This teenage girl from Chiapas, Mexico faces persecution for her faith.
This teenage girl from Chiapas, Mexico faces persecution for her faith.
Sep. 16, 2016 | Mexico

Pray for Carla, Banned from Church by Parents

[473] prayers in [26] nations have been posted for Carla.

Carla, a young Christian girl whose parents are Zapatista rebels, has been forbidden from attending church. The Zapatistas have expelled all Christians from the village where Carla lives, but her Christian grandparents have taken her to church against her parents’ wishes ever since they became Christians. Children at the church would sometimes point and say, “You are a Zapatista!” But Carla insisted, “No! I am God’s child.” After recently discovering where Carla was going, her parents forbade her from attending church with her grandparents. Please pray that Carla will remain strong in her faith.

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  • Dear GOD & FATHER JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9.6) Please give everyone the wisdom to ask for the HOLY SPIRIT (LUKE 11:13) as well as YOUR wisdom (JAMES 1:5), AMEN.
    eric H - USA
  • Thank You Dadi for answering this prayer in two months! Thank You for uniting Carla and her grannies,and for drawing her unto Yourself as she has accepted Christ as her LORD and Savior! Continue to strengthen her,she will grow form strength to strength and from glory to glory and her life will be a testimony to others in Jesus name! Amen!!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Father, you know Carla's heart and her love for you. Protect her and give her wisdom now that her parents have taken a stand against her attending church. My the Holy Spirit of Almighty God convict her parents of their need for salvation and may they quickly turn to you in repentance.
    Richard B - USA
  • Father , thank you for Carla's faith and the faith of her grandparents . Jesus warned us that familys would be divided by choosing him. I know Lord you can win over her parents and help them to see the light. May the pureness and beauty of Carlas faith shine bright into her parents hearts and convict them of thier need to repent. In Jesus name !
    Dean B - USA
  • Praying for Carla and for her parents too. Bless her grandparents Lord, they have led her to You and she has accepted you. We pray that her parents will one day accept you too.
    Michael M - USA
  • Father in Jesus Name thank You for the strength and courage of Carla's grandparents and herself. Please continue to embolden them by Your Spirit and Your Word to hold fast the confidence they have in Jesus as Lord and Savior and in Your Sovereignty and ability to help them and keep them safe. Give them Your love for Carla's parents and any who harass.
    susan w - USA
  • Father, thank You for our sister in the Lord, Carla, who desires to know, love and serve You. I pray that Carla will daily take up the shield of faith and stand strong in the face of opposition and discouragement. Thank You for the steadfast love of Carla's grandparents. I pray that You will bless them and answer their prayers according to Your will.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Carla I speak the Word of God over your life "No weapon that is formed against thee shall proper and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement though shall condemn" Isaiah 54:17. I speak the favor of the Lord over your life in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, please be with Carla now. Help her to stand firm in You. Give her Your courage and boldness. Help her connect with other Christians and I ask that You would help her to grow in her faith. I also ask that her life would serve as a witness to her parents. Please protect Carla.
    Roma K - USA
  • Father God, thank You for the faith with which You have blessed Carla and her grandparents, guiding them to Your church. Strengthen their resolve to hold fast to You and claim you as their true Father, in the face of opposition. May their example bring others to Your joy through faith, winning over even Carla's earthly parents. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • Lord, bless Carla as she follows You. Give her hope, peace and the guidance of her grandparents. Let her parents truly hear and see the difference in Carla as she lets Your word change her heart. Amen
    ej L - USA
  • Lord, strengthen Carla with your love and perfect acceptance for her. I pray that she will continue to long to be close to you, and that other believers will welcome her with open arms. May her life be a testimony to the rest of her family and may they find the same peace she has found in Jesus.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Dear Father in Jesus Name we ask that Carla will be bless & protected from harm & that her faith will remain strong Help all her loved ones come to You & Your Word through Jesus Remove all doubts & fear & anything that stands between anyone coming to You & Your Word Bless & protect all Provide for the needs of all Guide us Father help us live in peace
    Lynn J - USA
  • Father God, in the Name of Jesus, empower this child by Your Holy Spirit. Give her wisdom and knowledge of You. Give her compassion and joy, peace and strength. May she forever stand on the Rock that is You. In Your time, please bring her into fellowship with other believers that she once cherished. Amen and amen.
    Katherine S - USA
  • Jesus, it will take a special miracle for Carla's young faith to be nurtured in this environment, but we know you can make a way. Please provide her with Christian fellowship and mentoring somehow! Help her have a maturity beyond her years to understand and interpret your Word as she reads it. Help her parents come to know you.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for Carla who is in a very difficult place and so young in the faith. Please give her the courage and wisdom to take a stand for You. Please protect her and work in the hearts of her parents that their love for their daughter and Your love for them would overcome the lies of Satan that they are believing. Please give grace to all.
    Dawn B - USA
  • Father, how my heart aches for this child and her situation. Thank You that she knows she is Your child. Guard her heart in Christ Jesus and surround her with Your strength. May she be bold and courageous and share her faith with her family. In Your time may they also know Christ as Savior. Send her Christian friends to support her.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father in Heaven I come to u one my knees .I ask that you inter the hearts of Carla's parents . That they might feel the love u have for her and them. To lead them all to u in hopes of seeing the kingdom of Heaven.I ask Father that they at least let her come to church to fell the spirit and the fellowship of the church.. In Jesus name I ask.Amen
    Linda T - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    I pray you change the hearts of Carla"s parent give them the understanding that you are one that will brighten her future. Holy Spirit strengthen her faith and increase her love for the Father, in Jesus name, Amen.
    FELICIA Z - USA
  • Dear Abba, may Carla look to you for her strength and direction. Thank-you for her grandparents who believe in you. Please use them to help Carla as they all walk with you. Shine your light through them so that Carla's family may too become believers in you. Be glorified, in Jesus' name. A-men
    Gerelda L - USA
  • Lord God, thank you for Carla's unafraid witness! I pray that she would remain strong in her faith and that you would protect her from those who would wish to harm her. I pray that you would save Carla's parents and that you would use Carla's witness to draw many people to you. In Christ's Name, Amen
    Hannah J - USA
  • God, please walk with Carla and grow her in her faith. Help her to show respect to her parents, but to follow you faithfully in a quiet and winsome way. Please speak to her parents and draw them too to salvation. In Jesus' name.
    Joyce H - USA
  • Lord I pray for Carla, that You would provide her with strength and wisdom beyond her years at this time. Lord provide people around her that will give her encouragement in her faith. Lord protect her from the things in this life that will try to bring her down, and make it clear to her that she is lifted up by Your love. pray this in Your name, Amen.
    Bryan S - USA
  • God, I pray that you shall protect Carla in the shadows of Your wings. You are her refuge and her fortress. Because she loves You, You will rescue her. You will protect her, for she acknowledges Your name. She will call on You, and You will answer her. You will be with her in trouble, You will deliver her and honor her. Save her parents, God!
    Audun B - Norway
  • Lord, it is a grace to suffer for Your name. I pray for Carla, that her faith in You does not waver, that she stays strong in her belief, that You provide mental and physical strengh but also Your spirit of forgiveness. Also, please bless her grand-parents and may Your favor stays with them all and open doors for them.
    Cora M - Togo
  • Lord I pray you would keep this young girl firm in her faith, I pray that she would be able to return to your house to worship with her grandparents. I pray you would encourage her in her faith Lord surround her with believers, help her to feel your presence! I pray that you would do a work in the heart of her parents soften their hearts Lord! Amen
    Amy R - USA
  • Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever and ever. In Jesus Name. Amen. Renee Hall
    renee h - USA
  • Precious Lord, please cover the mind and heart of my sister Carla. Draw her closer to you in the private places of her soul. Keep her mind set on You. Protect her from the evil intended by her parents and use this trial for Your glory. Teach my sister to use your word as a sword and a shield.
    Father I beseech you, keep her standing!
    Denise H - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for your faithfulness to Carla!! Bless her and encourage her to stay strong in her faith and love to you! I pray that the parents will soon become committed to Christ, as well. Thank you for the grandparents who were faithful to take her against her parents wishes. Now she needs your protection and strength to be godly girl.
    Carol E - USA
  • Lord, Carla is called by your name and belongs to you. Protect her heart, body, and identity in Christ Jesus. Let her parents be saved and a Christian home be born. Thank you for this faithful grandmother. Encourage her heart.
    Margaret D - USA
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