You are invited to join us on Tuesday March 1, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.
Remember, Encourage, and Pray for the Persecuted
Dear Prayer Warriors, I have received a prayer request from a dear friend of mine. Because of sensitive information and for his protection we are calling him Brothers S.
Recently Brother S held some training with Believers in his country. It was a larger gathering than usual and since then the interest of the police has been heightened. Some of the Believers have been brought in for questioning and Brother S even had his brother receive a call from the police asking about him. They want to know what he does for work, where he lives, and what he has to do with the Christians in the country.
Please pray for our dear brother, that God will keep him safe and that all of us involved will make good decisions on how to best help him. He loves the people in his country and wants to continue doing ministry there. Here are his prayer requests:
I have great confidence in the power of your prayers. As a result, I ask that you join me in praying for the following:
Pray that believers in this country will be able to continue to live in peace without major persecution or trouble with the authorities.
Pray that this news will not be a stumbling block for other believers, that this news will not lead them to fear or turn from their faith.
Pray that if this situation continues or increases that the Lord will give me wisdom in how to respond to the authorities.
Pray for protection and wisdom as we continue our usual activities despite this increased surveillance.
Pray that we will move forward with trust and confidence in the Lord.
Pray that those in my family will not be afraid of these questions, but it will open new opportunities for me to share the Truth with them.
Pray that the Lord would guard the eyes of authorities and those asking questions. Pray for the materials and administrative notes in my possession, that they will not be seen by those who do not need to see them.
I thank you sincerely for your love. May the LORD richly bless you.
Hebrews 13:3 “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”
We are continuing 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 for Pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison.
- Pray for Anita, a Christian convert facing a long prison term who escaped from Iran and praying 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.
“I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me” (Acts 26:18)
The Lord’s servant
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 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
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