Some of the 43 hostages released after a year-long captivity
Some of the 43 hostages released after a year-long captivity
Mar. 04, 2016 | Syria

Praise God for Release of Assyrian Christians, Held Hostage by ISIS

[490] prayers in [27] nations have been posted for Assyrian Christians.

Islamic extremists released a group of 43 Assyrian Christians on Feb. 23, after holding the men, women and children hostage for a year. In February 2015, ISIS militants overran dozens of villages along the Khabur River, taking 253 Christians hostage and demanding ransom payments in exchange for their release. In September 2015, the militants released a video showing the execution of three Assyrian Christian men and demanding $10 million for release of the remaining hostages. Most of the hostages have been released over the last few months. However, ISIS militants abducted another large group of Assyrian Christians in August from Qaryatain and are still holding 179 hostage. Please pray for those who have been released and for those who are still being held.

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  • Lord- we do praise you for the release of this group and yet we pray for intervention on behalf of those who are still being held. I pray the ISSIS will come to know you and turn from their life of hate and violence. Fill them with the peace that surpasses understanding. Draw them into your family. In your name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Father God I pray for the Assyrian Christians who are still in captivity for them to be released unconditionally. Let their captors be touched by their faith in you so that they can see through the eyes of your Spirit the true vine Christ Jesus the Lord and savior. I thank you Lord for those who have been released to continue in their journey with you.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, send your healing!
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Father God, we don't know why those who murder Your people will sometimes release them, but we know Your hand is over it. Help us to take heart in an unstable world and please give these Assyrian believers protection and strength to endure trying times. Through their faith, turn many hearts to Jesus, our Savior until He comes.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, thank You for the release of these Christians. Please comfort them as they continue to recover from the trauma. May they find refuge in a safe place. If the other Christians are still captive, please keep them and set them free. May their captors be convicted, repent, and be saved. In the Mighty Name of Jesus. Thank God. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Almighty, most powerful, sovereign, merciful, just God, our Savior, I bless Your Holy Name. Please, Lord, sustain and protect. Please comfort and strengthen. Please lead and raise U.S. leaders and maintain unity among brothers and sisters held hostage. Please bring many captors from darkness to light, with joyful hearts released from bitterness. Amen.
    Sherry W - USA
  • Father I thank for the release of these christians from hostage. I pray for the work of your power that has started in the lives of these to continue delivering more christians out of the hands of ISIS. I rebuke Satan's forces against these christians appearing though ISIS in Jesus Name. I decree the release of the remainder in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Lord we rejoice and thank h for this miracle not many Christians escape alive but ur hand of protection was upon these and please continue to cover them with ur blood as they choose to stand up for their face and knowing what it could cost them. Keep them safe under the shadow of ur wings amen
    Tina K - USA
  • GOD BLESS OUR ASSYRIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS, Thank You Father for making the enemy Release your people!!! We Thank You because your in control!! Have mercy on ISIS, turn them from wickdness to the True Light. Be with those who are still suffering greatly. Give them new strength and hope not to give up. Please bring them all out safely. Amen...
    Deidre S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Lord for those Assyrian Christians who are being held, and thank you Lord for those that have been released. I pray Lord that you will comfort all of these people. I pray Lord that they will be listening to your voice, and hearing what you want them to do. In Christ's name, Amen
    Kevin G - USA
  • Almighty God and Savior Jesus, Miraculously release these people and protect them from all harm. Speak to ISIS members and show them yourself and save their souls. Pamela - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • We are praying for you here in Texas. You " ..can do all things through Christ who gives you strength". We love you and God Bless
    Charles O - USA
  • Thank you o God for Assyrian Christians and for all the Christians held hostage by ISIS. Father I ask that You would release the hostages unharmed. I ask for Your angels to protect the hostages. Father may the ISIS people come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Thank you Almighty God for releasing the hostages. May the other hostages be comforted .
    Chris N - New Zealand
  • Thank you o God for Assyrian Christians and for all the Christians held hostage by ISIS. Father I ask that You would release the hostages unharmed. I ask for Your angels to protect the hostages. Father may the ISIS people come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Thank you Almighty God for releasing the hostages. May the other hostages be comforted .
    Chris N - New Zealand
  • Dear Father, Thank You so much for these hostages who have been released by ISIS, but also grant Your mercy to those still imprisoned. You alone can work miracles and open the hearts of their captors to Your light. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Father, we thank and praise you for these 43 Assyrian Christians who have been released. We pray that they their lives will know your peace and love. Lead them in your way and give them strength to go forward. We also pray
    for your hand upon them and also for your hand on those who are still being held. Give each one your grace, mercy, and love.
    Sandy F - Ethiopia
  • Father, The horrors Your people experience at the hands of extremists is unimaginable to me, but I know You know. Heal them of the trauma. Keep them strong and focused on You. Assure them of Your love for them. Thank You for the release of some who were held captive. Open the eyes of the persecutors that they may see Jesus and repent. Please, Lord.
    Sue R - USA
  • Dear Father,

    Be glorified, and work in this situation for your glory, so that men and women know that you exist and have an eternally good plan for your life.
    mark m - USA
  • Father, we thank You for those who have already been released. As they begin the next part of their lives, heal them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Strengthen them so they can strengthen others in the faith. For those who are still in captivity, set your angels around them to protect them from harm. Encourage them while they wait upon You
    Antoinette D - USA
    THANK YOU for YOUR GRACE and MERCY !!! YOU ARE SO AWESOME !!! Please continue to Bless and Comfort these Christians as YOU bring Light, Revelation and Renewed minds into this region . Strengthen them Physically, Mentally and Spiritually as YOU Surround them with YOUR Mighty angels for Protection. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN !!
    Doris G - USA
  • God almighty, please release these Assyrian hostages in a timely manner. May Thou please make it so none are hurt in any shape, way, form or fashion. Please release them today my God. May they return to their homes safe and sound. Please remove from them their fear and despair. Please grant everyone courage, bravery and valor. Thank You God. Amen
    Gerardo R - USA
  • Dear Lord I praise Your holy name for the release of these 43 Christians held as hostages by ISIS. Thank You for their release and I pray for quick recovery for them as they come back to freedom. Please also be with the many other Christians being held hostage. Help them to remain strong in their faith a shining witness for their captors. In Jesus Amen
    Joel H - USA
  • Our Father, grant weight to the words of our Christian family, brothers in the faith, who are captive. May Christ, our King, intercede also, to bring release to the captives and set at liberty those who confess the Name of Christ. AMEN
    Robert B - USA
  • Abba Father I bring these Christians before You asking for Your Divine intervention in their release. In Jesus powerful name I pray amen.
    Carol P - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You for facilitating the release of your children held captive. God, we know that you are bigger, greater and more powerful than the evil in this world. We praise You as our Creator. Lord, that the gospel would penetrate those who persecute Christians, and like Paul would be transformed to your likeness. In Him, Amen.
    Lauren G - USA
  • Jesus,
    To the one who hung on the cross unrecognizable because of the torture inflicted on you; please give those in persecution the same compassion pity and love that you had for your abducters and tormentors.
    Please Jesus, even now send your Holy Spirit to all imprisoned servantsfriends of Father God. Amen
    Anna S - USA
  • Jesus, thank you for those who have been released. We pray that those left to be released, will be done with no harm to them. May their testimony bring more to you. Amen
    Pa J - USA
  • O Father, praise You for those that have been released. Praise You that families can be united again. But Father, for those still in captivity, keep them strong and may the encourage one another. I do pray for their captors as well. May Your children be a strong testimony before their enemies. Lord, keep them. Amen
    joey S - USA
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