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Reasons to Pray for the Persecuted Church

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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, May 7, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Help us to lift up the persecuted church.

The Word tells us not to be surprised when we are persecuted, when we hear of wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes and famines in various places; but to look up because our redemption draws near.

Psalm 95:6  “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”  

  • Pray for worshippers and a spirit of worship among God’s people.

Psalm 95:1-2  “Come, let us sing to the LORD, let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.”

  • Pray they would have thankful hearts in the midst of trials and be able to sing to Yah, even as Paul and Silas in prison.

Acts 16:26  “Suddenly there was a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.”

  • Pray for miraculous ways for Christians held captive to escape or be rescued.

Acts 16:29-30  “The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.  He then brought them out and asked, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ “

  • Pray these miracles would lead to the salvation of many people and households.

John 4:35  “Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’?  I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”

Isaiah 52:7  “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those that bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ “

            *  Pray as scripture says, for more laborers to reap the harvest; for sowers and reapers:  for evangelists and missionaries, for those who broadcast by radio or internet, for innovative ways to spread the gospel.

Acts 16:14  “One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshipper of God.  The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”

  • Pray for God to open peoples’ hearts, for Him to give the increase.

Psalm 119:67  “Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I obey Your Word”

  • Pray that the affliction unbelievers or carnal Christians are going through would turn them to Messiah Yeshua with all their heart.

Psalm 119:133 “Direct my footsteps according to Your Word; let no sin rule over me.”

Pray footsteps of God’s workers would be ordered by the Lord; may they walk in the Spirit that they not sin.

Psalm 119:114  “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your Word.”

  • Pray for protection for laborers and all believers.
  • Pray they would not be discouraged, but always hope in the Word; have God’s perspective.

Psalm 119:116  “Sustain me according to Your promise and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.”

  • Pray for provision, even miraculous provision.

Psalm 119:11  “I Have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.”

  • Pray Christians would be able to memorize God’s Word, especially for when they do not have access to it.
  • Pray they would not deny Messiah, even under duress, or turn back when pressured.

Psalm 107:20  “He sent His Word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave.”

  • Pray for health and healing.

Psalm 103:19  “The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His Kingdom rules over all.”

  • Let all believers have peace that He rules overall, that His will is going to be done, and that all things work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose; let us have complete trust in Adonai. Let us all be sure that He wants the best for all of us.

We will continue to lift up these persecuted witnesses to the Lord:

Leah Sharibu prisoner of Boko Haram since 2018. Pray for her release.

Alice Loksha Ngaddah was kidnapped in February 2019. She is a mother of two, working as a nurse for UNICEF. Pray for her release.

Pastor Wang Yi to be released from Chinese prison.

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.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran for his release and his family as their persecution continues. Pastor Nadarkhani is serving the second year of his six-year sentence.

The Harvest

“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)

Valerie Creekmore, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Moderator

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

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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.

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