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Praying for the Persecuted Families

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday May 28, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Psalm 113:1-3 

“Hallel le Yah” (praise the Lord)

Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the Name of the Lord. Let the Name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets the Name of the Lord is to be praised.”

  • Pray the Lord’s Name be praised and exalted among the persecuted church in spite of any opposition.

Mark 10:14b,15

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

  • Pray the church would come as little children, trusting in a good Father. 
  • Pray for Christian families in countries where they are persecuted.
  • Pray children would be brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; that they would not depart from their Christian upbringing.
  • Pray children’s hearts will not be seared by tribulation caused by persecution.
  • Pray for salvation of entire families.
  • Pray for protection of Christian women and girls, that they will not be kidnapped; that those who have been kidnapped may be able to escape. Those who are brought to court are not intimidated into lying about their situation. If there are children from any forced marriages, mothers may be able to keep custody of these children and bring them up as Christians. 
  • Pray God give Christians special gifts that are needed in their society so they can support themselves and their families.
  • Pray for protection for:
  1. Underground churches in countries where they are illegal:
  2. African churches in countries where they are being attacked, such as Nigeria and Sudan.
  3. Christian converts from other religions.
  • Pray for supernatural health, especially for those who are not able to receive medical care. 

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.”

  • Pray for signs following, including healings, that their enemies may be put to shame.
  • Pray Holy Spirit would comfort many
  • Pray for sound teaching, not be deceived by false doctrines; pray for repentance and fear of the LORD. 
  • Pray for salvation for leaders of every country; help Christians to pray for them.

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.

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

Photo: Children forced into refugee camp through persecution —Voice of the Persecuted

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.

Persecution Watch: Violence continues in Nigeria

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

Praise to God for a Living Hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:3-9

Dear Prayer Warriors, we will continue to pray for Nigeria tonight.

The relentless persecution of Nigerian Christians continues. Please read this report highlighting some of the recent attacks carried out in the last month.

Christian Student in Sokoto, Nigeria Stoned to Death

Kidnapped Priest in Kaduna, Nigeria Killed by Captors

At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Nigeria

Christians Killed as ISWAP Expands to Taraba State, Nigeria

Herdsmen and Others Kill 18 Christians in Northern Nigeria

Churches, shops damaged as Muslims demand release of suspected killers of Christian student. –

Read latest report Rioters Attack Christian Sites over Arrests in Sokoto, Nigeria

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. Sadly, today (May 14) will be another birthday that Leah will spend in captivity. 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)

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 (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.

Reasons to Pray for the Persecuted Church

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

Help us to lift up the persecuted church.

The Word tells us not to be surprised when we are persecuted, when we hear of wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes and famines in various places; but to look up because our redemption draws near.

Psalm 95:6  “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”  

  • Pray for worshippers and a spirit of worship among God’s people.

Psalm 95:1-2  “Come, let us sing to the LORD, let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.”

  • Pray they would have thankful hearts in the midst of trials and be able to sing to Yah, even as Paul and Silas in prison.

Acts 16:26  “Suddenly there was a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.”

  • Pray for miraculous ways for Christians held captive to escape or be rescued.

Acts 16:29-30  “The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.  He then brought them out and asked, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ “

  • Pray these miracles would lead to the salvation of many people and households.

John 4:35  “Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’?  I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”

Isaiah 52:7  “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those that bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ “

            *  Pray as scripture says, for more laborers to reap the harvest; for sowers and reapers:  for evangelists and missionaries, for those who broadcast by radio or internet, for innovative ways to spread the gospel.

Acts 16:14  “One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshipper of God.  The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”

  • Pray for God to open peoples’ hearts, for Him to give the increase.

Psalm 119:67  “Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I obey Your Word”

  • Pray that the affliction unbelievers or carnal Christians are going through would turn them to Messiah Yeshua with all their heart.

Psalm 119:133 “Direct my footsteps according to Your Word; let no sin rule over me.”

Pray footsteps of God’s workers would be ordered by the Lord; may they walk in the Spirit that they not sin.

Psalm 119:114  “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your Word.”

  • Pray for protection for laborers and all believers.
  • Pray they would not be discouraged, but always hope in the Word; have God’s perspective.

Psalm 119:116  “Sustain me according to Your promise and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.”

  • Pray for provision, even miraculous provision.

Psalm 119:11  “I Have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.”

  • Pray Christians would be able to memorize God’s Word, especially for when they do not have access to it.
  • Pray they would not deny Messiah, even under duress, or turn back when pressured.

Psalm 107:20  “He sent His Word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave.”

  • Pray for health and healing.

Psalm 103:19  “The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His Kingdom rules over all.”

  • Let all believers have peace that He rules overall, that His will is going to be done, and that all things work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose; let us have complete trust in Adonai. Let us all be sure that He wants the best for all of us.

We will continue 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.

Persecution Watch: Prayer for the Persecuted

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

Psalm 147:1  “Praise the Lord!  How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him!”

  • Pray that our praise may continually be in our mouths, and the persecuted church would take pleasure in praising Adonai.

Psalm 16:3  ” As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all My delight.”

  • Pray the persecuted would know how much they delight and please the Lord.  May they find comfort and joy in this.

John 11:19  “And many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.”

  • Pray the church would be of great comfort to those who have lost loved ones.

Romans 15:4  “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.”

  • Pray the church would have access to the Word and be comforted and encouraged by them.

Luke 6:27:  “But I tell you who hear me: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”

  • Pray persecuted would be willing and then able to forgive and even love their enemies (want the best for them) in the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Timothy 2:1  “I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–“

  • Pray for the spiritual harvest.

Psalm 37:4  “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

  • Pray the desires of the hearts of those who know the Lord would be realized.

Isaiah 43:19  “See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”

  • Pray the church would perceive new things that God is doing; walk through doors God is opening.
  • Pray God would make a way in a spiritual desert.

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 for keys to unlock doors, peoples’ hearts for salvation and favor.

Daniel 1:8  “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way.”

  • Pray against a spirit of compromise in the church, against the mixing of the holy and the profane, the Word and pagan practices
  • Pray for protection for the persecuted church:

Through obedience:  Genesis 7:7  “And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood”

Through God’s will and action:  Genesis 19:16  “When he [Lot] hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for God was merciful to them.”

Through God’s favor:  Genesis 31:29  “I have the power to harm you, but last night God of your father said to me ‘Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.'”  

Through miracles:  Luke 4:29-30  “They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill, on which the town was built, in order to throw him down the cliff.  But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.”

Psalm 34:10  “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

  • Pray for supernatural provision for the church, multiplication of resources.

John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

  • Pray that the church would have peace in the midst of their trials.

We will also remember these dear ones:

Leah Sharibu and Alice that they will be set free from Boko Haram captivity.

  • Leah Sharibu was kidnapped along with 109 other students on February 19, 2018 when Boko Haram attacked a boarding school in the city of Dapchi, Maiduguri Diocese, in north-eastern Nigeria. A month later, some of the girls died in captivity and all the others were released, except Leah. She was the only Christian in the group
  • Alice Loksha Ngaddah was kidnapped during the Rann attack on March 1, 2018. She was a nurse working with Unicef and is a mother of two.

Pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison, for his family, the children, and the 

church in China. Pastor Wang Yi who is currently serving his prison sentence.

Anita an Iranian Christian, persecuted by the Islamic regime seeking asylum.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran, for his release and his family as their persecution continues. At present he is serving his six-year sentence. 

Valerie Creekmore, Persecuted 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.

Pray the Persecuted as they prepare for Easter

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Dear Prayer Warriors, as Easter approaches, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world will face increased persecution. They are hated because they love Jesus and will not deny Him.

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. Philippians 3:10

Following Paul’s Example

“15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. 17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:15-21

As Easter draws near, here are some ways that we can support our brothers and sisters around the world in prayer:

19 And also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:19-20

  • Pray for boldness and wisdom to tell others about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that they’d have wisdom to know who truly a seeker is and who is not and they would have the words to speak.

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 1:3-5

  • Pray for protection and comfort as they gather to worship Jesus this Easter.

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them

Matthew 18:20

  • Pray for Christians who will meet secretly to observe Easter. Pray that they will have a rich understanding of God’s presence.
  • Pray for Christians who don’t have access to the Bible to read the Easter story. Pray that a Bible will be delivered to them soon.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

  • Because of the persecution and suffering that they face, pray that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, would guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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

  • Pray that those suffering persecution would be able to pray for their enemies and forgive them.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” Romans 15:13

  • Pray for Christians living in refugee camps, that through their trials and tribulations, they will experience the hope of Easter in a profound way. 

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied. Acts 9:31

  • Pray that they would sense the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, and may they know that their Church family is praying for them.

 “19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 20 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. “Deuteronomy 11:19-21

  • Pray for the younger generation, that they would experience the truth of the resurrection. Pray for parents to have wisdom to teach their children about their faith and to continue to follow Christ even amidst trials. James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
  • Pray that believers would have the strength to persevere and continue to follow God even though the situation remains difficult.
  • Pray that we would wake up to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world. As we celebrate the cross of Christ this Easter, may we remember the suffering of those around the world who bear His name

We will also remember these dear ones:

Leah Sharibu and Alice that they will be set free from Boko Haram captivity.

  • Leah Sharibu was kidnapped along with 109 other students on February 19, 2018 when Boko Haram attacked a boarding school in the city of Dapchi, Maiduguri Diocese, in north-eastern Nigeria. A month later, some of the girls died in captivity and all the others were released, except Leah. She was the only Christian in the group
  • Alice Loksha Ngaddah was kidnapped during the Rann attack on March 1, 2018. She was a nurse working with Unicef and is a mother of two.

Pastor Wang Yi to be released from prison, for his family, the children, and the 

church in China. Pastor Wang Yi who is currently serving his prison sentence.

Anita an Iranian Christian, persecuted by the Islamic regime seeking asylum.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from Iran, for his release and his family as their persecution continues. At present he is serving 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 (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.

Focused Prayer for the Persecuted Church

(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

(Praise) Psalm 34:1 “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips”

  • Pray that the persecuted would be able to praise the Lord even amid persecution, knowing that the sufferings of this world are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us.

Psalm 46:7,11 “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress”

Matthew 28:20 “… and surely I will be with you always, even to the end of the age.”

  • Pray that the presence of God would envelop the believers.

2 Corinthians 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.”

  • Pray for comfort for those who have lost loved ones, homes, etc.

James 1:27 “Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

  • Pray for orphans and widows. Many pastors and others have been murdered because of their witness. Pray orphans would find a home where they can receive the gospel message. Pray for their physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.

Proverbs 24:17 “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles do not let your heart rejoice”

  • Pray the persecuted would be able to forgive their enemies.

Proverbs 28:12 and 28:28 “When the righteous triumph there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.”

Psalm 75:7 “But it is God who judges; He brings down one and exalts another.”

  • Pray God would bring down wicked rulers and establish righteous ones.

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble”

  • Pray for protection for those being persecuted.
  • Pray for strength to overcome difficulties.

Psalm 46:2 “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way, and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”

  • Pray against a spirit of fear.

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

Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those that bring good news; who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.'”

  • Pray for boldness to witness.

Psalm 48:14 “For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end”

Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘this is the way, walk in it.”

  • Pray they would be guided by the Holy Spirit; hear God’s voice clearly.

Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

  • Pray for grace to persevere

Proverbs 28:21b “… yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.”

Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their life so much as to shrink from death.”

  • Pray the persecuted would not succumb to ways of the world, even for survival.

Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming soon!  My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.”

Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

  • Pray the persecuted keep their eyes on their eternal reward and the glory to come.  

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 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 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.

Global Distress: Let us Pray for the Persecuted

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

The world is spiraling out of control. This is no surprise to God nor should it be for believers. We are experiencing those birth pangs foretold in God’s Word. Let us pray for persecuted Christians around the world.

Psalm 61:3 “For You have been my refuge; a strong tower against the foe.”

  • Pray for protection in dangerous places for all those who have chosen to help Christians being persecuted.

Psalm 42:11 and Psalm 43:5 “Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior, and my God”

  • Pray workers will not be discouraged.
  • Pray for a spirit of praise.
  • Pray the purpose for their lives and mission would bear fruit.

Psalm 41:1-3 “Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble” The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of sickness.”

  • Pray for the health of those working in the Kingdom of God.

Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd I shall lack nothing.”

  • Pray for abundant provision for those being persecuted and for the workers.

Psalm 23:3 “He restores my soul.  He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake”

  • Pray Christians would be upright and blameless; let unbelievers see the Lord’s goodness through them and be saved.

Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

  • Pray they will not have a spirit of fear.
  • Pray they will be comforted by God’s Word and co-laborers.

Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

  • Pray the eyes of enemies of the Lord and His work would be blinded; hide Christians in Your secret place from those seeking to destroy them and their work.
  • Pray the oil of anointing would be upon them to do mighty exploits; gifts of the Spirit would operate.

1 Timothy 1:10 “For adulterers and the perverted, for slave traders—translated as ‘menstealers’ in the King James Bible, liars, perjurers – and whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine”

  • Pray for protection against kidnapping, especially young women and girls, but also children.

 Revelation 22:17 “The Spirit and the bride say ‘come!’, and let him who hears say ‘come!’.  Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.”

  • Pray for salvation for those persecuting; pray for a spirit of repentance.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 “I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone — for kings and those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

  • Pray for the leaders of Nations.
  • Pray for more intercessors; pray for more anointing for intercessors.

1 Cor. 10:10 “And do not grumble as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel”

  • We come against the spirit of complaining against our leaders instead of praying for them.  The media exacerbates this.

We will also continue to lift up these persecuted witnesses to the Lord: 

  • Leah Sharibu, 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, 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.
  • 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.

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.

Join the Conference Call to Pray For Israel

(Voice of the Persecuted) We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 19, 2022, in a prayer conference call for Israel and the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

While most attention has been on the Russian war in Ukraine, which is reasonable. We also know that the killing, kidnapping, burning of villages and subsequent refugees in Africa has not stopped. We have finished celebrating Purim, when the Almighty stepped in already knowing what He would do to preserve Israel and destroy those who tried to destroy the Jewish people. Dear Prayer Warriors, I feel an urgency to pray for Israel.

We thank you, Adonai, that You are always at work, often behind the scenes, to preserve Your people, both the Israelites and those who have been grafted in.

Psalm 83:4-5 “Come, they say, let us destroy them from being a Nation that the name of Israel be remembered no more. With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against You …

  • Pray for Israel’s protection, as Iran and its proxies have Israel physically surrounded.
  • Pray for the security forces; grant them discernment; show them how to stop every terrorist plot.

The P5+1 is still negotiating on a nuclear deal.

Exodus 23:32 “Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods.

  • Pray this nuclear deal will not stand.

Proverbs 29:25 “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord will be kept safe.”

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

  • Pray that those in leadership would not fear man or be manipulated by fear; would not stop Israel from possessing its land.
  • Pray that government leaders, and all Israelites would trust in the Lord and ask for wisdom and understanding that they may have what they need.
  • Pray for wisdom regarding the Russia/Ukraine conflict so they will not feel bullied into making bad decisions.
  • Pray would raise up godly advisors for all the government leaders (Proverbs 11:14)

Passover and Ramadan overlap next month, which historically has brought increased terrorism and unrest.

Isaiah 57:19-21 “… Peace, peace to those far and near, says the Lord, and I will heal them. But the wicked are like the tossing sea which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud. There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked.

  • Pray for a spirit of calm in all the believers to help change the atmosphere; pray against the spirit of violence.
  • Pray for believers to pray for their enemies and be able to love them in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jeremiah 33:12 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In this place, desolate without men or animals — in all its towns there will again be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks.

An article from the Jerusalem Post this month showed photos of IDF soldiers clashing with the Bedouins while protesting forestation of the desert. They are against planting trees!

There is a problem with lack of governance in the Negev. 

PM Bennett said that we are dealing with chronic problems that are constantly being put off. Regavim, a public movement dedicated to the protection of Israel’s national lands and resources, warned “if we continue on the trajectory we are in right now, we will lose the Negev.” The Negev is more than 60% of Israel’s landmass.

  • Pray Israel’s government would plant the trees it has planned according to God’s Word.
  • Pray Israel would step up and be able to govern this area.

Thomas Nides, the US Ambassador to Israel, said that settlement growth infuriates him. He strongly pressured Israel to not build in the E1 corridor NE of Jerusalem. This is because the USA does not want to hinder the “two state solution” creating “Palestine”, and anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist Islamic State on Israel’s God promised land.

  • Pray forIsrael will not face pressure into a move that would curse both Israel and the United States.
  • Pray the United States would repent of its ungodly desires.

Jeremiah 31:8 “See, I will bring them from the land of the North and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return.”  

Thankfully Pnina Tamano-Shata, Israel’s Aliyah and Integration Minister, formerly known as the Ministry of Immigration, is working to remove many bureaucratic barriers.

  • Pray to bring the Jewish people safely out of Ukraine and Russia and other countries into Israel.
  • Let this influx of refugees allow more Messianic Jews to enter Israel; to remove bureaucratic barriers that make it harder to immigrate.
  • May there be resources for this great influx of people: new housing, including in new areas, jobs, language classes, and other needs, to go forth to possess the Land.

Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  • Pray that all this shaking would cause more Jews (and others) to seek You.
  • May they find salvation during this Passover season; open their eyes that they may connect the Passover lamb with the Lamb of God and the blood.
  • Pray for an increase of divine encounters; pray for discipling of new believers; pray new believers would not face pressure by family or rabbis to turn away.

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

  • Leah Sharibu, 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 release from prison.
  • Pray for 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.
  • 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.

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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