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Tonight on Persecution Watch: I Hear Your SOS

(Voice of the Persecuted) As I head out to my local grocery store, a new song plays on the radio in my car and I listen.  Right away my mind quickens my heart and I think of the children and young teenagers of Northern Nigeria.  The words to the song sing on the airwaves,

“You are not hidden.  There’s never been a moment you were forgotten.   You are not hopeless, though you have been broken.  Your innocence stolen.  I hear you whisper underneath you breath.  I hear your SOS – your SOS.  I will send out an army to find you in the middle of the darkest fight – it’s true.  I will Rescue you.”

About the same time as Lauren Daigles song hit the airwaves here in the States, I noticed a news article that popped up on my phone.  It was a story of two young Nigerian girls, Binta Umma and Maimuna Musa.  They had been kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2016.  The girls’ family members were killed in front of them and they were taken away deep into the forest.  There in the jungle and far from home, or any help, they were married off to Boko Haram soldiers.  They were verbally and physically abused, often food was withheld, and they were forbidden to leave their grass huts.  One of the girls became pregnant and gave birth at age 14, but within a year the baby died from a fever.

The soldier husbands decided it was time for their wives to become suicide bombers.  They told the girls to think more of God and begin to prepare for their mission.  Boko Haram often deceive women by telling them they will not die on such a mission.  Others said that even if you die you will be in paradise.  Both girls were scared when they heard they would be forced to carry a bomb to kill people.  They had only two choices, escape or die.  The militants readied the girls in a four-day training period. They were told where to go, how to explode the bomb, and where they could find potential victims.

Binta lamented that as soon as the vest was tied to her body, she lost any hope of survival.  The militants sent her out on a day when that was cloudy with no sunshine. She walked until she reached a major road and looked for soldiers to rescue her.  She did not want to attack people; she didn’t want to die.  Both girls having similar stories and tell of how they just kept walking until they found government soldiers.  They did find them and fortunately for these girls, the soldiers were looking for them too.

These were not your typical soldiers trained in warfare, but rather trained to disarm children and teens who were being used as suicide bombers.   They were looking for children with bombs strapped to them. They could help them by disarming, detonating or destroying the bombs strapped to their bodies. These soldiers were on a very dangerous mission to set these young ones free and stop an attack before it happened.  These are a new breed of soldiers called EOD specialists who work for the Nigerian government and trained by the US Army.  They risk their own lives in order to set these children free from the suicide mission they have been forced to perform by Boko Haram.  This scene is played out over and over in Northern Nigeria.  A place where it is estimated that Boko Haram is holding 10,000 plus children captive and enslaved—waiting to send them on a deadly suicide mission.

Today, Nigeria is a country rich in oil and natural gas.  It’s seeking to present itself as the image of modern Africa, but the country is far from united.  The country has nearly 200 million people with 230 different ethnic groups and in the year 2050, Nigeria is expected to out-populate the USA.  Although Nigeria collects billions of dollars in oil revenue each year, more than 60% of Nigerians live in poverty.  Many on less than $2 a day.  In the North East, the poverty rate is even higher.  The nature of governance in this area is poor to begin with.  Poverty, illiteracy, a high infant mortality rate, inequality, along with neglect by those with political power have helped sow a rebellious brand of Islam in the North East.   Islamist leaders use as their role model one of the world’s most brutal and dogmatic Islamist movements.  It is a recipe for disaster and a watershed about to burst.   Millions have been dispersed having to flee their villages where Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsman have waged a so-called Holy war.  No one is safe. Not a Christian or a Muslim.  If you do not conform to the extreme interpretations of the Quran, you are considered an infidel and hunted down and killed.

Lauren’s song “Rescue” continues…There is no distance that cannot be covered over and over.  You’re not defenseless.  I’ll be your shelter.  I’ll be your armor.  I hear you whisper underneath your breath.  I hear your SOS-your SOS.  I will send out an army to find you in the middle of the darkest night- it’s true.  I will rescue you.  I will never stop marching to reach you in the middle of the hardest fight- it’s true. I will rescue you.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.  On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds!  2 Corinthians 10:4

Below is a list of prayer points for tonight’s Prayer Watch call.  You are invited to join us as we pray for the Children of Nigeria. We will take up our weapons of righteousness and do battle in prayer on behalf of these dear children and the nation of Nigeria.  The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective and Jesus wins…Jesus wins every battle!  James 5:16

Sister Leigh, Prayer Team Moderator

Prayer Points following call details

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Prayer Points:

Groups, like Boko Haram, who align themselves with ISIS strap bombs to the waists of young children and teens.  They call them ‘cub fighters’.  These children and teens who number more than 10,000 are held against their will and are sent into marketplaces in villages or anywhere else people gather.  At least 57 children and teens have died in northern Nigeria after being forced to carry out suicide missions. 67% of them were girls.

🙏 Let’s Pray for these dear ones. Pray that the love of Jesus would reach them.  Pray that they would not be lost in suicide missions, but that Jesus would make a way of escape for them.  Pray that they would find freedom from the bondage of the teachings of the Quran and would come to know Jesus and His great love for them.

As you can imagine, finding these children in dense forests and roads to disarm, detonate the bombs is a VERY dangerous job.  Many of the EOD Soldiers have lost their own lives in trying to dismantle the bombs.  Boko Haram also uses remote control devices to set the bombs off if the children try not to complete their mission.  When an EOD soldier is approaching the child or teen, a Boko Haram member is following them and will detonate the bomb as soon as the soldier reaches the child.

🙏Pray for the brave team of EOD Soldiers.  Pray for their protection.  Pray that they will continue to find ways to stay a step ahead of the tactics of Boko Haram and find new ways to deal with them.  Pray for the US Army personnel who are willingly helping these brave soldiers to fight the war on Boko Haram’s suicide bombing practices.  Pray for their salvation and a continued amount of success!   

Nigeria has millions of professing Christians, but the church has been largely silent on the mounting situation with Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsman.  Part of that is because of disunity between the different denominations.  Only recently has the church begun to come together to act as one body and stand together on this.

🙏Let’s pray that the church would rise up and become fully unified.  Pray that the Christians would unite in prayer and find commonalities between themselves so that they would stand strong together and that they would take up the sword of Truth, the Word of God and put on their Shields of faith and stand together and begin to seek Heaven for an end to the reign and rule of Boko Haram over their people and lands.  God says that if my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land. 

The situation in Northern Nigeria needs international attention.  If left without restraint or the attention of the media the situation is likely to become a watershed of people fleeing to European nations ill equipped to handle the massive migration of the millions of people who are already displaced by Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsman and the death toll will rise just as it did like the war in the Rwanda genocide where 1/2 million people were slaughtered before anyone acted.  People in Nigeria are begging for help.  They are asking if anyone in the West is listening?

🙏Pray that the news media will report in headline news the situation in Northern Nigeria with Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsman.  Pray for Leaders around the world and the United Nations to sound the alarm and respond to the crisis.  Former Congressman Frank Wolf from Virginia is urging Christians here in the US to call their congressman and ask that a special Envoy be appointed so that we can be informed and begin to step in to respond to the needs of this crisis.  In the past, appointing a Convoy has been a successful pathway to resolving conflicts such as this.

🙏Let’s Pray that there will be a barrage of media cover and attention given to this crisis.  Pray that the stories of these children and teens will get into the news media outlets and across the internet.  Pray that Churches and aid groups will become informed and made aware of the needs of Nigerians and will willing help and pray.  Pray that world leaders and the United Nations will take action to stop Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsman.

Jihadist believe Islam will not be lost in Nigeria. They have chosen this area because of the country’s vulnerabilities. Based on statistics, they dream Nigeria will outpace the USA in population by 2050 and be a nation for Allah.

🙏Let’s Pray that the plans of the enemy will not be successful.  Let’s Pray for the militants of ISIS, Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsman that Christ will be victorious in their lives.  Pray that they come to know that Allah only offers the way of destruction and Jesus offers the Way, the Life and the Truth.  Pray that these who have been deceived will have a desire to lay down their weapons of warfare and trade them for weapons of righteousness found only in Jesus Christ and be set free. 

Leah Sharibu is one of the 100 schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi School in Nigeria on February 19, 2018.  Because Leah would not renounce her faith in Jesus Christ, she has been held captive while her other classmates where let go. Boko Haram has declared her to be a slave for life.  As Christians, we know that in Truth Leah will never be a slave to Boko Haram because of her declared love and confession of faith in Christ. She is now a bond servant to the Lord Jesus Christ, and no one can ever separate her from His Love.

🙏Let’s pray for endurance and continued grace for Leah to handle the challenge with which she has been given.  Pray that while she is in captivity she is surrounded by the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Pray that she is unharmed.  Pray that she is able to testify to others the love of her Savior and given the grace and strength to show compassion on her captors.  Pray that God will make a way of escape for her and she will be set free.  Pray that the world knows who Leah Sharibu is and that Leah’s captivity and testimony will not go unnoticed.

With an ever-exploding population, is Nigeria is ripe for the Harvest?

🙏Lets Pray audacious prayers that those 200 million souls will not be lost to Islam or any other deception but instead there will be a sweeping move of the Spirit of God across the land of Nigeria and the Harvest will be great in so much that it will turn that 200 million number on its head for Jesus Christ!  Pray for the Harvest!  Pray for the Rescuer of Nigeria to be Victorious!

And finally, does prayer work? Yes, it does!  Recently 6 girls who were abducted were released.  Their parents said that every time Boko Haram would call to demand a ransom, they could hear the girls in the background being tortured but they kept praying.  Many others also prayed for their girls and today they praise God for the release of their loved ones, and they attribute the prayers of the Christians to the release of their children!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What a beautiful gift God gave to all who believe.

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

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

In Christs’ Love,

Nadia Dybvik/Merlaine Smokes, Prayer Team Moderators

From any location on your phone


9:00 PM EST

8:00 PM CST+

7:00 PM MST

6:00 PM PST

Call in number: 712 775-7035      

Access Code: 281207#

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What is Persecution Watch?
Persecution Watch is a U.S. national prayer conference call ministry that prays specifically for the global Persecuted Church. For over a decade, Blaine Scogin has led this national network of believers who faithfully pray for the persecuted and the global harvest for the Kingdom of God. The group meets via a free call-in service every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night at 9pm Eastern (please check your time zone). Blaine also serves as Prayer Director for Voice of the Persecuted.

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

Persecution Watch also hosts callers who want to pray united from other nations. If your heart is perplexed by the sufferings of our persecuted brothers and sisters, you no longer need to pray alone. We welcome all who desire to pray for the persecuted church and consider it a joy to pray together with you. If you’re new to the call and can’t find your voice, listen in and pray silently or on mute. We are grateful and thank the Lord for bringing us all together to pray in agreement for our persecuted family in Christ.

Meet you on the call!

Tonight on Persecution Watch Prayer Conference Call (Nov.9, 2019)

My Brothers and Sisters,
Our dear Brother Blaine Scogin, Persecution Watch Founder, shared of a dear sister in Christ who suggested 7 ways to pray for the persecuted Church. Or as Open Doors would say to pray with the persecuted church. I realize how valuable these prayer points are as we intercede for our brothers and sisters through their sorrow, trials and tribulations. As The Lord leads me to moderate the call tonight, I invite you to join me.

Lord willing, I look forward to praying with you.

Your sister in Christ,

Nadia Dybvik, Persecution Watch Prayer Moderator

Come as you are to the call. We will let God lead us in the Spirit and not be limited to these 7 points.

1. Pray that they will experience God’s presence and peace.

2. Pray that they will remain joyful in the midst of their suffering.

3. Pray that they remain grounded in God’s Word and grow in their faith.

4. Pray that they have opportunities to share the Gospel with God-given boldness and courage.

5. Pray that their activities are hidden from authorities or others who may want to harm them.

6. Pray that the Holy Spirit enables them to forgive and love their persecutors.

7. Pray that the Lord would work in the hearts of those who are persecuting the Church, bringing them to the saving knowledge of Jesus.

From any location on your phone


9:00 PM EST

8:00 PM CST+

7:00 PM MST

6:00 PM PST

Call in number: 712 775-7035      

Access Code: 281207#

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

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

Persecution: Why is the Western Church silent

(Voice of the Persecuted) Recently I received an invitation to go on a conference call and pray for repentance concerning the wildfires in California. One of the prayer points concerning repentance is that America has not stood with Israel. I find this interesting since according to PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and many Israelis, President Trump is the best friend Israel ever had.

In my experience of praying on conference calls, I’ve found that Israel has more intercessors than tortured, imprisoned and endangered believers in Christ. I facilitate Persecution Watch, one of the few, likely the only conference call in North American that specifically prays for the persecuted church. By God’s grace we have labored for over 8 years in his mandate to intercede for those in the shadow of the cross, and that with a faithful, few intercessors.

I continually hear and am told that we must pray for Israel, the apple of God’s eye. At the risk of being construed as Anti-Semitic, I must ask what about the persecuted bride of Christ? Who intercedes for them as He intercedes for us? Given their experience of persecution, even Jewish people wonder why the West doesn’t have more concern for Christians facing extreme abuses, even death.

I do believe that Israel will play a prophetic role in the end times, but I leave that for the experts to work out. I must ask again who stands with persecuted believers, our own family in faith?

The writer of Hebrews tells us, Remember those in prison, as though you were in prison with them, and they mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily. Hebrews 13:3

We are to remember our persecuted family, at least in our prayers, because we are members of one body. Indeed Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 12 that if one member of the body suffers we all suffer. So how is it that we can easily ignore the wounded part of the Body in Christ?

I find the passages in Matthew 25 regarding the sheep and the goats to be quite sobering. Many of us know these passages found in chapter 25 verses 31-46. Let’s look at how is He’s judging the sheep and the goats. He’s not assessing them on the doctrine they held or their performance of signs and wonders, but if they fed the hungry, gave drink to the thirsty, showed hospitality to the stranger, clothed the naked, took care of the sick, and visited those in prison. He’s judging the sheep and the goats as to whether they practiced the second great commandment, or what is called the royal law. Love your neighbor as yourself. I believe the persecuted bride of Christ is being considered here.

Many cry out for Israel and I respect those who do. Countless churches are active in meaningful outreach programs which I believe demonstrate goodwill and the love expected in our faith. But how often do we hear our pastors leading even a short prayer for the critical numbers suffering for their faith, today? Once a week, once a month, a year, never? To encourage all pastors, we have not met one believer who hasn’t confirmed they would like to hear more about the persecuted in church and to pray with the congregation for them. We thank those of you who are engaging their congregations and lifting up the suffering. We pray more consider to join you.

Will we continue to be silent, or will we speak out and pray for the persecuted? Below is a song written a few years ago at the height of the ISIS persecution of the believers in Iraq. It challenges us to not be silent for our persecuted family.

We stand with our persecuted brothers and sisters who are in the shadow of the cross. I must continue to cry out even though at times I feel as a lone voice in the wilderness.

Your brother at the foot of the cross,

Blaine and the VOP team

Blaine Scogin serves as Prayer Director of Persecution Watch and Voice of the Persecuted.

The Persecution Watch conference call meets 3 times a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays. If you are interested in joining the Prayer Team on the call, we invite and welcome your presence to intercede for our brothers and sisters with us. It means more to the persecuted than you can imagine. MEET YOU ON THE CALL!
(Please check your time zones)
9 p.m. Eastern
8 p.m. Central
7 p.m. Mountain
6 p.m. Pacific

Call number: 712.775.7035
Access code: 281207#

A Day In The Life Of An Advocate For The Persecuted Church


(Voice of the Persecuted) A typical day in the life of those that have chosen to answer the call from God, with “Send me. “

My day starts with coffee and the internet.  Viewing reports and researching news, often leaves me in tears as the slaughter of innocents increases daily.  While I read about the latest killings and attacks on our brethren, I hold my breath and quickly check to see if one of our ‘frontline’ contacts is a victim.

Reading daily messages from refugees across the world, I learn about their ongoing suffering, pain, fear, and confusion.  I listen to them heartbreakingly describe the cries of hunger coming from their children and their feelings that nobody cares.  Hours are spent encouraging, praying with and for them.

Headed to my second job, I start out my day with their pain in my heart.  Humbled, I beg others to help, but often met with statements such as:  “you can’t save the world,” or “Jesus didn’t command us to care for everyone.”  Their words cutting like a knife, I realize the scope of the issue is lost on them. But the Holy Spirit tells me, “Don’t be discouraged, I am with you—forge ahead!”

Recently a fellow advocate said, “If I told you all the stories, you wouldn’t sleep at night.”  I can tell you, his words are true.  So many sleepless nights interceding in prayer.  Images of death so brutal no movie could portray it.  This is what goes through our minds everyday during sleep and waking moments as we pray, Oh Lord, how much longer? If I could take their pain for even a moment, I’d gladly accept to give them a time of relief and some peace. For these are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our unsung heroes in these modern times.

Walking in their shoes, requires a heart for the persecuted and total submission to the Holy Spirit.  Submission because unless you allow God to work in your life, bringing you into prayer and through intercession, you might as well not begin the journey, it’s more than any man can bear alone.

When God called Isaiah he said:  “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?  Isaiah answered, “Here I am, send me!”  (Isaiah 6:8)

So if you answer this call, be prepared for your eyes to be opened, your heart un-calloused, with ears to hear. Emptied of ‘self’, to be guided by the Holy Spirit and the cries of those suffering. You must be willing to suffer with them as if in bonds—being persecuted with them, as members of one Body in Christ.

This work and attention given to our persecuted family, is done by us voluntarily.  In this way, we can use funds to aid those in great need. My office is my car, a bench, a rock, or the field.  I sit on a couch or a chair at my computer, with my phone nearby to answer the call of one desperate or in despair.  Fortunately, I have a job that affords me phone conferences, prayer time and seeking God’s guidance.  We don’t sit in a fancy office with 6 figure salaries, nor have an extravagant budget to travel the world. I’m in God’s office and He doesn’t need a high rise building to impress and accomplish His will.  The Father is my boss, Jesus intercedes for me, and the Holy Spirit guides my steps.

The true act of mission, or letting God work through you for the advancement of His kingdom, can be a mystery for those who’ve never had the experience, even for some who have. It’s more than simply going to a place to provide short term services to those in need. For followers of Christ, it’s a part of daily life to reach out to those we are called to serve wherever they may be. To be the hands and feet of Christ, though the journey seems impossible. We trust and focus solely on Him, humbled as willing servants.  In a world never more desperate for His hand to move, how can we not cry out, “Use me!”  Our obedience is simply an outward expression of the great love we hold for Christ in our hearts. For the even greater love, amazing grace, and mercy He continues to give us. With God, there are no boundaries. If acting in His will, we can accomplish all He sets before us.

prayer-158x238If you’re unable to devote time to become an advocate for the persecuted, take time to pray for those who do.  Commit to pray for those suffering, and those who intercede on their behalf.  Read to understand what is happening to the Body of Christ, the suffering and tribulation they’re enduring across the world.  The next time you read a report about Christian persecution, take a moment to share and encourage others to pray for them.  It’s time to unite as one Body, loving, caring and lifting up each member as we are called to do.

It may not be easy or glamorous, but God will bless you with understanding, strengthen and encourage your faith and amazing love through your brothers and sisters in the persecuted Church.

C. Refsland, VOP Advocate/News Analyst and the VOP Team

Voice of the Persecuted

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We are a team of Prayer Warriors lifting up the persecuted and covering them in much needed prayer. We pray for specific individuals, communities and entire nations experiencing extreme persecution. This team is a very important part of our ministry.

We are told to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. (Hebrews 13:3)

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

“The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (verses 21:26)

While enduring persecution under house arrest in Rome, Paul wrote to concerned believers “for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.”(Philippians 1:19)

As early Christians did in the first century, let’s continue praying for our brethren who are suffering in the world, today. And with the rapid rise of extreme persecution, our prayers have never been more needed!

If you would like to join our PRAYER WARRIORS 4 THE PERSECUTED team, please fill out and submit the contact form below.

Our prayers are POWERFUL! We’re looking forward to welcoming you as a part of the VOP mission! PRAY ON!

In Solidarity,
Lois Kanalos, Founder/Advocate
Blaine Scogin, Prayer Ministry Director

#IDOP Prayer Warriors: THANK YOU! Join us next Sunday, Nov. 9th for the 2nd opportunity to pray for the Persecuted


We’d like to thank each and every one of you that joined with us on the IDOP Conference Call lifting up our persecuted family in Spirit led prayer. What a blessing to be able to unite with you as ONE in the Body of Christ.

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We are grateful to Persecution Watch for hosting this very special opportunity allowing us to come together in prayer for those suffering in Christ. And to all the organizations joining to collaborate today and again next Sunday, may the Lord continue to bless and guide your efforts in furthering His purposes for His Kingdom.

Once again, to all who prayed with us on the call, with your church, prayer group or alone, THANK YOU! The persecuted are so encouraged and grateful to know we are remembering them. They have been thanking us with the knowledge that these calls are taking place! Continue to pray for them daily.

For those who were unable to come on the call, or if you would like to return united in prayer—join us next Sunday, Nov. 9th anytime between the hours 8am-8pm EDT to pray for the persecuted Church.

DON’T STAND IN SILENCE! Let us honor the number one request of those who are facing persecution, “PRAY FOR US!”

Lois Kanalos, Founder and the VOP team

See details on how you can participate in next Sunday’s call CLICK HERE

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JOIN US TOMORROW for the #IDOP International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted – One with Them



The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is a global day of intercession for persecuted Christians worldwide. Its primary focus is the work of intercessory prayer and action on behalf of persecuted Christian communities. We also encourage prayer for the oppressors, the nations that promote persecution, and those who ignore it.
Tomorrow, Sunday, November 2, 2014 (8am – 8pm EDT) is the first call in event that we along with other organizations invite you to join as ONE WITH THEM in prayer for the persecuted Church. Next Sunday will be the 2nd opportunity to pray together. Don’t Stand In Silence  SEE DETAILS HERE. All welcome globally.
We also encourage you to continue independently, with your church, family, school or small group and honor this important call to prayer, daily. ‪#‎IDOP‬
Mark your calendar -IDOP14 Participate and PRAY with us for the Persecuted Church!  Click to enlarge

Mark your calendar -IDOP14 Participate and PRAY with us for the Persecuted Church!
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