Persecuted Church Prayer Wall
and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may
be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men."
2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 (NKJV)
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Prayers from God's people
LEAH SHARIBU--We all watched, listened to, and followed the events that happened in at the school in Dapachi, Nigeria, in disbelief. We prayed nonstop and rejoiced when Leah's classmates were released. We wept when the five girls died. We rejoiced with GOD, all HIS angels and celestial beings, and the world when Leah refused to denounce CHRIST and wept knowing what that meant. We have kept her and her family in our hearts and prayers continually throughout every day, taking time out to mention her again to GOD, pray for her well being, and simply wonder how her day is going. She is one of us. She is a child of GOD, as we all are. And this child celebrated her 15th birthday in captivity this year. We love you, Leah, and pray for you continually.
When all this happened, I thought Leah's release would be quickly negotiated. I fervently followed everything I could read about it. It wasn't going that way. GOD had other plans. Then I thought it might play out like it did for Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3. It didn't work out that way either. The Nigerian national soccer team posted on the internet at one point it was going in to find and rescue her. That didn't happen. In Genesis Joseph was thrown down a well/cistern, sold into slavery to the Egyptians and eventually saved his people and a whole lot of people because of him being in Egypt with the power he had. GOD arranged all that. I'm sure his father and one brother prayed a lot for him when he first went missing and in the years right after that. I am learning a lot about time and timing. It really is about all about the LORD's time, not ours. We live in an age of impatience, where we want things done immediately at the push of a button. We don't want to wait on anything. I am glad our FATHER gives us lessons in patience. HIS timing is always perfect.
The human side of me has been wonder how everything is going with Leah. I envision scenes of Leah's rescue, her escape with other captives through the jungle, BIBLE studies with her, holding her real tight and reassuring her it will be all right, days at home with her family and school mates, attending church with her family on Sunday mornings, and her being regular kid again in her village, I don't know why Leah Sharibu is not home with her earthly family, but I do know that wherever she is GOD has put her there and HE is protecting and loving her 24 hours a day 7 days a week. HE has a purpose to all HE does. When things caused me pain, I used to ask why HE allowed things to happen. But HE has reassured us endlessly that HE is always with us:
- I will never leave you. Hebrews 13:5
- If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 1 Corinthians 12:26
- “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are MINE.
2 When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
3 For I am the LORD, your GOD,
the HOLY ONE of Israel, your SAVIOR..... You are honored, and I love you.
5 “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. 13 “From eternity to eternity I am GOD.
No one can snatch anyone out of MY hand. No one can undo what I have done.” Isaiah 43:1–5,13
When trials press into us, we can be glad knowing that, as painful as they are, and even when we cannot see it, GOD is using them to grow and perfect our faith.
These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when JESUS CHRIST is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:7 (from https://www.ourdailyjourney.org/2018/04/19/refined-faith/)
I pray for those leaders unable to return to their homes & churches in Turkey. Father God, may you strengthen them & comfort them. May you raise up leadership among the nationals to continue the work You have established. Equip these churches to carry on the work of ministry. Fill them Lord with your Spirit & help them remember all the things You have taught them. Glorify Yourself in this situation. Thank you that You are not surprised at any of these happenings but will continue to lead & guide them by Your Spirit.
For Christ sake, Amen
Dear Lord...we thank you for our faithful borthers and sisters across the world who are suffering for you. May we never forget those who are in prison as Hebrews chpt 13 says and may we never forget the heartache and pain of the families and husbands of those who have women taken from their own home. May the Lord God Almighty also watch over every pastor and church worker who has been forced to have beatings or is being punished for bearing your name, the name above every name. We thank you for the grace and forgiveness shown to those who persecute or torment them and it is by your Spirit that they stand strong. You are faithful to those who are faithful- we thank you for knowing the least of those who suffer so much for your name- especially separation from loved ones. We thank you for each who has been prepared to lay down their life for you and to say 'not my will but Thine be done' just as their master has done. We praise you for the recent release of our sister whom we have prayed for so much in the country known to you and that at last, she can be with her family. Some escape by Your grace and will and some suffer by the sword...we count it a great privilege to pray for them. May we, in turn, learn from them and be faithful when our time comes. Amen
To Pauline and her fellow widows of Palestine
"THE KING'S DAUGHTER IS ALL GLORIOUS WITHIN: her clothing is of wrought gold." Psalm 45:13a KJV
You, my sisters, are clothed gloriously within and without. Your robes are of Jesus's blood and righteousness.
"For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called."
Herein is the comfort, the comfort of the Lord, the comfort of His Word is yours. Here is my prayer:
May God, your Abba Father, your heavenly Daddy, meet all of your needs and the needs of your families, as you raise your children may they and you love him with all of your hearts, souls, minds and with all of your strength. May you and your children live a life consecrated to him a life that understands your destiny and calling in Jesus. May you all be used to extend God's kingdom plans and purposes. In Jesus's most holy and lovely name amen.
Pauline I want you to know something. When I first heard of Rami's passing, I prayed much for you at that time. You are so precious to Jesus that he laid you and your kids on the heart of a woman, all the way across the earth, in Canada, a woman who loves Jesus and loves you for him.
Did you sense the strength of the Lord as God's prayer warriors held you up in prayer? Did you feel comforted by your heavenly Father? He was right there the moment that you needed him.
Now you are helping other widows. As you help them, comfort them as you have been comforted by the Lord. Resist the devil and he will flee the Word of God says. God will continue to help you overcome as you 'cleave to him' as you cleaved to Rami.
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony" Revelation 12:11 a
God bless you and the church in Palestine, and the church in the Middle East. In Jesus name.
Rejoice Pauline and sisters and your families - We overcome because Jesus, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, has overcome the world. Blessed be his glorious name.
Oh Father God
When will it all end
The bitterness, the anger, the pain, the strife
Lives so empty without your light
Comfort hearts filled up with pain
Send your love to lives again
Send your healing
Send your help
That people will consider others as themselves
When will it all end
When will it all end
When will it all end
Only you, our Father knows
But what a comfort it is to know your heart
To know that you're working to tear all of the bitterness apart
Come to heal and come to stay
Come to show this earth your way
Don't let the ugliness drive you away
Come to heal and come to stay
It's only by your love
It's only by your grace
That we may have peace today
In Jesus name
Thank you Father
And we will continue to pray
In Jesus name Amen
To all of my persecuted sisters and brothers
Our Heavenly Father, what an honour to be a child of God! Provide everything needed for your persecuted children to remain faithful and strong; spread their powerful testimony; and bring their persecutors into Your Kingdom. Help us love with the depth of Christ's love for us. Amen.
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for all those precious children of yours who lost loved ones (350) in these demonic atrocities that took place on The Sunday Celebrations of the Resurrection of Jesus - May the Holy Spirit comfort them and may the presence of God be with them at this time ... Thank YOU, Father, YOU for Your lovingkindness in these terrible times of distress, pain and loneliness - this we ask in the Name of Jesus!
To all the persecuted churches and Christian brothers and sisters around the world may God's presence be holding you in strength and truth to the Glory of our Savior. In this time of year we remember what Jesus did for us while we were still sinners He is also able to do for those who do not know him as well. When Jesus said it was finished on the Cross He did what he said he came to do and that was to save the lost. I as one pray for your dedication and love for Christ in all you do and your persecution. May we [in North America] find that same strength as well. Mathew 5:11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. May Easter reflect on how God's Grace is sufficient. In Christian love.
I remember Leah, & Pastor Cao, among others, even those whom none of us knows about, in this world, who are suffering for their faith.....may our precious Lord give them the joy which ONLY comes from Jesus....
I weep for your suffering on a regular basis, & look forward to the day when we will meet at the feet of Jesus. ....
Look UP.....He is coming soon!!.....Psalm 91
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Jas 1:2,4
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Our Father in heaven,
I pray for my brothers and sisters in Ukraine. You know their circumstances, and you are well aware of the persecution they face. I ask, Lord, that you would give them the courage to stand on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and to say, "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: 'The righteous will live by faith.'" (Romans 1:16-17)
Give them your courage. Help them to trust that you are the Sovereign Lord, and you will care for them.
In Jesus' name, Amen
Lord, I pray that you strengthen and protect the non-orthodox Christians in occupied Eastern Ukraine who are being persecuted by the repressive tactics of the Russian-backed rebels. Help these Christians in Luhansk and Donetsk find ways to still gather together for worship and may their witness draw these rebels to the heart of Jesus. I thank You and I praise You!
Our Heavenly Father, thank you for the great faith and love demonstrated by our persecuted brothers and sisters. What an encouragement to the body of Christ! Nevertheless, as You see fit, will you allow this cup to pass from them. May the persecutors be miraculously drawn to You. Through all things may Your kingdom come and Your will be done. Help us, the generally non-persecuted, offer our love, resources, and faithful prayer for these saints. Victory in Jesus! Amen.
Praying for Eastern Ukraine.
God I cover my brothers and sisters in the blood of Jesus. I pray that they will stand strong in the face of adversity and know who their God is. I pray that you would strengthen them as they encounter those who would try to tear them away from their belief in You. May they stand strong wearing the whole armour of God. In Jesus’ name!!!!
For all those being imprisoned and tortured for their faith:
From Isaiah 43:1-5: Thus says the Lord your Creator, Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, you Saviour.... Because you are precious in my eyes, and honoured, and I love you.... Fear not, for I am with you.
Heavenly Father, I lift up Sadaf to you right now. She is your precious child and you love her. I pray that she would be restored to her family. I pray for peace for her parents that they will rest in you, knowing that with you all things are possible. I pray for protection over Sadaf. Keep her safe and surrounded by you love.
Lord I pray for Sadaf Masih tonight, you see the injustice that this is , Lord I pray that your justice would come swiftly that you would deliver her from her kidnappers. That you would open the eyes of her captors that they would see you Jesus! May she be faithful to you Lord! In Jesus Holy Name Amen
Pastor Leider Molina. I pray for peace and comfort for his family and brothers and sisters in Christ at this time of persecution. The rebels consider the Christian church the enemy and pray that their eyes would be open to see that they are being deceived by the Evil one. May the Gov. see that they need to intervene in situations of this kind. May the Christians there stay vigilant and strong in their belief even in the face of danger. 2 Timothy 3:12 In fact everyone who wants to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. May those who are persecuting our brothers and sisters in Christ have a change of heart and see that they to can have salvation through Jesus Christ if called upon.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Sadaf is your daughter, just a young girl. Please rescue her and other girls in Pakistan and around the world who have been kidnapped from their homes and families. You are the Way Maker, Promise Keeper and the Miracle Worker. Sadaf and her family and all the other families are counting on you at this horrible time. Show the kidnapper that has forced 13 year old Sadaf to marry them, their sin and the error of their ways. Rescue, heal and restore Sadaf. Give her and her parents and all the other girls and their families peace as you do the impossible things that they can’t do. In Jesus Blessed holy name!