(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday July 2, 2022, in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.
This week the Lord has put on my heart to pray for people who are being displaced and those who have been displaced. Large numbers of people in Central Africa are being attacked, driven from their homes and ancestral lands by Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen and others. Christians in many other countries have also become refugees.
Psalm 25:17 “The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish.”
- Pray for those who have lost everything; pray they will have peace, trusting in the Lord.
Psalm 119:50 “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise renews my life.”
- Pray For comfort for those who are grieving for murdered loved ones.
- Pray for increased faith in God’s great and precious promises.
Psalm 27:2 “When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall”
- Pray for supernatural protection in Christian villages; their enemies would stumble and fall so they cannot attack.
Refugee camps are crowded and often lack adequate shelter, food and water and medical care.
- Pray for more supplies to be brought in and distributed fairly and Christians will receive what they need.
- Pray for those bringing in the supplies; pray that Bibles and other Christian literature be available.
- Pray for evangelists as well as boldness for other Christians to spread the good news; give them wisdom and divine appointments.
- Pray for supernatural health and healing amid poor sanitary conditions.
- Pray for pastors: give them wisdom and grace to be able to minister to those traumatized; pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
- Pray Christians would grow in their faith despite their tribulations.
- Pray the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit would be manifest in believers.
- Pray for women and girls; that they would not be raped and abused.
- Pray for families to be able to stay together; pray for the fatherless and widows.
Many have fled to other countries.
- Pray they would be able to learn the language and culture. Pray for favor and that they would be able to find employment and build new lives as Christians.
We are continuing 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.
“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
Photo: Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria after a brutal attack on their village by Muslim extremists. (Voice of the Persecuted)
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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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