Nine pastors in Colombia received a note like this from a violent rebel group demanding "protection money"
Nine pastors in Colombia received a note like this from a violent rebel group demanding "protection money"
Jun. 17, 2016 | Colombia

Pray for Nine Pastors Threatened by a Violent Rebel Group

[285] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Nine Threatened Pastors.

UPDATE - July 2016: The pastors did not have to pay the protection money, but are still under threat by the ELN. Please continue to pray for them. To view the new request, click here: Pray for Colombian Pastors

Nine church pastors in Colombia were given until June 14 to pay 2 million pesos ($700) in “protection money” to a violent guerrilla group that controls the area. On June 12, members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) visited each of the churches, warning them that they had two days to come up with the money. The pastors refused to pay the ransom, knowing that non-payment could cost them their lives. Please pray for these pastors and their church congregations.

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  • Thank you for your intervention in this matter, Father in heaven. We ask for a good resolution and a strong witness to these guerrillas.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Lord I pray for the nine pastors in Colombia to remain strong in the Lord and to be steadfast in serving you Lord only and not any other god. I ask that in the name of Jesus Christ. Help them to lift up their eyes to the hills where their help comes from. Their help comes from the Lord the creator of heaven and earth.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God, by YOUR truth and YOUR divine nature, please prevail over the lies of the enemy spurred on by greed and ungodliness. I ask that Your LOVE will prevail in the lives of Colombian pastors so they will not lose heart. Remind us all, dear Father, that Your kingdom is eternal and that all Your greatest promises are still to come.
    Kathy G - USA
  • I pray that the Holy Spirit surrounds you with safety, courage, peace, and love to continue worshipping and sharing the gospel. Thank you for your example of courage.
    Betty A - USA
  • I will keep praying. God is faithful and will stand for you all. I will stand in prayer Pamela USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • I thank you for moving in this situation. I pray you continue to move on the behalf of these pastors. Your will be done. help them to lean on you in the face of adversity. continue to speak to the hearts of those persecuting your children. Strengthen your children. Wrap your loving strong arms around them.
    polly c - USA
  • Holy Father, truly we are your servants; you have loosed our bonds, we offer praise unto your name, O magnify the Lord and exalt His name on high. Whenever we are afraid we will trust in the Lord, He take up the shield and buckler and stand up for our help, He is our refuge, our fortress, our God in Him, in His love, under His wings we trust, IJN Amen
    Patricia B - USA
  • Father, I pray you would strengthen hearts and minds of these Pastors and protect them. Frustrate the plans of the enemy so that your work could go on unhindered.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Dear Lord, strengthen the heart, mind, body and soul of this saint of yours. Please provide encouragement, patience, courage, hope, and love, even for their enemies. Love them, and love through them.
    mark m - USA
  • Father, Mighty Father, Lord ,God Almighty, I lift your nine threatened Pastors. Please protected them. Father they are striving to please you according to Heb 11:6. Lord they refuse to pay protection money because they trust you according to psalm 91. Consider these threats and enable your servants to preach your Word with great boldness. in Jesus Name
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father In Jesus name I pray that You will draw all the people being touched by these warriors closer to you, and open the eyes of their hearts as well as their minds to understand the scriptures. Also give them ears to hear and I also pray that you do exceedingly abundantly above and beyond anything we can ask for or think of. Thank you in advance AMEN
    Mark M - USA
  • Dear God, I pray you show yourself mighty on behalf of these men of God. Let you fear and dread fall on these guerilla fighters and let them know there is STILL A God that fights for his people. That your name be lifted high and salvation and deliverance go forth. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
    Lydia A - USA
  • Please Dear Lord deliver them, protect them, be with them. Use your presence and power to use these pastors to save the souls of the gerrilla men who persecute them. In Jesus name we put them in your hands, Amen.
    Marie T - Puerto Rico
  • Father we ask you for your peacefor these Pastors in Jesus name we ask You that Your presence would hold them and guide them and that You would do mighty signs and wonders in their lives and ministries Lord we thank You that you draw near to them and that you give them supernatural open doors and protection in the mighty name of Jesus we pray amen
    Marcus C - USA
  • Lord please show your mighty hand in this situation. Please guide and protect these Christians. I beg you Lord that you will give them peace and calmness in their hearts. That they will not fear, but trust completely in You Lord! THank You for their faith, and bless them with more then they need! I ask this in the name of Jesus the king of Heaven.
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Lord Jesus please provide, protect and strengthen these,and all Christians in Columbia. What the rebels meant for evil, use it for Your good. In Jesus name
    barbara w - USA
  • Once again Father we have Pastors who are dedicated to the spreading of your Gospel to deliver salvation to those who live in darkness. Have mercy on them and grant them your protection. Keep them in your care Father and do for them fulfilling their needs. Love and keep them in Jesus name I pray amen
    Carol L - United Kingdom
  • Father, let each Pastor be filled with peace, comfort and wisdom. Lord, provide a way for them to stay and keep them safe. Fill them with your presence and we pray for a miracle to be witnessed in the church and in all that come in contact with them. Surround them with your Angels and lead them with your mighty hand. Let you love be ever so near.
    LaDonna S - USA
  • Father, continue to be bless and be with these pastors in their predicament with ELN. Their hearts are trusting in You and we ask You to strengthen them in their resolve. May they and their congregants be encouraged as they read Your Word, knowing whether in life or in death Your plan will be accomplished. Oversee ELN that they may reconsider
    Gail M - USA
  • Please Lord Jesus stop the group who is trying to attack them. Give each pastor the courage to fight on.
    zane j - USA
  • Thank you Jesus. You are Lord, you can do anything. Stop this violent threat. Save those Guerrillas from themselves. Protect your people and let them glorify you. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Lord in Heaven, I pray that you will protect these nine men of God and their entire church congregations from these people. I pray that they will all continue to serve you and persevere out of love and devotion to you. Please stop the actions of this rebel group and let all of their schemes come to nothing. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
    Ashley H - USA
  • Father, please protect these pastors and their church members. Help them to trust You completely, Lord, and You are faithful. Remind them that this is not their true home and that someday they will live where there is peace and no death and suffering with You. May the guerrillas come to a faith in Jesus and be saved. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Give these pastors strenght to face their threats.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Lord & Master, who are these people who are persecuting You, Your Church, Your Body. Rise up Dear Lord & take Your Rightful Place. Fight against them who fight against You. We know our wrestle is not flesh&blood. Therefore LORD, be their Victor. Humbly we ask You to show up boldly for Your shepherds&fam. Protect & deliver them, in Your Name, Amen.
    Ronnie P - USA
  • Father i stand against any plans of the devil upon your sons. Lord you already paid the price there at the cross and it can't be compared with money. Father be the shield and protection. Amen
    Precious N - South Africa
  • God, You know the end from the beginning and the outcome of this situation. I give it to You that You may make the most beautiful and wondrous outcome. Do Your miraculous work of conversion, protection, provision as these pastors stand for You. May Your Holy Spirit reign over Colombia!
    Pam M - USA
  • Lord I ask that you watch over them and let them know that they shall not fear the evil and that you are there with them.
    Juniper B - USA
  • Lord I ask you would supernaturally intervene. Protect our brothers from harm and change the hearts of those who desire to harm them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, please give comfort and courage to these pastors in Colombia. Fill them with your wisdom so that they may walk according to your will in this persecution. Please protect their families and let their boldness draw others to you and spread light in their communities. Father, please soften the hearts of their persecutors and draw them to you.
    Lyndsay P - USA
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