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Persecution Watch: Praying Through Ephesians

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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, August 13, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

We have prayed through the passage of scripture in Ephesians 10 – 20 some time ago. Nevertheless, I feel it is good to do it again. 

Ephesians 10, 11:

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 

  • Pray the Believers would be prepared to stand against the powers of darkness. 

Verse 6:12:

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 

  • Pray the church would know who their real enemy is, and so be able to forgive and pray for their worldly enemies. 

Ephesians 6:13:

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

  • Pray believers would be equipped with the whole armor of God0 

Verse 6:14:

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

  • Pray the belt of truth would keep them from being deceived by the lies of the enemy.
  • Pray the church would be righteous, not deceiving; that they would be a good witness to the world.

Verse 6:15:

“And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace”

  • Pray believers would have supernatural peace, knowing their eternal destiny.
  • Pray for boldness and clarity in declaring the good news of our Savior making peace with men by His blood.

Verse 6:16:

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one”

  • Pray for increased faith and trust in Adonai, knowing he is sovereign and because he works all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to His purpose.

Verse 6:17:

“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”

  • Pray church would have access to the Word; be able to rightly divide the Word of Truth.
  • Pray believers would be discipled; to be able to gather and strengthen one another. For NGOs to strengthen the church. 

Verse 6:18:

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Saints.”

  • Pray church would pray more with more effective prayers; make prayer a priority. 

Verse 6:19:

“Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given to me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel”

  • Let us remember to pray for one another.
  • Words from the Holy Spirit would be given when we pray and when we proclaim the gospel0 

Verse 6:20:

“For which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should 

  • Pray the fear of man would not be a snared. 

Psalm 103:1:

“Praise the Lord O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy Name”

  • Let us remind ourselves to give praise in every circumstance.

Amen

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.

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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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)

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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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