man of God and he will be greatly missed. The prayer mission of Persecution Watch remains an important part of our mission. Voice of the Persecuted is committed to continue the prayer conference call for the persecuted along with the dedicated Persecution Watch prayer warrior team.

Prior to the passing of Brother Blaine, he confirmed the passing of the torch as prayer conference call leader to Nadia Dybvik. Nadia has a burdened heart for the persecuted and is a prayer warrior standing in the gap for them. She joined the Persecution Watch prayer team in 2013 and has been part of the core ever since. Before becoming the prayer call leader, she served in the role of prayer moderator since 2015. Blaine chose Nadia for her faithfulness to pray for the persecuted and her strong commitment to the Persecution Watch mission. We are blessed not only with her gift of prayer, but her genuine love for every brother and sister in Christ that comes on the call to pray. May the Lord continue to bless Nadia and the prayer team in the mission and their personal lives.

“Pray for us” is the number one request that we hear from the persecuted. As the members of the first century Church were moved by the Holy Spirit to pray, we too must continue to serve those suffering persecution by lifting them up to the Lord through prayer.

On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the conference call to share the trials they are 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 are new to the call and cannot 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!

God bless and protect you in your faithfulness to serve.

Lois Kanalos, Founder, Voice of the Persecuted, Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Leader and the Persecution Watch Prayer Team

NOTE: Please fill out the form in the sign up link below to be included in our distribution list to receive urgent prayer requests, prayer points, notification of special prayer events and special guest speakers.

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.

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

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