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(Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Saturday, July 30, 2022 in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch.

Psalm 107:1 “Give thanks to the LORD for he is good; his love endures forever.”  (A familiar refrain throughout the Psalms)

We are continually reminded why we are to have a thankful heart. 

  • Pray that those persecuted would have thankful hearts in spite of suffering.

Jude 1:23  “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”

  • Pray persecutors would quickly feel the repercussions (pay an immediate penalty from the Almighty) for their persecution of Christians to cause them to be afraid of persecuting them.

Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”

  • Pray this would cause them to seek the living God.

Isaiah 58:8c “Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear… “

  • Pray Christians would be a light to those around them.
  • Pray for supernatural healing for Christians and those who they pray for.

Isaiah 56:7 “… for my house will be called a house of prayer for all Nations.“

  • Pray believers would have a place to gather for worship, prayer, spiritual growth.

1 Corinthians 14:26 “What then shall we say, brothers and sisters?  When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.”

  • Pray each one would hear from the Holy Spirit to be able to contribute to the group and edify themselves and one another. 
  • Pray for the church to not be dependent on top down feeding, being vulnerable to false doctrine, competition, idolizing pastors, etc.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all it’s parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we are all immersed by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”

  • Pray for unity.  Pray we would all know and be satisfied with the position where God has placed us. 

James 4:6 “But He gives us more grace. That is why scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble’” (quoting proverbs 3:34)

  • Pray for humility, especially for those in leadership. Especially for leaders of Nations and in leadership positions who are persecuting Christians and others. For God to give them grace to repent.

Ephesians 5:15-16 “Be very careful then how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.”

Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

  • Pray the church would make good use of the time God has given us. 
  • Pray the church would not squander time and would take advantage of every opportunity 

Psalm 59:2-3 “Deliver me from evildoers and save me from bloodthirsty men. See how they lie in wait for me!  Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, O LORD.”

  • Pray Almighty God would deliver Christians from those desiring to kill or harm them.

Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”

  • May the persecuted church trust in the power and goodness of God; may they be able to cry out and pour out their hearts to Him.

1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

  • Pray church would be fully convinced that their work (our prayers on this call too) is not for nothing.

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)

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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

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