Sarah has been supporting her sons since the death of her husband.
Sarah has been supporting her sons since the death of her husband.
Aug. 10, 2017 | Kenya

Pray for Sarah Ambetsa, Widow of a Murdered Pastor

[362] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Sarah.

Sarah Ambetsa’s husband was killed in 2014 as he shared the Sunday morning message at the Joy in Jesus Church in Mombasa. Attackers entered the church that morning and began shooting at worshipers, killing the pastor and six others. After the shooting, the church stopped meeting and Sarah had no way of supporting herself and her two young boys. With assistance from VOM, however, Sarah moved to a new town and established a cloth business. A VOM worker who recently visited her said, “The prayers and support Sarah received through VOM have really helped her recover fast from the loss of her husband. She has managed well taking care of the boys and also managing her small business.” Please continue to pray for Sarah and her boys, ages 9 and 4.

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  • Father, I lift up Sarah and the boys as they work to move forward in a new place. Thank You for the provision of VOM and I ask You to bless and grow the business. Please hold them close and daily confirm to them the hope we have in Christ to never leave them nor forsake them and give them joy and the peace that passes understanding. Guard them
    Gail M - USA
  • Father God, I thank you that Sarah and the boys have received help. Please be with them as they grieve the loss of husband and dad. Comfort them with the knowledge of your presence. Protect them from evil people. Continue to provide for the family. I pray that the boys will heal from the trauma and that they will continue to follow you faithfully.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Love on Sarah and her boys. Let their faith rise to you. Provide for them physically emotionally and spiritually. Bring healing to all of them.Let them see your hands provision over them.Let them rejoice in who you are to them. Let their testimony be sure and strong of your grace and your love over them. Bring those who killed her husband to repentanc
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, I pray that you would keep Your promise to provide for the widow when she cries out to You. I pray for Sarah that would will keep her strong and that she would be well cared for by her church. I pray that the members would become the hands and feet of Christ for her. I pray that You would bless her boys and give them strength.
    matthew g - USA
  • Father I pray for Sarah and her kids, continue to bless and protect them. Increase her cloth business and bless her abundantly. Let her continue to feel your presence near and lead her by the guidance of the Holy Spirit..Amen
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Dear God, I pray that you will continue to protect Sarah and her two children. I pray that her cloth business will continue to be accomplishing so that she can provide for her family and help others as well. Give her strength and take away her fears as she continues to raise her children up; that she would teach them to cherish God and his word.
    Steph S - USA
  • As Sarah struggles thru her daily needs to sustain her two children, we pray that You'd let her see Your work in her life. Lead her to be more thankful as she worship You every moment of her life. We also pray for her two young boys, please fill their young hearts with desires to know, worship and serve You as they grow in stature and wisdom. in Jesus.
    rian P - Philippines
  • Lord I thank you for the VOM Ministry workers Christian faith and helping sarah and her family. Lord I pray sarah and her boys will receive help from the holy spirit, pray, read their bible daily, and keep Christ in remembrance daily, and always be at peace. in jesus name amen.
    Misha B - USA
  • Father, be very real to sister and her family. Bring her contentment and continued provision. Bring her and her children a sense of peace as they mourn the loss of their loved one. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, comfort Sarah and her boys; be the balm of Gilead to them, dear Holy Spirit. Continue to meet all of their needs according to Your riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Father, give Sarah grace to pray for the murderers of her husband and give her grace to forgive them. Continue to protect them spiritually and physically. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    Anne S - USA
  • Father, we know that you have a plan through the joys, hardships, trials, pain, and death. Thank you for your promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Please continue watching over Sarah and her boys as you have done in the past. In Jesus name, amen.
    Shiloah P - USA
  • May the Holy Spirit comfort and strengthen Sarah so that she overcomes the grief and loss of her husband. May through Your providence through VOM be able to fend for herself and children. You are the Father of the fatherless and also look after widows. We commit Sarah's life into Your hands. May she be strengthened by Your promises that You with her.
    Lovemore N - Zimbabwe
  • Oh Lord thank you for Sarah I pray for your holy Spirit to lead & guide her through life along with her 2 boys.Lord
    keep her strong in the Lord & help her to keep her eyes of her spirit set upon you.Thank you for the VOM workers who are helping her to get settled & bless all the vom workers who are in the field working for you in Jesus name Amen.
    lexton s - New Zealand
  • Dear Father, Thank you for Sarah and her boys and your provision for them. We thank you for the healing that has already occurred and ask for continued healing and provision! May they feel the Love of Christ through the Holy Spirit and other believers! In Jesus Name!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Lord I pray for Sarah and her boys that you would provide for them all the days of their lives, I pray you would protect them always. Thank you Lord for sending your people to care for her, thank you for the leadership and provision you provide to the VOM workers, thank you for sending the VOM workers to those that need you most. You're so merciful.
    Amy R - USA
  • Psalms 68,4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him.

    5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

    6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
    James H - USA
  • Lord please heal and recover the hearts and emtions of this family. Fill them with your Truth. That they are blessed to know You. That that blessing surpasses anything anyone can ever do against them. Let them persevere and be filled with love. Just like You Loved those who killed You Jesus!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Father in the name of Jesus continue to help this woman and her children in this time in their life. Show them the way that they might show others You. In your infinite wisdom give to them so they can show You to the people around them. Amen
    Roger C - USA
  • O Holy God please bless this widow of your martyr and her children. Give upon the the Holy Counselor Spirit to feel your strength and your love and your security. In the holy name of your Son Jesus Christ and our Lord Who gave His life on the Cross for our salvation. Amen!
    Nidi K - Albania
  • Thank you for sustaining Sarah and the boys, Father, and keep showing your providence and love through daily guidance and encouragement.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Please grant her heavenly provision. Bless her with a new sense of purpose in Jesus' name.
    Cathleen G - USA
  • Father God,
    Thank You for caring for Sarah and her young boys, that she would be able to care for her boys and manage her cloth business by Your provision from VOM.Please help her to find another church, and comfort the frightened, grieving church members in the other town. Grant them faith to meet again. Please keep comforting Sarah and her boys
    Debbie D - USA
  • Lord please give Sarah & her sons a deep sense of You as "the God Who Sees" the widow & fatherless. Please keep them connected with the church, bring them into reaching the many who live in hopelessness and despair. Thank You for this courageous daughter. May they always have access to Ur word and follow as You lead even after losing their leader.
    Pragnya A - USA
  • Praying for you and your country.
    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Lord God, what a precious Mother Sarah is! Bless her as she cares for and teaches her beautiful boys of Your love and mercy! Help her in those dark moments where she misses her husband and thinks about how he was killed! You alone can strengthen us in all the darkness that surrounds us! Bless her and her family!
    Kim S - USA
  • Father, give Sarah and her sons all that they need so all may know that you take care of your own, in Jesus name.
    mark h - USA
  • Jesus, thank you for how you have provided for Sarah in everything. Please help her children to follow you and be your disciples. I pray for her husbands murderers that they would be brought to justice and salvation through you.
    Kate B - USA
  • Heavenly father I come before you in the name of your son Jesus Christ Father I ask that you would bless Sarah and her two sons please provide for all their needs's material and spiritual place a hege of protection around them bind the enemy in this country open their hearts and minds so that they except Jesus as their Savior in Jesus name Amen
    Ronald R - USA
  • Those who walk uprightly enter peace. They find rest as they lie in death. We thank you for the bold testimony of Pastor Ambetsa's life. We pray this would be a strength for the kids and his beloved wife. Lord you are the husband of the widow and father of the fatherless. We pray you continue to be with them and shed your light in darkness. Amen
    Kofi B - Ghana
  • Dear Father, please continue providing for Sarah and her two precious sons. Give them comfort and hope in Your unfailing goodness. Help them deal with the waves of grief that come later, when new milestones are passed and Pastor Ambetsa's presence is missed yet again. Be very close to them and to the families of the others who were killed. Amen.
    Karen I - USA
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