(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.
More and more we see the spirits warring with one another, good against evil. The evil spirits seem to be winning, and they may be for now, until Elohim says “enough”.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Israel.
We have prayer the last part of Ephesians 6 before, but I feel that we should do so again.
Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”
- Pray for all Christians, especially those being persecuted, to be strong in the Lord, trusting in His mighty power, and keeping their eyes on Adonai.
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
- Pray Christians would recognize the devil’s schemes and not be deceived or influenced by them.
Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
- Pray Christians would remember who they are fighting against, not war with their brothers, be able to forgive their enemies, direct their fighting against the powers of darkness in the demonic realms.
Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
- Pray Christians would not deny their faith but be able to stand their ground.
- Pray their children would also be able to stand their ground; pray for the children of believers.
Ephesians 6:14 “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place.
- Pray for a love of the truth. We know our righteousness is in Yeshua, yet the Word tells us to be Holy as He is Holy.
- Pray for a seeking after the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. (Matthew 6:33)
Ephesians 6:15 “And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”
- Pray for the ability, discernment, and boldness to share the plan of salvation.
Ephesians 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 the gift of faith and for the believers to exercise this gift; pray all may have abundant faith.
Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”
- Pray the persecuted would have access to the Word, by supernatural means if necessary.
- Pray Christians would be able to rightly divide the Word of truth.
- Pray Christians would be able to use the Word in strategic warfare against the enemy the powers of darkness, principalities, rulers, other spiritual forces.
Ephesians 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 for the ability for Christians to be able to pray in the Spirit (Romans 8:26:27).
- Pray for more intercessors to stand in the gap and know how to pray; to be able to use the Word as a sword against the powers of darkness.
- Pray more of the church would wake up and be fervent for the Lord and His Kingdom
Ephesians 6:19 “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given to me so that I may fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.”
- Pray that when Christians open their mouths, You, O Lord, will fill it (Psalm 81:10); that we would not love our lives unto death but be led by the Holy Spirit.
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
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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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