(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.
I was reading Psalm 102 and thought there were some good things to pray about.
“Hear my prayer O LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.”
- Pray that God would hear the prayers of believers and answer quickly as they cry out for help.
Psalm 102:5 “Because of my loud groaning I am reduced to skin and bones.”
- Pray comfort for persecuted church.
- Pray for recovery from starvation and other forms of deprivation; pray basic needs be met.
Psalm 102:7 “I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a housetop.”
- Pray for fellowship with other believers.
Psalm 102:8 “All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.”
- Pray for those who are rejected by their families and for many who are thrown out of their homes.
Psalm 102:12 “But you, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.”
- Pray church would trust in the sovereignty of God.
Psalm 102:13 “You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.”
- Pray the church would love and favor Zion; would pray for peace of Jerusalem.
- Pray for favor by governments and individuals for those being persecuted.
Psalm 102:15 “The Nations will fear the Name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere Your glory.”
- Pray all nations would fear the LORD; pray for the harvest of souls.
Psalm 102:16 “For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in His glory.
- Pray believers would be encouraged, knowing that Messiah will appear in His glory. Pray they keep their eyes on Him.
Psalm 102:19-20 “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”
- Pray for those in prison because of Messiah; for their release, protection, endurance.
Psalm 102:28 “The children of Your servants will live in Your presence; their descendants will be established before You.”
- Pray for salvation for our children and grandchildren; pray their purpose on this earth will be fulfilled.
Psalm 103:3 “He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.”
- Pray supernatural healing for Nadia, Butch and family; for Lois and family; for all believers.
Psalm 103:20 “Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His Word.”
- Ask the Almighty to release His angels for protection and every need.
We are continuing to lift 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
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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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