Xavier serves at great personal risk in paramilitary country.
Xavier serves at great personal risk in paramilitary country.
May. 19, 2017 | Colombia

Pray for a Church Planter Receiving Death Threats

[378] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Xavier.

“Xavier Gonzalez,” a church planter working in one of Colombia’s most dangerous areas, receives frequent death threats. Years ago, he felt God leading him to start a church in one of the country’s poorest cities. Although friends warned him that he could be killed, Xavier remained faithful to God’s calling. Since planting the church, he has received threats from guerrillas, paramilitary members and street gangs. Xavier and his 130 church members are hated by many in Colombia, but they choose to love their enemies. And their acts of love are making a difference, as many in the community have grown to respect them. Pray for the protection of Xavier and his church so they can continue sharing the gospel and serving others.

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  • Lord Jesus, send your angels to protect Xavier and his church Thank you for their commitment to live out Christ's love despite the hate they receive. May your Holy Spirit change hearts so miraculously that this area transforms from being crime-controlled to being Christ-centered. May their faith and sacrifice bear much fruit! We care & are praying
    Lynne G - USA
  • Lord, please protect and direct Xavier as he obeys and responds to your calling. Please provide for all of the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the entire congregation as they meet to worship you. I ask that you enter the hearts of those who threaten your church and let them come to know You. Let more people come to worship you
    deb l - USA
  • Lord, continue to bless Xavier and the church you have wanted him to shepherd. Thank you for his obedience despite open hostility and the threat of death. Thank you for helping him find favor in the community and I pray the church will continue to grow. Continue to give the protection and I pray for his persecutors salvation. In Jesus Name amen.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Father thank you for brother Gonzalez's faithfulness. Please continue to keep him and his church safe and use them to reach others for you. Fill them with your power and joy. Anoint them with your spirit. Let them feel your inexpressible joy.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father: Please continue to protect Xavier and give him much fruit as he shares the Gospel and serves others. Encourage him in the work to which You have called him. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Father, i pray for the protection of Xavier and his church so they can continue sharing the gospel and continue to serve others. I thank You for giving them courage and boldness in sharing the gospel. Lord, meet all of their needs according to Your riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Continue to fill Xavier and his church with Your love.
    Anne S - USA
  • Father, thank You for Xavier. Pleas strengthen him in the faith and please help the people of Colombia. Please open the eyes of that nation and I pray that those who are Your enemies would know the truth and bow at Your Name. I pray for Xavier and his 130 church members that You would protect and keep them. Please send Your Holy Spirit.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father thank you for your son Xavier. I pray for an edge of protection around him and church members. Remove fear and give Him Your peace that passes all understanding. Assign your angel to guard him from the plan of the enemy and give him favor with God and man. May he continue to be bold in the ministry that You have called him to. Amen
    Lynda M - USA
  • Lord I thank you because you're over all things and nothing the enemy does will hinder you Lord. I thank you for Xavier and for the work he's doing. Protect him Lord, hide him under your wings like you did for Daniel. Lord you've called him and you've equipped him. Help him Lord. Thank you because no weapon the enemy form against him will prosper. Amen
    Lorna W - USA
  • Lord bless this faithful brother for hearing & heeding your call for the lost sheep in this dangerous place of Columbia. Grant great increase to your church, invade the stronghold of the enemy & lead many captives out in victory. We pray for supernatural protection over Xavier & this ministry. For Jesus sake, amen
    Jane G - USA
  • ALMIGHTY LORD, please send supernatural protection for Xavier. Give him favor with the groups that want to silence the Gospel and bring them to saving knowledge of JESUS using their passion to spread the Love of CHRIST instead of hate.
    Paul H - USA
  • May God's mighty angels guard your new church from all the powers of darkness.
    julia i - USA
  • Father, You are the Almighty God, in control of all things, and know everything. You know the calling You have given Xavier and the challenges he faces daily. Help him to trust You completely and continue to let Jesus live and work through him. May many more be saved by Jesus through the church's influence. Please give him wisdom and courage daily.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, we bless and praise You for "Xavier" and those 130 believers gathering in this poor city and pray for Your protective hedge around their gatherings and around Xavier and his family. I pray that they would find favor with the local authorities and finally with their enemies as they love them to Jesus. Give Xavier wisdom beyond his years. Amen
    Matt B - USA
  • Lord God, I thank and praise You for Your servant, Xavier, and ask that You protect him from harm as he leads others to the Truth. I ask that they remain under Your protection so that Your Church in Colombia may continue to grow. May the gospel cry out to those who are lost and may it convict them, Father. In Jesu's Name I pray. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Father, I praise you for Xavier's faithfulness to Your calling! I praise you for how You've brought him thus far! Please protect him and his church, and let their light so shine that all community members will be drawn to You through their love. Grant them gutsy love to continue Your work in Your power. Amen.
    Lana C - USA
  • Father, grant Xavier and his church peace and safety in their worship. I pray for the true gospel to flourish in Colombia. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Jay Y - Australia
  • Father God, I thank you for using men like Xavier to spread your gospel. I pray for him and his church and ask you to give them boldness, strength and courage to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. I also pray for their protection and their families. Let their lives be example for others to know Christ. Bless all their efforts. Amen!
    David A - USA
  • Father, continue to strengthen Xavier. Provide for his needs and the needs of the church body that You gave him to shepherd. Lead him in leading our brothers and sisters Father. Amen.
    Matt H - USA
  • Lord, Your awesome power is evident in so many lives! Xavier and 130 other church members remain true to their faith in You. Please provide a protective hedge around them and may they continue to spread Your word throughout the region. May followers of You grow exponentially and without hindrance. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Connie A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I thank you for the strong faith of our brother. Continue to use him & the church in their community as your faithful witnesses, keeping them safe from those who would cause them harm. Cause those who are opposed, to recognise You and your great love for them by responding to you. In Jesus Name, Amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Dear God, protect your saints from the attack of the enemy. Keep them free from danger and spread the gospel through their sufferings. God plant many more Churchs through this church and save their children. In Jesus name, amen.
    James M - USA
  • Dear Lord for Xavier and his church members cover them protect them and be their shield. You make a way where there seems to be no way because you are God. You said you shall build your church and upon the rock and the gates of hell shall not prevail may they not prevail in Jesus Name.
    MARYANN T - Kenya
  • Lord, I ask in the name of Jesus, that you would place a hedge of protection around Xavier and the congregation You have built through him. Lord embolden the faith of each member so that they may share the Gospel in their community. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • Father, protect the powerful work that you are doing through Xavier and his church right now. Move in mighty ways and work in the hearts of all who see the work they are doing for you. Continue to grow their church and turn lives upside-down!
    Sam S - USA
  • Father, send Your angels to protect this church family. Multiply the results of their acts of love and kindness that their enemies will come to know Your grace and salvation. Amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • Lord God of the heavens and earth, Thank you for what you are doing through your son Xavier and his church in the land of Colombia, help them all to continue to share this good news of peace and freedom with love and boldness, serving others and to the glory of your holy name in Jesus'name, Amen.
    Esther O - Nigeria
  • Father God, In The Name of Jesus...we come before you lord as humbly as we know how, Lord, with boldness, we come before your throne asking that you send angels to encamp about around Xavier, for we know that we wrestle not against Flesh and Blood, but against principalities and powers, Lord. Give Xavier your full armor God, In Jesus name we pray.
    Jason W - USA
  • Lord, please be with Xavier and his flock that are so very brave for You. I pray that You would go before, behind, above, and below them, O God. Be near, and give them great wisdom and great harvest. I pray for more hearts to be opened to You through their great ministry and witness. Help them to trust You in ways that make no sense except in You!!!
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear God and Father, I praise You for Xavier and his members! I pray for them: Protect them and their ministry activity. Fill them with courage, peace and wisdom so they will be effective and bear much fruit. Bring to repentance many members of street gangs, the paramilitary, and guerrillas. May peace come to Colombia. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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