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Join us on the Prayer Call for the National Day of Prayer

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(Voice of the Persecuted) You’re invited to join us on Thursday, May 4, 2023, in a special prayer conference call for the National Day of Prayer hosted by Persecution Watch.

Background of the National Day of Prayer

In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer, including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer in the United States..

The National Prayer Committee was formed in the United States in 1972. It went on to create the National Day of Prayer Task Force, with the intended purpose of coordinating events for the National Day of Prayer.  According to the Legal Information Institute, the President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.

To learn more about the National Day of Prayer click here.

The 2023 National Day of Prayer theme is: ”Pray Fervently in Righteousness.” Praying that our nation will live out the truth in the theme verse, James 5:16, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Join the conference call, this evening, and pray with us for the USA.



FEDERAL and STATE: executive, legislative, judicial, LOCAL: executive, legislative, judicial, fire, police, first responders

  • Pray for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to make wise decisions at all times.
  • Pray for leaders to show the glory of God as they serve our nation.
  • Pray for wisdom and discernment on the major national and global challenges they adress daily.
  • Pray that God will grant wisdom in the decisions related to Ukraine and Russia.
  • Pray that leaders will lead according to executive, legislative, judicial


Courageous and wise leaders—God’s protection—Continual dependence on God

  • Pray for military leaders responsible for those under their command.
  • Pray for personnel serving our nation in the military and from them to exhibit the love of God across our nation and around the globe.
  • Pray for the protection and support of the families who are left behind.


Communicators of truth—Sharing inspirational stories—Respecting others

  • Pray for each person working in the media and arts professions to find new ways to use their talents and technology to fill the airwaves with the Gospel message.
  • Prayer for decision makers within media to realize that they can make a profit by producing uplifting Christ-centered projects.


Leaders of honesty and integrity—Creators of economic blessing—Helpers and givers to local communities

  • Pray for business leaders to show Christ-like humility as they engage in their trade.
  • Pray for employees and employers to work with a strong sense of unified purpose.
  • Pray that businesses will prosper and that prosperity of businesses will boost our economy.
  • Pray for those who have lost jobs and that God would provide their needs.


Highly values truth—Expects excellence—Prepares students to win

  • Pray for the Administrators, teachers, and faculty as they invest preparing the next generation.
  • Pray for a safe atmosphere conductive for learning.
  • Pray for parents who homeschool their children.
  • Pray for college students as they balance school and social life.


Biblically based, Christ-centered—Holy Spirit empowered—Great Commission driven

  • Pray for churches as they work to reach their neighborhoods with the Gospel.
  • Pray the church will place a focus on the Great Commission.
  • Pray for pastors who are faithful but fatigued and ask God to give them a fresh wave of energy and strength.
  • Pray that churches will elevate the ministry of prayer.


Follow the Bible—Practice forgiveness—Love one another

  • Pray for God’s glory to be shown through the strengthening of families.
  • Pray that families will exhibit unity and love toward one another.
  • Pray that husbands and wives will honor and respect one another.
  • Pray that healthy relationships will be established and maintained between parents and children.
  • Pray that families will prioritize praying and worshipping together.

The Harvest

  • 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

Spiritual Fullness in Christ  

  • 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

The Prayer of Faith

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Merlaine, Persecution Watch Prayer 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#

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?

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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