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Tonight on Persecution Watch: The Ultimate Sacrifice (Nov. 12, 2019)

(Voice of the Persecuted) My Brothers and Sisters, yesterday Americans celebrated Veterans Day honoring those who served in the armed forces of the United States. My husband is also Veteran and I am so proud of him and thankful for his service.

A multitude of our military men have given their lives to defend and protect our nation and freedom. Memorial Day is a holiday set aside on the last Monday in May to pay tribute to those who died serving in the military.

As a Christians, we know God loved us so much, that He gave His Son as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. In John 3:16-18 it is written:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Because of Christs’ ultimate sacrifice, we who believe in Him will not be condemned, but will have eternal life. We recognize by His mercy that we love Him because He loved us first. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

He extended His sacrifice to all those who do not believe in Him for It is written,

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:17-18)

What a beautiful gift God gave to all who believe.

Many persecuted Christians have sacrificed their lives by being put to death because they were not willing to deny Jesus but follow Him until the end. Many are facing this threat, today.

I welcome you to join tonight’s prayer conference call as the Spirit leads you to lift up your prayers for the Persecuted church and Global harvest of souls.

In Christs’ Love,

Nadia Dybvik/Merlaine Smokes, Prayer Team Moderators

From any location on your phone

Time: 

9:00 PM EST

8:00 PM CST+

7:00 PM MST

6:00 PM PST

Call in number: 712 775-7035      

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

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 has 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 (please check your time zone). Blaine also serves as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted.

On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the call to share the trials they’re 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’re new to the call and can’t 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.

Meet you on the call!

Tonight on Persecution Watch: Can you pray for those most deem UNWORTHY?

(Voice of the Persecuted)Recently there has been a lot of movement between Syria and Turkey.   A decades old war resurfaced as Turkey declared war on the Kurds desiring to establish border control and push the Kurd’s back even further.  Soon after Turkey declared a temporary cease fire but not in time to stop prison doors from opening, refugee camps from emptying and releasing ISIS operatives who had been captured and detained—including thousands of ISIS Brides and their children.

For the women of ISIS, it is a desperate situation and one that’s proving very complicated for them.  Most of these women came to the region by way of marriage and the promise of a holiday with their husbands only to find themselves deceived, far from home or help—trapped.  Instead of being with the man they thought they knew, they were in the hands of ISIS.

It’s complicated because no one wants to help them and for good reason.  They are in danger and many of them are dangerous.  Suspicion follows their every move.  Nations are uneasy about bringing these women and their children home.  Refugee camp aid workers approach them with great caution because their colleagues have been attacked by them.  Typically. they are kept in secure areas set apart in the camps. Some loyal to ISIS have befriended other women only to turn on them. With their guard down, the unsuspecting friend or their young daughters are abducted and sold to become ISIS brides.

Desperate, complicated and messy.  But this is exactly what the Bride of Christ excels in when we come together to pray. Staring down the face of evil by penetrating the enemies camp thru the power of prayer and the spoken word God!

Tonight, would you join us as we come together to do just that on behalf of these desperate women and children.  There are tens of thousands who are war torn and battle weary, deceived and lost.  Your prayers have a powerful impact on the lives of those who you pray for.

…And I, I’m desperate for you

…And I, I’m lost without you

Michael W Smith, Song, “This is the air I breath”

Let’s pray that the word’s of Michael W Smith song become reality, a ballad song for the Brides of ISIS and their children. Jesus said to His Bride, the Bride of Christ…”But take heart; I have overcome the world!”…and because of this we have the Victory! Jesus wins, every time!

Join us tonight as we pray!

Sister Leigh

See tonight’s Prayer Points below

From any location on your phone

Time: 

9:00 PM EST

8:00 PM CST+

7:00 PM MST

6:00 PM PST

Call in number: 712 775-7035      

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

Prayer Points

Satan has twisted the truth through the teachings of Mohammad and Islam.  God has a plan for redemption for each of these women’s lives.

  • 🙏​ Let’s Pray for these lost souls, the Brides of ISIS. Pray that they will discover the unconditional love of the Father thru faith in Jesus Christ and be set free from the oppressive lies found in the Quran.  Pray that they will find courage and hope in the Gospel message and take on a new identity as followers of Jesus as they become part of the Bride of Christ and not fall back into a yoke of slavery as the Word of God warns. It is for Freedom that Christ has set us Free and whom the Son sets Free is Free indeed!

You may recall as President Trump announced to the nation that we had captured and killed the most wanted, horrifically notorious leader of ISIS, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi. The President spoke to the nation and world mentioning several of those who died at the hands of al-Baghdadi. One of those was Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, Arizona. Kayla was taken captive 2013 in Aleppo, Syria. She was tortured, raped and forced to marry al-Baghdadi. Kayla never gave up hope that she would be set free and able to return home. But tragically, she was caught in a raid on one of al-Baghdadi’s camps. It was bombed and Kayla was killed. The work of a missionary and aid worker is very dangerous. We as Christians believe who God has called to this type of work and ministry, He also equips and enables them to do the work of compassion.

Currently ISIS Brides are typically held in gated areas of refugee camps because they have stoned and stabbed aid workers. Often, they raise the flag of ISIS in plain sight to intimidate the missionaries and aid workers. This of course has made it even more difficult for the them to reach out to these women. There’s also a real threat of being abducted due to limited security available for the workers or those who are being held in the camps. Imagine 40,000 refugees and the daunting task of maneuvering through the tents to help people and not knowing what you may encounter.

  • 🙏 Let’s pray for courage and discernment for each of these workers and that the very presence of God will go before them as they endeavor to help the ISIS Brides. Pray for courage and opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ.  Pray for their safety and for the provision and not only for those they are serving but for themselves as well. Pray that they have real tangible sense of success!  Pray that others will take up the call to serve and that God will make a way for them to reach these women, ISIS Brides.

The amount of abuse that the children of ISIS have gone through is heart wrenching. Most are fatherless and cling to their mothers. They have endured war and have been exposed to all kinds of tortures and abuses. Young children and teenagers have been indoctrinated into the lies of Islam. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

  • 🙏Let’s Pray that these precious children will not be lost to the deceits of Islam.  Pray that God will make a way for them to hear and receive the good news that Jesus loves them.  Pray that the lies they have been taught to hate will be undone and that they will know the truth and be set free.  Pray that the purpose of God for each of their lives will not be snuffed out but that He who has begun a good will work will complete it in them until the day of Christ.

Nations such as Canada have announced that repatriating ISIS Brides is NOT a priority. No-go zones cannot exist without the complicity of a host country.  Both repatriating and no-go zones are a muddied mess for the returning of ISIS Brides and rightfully so. Should Sharia Law supersede the constitution of the United States, no. Clear understanding of the matter coupled with a solution needs to rise out of this muddied mess.

  • 🙏Let’s Pray that the Church of Christ all around the world will step up and begin to tackle the challenge of the ISIS Brides and their children.  Pray that Christians will seek the Lord in prayer and in his Word for vision and fortitude.  Pray that governments will find a way to bring the women home justly.  Most agree that though these women may have been deceived, yet knew very well what they were involved in and that they must stand trial to face the consequences for their choices.  Pray that the church will step up and meet them – the ISIS Brides and their children in their hour of need.  It’s messy but with God not impossible!

Sadly, ISIS is still recruiting and regrouping for its next wave of terror. In the book of Numbers we are told that “…our sin will find us out”.

  • 🙏Let’s Pray that the plans of the enemy to create harm thru militant groups such as ISIS, the Brides of ISIS or any other terrorist organization will be uncovered and stopped.  Pray for the people who are in the military and law enforcement to be able to stay vigilant and informed of any evil plans and that they will be able to track down and capture militants and their leaders such as al-Baghdadi.  Pray for these militants that they too will come to faith in Jesus Christ and lay down their weapons of war for weapons of righteousness!

As we pray for the Persecuted, we also want to pray for the Harvest!  The terror created by Islam in countries has been massive and has created a wave of migration.   There are over 1.6 billion Muslims in the world today.  This has the potential to be the largest Harvest the world has ever seen.  Is the church up for the challenge?

  • 🙏Let’s Pray for the missionaries, the laborers and the average Christian living out their life in their commutes would rise to the occasion and take up the challenge to tell a Muslim about the love of Jesus.  Let’s also Pray that God will touch the hearts and minds of his people and give us vision with which we can engage with the ISIS Brides and their children who are desperate for a way out.  Though the thief comes in the middle of the night to steal and kill and destroy, Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly!”  Pray the Harvest is abundant beyond imagination!

Summary of Sunday’s Event and a Special Invitation for you

(Voice of the Persecuted) Last Sunday, a special event took place and we want to thank each and every one of you who were a part of it. We could never fully express what a joy it is to hear your voice as we speak and pray together in real time. It was a delight to hear one of the first time callers express excitement about praying with others for the persecuted on the call. We’ve included special letters written by the event moderators which they would like you all to read. But first, if you missed the event, we want to explain what it’s all about and share some of what took place. Annually, Persecution Watch and Voice of the Persecuted team up together to host a Call-in Event in recognition of the IDOP, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. The IDOP is scheduled for two Sundays in November. Those in the west normally observe on the first scheduled Sunday. This year, we chose Nov. 3, 2019 as an opportunity for all to join in a 12-hour conference call and pray united with us for the persecuted.

Why we do it…Scripture tells us to pray for one another and our suffering brothers and sisters ask us to pray for them. It’s always their number one request. Voice of the Persecuted (VOP) has partnered with Persecution Watch on many prayer call events for the persecuted church. What is the partnership between Persecution Watch and Voice of the Persecuted? 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, Founder of Persecution Watch, has 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. The prayer focus of the Persecution Watch mission compliments that of Voice of the Persecuted and has become an integral part of the VOP mission. Blaine Scogin, Founder of Persecution Watch, is also the Prayer Director of Voice of the Persecuted. We are blessed and consider all those who pray on this call, VOP’s Prayer Warrior Team!

Voice of the Persecuted brought a Pakistani brother to share some exciting news with those who joined the prayer call. He and his family fled from an extremely dangerous case of persecution in Pakistan. However, they found themselves caught up in the horrific situation of seeking asylum in Thailand. With a heart of compassion, this young man often risked his own safety to help care for others in the same situation. We had waited until the IDOP Call Event to share this praise report with the Prayer Team who had often prayed on and off the call for him. To protect his identity the Prayer Team knew him as Christian. On Sunday, we were thrilled to reintroduce him using his real name. He would like to continue working with Voice of the Persecuted to advocate and bring a light to the situation of Christians in Pakistan. We feel very blessed to have him as part of The VOP team.

From Nadia Dybik, Prayer Team Moderator-Persecution Watch 

I had been looking forward to being on the IDOP 12-hour Prayer Conference Call Event which took place this past Sunday. When the leaders of Persecution Watch and Voice of the Persecuted asked if I would be willing to moderate on the call. I excepted with great excitement.

The Bible tells us to “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:3) I feel morally obligated to pray for my brothers and sisters who are persecuted for accepting Jesus as their Savior. They know their loved ones may shun and cut-off all communication, even attack them, when they decide to become a Christian. They realize the great risk of persecution yet are still willing to suffer. They understand that to follow and share Jesus with others may even cost their lives. The Lord has revealed himself to these dear ones and in their hearts there’s no turning back. Many go through unimaginable sufferings and persecutions simply because they will not deny Jesus. They ask us to pray for their endurance to overcome whatever trial they face. With all they go through, it amazes me that they also pray for us here in America!

Oh, what a privilege it was for me to be on the prayer conference call. To be obedient to God’s calling to serve Him, to know that we were in His presence as I moderated this call of prayer for the persecuted. Each time one of you joined in to pray with me, I rejoiced! It was so beautiful to hear the many Spirit led prayers lifted to the Lord for our persecuted brothers, sisters and their children. For missions and missionaries, leaders, nations and for each other. United, we praised God and Glorified His name!

It’s always encouraging when we hear from persecuted brothers and sisters who are invited to share on the call. We hear their voice; we ask them questions and we pray together with them. They often tell us that they were able to bear their sufferings because they felt our prayers sustaining them. We are so blessed to stand in the gap for our dear brothers and sisters.

What a joy to hear the good news of those whom we have prayed for are finally free. We prayed many times for our brother Raymond from Pakistan, whom we used to call Christian. I was so happy that I cried when I heard his voice again and to learn he was finally free! A Canadian Church chose to sponsor him with his mother and two brothers. They are finally starting a new life and freely able to worship our Father. May the HE be glorified!

Brother Blaine, Founder of Persecution Watch, often recites, ‘The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much’ found in James 5:16.  We recently learned that he is battling serious health issues and was in the Hospital. One of our many prayers was to have our dear brother back on the call. He not only was able to join but to pray on Sunday’s call. That prayer has been answered! You should have heard the fervent prayer of this faithful servant crying out to Him for the Persecuted Church. It is often through persecution, trials and afflictions that we get even closer to the Lord.

I often think how sad it is for any Believer who hasn’t experienced the Spirit-filled joy and glory of going at the foot of the Cross to pray. I can honestly tell you this, we do not go on the Call and expect our hearts not to be changed! The Lord said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” (Luke 10:2) You are welcome to join the prayer conference call every Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday! Come faithful servant of the Lord.

In Christ love,

Nadia Dybvik

From Leigh Murphy, Prayer Team Moderator-Persecution Watch 

Greetings to all of you,

Great are you, Lord!  You give life, you are love and you bring light to the darkness.  In the words of Blaine Scogin, the Founder of Persecution Watch and Prayer Director of Voice of the Persecuted, Brother Blaine shared that “God has given us powerful weapons that are not of this world.  We recognize those weapons as the Word of God and Prayer.

Imagine the power of using His Word as we pray.  Through the Holy Spirit, we can pray powerful prayers to uphold our persecuted family!  And, indeed this is truly what took place on Sunday’s 12-hour prayer call for the persecuted which was sponsored by Persecution Watch and Voice of the Persecuted with its Founder and Advocate, Lois Kanalos.  People from all over the world assembled through the phone lines to pray together in one accord for our Brothers and Sisters who are suffering because of their faith in Jesus Christ.  It was a powerful time of prayer and testimonies of God’s unfailing love and faithfulness!

I am deeply grateful and humbled to have had the chance to monitor a couple of those hours. Thank you to Lois and Blaine for trusting me with such a privilege!   May I encourage those of you who came on the call and those of you who continue to stand in the gap for the persecuted to look ahead to the coming new year- 2020 and consider igniting a fire within your church and community to take up the call and pray for the persecuted.  Ephesians 5:13-14 reminds us  “But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.  This is why it is said:  “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!”.

Today more than ever there is opportunity to expose the deeds of darkness and shine light on those who are persecuted for Christ’s sake.  Wouldn’t it be great if the numbers of prayer warriors increased so greatly in this upcoming year that our next IDOP call would simply overwhelm the phone lines!

To my Brothers and Sisters around the globe who suffer because of their faith in Jesus Christ, may I encourage you.  You are not forgotten.  We continue to pray for you and stand with you daily.  May you take comfort that He who began a good work in you, carry it on to completion until the day of Christ. As you trust in Him and turn your eyes upon Him and look full in His wonderful face, may the things of earth grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace!

To God be the glory!

In His service, Sister Leigh

We would also like to thank the moderators and prayer warriors for their love, compassion and devotion to pray for the Lord’s suffering church. You are such a blessing to more than you know. All for His glory, forever and ever!

We invite you to call in and join the Prayer Team on the Prayer Conference Call.

On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters are invited on the call to share the trials they’re 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’re new to the call and can’t 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.

Meet you on the call!

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 

From any location on your phone

Time: 

9:00 PM EST

8:00 PM CST+

7:00 PM MST

6:00 PM PST

Call in number: 712 775-7035      

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

Available International IDOP Prayer Conference Call Connection

(Note: You may experience issues in your country. If you are unable to connect, try using the VoIP dialer available at this link. Dial a number from any of the countries listed at this link to connect to the conference call. In-app language support is available for select countries.

Tonight on the Persecution Watch Prayer Conference Call (Nov.5, 2019)

 

(Voice of the Persecuted) Dear Saints, I am constantly reminded of Jesus warnings to all of us believers.

9 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers 10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other.11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:9-14

“3 Remember those in prison. Think of them as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering because of what others have done to them. You may suffer in the same way.” Hebrews 13:3

“Remember those who are suffering”

This is the reason why it is my heart’s desire to serve as a moderator for the Persecuted Watch Prayer Call.

If you are so led by the Holy Spirit, please join us as we facilitate tonight’s call. Please remember the chains of our brothers and sisters who are in the shadow of the cross.

Lord willing, I hope you will came and join Marlaine and I in prayer tonight.

Your sisters in Christ
Nadia Dybvik
Marlaine Smokes
Prayer Team Moderators

From any location on your phone

Time: 

9:00 PM EST

8:00 PM CST+

7:00 PM MST

6:00 PM PST

Call in number: 712 775-7035      

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

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 has 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 (please check your time zone). Blaine also serves as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted.

On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the call to share the trials they’re 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’re new to the call and can’t 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.

Meet you on the call!

On CCP’s Orders, Bible Characters “Reborn” as Ancient Chinese

A state-run Christian monthly “sinicized” biblical stories, where Jesus is shown wearing traditional Han attire and Mary is personified as an ancient Chinese woman.

Tian Feng (literally “Heavenly Wind”) is a monthly Christian magazine, published by the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China and the China Christian Council. It has always been a good indicator of the state of “official” Christianity in China. Read More 

Source: Bitter Winter, launched in May 2018 as an online magazine on Religious liberty.

Event Today! Join the Prayer Conference Call for the Persecuted Church

Voice of the Persecuted, in partnership with Persecution Watch, will host an open 12 hour prayer conference call to mobilize Christians to unite in prayer for those suffering for their faith in Christ during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP2019 Persecuted but not abandoned). The call begins at 9 a.m. Eastern and will continue throughout the day until 9 p.m on Sunday, Nov. 3rd. The call is open to all with a desire to pray for those facing extreme hardships for their faith in Christ. Callers are not required to remain on the call for the full twelve offers, but encouraged to sacrifice some time to join the call and band together in prayer.

Godfrey Yogarajah, Executive Director of WEA RLC states,

“Millions of Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith daily. From Pakistan to Kazakhstan, Nigeria to North Korea, Christians routinely face discrimination, harassment, violence and even death for their faith in Jesus. Their suffering is unimaginable.

The Bible in Hebrews 13:3 command Christians to pray for those suffering as if they themselves were suffering. In other words, the Bible calls us to not only remember those who suffer but also to identify with them in their suffering. In keeping with this scriptural command, the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) has united millions of Christians in prayer for the suffering Body of Christ around the world. After all, as the Bible says: If one suffers, we all suffer.

Over the years, the IDOP has served as a platform to highlight the stories of persecuted Christians and mobilise the global Church to respond to their plight. Moreover, in so doing, the IDOP has also been a source of solidarity and encouragement to persecuted Christians by reminding them that they are part of a larger, global family of believers.

We believe that God uses the prayers of his people to strengthen and deliver suffering saints. However, in order to pray for these suffering brothers and sisters, we must first listen to their stories. In other words, we must hear their cry.

We invite you, therefore, to join us this year on 3rd and 10th November as we unite globally to pray for the persecuted. Let’s pray that in spite of the pressure and persecution, our suffering brothers and sisters –where ever they may be in the world — would stand firm in their faith, hold fast to the promises of God, and live victoriously in Christ.”

Blaine Scogin, Founder of Persecution Watch and Prayer Director of Voice of the Persecuted shared,

“Brothers and Sisters, in this final hour of redemptive history, we see the forces of Satan marshaling against the followers of Jesus. Persecution continues to increase in a frequency which has not been seen previously in history. Satan has declared an all out war on the followers of Jesus and if possible seeks to destroy them.

But God has given to us powerful weapons that are not of this world. We recognize those weapons as the word of God and prayer. Imagine the power of using His word as we pray. Through the Holy Spirit, we can pray powerful prayers to uphold our persecuted family.

God has placed us in the freedom of America. We are able to cry out for those who cannot cry out for themselves. The persecuted in the shadow of the cross pray of course, but they also have a heartfelt plea, Please pray that we will ‘endure’ the persecutions and that God will deliver us ‘through’ the persecutions.”

Sunday, November 3rd, is designated the first of two days IDOP2019 will be observed this month. Believers around the world will be lifting up our persecuted family and we want to join with them lifting our prayers also on behalf of those suffering.”

Ephesians 6:18 New Living Translation

▪︎ Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. (NLT)

Colossians 4:18 New Living Translation (NLT) (KJV)

• HERE IS MY GREETING IN MY OWN HANDWRITING—PAUL.
Remember my chains. (NLT) {KJV)
May God’s grace be with you.

Please encourage others to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

The Lord hears the cries of the righteous who are afflicted. He intercedes for them. Will we hear the cries of our persecuted family? It’s time for us to intercede in prayer for them.
From the team at Voice of the Persecuted, join us! (Call details below)

Location: Any location from your phone

DATE:
Sunday, November 3 2019
Time:
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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 has 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 (please check your time zone). Blaine also serves as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted.

On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the call to share the trials they’re 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’re new to the call and can’t 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.

1 The UN Declaration on Human Rights states that: “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

Persecution Watch: Join the prayer team to lift the persecuted on tonight’s call

(Voice of the Persecuted) Dear Intercessors, you are invited to join us on Thursday October 31 in a prayer call for the persecuted church. See the call number and details below.

Pray for Leah Sharibu and Alice, made slaves for life by Boko Haram

Malaysia

Population: 32 million, Christians 2.9 million

Christians in Malaysia and other minorities are hopeful that life under their new, more moderate government will improve. However, the Constitution still prohibits converting from Islam to other religions, and the courts still often favor Muslims over minority group members in legal matters such as divorce or child custody. In addition, women who convert are often threatened with rape or forced marriage. Roman Catholics and Methodists are often watched by authorities, but non-traditional Protestant groups active in testifying about their faith are targeted more.

08/24/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The involvement of women from the Southeast Asian region in suicide bombing has become more alarming, according to Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay. The recent deadly suicide bombing attacks targeting churches in Jolo, Philippines, and Surabaya, Indonesia took more than 30 lives and injured 100 more. In both cases, wives of IS-linked militants became suicide bombers. For Surabaya, the children of militants also became human bombs.

08/31/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Last April, Suhakam (Human Rights Commission) had conducted an 18-month inquiry into the cases of two missing persons – Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Chet Mat. It released a critical report that found both men to be victims of enforced disappearances — a term that strongly suggests the involvement of state agents. Pastor Koh is still missing since February 13, 2017. He was allegedly abducted by state agents in broad daylight. His wife and daughter came to the Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom in DC last month to raise international awareness about Koh’s case.

  • Pray for Christian children who are required to attend Islamic education courses required by state-run schools.

 

  • Pray the new government will pursue those responsible for the abduction of three Christian workers abducted in 2016 and 2017. Pray the government will pave the way for an independent investigation of Pastor Koh’s disappearance and bring his abductors to justice. 

 

  • Lord Jesus, please guide those who follow you in secret to communities where they may have fellowship with one another.

 

  • Pray that the Lord will provide for believers in Malaysia who find themselves without communities and homes.

 

  • Pray to the Lord to comfort and strengthen Christians who are treated as inferior citizens in their daily lives, that they would know their worth and value is found in You.

 

  • Pray that Christians will have courage and boldness to share their faith.

 

  • Pray for Evangelical, Baptist, Pentecostal and other groups who face monitoring, intimidation and harassment.

 

  • Pray for wisdom, courage and true servanthood for pastors as they seek to serve these believers who often face challenges.

 

  • Pray they will have the necessary resources, Bibles and discipleship materials, to lead their congregations to full knowledge of God, filled with hope and endurance.

 

  • Pray for NGOs to provide much needed spiritual support

 

  • Pray to the Lord that that the internet is easily accessible and minister to both believers and non-believers.

 

  • Pray that the Lord will continue to grow His church.

Blessings,

Andy –  Prayer Moderator, Persecution Watch

Time: 

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8:00 PM CST+

7:00 PM MST

6:00 PM PST

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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 has 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 (please check your time zone). Blaine also serves as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted.

On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the call to share the trials they’re 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’re new to the call and can’t 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.

Meet you on the call!

Persecution Ministries schedule 12-Hour Prayer Conference Call for IDOP 2019

VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED

Voice of the Persecuted, in partnership with Persecution Watch, will host an open 12 hour prayer conference call to mobilize Christians to unite in prayer for those suffering for their faith in Christ during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP2019 Persecuted but not abandoned). The call begins at 9 a.m. Eastern and will continue throughout the day until 9 p.m on Sunday, Nov. 3rd. The call is open to all with a desire to pray for those facing extreme hardships for their faith in Christ. Callers are not required to remain on the call for the full twelve offers, but encouraged to sacrifice some time to join the call and band together in prayer.

Godfrey Yogarajah, Executive Director of WEA RLC states,

“Millions of Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith daily. From Pakistan to Kazakhstan, Nigeria to North Korea, Christians…

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