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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Thursday, January 14, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Let us pray and encourage one another with the Scriptures as we look to the Lord and focus on His plan.

Matthew 20:26,27  “…Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave, just as the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

  • Pray for church leaders and National leaders. Against arrogance, would have humility; would not manipulate.

Psalm 86:11 “Teach me your way O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear your Name.”

  • Pray understanding, knowledge, and wisdom for believers; would be closer to God and know His ways.
  • Pray leaders of Nations would fear the LORD 

Matthew 24:4 “Jesus answered, watch out that no one deceived you.”

  • Pray believers would not be deceived.

Psalm 86:9 “All the Nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your Name.”

  • Pray for salvation for leaders of the world.

Psalm 86:2 “Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; deliver your servant who trusts in you.”

  • Pray for protection for believers who are persecuted.  Deliver them from the hand of the enemy. 

Deuteronomy 7:23 “But the LORD your God will deliver them over to you, throwing them into great confusion until they are destroyed.”

  • Pray the enemies of the church would be put to great confusion. 

Deuteronomy 7:15 “The LORD will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on those who hate you.”

  • Pray for supernatural health and healing for believers. 

Psalm 86:17 “Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.”

  • May God’s enemies see supernatural acts of power in defending his people; May they consider their ways and turn from their wickedness. 
  • Pray believers would be comforted in their various losses.

Psalm 86:4 “Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”

  • Pray for a spirit of joy.

Psalm 86:16 “Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.”

  • Pray for increased strength.

Matthew 21:21  “Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.’ “

  • Pray for increased faith; pray for the supernatural gift of faith. 

Psalm 86:12 “I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your Name forever.”

  • Pray believers would praise the Lord with all their heart; pray Yah’s Name and Kingdom be glorified.

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 where they too will be able to freely worship our Lord without fear.
  • 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.

Persecution Watch: Forgiving our Enemies

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Dear Prayer Warriors, I’m truly happy to be back with you all after spending a month in Italy with my elderly father (nearly 93 yrs. old) who has dementia. Earlier this year, I had visited him when he contracted covid and was Hospitalized then shortly after sent home.

On December 6, 2022, I received a message from the Administrator who advocates for my father. He shared that my dad was sent to the E.R. again for a third time. I received a call from the hospital telling me that they were sending him home again with oxygen and could not keep him there. Because of his age with previous pathologies and covid is making the situation worse, the doctors believed it wasn’t possible to do more invasive care. I was told to talk among my brothers and sisters to decide if we wanted to see him, even though he and his second wife had covid.

I asked if that meant there was nothing left to do for my father and the doctor responded, “It means that your father will have to pass this phase at home and with the care they have prescribed for him. Certainly, the situation is quite serious.”

After informing my brothers and sisters, I found myself struggling with the news as we had already made the trip to Italy earlier in the year and did not know if we could afford for me to go again. I also knew it would be difficult for my siblings to make the choice to visit him because of the risk of getting covid. I was not afraid of covid and I knew my father needed my help to take care of him. My husband and I did what we knew best, we prayed to God asking what we should do. It was very clear for both of us that His will was for me to go back home to Italy, and HE would make a way. Still praising God that the next day, I was on a plane to Rome, Italy.

I went to help my father but instead found out that I was the one who needed help. Help to forgive the woman who married my father. He was a widower and was lonely. They married in secret 9 years ago after he had already been diagnosed with the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease. They were married for 2 years before we found out.  Prior to that, we only knew her as his caretaker. For over 2 years she was paid from his pension while she passed herself off as his caretaker. She saw me as an enemy as I was the one who found out about the fraudulent payments and informed the rest of my family and the government who blocked her from receiving the funds. I’ve struggled for the last 7 years as she often would not let me speak to him on the phone. She made my life miserable every time I went to visit my father hoping I would not want to return.

With God’s help I knew what I had to do. I told myself I’m going in peace to work somehow together with her to take care of my father. I knew I had to forgive her even if she would not repent, even if she hated me. I chose to obey Jesus and He did the rest. I knew many were praying for me and with me, and for my husband who would be  without me for a long period of time during the Holidays. I thank God for my husband. Butch, is truly a good man as even my mother told him many years ago.

God worked miracles while I was there. My father accepted Jesus as his Savior! Because his Alzheimer’s had progressed and worsened by the medications they gave him at the E.R. to stabilize him. The enemy wasted no time. He whispered in my ear,  “your father will forget Christ as his Savior”. My husband encouraged me, “God will not forget it”, Butch stated! 

Through God, I gained the confidence of my father’s wife. I began to pray for her and although I did not trust her my heart began to open to her, and I felt compassion for her. I knew it was God working in me and I felt such a freedom and peace within my heart. 

Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

Still, she doesn’t trust me but it’s ok. God will make a way where there seems to be none. I was able to finally forgive and care for her. We spent a month helping each other to take care of my father. For the Lord’s sake, my father, his wife and mine, there is peace within my heart. And I lift Him up in praise!

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)

My heart also rejoices because, through it all, we were able to keep a promise to my mamma before she went Home to Glory. We worked hard, my brothers, sisters, and I to become closer with one another and encourage each other with love in hard times. 

To God be the Glory! 

It surely can be a great struggle for us to forgive. We need to pray for one another, for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted, and to be able through Jesus to forgive and love our enemies. 

God reminded me of Richard Wurmbrand. Pastor Wurmbrand was the founder of Voice of the Martyrs. He wrote the timeless classic, “Tortured for Christ“. He visited Peoples Church in Toronto Canada in the early 1980’s. Pastor Wurmbrand had 18 pieces of flesh cut out of him in torture. His feet were broken many times during terrible beatings. When he walked slowly into the Peoples Church in Toronto, Canada, he wore no shoes because he could not tolerate the pain from shoes. Ushers rushed to put a chair for him in front of the pulpit. He sat down. As he opened his mouth the Holy Spirit came into a 2000 seat auditorium filled with people. One could hear a pin drop. He said: Dear Sisters and Brothers, many of you ask me to speak evil about what was done to me by communists during my jail time in Romania. I can say nothing about this. I cannot blame the communists because you see, I am at fault. The auditorium gasped. How could he possibly be at fault? Then Pastor Wurmbrand continued and said, “You see, I am at fault, I did not love enough”.

  • “We are weak little Davids, But we are stronger than the Goliath of atheism, because God is on our side. The truth belongs to us.” – Richard Wurmbrand

To read more quotes from Brother Wurmband click here

Matthew 5:44 – “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Luke 6:27 – “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”

Romans 12:14 – “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

My precious Prayer Warrior brothers and sisters let’s pray for one another for doing so we will do the will of God. 

Matthew 6:14-15

“14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

Ephesians 4:31-32

31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Mark 11:25

“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Matthew 6:9-13

“9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread,

12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

Matthew 6:14

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

Ephesians 1:7

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace”

Luke 6:37

37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.“

1 John 1:8

“8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

Leviticus 19:18

“18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”

Acts 2:38

38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Luke 23:34

34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Because we have not forgiven our enemy we have sinned against Him.   

Acts 3:19

“19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out. “

For it is through His blood we receive forgiveness. 

Matthew 26:28

28 For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

Colossians 1:13-14

“13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

Romans 12:20

“20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

We are continuing to lift-up these persecuted witnesses to the Lord:

Alice Loksha Ngaddah was kidnapped in February 2019. She is a mother of two, working as a nurse for UNICEF. Pray for her release.

Leah Sharibu prisoner of Boko Haram since 2018. Pray for her release.

Pastor Wang Yi to be released from Chinese prison.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani 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.

Anita to make an easy transition into her new culture and that the Lord will be gracious in bringing her family members where they too will be able to freely worship our Lord without fear..

The Lord’s servant,

Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Conference Call Leader

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.

Praying through Scriptures over the Persecuted

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, January 7, 2022, in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch

Psalm 75:1. “we give thanks to you O God, we give thanks, for your name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds. 

  • Pray for a spirit of thanksgiving. 
  • Pray for boldness and opportunities to proclaim God’s wonderful deeds.

Psalm 75:7,10  “But it is God who judges: He brings one down and exalts another.”  “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”

  • Pray wicked rulers would be thrust down and replaced by righteous ones; let those who know Adonai replace them. 

Psalm 70:1 (This psalm is basically the same as Psalm 40:13-17).  “Hasten O God to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.”

  • Pray for the Lord to deliver and protect those being persecuted. 

Psalm 70:2 “May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; May all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.”

  • Pray the enemies of the Lord would be put to confusion and be shamed.

Psalm 70:4 “But May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; May those who love your salvation always say, ‘Let God be exalted’.”

  • Pray the persecuted would be able to rejoice in spite of problems; pray Jesus would be magnified above their problems.

Matthew 16:10 “Or the seven loaves for the 4,000, and how many basketfuls you gathered?”

  • Pray for multiplication of provisions. 

Matthew 16:12 “Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Saducees.”

  • Pray against false teaching and lies; that God’s people would not be deceived. 

Matthew 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

  • Pray God’s people would take the authority given to them; know how and when to use this authority; know how to use the keys to the kingdom. 

Matthew 16:24 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me’.”

  • Pray the church would be able to do just that, to follow Messiah, having faith knowing that this world is not their home; pray for increased faith. 

Matthew18:6 “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

  • Pray for children of believers, especially those who are persecuted. 

Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go, and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.”

  • Pray for reconciliation among brothers. Pray for unity among believers and denominations 

Matthew 18:35 “This is how my Heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”

  • Pray believers would be able to forgive one another and also their enemies; also, to pray for them

Pray for 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)

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 where they too will be able to freely worship our Lord without fear..
  • 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.

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.

Biblical Prayers for those being Persecuted

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, December 17, 2022, in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Matthew 9:37  “Then he said to his disciples ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few’“

  • Pray for abundant, anointed workers. 
  • Pray for many to respond to the Gospel message.

Psalm 119:98-100  “Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.”

  • Pray for much wisdom, discernment, insight and understanding. 

Proverbs 28:28

  • “When the wicked rise to power people go into hiding
    Pray for godly leaders; pray for wicked leaders to be replaced. 
  • Pray for those in hiding — for provision and protection.

Psalm 119:107, 103  “I have suffered much; renew my life O Lord according to your Word.” “How sweet are your promises to my taste.

  • Pray for renewed strength. 

Psalm 119:109  “Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.”

  • Pray believers would count the cost and choose Adonai no matter what.

Acts 2:4 “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”

  • Pray believers would know they are filled with the Holy Spirit and exercise their gifts.

Psalm 119:46 “I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame.”

  • Pray for opportunities to speak before leaders. Pray leaders would listen.

Psalms 119:19 “I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.”

  • Pray for access to the Word.

Psalm 68:1 “May God arise; May his enemies be scattered; May his foes flee before him.”

  • Pray confusion to the enemy. 

Proverbs 28:1 “The wicked man flees when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

  • Pray For boldness in witnessing.
  • Pray enemies of God would run away from pursuing believers. 

Psalm 119:105 “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path

  • Pray for continual guidance by the Holy Spirit. May they see far off to formulate strategies; May they see clearly where they are walking so not to stumble. 

Psalm 149:6. “May the praise of God be in our mouths “

  • May believers have a spirit of joy and praise and thanksgiving. 

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 where they too will be able to freely worship our Lord without fear..
  • 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

Persecution Watch: Rooted in Faith

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us, Saturday, November 11/26/2022, in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

For those of us who celebrated Thanksgiving in the USA with our family and friends, we ask that all will join us in Thanksgiving to God for His immeasurable love, protection and the salvation that comes from through faith in Jesus Christ. Let us continue to lift up our voices in praise and thanksgiving, daily, as we pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

Colossians 2:6-7

Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and in a godly manner in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, 14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, eager for good deeds.

Revelation 21:1-4

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

The victory is His!

We are continuing to lift 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 Pray the Lord will help make an easy transition into her new culture and that the Lord will be gracious in bringing her family members so that they too can worship the Lord freely without fear.

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)

The Lord’s servant,

Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Conference Call Leader

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

Persecution Watch: Praying Through God’s Word

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, November 5, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch

Praying the Word of God is a good thing. It helps to prepare our hearts when coming to the throne intimately connecting with the Father. When praying through the Scriptures, we are intrinsically repeating His truth and promises about any circumstance. What can be more powerful than the Living Word.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

The following comes from from my Bible reading, this week.

Psalm 35:1  “Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.

  • Pray the LORD would send angelic hosts to fight for the persecuted believers and protect them.”

Psalm 35:7,8  “Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me, may ruin overtake them by surprise — may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit to their ruin.”

  • Pray the devices and snares they planned against the persecuted would come upon themselves

Psalm 35:18  “I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people will I praise you.”

  • Pray for a spirit of thanksgiving and praise

Hebrews 11:6  “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and He rewards those who diligently seek Him.”

  • Pray believers would diligently seek God and would become more and more real to them; pray they would grow in faith

Hebrews 12:2  “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

  • Pray believers would see from God’s perspective and keep their eyes fixed on Him

Hebrews 12:3  “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

  • Pray persecuted believers would be able to endure and not be discouraged; that they be strengthened

Hebrews 12:15  “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”

  • Pray would be able to give unforgiveness and anger to God; be able to forgive their enemies

Hebrews 12:26  “At that time His voice shook the earth but now he has promised ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens'”.

  • Pray against a spirit of fear when things are shaken, but have a fear of God

Hebrews 13:3 “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”

  • Pray for those in prison and those mistreated

Hebrews 13:4  “Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexual immoral.”

  • Pray believers would not fall into the trap of adultery or other sexual immorality

Hebrews 13:16  “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

  • Pray both believers and non-believers would see the good works of Christians and be drawn to Messiah.

Hebrews 13:18  “Pray for us.  We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.”

  • Pray for the body to pray more for its leaders and leaders of Nations; pray for more intercessors

Hebrews 13:20, 21  “May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.”

  • Pray those being persecuted would have the peace of God which passes understanding
  • Pray they would be equipped for everything needed to do the will of God; pray that all glory would be given to God 

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.

Photo by Ryk Neethling

Praying for Children Suffering Trauma Caused by Persecution

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

There is much trauma among children whose parents are Christians in Muslim and many other countries as well.  This persecution ranges from intimidation and rejection to assault, kidnapping and death.

Prayer Points

  • Pray children would feel the love and presence of God so that would not turn from Christ and deny their faith; pray that they would grow as Christians.
  • Pray protection for these children and their families.
  • Pray for children who have been kidnapped.  Pray for their safe return and healing from trauma.  Pray those returned would be accepted unconditionally.
  • Pray for children who have been locked up, beaten, or thrown out of their homes.
  • Pray that they would find a loving church family to help them and heal rejection.

In many countries, such as China and Turkmenistan, children under 18 are not allowed to attend church or Christian meetings, not allowed to be evangelized, or be able to get a Bible.  

  • Pray children would hear the Word anyway through bold parents, internet, or other means.  Pray God’s Word would break through all barriers.
  • Pray for parents of children who have been kidnapped or murdered

War, both in the natural and in the spirit, is raging all throughout Africa, especially in Nations that have significant Muslim and Christian populations.  It is especially fierce in Nigeria and South Sudan, but has spread to many other Nations including Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and others.

  • Pray governments would want to and be able to protect all their citizens.  
  • Pray for many to come to the saving knowledge of Yeshua in spite of pressure and persecution.  Pray for the salvation of Muslims.
  • Pray the Lord would raise up strong Christian leaders.
  • Pray new believers would be discipled, have a strong support group and grow in their faith.

There is a concerted effort to keep churches closed and / or not grant permits for new churches. 

  • Pray arbitrary rules that keep them closed be eased or abolished. 
  • Pray more permits to build churches would be granted.
  • A church service was interrupted, and several worshippers killed in Nigeria.  Pray for this violence to stop.  Pray for angelic protection.  Pray Christians would be able to forgive men for these atrocities and not become bitter.
  • Pray for Christians in refugee camps
  • Pray for front line workers who are under constant threats of attack.  
  • Pray for a spirit of joy and thanksgiving because our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We have an inheritance that cannot be taken away.

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.

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.

Anita, a Christian convert, had faced a long prison term but was able to escape from Iran. She and her family have finally arrived in their permanent host country where they can express their faith openly. Pray for an easy transition into the new culture. Pray also for her family still waiting for asylum. May they be reunited soon.

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.

Persecution Watch: Praying Through Psalm 102

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

I was reading Psalm 102 and thought there were some good things to pray about.

Psalm 102:1-2

“Hear my prayer O LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.”

  • Pray that God would hear the prayers of believers and answer quickly as they cry out for help.

Psalm 102:5 “Because of my loud groaning I am reduced to skin and bones.”

  • Pray comfort for persecuted church.
  • Pray for recovery from starvation and other forms of deprivation; pray basic needs be met.

Psalm 102:7 “I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a housetop.”

  • Pray for fellowship with other believers.

Psalm 102:8 “All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.”

  • Pray for those who are rejected by their families and for many who are thrown out of their homes.

Psalm 102:12 “But you, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.”

  • Pray church would trust in the sovereignty of God.

Psalm 102:13 “You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.”

  • Pray the church would love and favor Zion; would pray for peace of Jerusalem. 
  • Pray for favor by governments and individuals for those being persecuted.

Psalm 102:15 “The Nations will fear the Name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere Your glory.”

  • Pray all nations would fear the LORD; pray for the harvest of souls.

Psalm 102:16 “For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in His glory.

  • Pray believers would be encouraged, knowing that Messiah will appear in His glory. Pray they keep their eyes on Him. 

Psalm 102:19-20 “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”

  • Pray for those in prison because of Messiah; for their release, protection, endurance.

Psalm 102:28 “The children of Your servants will live in Your presence; their descendants will be established before You.”

  • Pray for salvation for our children and grandchildren; pray their purpose on this earth will be fulfilled.

Psalm 103:3 “He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.”

  • Pray supernatural healing for Nadia, Butch and family; for Lois and family; for all believers.

Psalm 103:20 “Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His Word.”

  • Ask the Almighty to release His angels for protection and every need.

We are continuing to lift 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

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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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