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Persecution Watch: Praying through the Sermon on the Mount

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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, December 10, 2022, in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Matthew 5:4  “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted”

  • Pray the Holy Spirit would comfort all who have lost loved ones, especially through persecution.

Matthew 5:10-12  “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad for great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

  • Pray would be able to rejoice and be glad although they are persecuted.
  • Pray would not be discouraged because they know they are blessed and have a great reward in heaven.

Matthew 5:13  “You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”

  • Pray new converts (or older ones too), would not be pressured to deny their faith, likely causing the Word to be trampled upon by men.

Matthew 5:14-16  “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead, they put it on a stand and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

  • Pray the church would give light to everyone in their house and all those around (that includes our house).
  • May the world take notice of Christians’ good deeds and want to know why they are helping them.

Matthew 5:17  “Do not think I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them.’

  • Pray for the Spirit of Truth; that men would rightly divide the Word, especially the believers.

Matthew 5:23,24  “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.  First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”

  • Pray there be no rancor or unforgiveness among the brothers; pray for a spirit of love and unity.

Matthew 5:32  “But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to commit adultery, and anyone who marries a woman so divorced commits adultery.”

  • Pray that pressure from persecution would bring families closer together and not drive them apart.

Matthew 5:43,44  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy’.  But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

  • One we pray a lot — to be able to pray for our enemies and truly forgive them.

Matthew 6:11,26  “Give us today our daily bread.”  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear….”

  • Pray for provision for those being persecuted:  those being denied jobs, etc.
  • Pray for the gift of faith not to worry; thank Adonai for His great and precious promises, the Word says He does not disappoint.

Matthew 7:7  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

  • Pray for believers to cry out for God’s heart, their needs, others’ needs; pray for unbelievers to ask for truth and for seeking hearts.
  • Pray for open doors to share the gospel, to preach the Word, to exercise gifts, etc.

Matthew 7:13,14  “Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

  • Pray that many would find salvation.

Matthew 7:15,20  “Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” “Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them”.

  • Pray for a spirit of discernment.  Pray to be able to recognize false brethren.
  • Pray for many to be saved.

Again, we want to lift these persecuted witnesses to the Lord:  

  • Leah Sharibu, a prisoner of Boko Haram since 2018, pray for her release.
  • Alice Loksha Ngaddah, kidnapped February 2019. She is a mother of two, working as a nurse for UNICEF. Pray for her release.
  • Pray For Pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison.
  • Pray for Anita to make an easy transition into her new culture and that the Lord will be gracious in bringing her family members to Canada.
  • For the release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran, and his family as their persecution continues. Pastor Nadarkhani is serving the second year of his six-year sentence, recently reduced from ten years.

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

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.

The Lord’s servant,

Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Conference Call Leader

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