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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 16, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Psalm 147:1  “Praise the Lord!  How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him!”

  • Pray that our praise may continually be in our mouths, and the persecuted church would take pleasure in praising Adonai.

Psalm 16:3  ” As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all My delight.”

  • Pray the persecuted would know how much they delight and please the Lord.  May they find comfort and joy in this.

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

  • Pray the church would be of great comfort to those who have lost loved ones.

Romans 15:4  “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.”

  • Pray the church would have access to the Word and be comforted and encouraged by them.

Luke 6:27:  “But I tell you who hear me: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”

  • Pray persecuted would be willing and then able to forgive and even love their enemies (want the best for them) in the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Timothy 2:1  “I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–“

  • Pray for the spiritual harvest.

Psalm 37:4  “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

  • Pray the desires of the hearts of those who know the Lord would be realized.

Isaiah 43:19  “See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”

  • Pray the church would perceive new things that God is doing; walk through doors God is opening.
  • Pray God would make a way in a spiritual desert.

Matthew 16:19  “I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

  • Pray for keys to unlock doors, peoples’ hearts for salvation and favor.

Daniel 1:8  “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way.”

  • Pray against a spirit of compromise in the church, against the mixing of the holy and the profane, the Word and pagan practices
  • Pray for protection for the persecuted church:

Through obedience:  Genesis 7:7  “And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood”

Through God’s will and action:  Genesis 19:16  “When he [Lot] hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for God was merciful to them.”

Through God’s favor:  Genesis 31:29  “I have the power to harm you, but last night God of your father said to me ‘Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.'”  

Through miracles:  Luke 4:29-30  “They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill, on which the town was built, in order to throw him down the cliff.  But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.”

Psalm 34:10  “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

  • Pray for supernatural provision for the church, multiplication of resources.

John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

  • Pray that the church would have peace in the midst of their trials.

We will also remember these dear ones:

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 Creekmore, Persecuted 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: (667) 770-1476 (Note: We have a new call-in phone number)

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 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.


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