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Let Us Pray: Reports of Christians Persecuted

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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, September 3, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

According to Open Doors, dozens of North Koreans were arrested and shot at a worship service, then their families were rounded up and jailed.

  • Pray comfort for grieving families.
  • Pray for endurance for believers who were captured.
  • Pray for salvation for unbelievers who were captured and for those who arrested them.
  • Pray the Lord would bring down or replace this wicked regime according to His will.
  • Pray for protection for believers in North Korea.

Two people have a safe house ministry in China for North Koreans who cross the border.  They are struggling with health issues and arrest.

When a Laotian woman came to faith, she burned the idols in her home.  Villagers destroyed her home, drove her away, and beat other Christians.

  • Pray for displaced believers; pray for hope and faith.

Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him; so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

In Mozambique, two pastors were displaced and now have a ministry to other refugees fleeing violence. 

  • Pray for renewed health for the pastors running the safe house ministry in China.
  • Pray for provision, protection, discernment, endurance, wisdom and compassion for those ministers.
  • Pray for many salvations from their ministry; for growth and comfort for Christians who fled.

In India, Pastor Shankar was murdered, and 26 other pastors were attacked.

  • Pray for grieving families, for Godly courage and wisdom among the leadership and congregations.

Someone put acid in Leebee’s (an East Asian Christian) drink, and the Lord healed and sustained her. Though persecuted, she gained the trust of those who used to persecute her.

  • Pray for many supernatural healings to encourage and sustain the Christians; pray for many salvations because of people seeing God’s goodness and power to those who love Him.

In Vietnam, believers returned a blessing for evil when they built toilet facilities at the homes of their former persecutors. 

  • Pray that the seed of this sacrifice would bring many salvations; pray unbelievers would see that Christians build up and help society.

Pastor Kajo was attacked by Muslims during a church service; but he was the one sent to prison for “disturbing the peace”.

  • Pray for justice for him and others.

Proverbs 18:5 “It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice.”

Anyone selling Bible in Khazakstan can be fined the equivalent of three weeks wages.  Churches must also register and be monitored.

  • Pray for God’s Word to go swiftly throughout Khazakstan and the earth.

Psalm 147:15 “He sends His command to the earth; His Word runs swiftly.”

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

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 

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

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