Christians pray for Naomi and Joseph, whose father was killed for his faith.
Christians pray for Naomi and Joseph, whose father was killed for his faith.
Sep. 30, 2016 | Philippines

Pray for Naomi and Joseph, Whose Father Was Recently Killed

[314] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Naomi and Joseph.

Perfecto Padilla, a church elder in the Philippines, was shot to death outside his home on Sept. 11 by two Muslim men. His daughter ran out to help him, but he died before a neighbor could get him to a hospital. Christians say that a mosque has been built in their once peaceful village and that Muslims are now trying to force Christians out of the region. Perfecto’s children, Naomi, 12, and Joseph, 10, are mourning the loss of their father and want to know why this happened to him. They have no contact with their mother. VOM is helping provide financial assistance for the children. Please pray for Naomi and Joseph.

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  • Father, Please comfort these grieving children and this grieving community. Please remove fear and replace it with confidence in you. Please removed hatred and bitterness and replace it with love and grace. Please remove confusion and replace it with clarity. Please provide for these kids and this community of Christians. May they overcome evil.
    Sherry H - USA
  • 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
  • The Bible is sure, dear Lord. Although You said that "In all things, God works together for the good of those who love You and are called for Your purpose.." we pray that Naomi and Joseph would realize that You are indeed working for their good future. Bleak it may seem now but with You in them, You will strengthen their faith & resolve in Jesus name.
    rian P - Philippines
  • Father, Please strengthen and encourage Perfecto's church and particularly his children as they grieve his murder. May truth and justice prevail. May Your love and grace prevail also. May the Christian community and Naomi and Joseph be able to forgive those who murdered Perfecto. May Naomi and Joseph find help and strength in Your love.
    Sherry H - USA
  • Please heal the hearts of Naomi & Joseph. May they trust & rely on You always. Help them to not live in fear or hopelessness because of what was done to their dad, but may they instead have hope, comfort, trust, & strength, as well as courage to live & speak for You. Please provide them with all that is needful, including a supportive Church family.
    Hilary A - USA
  • Please Lord I pray for great protection and peace for Naomi and Joseph, I pray that their mother would come to know You and that they would stand strong in their faith. I pray that the culprits would be brought to legal justice and repent and turn to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Thank you Father for brave and willing christians in areas of great danger. Please watch over these children who need you. Provide the true comfort from you for them please. Help them in the depths of their sorrowing hearts. I love you and know you are good. Amen
    Cheryl H - USA
  • Father, please be with the family of Perfecto as they grieve the loss of their father. I ask that You would fill them with Your peace and comfort during this time and protect them and keep them safe. I ask that You would fill them with the hope of seeing their father again in Your kingdom. Please let the light of Jesus shine in this dark area.
    Roma K - USA
  • Oh Lord, what heartache to see one's father shot to death! Please surround the dear children with Your comfort, love & healing. Bring people into their lives to help take care of them. Words can hardly express the loss & pain they are experiencing. We count on You for their well-being...
    Linda H - USA
  • Father, please comfort these children as only You can. I pray that the Godly men and women You have surrounded them with will help them to heal. Let them not be bitter in their hearts toward You or the men who killed their father. I pray that you would redeem this situation as only You can and that these children will draw near to You and grow in faith
    Fredrica S - USA
  • Ah LORD God what can we say to these things?Thank You that our bro Perfecto has completed his race.Comfort his children,envlop them in Your love,be their Dad&Mom,provide for all their needs.Cause their faith to grow stronger!HolySpirit be ever near to them and may they live life fulfilling purpose in Jesus name Amen!!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord, please let Naomi and Joseph experience You as their Father. You have promised to fill this role so I thank you for VOM by providing for them. I also pray that the village Christians will be able to help as well. Encourage them today that we are praying for them. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Jesus bring comfort in a situation where comfort May be hard to find. You are the God of all comfort. Protect and provide all their needs. May their prosecutors find Jesus. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • God help those children. I pray you comfort them in their great loss but heaven's gain. God give them peace and let your loving people step in and be a blessing to these children. In Jesus' name. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Dear Father, hold and comfort these two children and speak to their hearts to see your love for them. Thank you for help from VOM. Save the souls of these people in the Philippines, esp those two men who shot their father. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Lord I lift these children up to you in the name of Jesus. I pray for strength that only you can provide in a time like this. I pray for you to provide for their needs as they experience this loss. I pray for this region where these acts of terror are taking place against your people. Step in and demonstrate your mighty hand Lord Jesus. Even so come!
    Jackie S - USA
  • God, this is a confusing time for these children. Jesus, let them feel the love you have for them, and know you are with them through the storm. Help them to see the good that can come out of this, and not dwell on the bad. Use their church community to support them spiritually and physically. Thank you for taking care of us at all times. Amen.
    Dana G - USA
  • Jehovah Jireh, You are our provider,please provide comfort and strength for the family of Perfecto. Lord it is so difficult for a child to understand such wickedness. Convict these muslims, and all muslims who are so anti Christ to come to realize that Christ is the one that created them, and they need to give Him their hearts.
    barbara w - USA
  • Father, our hearts break for Naomi and Joseph as they try to make sense of this senseless act of violence and death of their father. I pray that they will eventually understand their father's martyrdom was not in vain and his faithful witness to the end is a testimony to all Christians that we're called to be living sacrifices for You and Your Kingdom.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Jesus, my hear grieves for Naomi and Joseph who are the same age as my daughter. Please send your Holy Spirit to comfort these precious children in their loss. Provide for them and heal their wounded hearts. Protect them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father, please give comfort, strength, and peace to Naomi and Joseph during this sorrowful time. Please raise up other believers to be family to them and please provide and protect them. Let them know that You are their true Father, and that they will see their dad again in heaven someday. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father I pray for Naomi and Joseph's heart. Lord I pray for comfort and the healing of their spirit. May they feel your deep Love strengthening them from within. May their hope remain. May they receive care and help. I pray for all Christians living in that area to be strong in the Lord without giving up. Please protect them from Muslims in Jesus Name.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father, bless and comfort Naomi and Joseph! May they find comfort and strength as they look to You, as the Father to the fatherless. Thank You for providing their needs through VOM. Convict those who took their father's life, bring them to repentance and the saving knowledge of Your truth. Put Your angels around these children. In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Lord U have the answers we don't. U speak what we can't. Plz root these 2 dear children into Ur reality, their identity. Give comfort & healing to their bewildered, crying-out hearts. Give VOM workers wisdom, their community compassion. Provide Naomi & Joseph with connection with Ur people, mentors, family, safety & needs.May they trust U in their pain
    Pragnya A - USA
  • Lord God u are a father to the father less, I continue to pray for Naomi and Joseph to receive healing and comfort after the tragic loss of their earthly father. Surround Them with loving friends and a God caring community that will help filll the void of Their loving earthly missing dad. Only u know what their deep hurt so please comfort them.
    Tina K - USA
  • All day Lord, guard Naomi and Joseph as they feel lost. Bless their walk and path as they learn about Your embrace and comfort. Let them seek You and find peace in Your presence. Thank You for Christians' embrace and prayers. Bless the neighboring Muslims who don't understand Your goodness and gospel. May they search You. Amen.
    zaida v - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Perfecto’s children, Naomi and Joseph question why their Father has died. Please give them new Christian parents to love and comfort them. Show them Your love & power and give them Your faith to believe that all is well with everyone who trusts in You. Thank you for dying on the cross, Jesus, to save us & we pray for our enemies.
    MARI S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please comfort and protect these innocent children. Help them to know that their father is resting in Your Arms. Amen.
    Barb R - USA
  • Father, please give these young children understanding, comfort, fellowship, and unquenchable desire for the milk of the Word. Amen.
    Lisa W - USA
  • Sovereign and loving LORD You tend Your flock like a shepherd:You gather the lambs in Your arms and carry them close to Your heart.You gently lead those that have young.(Isa40:11) You alone know how to heal the crushed hearts of Naomi & Joseph. Thank You that you will bring those who follow You to care for them and teach them of Your mercy & truth.
    susan w - USA
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