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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.

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: Trust in Trials

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday December 3, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Psalm 136 has the phrase ״כי לעלמ חסדו  (For His covenant loving kindness and mercy endures forever) 26 times. This is the number of His name. (יהוה)

Our God is supreme, worthy of all trust and praise. 

Psalm 145:9. “The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all he has made”.  

• Pray believers would trust in the Lord completely.

• Pray for a spirit of praise and thanksgiving.

• Pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be manifested among believers, especially those being persecuted.

• Pray for all manner of provision.

Isaiah 40:29  “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

• Pray for increased strength and power to endure.

• Pray for those imprisoned because of the Word.

John 21:17  “The third time he said to him, ‘Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me?’  Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time do you love me? He said ‘Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.’  Jesus said ‘Feed my sheep’ “.

• Pray for Godly shepherds to feed God’s people.

• Pray believers, especially leaders, would have access to the Word.

• Pray for those who print and / or smuggle God’s Word; that Bibles would reach those needing them and would touch many hearts.

• Pray for more indigenous church leaders who are grounded in the Word.

• Pray for boldness with discretion in sharing the Word. Pray God’s Spirit would give them utterance.

Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”

• Pray many would respond to hearing the gospel. Pray for seeking hearts. 

Psalm 72:14 “He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in His sight.” 

• Pray for protection for believers, especially for front line workers.

Psalm 27:10 “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.”

• Pray for those rejected by their families. Would find new family in God and much comfort.

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 from Iran for his release and his family as their persecution continues. Pastor Nadarkhani is serving the second year of his six-year sentence.

• Pray for Anita to make an easy transition into her new culture and that the Lord will be gracious in bringing her family members.


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 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

Persecution Watch: For Time Such As This…PRAY

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Revelation 13:5-7

“5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.“

Please read the following articles

A One-World Government – Utopia or Hell on Earth?

  • ANALYSIS “As the world’s politics become even more convoluted, many utopian-minded individuals are pushing for more global governance organizations to help order the billions of people around the world. While it may seem that the idea for a one-world government goes hand-in-hand with the rise of universal connectivity through social media, the push for a global governing system has been growing for years.”

Multifaith leaders to gather in Israel and around the world for ‘climate repentance’

  • “Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists from Israel, Egypt, the US, India, Spain and the UK plan to gather Sunday around the world to call on global leaders to act for “climate repentance” and to implement ten climate principles.”

Activists smash tablets atop ‘Mount Sinai’ to launch faith-based climate push

  • “Egypt — An initiative to mobilize faith leaders worldwide to push governments to do more about climate change kicked off Sunday morning with an Israeli environmental activist smashing mock tablets of stone atop an Egyptian peak believed by many to be Mount Sinai, to symbolize the world’s failure to protect the planet.” “The idea was hatched in the run up to the United Nations COP27 climate conference taking place in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, by solar energy entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz and David Miron Wapner, who chairs the Jerusalem-based Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development.”

Dear Prayer Warriors, it is of most importance for us and for our persecuted church to come together in Prayers in times such as this. We have been given knowledge through God’s Word to fight the good fight through the Holy Spirit!

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)

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.

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

In the Will of God Let Us Pray for the Persecuted

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pray for unity in the church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pray for salvation for leaders of Nations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor Wang Yi to be released from Chinese prison.

Anita a Christian convert, facing a long prison term who escaped from Iran and praying to go to a country where she can express her faith openly.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran for his release and his family as their persecution continues. Pastor Nadarkhani is serving the second year of his six-year sentence.

The Harvest

“I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me” (Acts 26:18)

Valerie Creekmore, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Moderator

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

USA Time Zone:

9:00 PM Eastern

8:00 PM Central

7:00 PM Mountain

6:00 PM Pacific

Call in number: (667) 770-1476 (Note: We have a new call-in phone number)

Access Code: 281207#

Recommended: For those who may be subject to added charges for conference calls. Please download the app, it’s free!

MOBILE APP: Free Conference Call HD also provides a quick and easy way for you to dial into conference calls without having to remember the dial-in credentials. Save all of your conference call dial-in numbers and access codes using this free app. With the Free Conference Call HD you can instantly dial into a conference call via 3G/4G data network and or regular mobile carrier. Google Play link or App Store – iTunes

If you are experiencing any difficulties joining the call, please let us know.

What is Persecution Watch?

Persecution Watch is a U.S. national prayer conference call ministry that prays specifically for the global Persecuted Church. For over a decade, Blaine Scogin led this national network of believers who faithfully pray for the persecuted and the global harvest for the Kingdom of God. The group meets via a free call-in service every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday night at 9pm Eastern time in the United States (please check your time zone). Blaine also served as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted, and the missions became one. Brother Blaine passed into glory on December 26, 2019. It was truly a blessing for all of us to serve alongside this dear man of God and he will be greatly missed. The prayer mission of Persecution Watch remains an important part of our mission. Voice of the Persecuted is committed to continue the prayer conference call for the persecuted along with the dedicated Persecution Watch prayer warrior team.

Prior to the passing of Brother Blaine, he confirmed the passing of the torch as prayer conference call leader to Nadia Dybvik. Nadia has a burdened heart for the persecuted and is a prayer warrior standing in the gap for them. She joined the Persecution Watch prayer team in 2013 and has been part of the core ever since. Before becoming the prayer call leader, she served in the role of prayer moderator since 2015. Blaine chose Nadia for her faithfulness to pray for the persecuted and her strong commitment to the Persecution Watch mission. We are blessed not only with her gift of prayer, but her genuine love for every brother and sister in Christ that comes on the call to pray. May the Lord continue to bless Nadia and the prayer team in the mission and their personal lives.

“Pray for us” is the number one request that we hear from the persecuted. As the members of the first century Church were moved by the Holy Spirit to pray, we too must continue to serve those suffering persecution by lifting them up to the Lord through prayer.

On occasion, persecuted brothers and sisters have been invited on the conference call to share the trials they are facing. The team serves to encourage them by washing their feet in Spirit led prayer. Time is often reserved for those on the call to ask questions. We believe this helps to gain a better understanding of the situation that persecuted Christians endure in their specific nations. Q&A also helps us to focus our prayers based on their current needs.

Persecution Watch also hosts callers who want to pray united from other nations. If your heart is perplexed by the sufferings of our persecuted brothers and sisters, you no longer need to pray alone.

We welcome all who desire to pray for the persecuted church and consider it a joy to pray together with you. If you are new to the call and cannot find your voice, listen in and pray silently or on mute. We are grateful and thank the Lord for bringing us all together to pray in agreement for our persecuted family in Christ. We can all be prayer warriors on this call!

God bless and protect you in your faithfulness to serve.

Lois Kanalos, Founder, Voice of the Persecuted, Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Leader and the Persecution Watch Prayer Team

NOTE: Please fill out the form in the sign up link below to be included in our distribution list to receive urgent prayer requests, prayer points, notification of special prayer events and special guest speakers.

Note to Voice of the Persecuted (VOP) readers: The Persecution Watch prayer team is also the prayer team of Voice of the Persecuted. SIGN UP today.

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Finding Strength in the Battle of Good Against Evil

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

More and more we see the spirits warring with one another, good against evil.  The evil spirits seem to be winning, and they may be for now, until Elohim says “enough”.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Israel.  

We have prayer the last part of Ephesians 6 before, but I feel that we should do so again.

Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”

  • Pray for all Christians, especially those being persecuted, to be strong in the Lord, trusting in His mighty power, and keeping their eyes on Adonai.

Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

  • Pray Christians would recognize the devil’s schemes and not be deceived or influenced by them.

Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

  • Pray Christians would remember who they are fighting against, not war with their brothers, be able to forgive their enemies, direct their fighting against the powers of darkness in the demonic realms.

Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

  • Pray Christians would not deny their faith but be able to stand their ground. 
  • Pray their children would also be able to stand their ground; pray for the children of believers.

Ephesians 6:14 “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place.

  • Pray for a love of the truth.  We know our righteousness is in Yeshua, yet the Word tells us to be Holy as He is Holy.  
  • Pray for a seeking after the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. (Matthew 6:33)

Ephesians 6:15 “And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”

  • Pray for the ability, discernment, and boldness to share the plan of salvation.

Ephesians 6:16 “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”  

  • Pray for the gift of faith and for the believers to exercise this gift; pray all may have abundant faith.

Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”

  • Pray the persecuted would have access to the Word, by supernatural means if necessary.  
  • Pray Christians would be able to rightly divide the Word of truth.
  • Pray Christians would be able to use the Word in strategic warfare against the enemy the powers of darkness, principalities, rulers, other spiritual forces.

Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints”

  • Pray for the ability for Christians to be able to pray in the Spirit (Romans 8:26:27).
  • Pray for more intercessors to stand in the gap and know how to pray; to be able to use the Word as a sword against the powers of darkness.
  • Pray more of the church would wake up and be fervent for the Lord and His Kingdom

Ephesians 6:19 “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given to me so that I may fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.”

  • Pray that when Christians open their mouths, You, O Lord, will fill it (Psalm 81:10); that we would not love our lives unto death but be led by the Holy Spirit.  

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

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

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

Pastor Wang Yi to be released from Chinese prison.

Anita a Christian convert, facing a long prison term who escaped from Iran and praying to go to a country where she can express her faith openly.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran for his release and his family as their persecution continues. Pastor Nadarkhani is serving the second year of his six-year sentence.

The Harvest

“I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me” (Acts 26:18)

Valerie Creekmore, Persecution Watch Prayer Call Moderator

Prayer Conference Call Details

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From any location on your phone

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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

NOTE: Please fill out the form in the sign up link below to be included in our distribution list to receive urgent prayer requests, prayer points, notification of special prayer events and special guest speakers.

Note to Voice of the Persecuted (VOP) readers: The Persecution Watch prayer team is also the prayer team of Voice of the Persecuted. SIGN UP today.

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