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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday June 4,2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Dear Prayer Warriors, this weekend begins God’s appointed time of Shavuot (Pentecost). It is when the Holy Spirit was given.  It is one of the three times a year that Israelites were to gather in Jerusalem before the Lord. That is why so many nationalities were represented and gathered there. 

There is a connection between Shavuot and Pentecost.

Exodus 32:28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. 29 Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the Lord today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.”

Acts 2:41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

After the people of Israel built the golden calf, God sent the Levites through the crowd, killing about 3,000. At Pentecost, about 3,000 are saved, the same number returned to God’s chosen people.

Joel 2:28-29, quoted in Acts 2:17-18

 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”

  • Pray for God’s Spirit to be poured out on all people, for gifts of Spirit to operate. 
  • Pray for salvation for many people, even people groups.
  • Pray for leaders of Nations to be saved.

Romans 11:26-27  “And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: ‘the Deliverer will come from Zion; He will turn godlessness away from Jacob, And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”

  • Pray that many more Jews would enter into the Kingdom of God.
  • Pray for thankful hearts because Yah always keeps His covenant.

Romans 11:11b “His purpose was to make His salvation available to the Gentiles, and then the Jews would be jealous and begin to want God’s salvation for themselves.”

  • Pray that Christians would act in such a way as to make the Jews jealous.

Proverbs 29:25 “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord will be kept safe.”

  • Pray the fear of man will not keep people from believing or believers from sharing the Word or their testimony.
  • Thanksgiving that all who trust in the Lord will be kept safe. Pray for their protection.

Psalm 103:6 “The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.”

  • Pray the persecuted church would trust God to vindicate them  and work righteousness for them.
  • Pray against any root of bitterness. 

Philippians 3:10  “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death.”

  • Pray the church would abide in Messiah, through the good and evil times, having close fellowship, becoming more and more like Him. 
  • Pray the church would experience the power of His resurrection.

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

  • Pray for ability to memorize scriptures.
  • Pray for access to the Word.

Psalm 34:1 “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on our lip.”

  • Pray for a spirit of praise and joy in believers.

We are continuing to lift up these persecuted witnesses to the Lord:

Alice Loksha Ngaddah was kidnapped in March 2018. She is a mother of two, who was working as a nurse for UNICEF. Pray for her release.

Leah Sharibu prisoner of Boko Haram since 2018. 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

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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