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In the Will of God Let Us Pray for the Persecuted

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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

In line with the will of God, let us pray for the persecuted church in the light of the Word found in the Scriptures.

Ephesians 1:17 “I keep asking that the God of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better,”

  • Pray for wisdom for the church; pray for increased revelation in the knowledge of Messiah.

Ephesians 4:3-5 “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to one hope when you were called — one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is over all and in all and through all.”

  • Pray for unity in the church

Ephesians 5:33 “However, each one of you must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

  • Pray for marriages; persecution can place an additional strain on them but can also bring them closer together.  Pray marriages would incorporate these Godly parameters and submit themselves to one another.

Ephesians 6:2-4 ” ‘Honor your father and mother’ — which is the first commandment with a promise — that it may go well with you and may enjoy a long life on earth.  Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

  • Pray children would honor their parents; pray Christian children would not depart from the faith; give parents wisdom in bringing them up.

Psalm 3:1-3 “O LORD, how many are my foes!  How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me ‘God will not deliver him’.  But you are a shield around me, O LORD, my glorious one, who lifts up my head.”

  • Pray for protection from enemies of the church.
  • Pray the persecuted church would be encouraged, be able to meet with one another.

Psalm 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.”

  • Pray for access to the Word; pray would delight in the Word.

Psalm 9:20 “Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the Nations know they are but men.”

  • Pray for salvation for leaders of Nations.

Psalm 7:9 “O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring an end to the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.”

  • Pray salvation for the people in Nations that persecute Christians; pray wicked leaders be replaced by more compassionate ones.

Psalm 9:7,8 “The LORD reigns forever; He has established His throne for judgment.  He will judge the world in righteousness; He will govern the peoples with justice.”

  • Help those who have been deeply wounded to forgive, knowing that vengeance belongs to the LORD, who has all power.

Psalm 9:9,10 “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed; a stronghold in times of trouble.  Those who know your Name will trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You.”

  • Show the persecuted where to find refuge, where to meet in secret; blind the eyes of those seeking them.
  • Give them peace, bind the spirit of fear over believers, knowing You never leave or forsake them.

Matthew 15:36-37 “Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.”

  • Pray for abundant provision, even supernatural provision of all kinds — when perhaps food is denied, hospitals are denied, etc.

1 Corinthians 12:4 “There are different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit

  • Pray the gifts of the Holy Spirit would operate in the church.

Psalm 7:17 “I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the Name of the LORD most high.”

  • Pray for a spirit of thankfulness.
  • Pray they would have fullness of joy and be able to sing to the LORD MOST HIGH!

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 (Note: We have a new call-in phone number)

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

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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