(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.
It seems that almost anywhere I read in the Bible, I see prayer points for the persecuted and oppressed.
Daily reading at least one Psalm, one I rarely hear quoted, Psalm 109 though verse 8, is quoted in Acts 1:20. I also read in Jeremiah and Corinthians. Let us pray through these Scriptures.
Psalm 109:1-2 “O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.”
- Pray the church would stand up against these lies and not be deceived.
Psalm 109:8 “May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.”
- Pray wicked leaders would be replaced by more compassionate and Godly leaders.
Psalm 109:22 “For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.”
- Pray for healing of wounds: physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Psalm 109:28-29 “They may curse, but you will bless; when they attack they will be put to shame, but your servant will rejoice. My accusers will be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as a cloak.”
- Pray for a spirit of joy and rejoicing; thanksgiving that an undeserved curse does not come to rest. (Proverbs 26:2)
- Pray those who attack will be put to shame (not to be shamed is very important in most cultures, hence honor killings). Pray this shame will cause them to consider their ways and bring them to salvation.
Psalm 109:31 “For He stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.”
- Pray for protection; release angelic hosts.
Jeremiah 15:15 “You understand, O Lord; remember me and care for me. Avenge me on my persecutors.”
- Pray the persecuted would have a greater understanding of God’s love and care for them.
- Pray they would not seek revenge on their persecutors but give it to God and let God avenge them.
Jeremiah 15:16 “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight. For I bear Your Name, O LORD God Almighty.”
- Pray for access to the Word; for the Word to get deep inside their spirits; would delight in it.
Jeremiah 15:19 “If you utter worthy, not worthless words, you will be my spokesman.”
- Much is said in the Bible about what we speak, for life and death is in the power of the tongue. Pray our words would be in line with God’s Word and will, for deliverance from idle words.
- Pray we would be spokesmen for Yeshua, to bring many to salvation, to heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead as per direction of the Holy Spirit, hearing clearly.
Jeremiah 15:21 “I will save you from the hands of the wicked and redeem you from the grasp of the cruel.”
- Pray for those in prison or other captivity; for Adonai to ransom them and cause them to escape; for endurance.
1 Corinthians 10:21 “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
- Pray against compromise in the church; of integrating other theologies and tribal customs with the Word.
1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
- Pray to be able to keep focus on the eternal, to walk in the Holy Spirit.
We are continuing to lift up these persecuted witnesses to the Lord:
Leah Sharibu a 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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