A pastor's son has been punished and bullied in school because of his faith.
A pastor's son has been punished and bullied in school because of his faith.
Jan. 19, 2018 | Tanzania

Pray for a Christian Boy Being Persecuted at School

[507] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Persecuted Christian Student.

A young boy who is one of only two Christians at his school in Zanzibar has been punished by teachers and bullied by students because of his faith. One day a group of Muslim boys locked him in an outhouse for several hours, and another day they held him down and forced him to drink urine. The Muslim boys were never punished. This boy’s experience reflects a growing trend of persecution targeting Christian youth. All schools in Zanzibar are required to teach Arabic and Islamic studies, and students cannot graduate without passing exams in those subjects. Teachers are encouraged to discipline Christian students harshly and rebuke their beliefs. Pray that this Christian boy and all Christian youth in Zanzibar will grow stronger in faith, and also pray for their protection.

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  • Help this young believer grow in his strength and knowledge and love of You,Father. Provide his every need. Grant him an extra measure of your grace and peace and joy and faithfulness and love. Bring millions to faith through him!
    Mark M - USA
  • Thank you Heavenly Father for this faithful believer. Let them not rejoice over him who are wrongfully his enemies. Vindicate him Lord according to your righteousness. Let the Lord be magnified who has pleasure in the prosperity of this faithful servant. Psalm 35
    Julie C - USA
  • Dearest Lord Jesus you sits high on your throne, you see the wickedness that Satan is implementing in the heart of young children at such early age,I pray for Christians in Zanzibar that you will help them them to stand strong for God and right. Do Lord stop the way of wickedness and strife amongst the young, place love and kindness in them

    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Abba, it breaks my heart to hear about persecuted children. Please help them. Please guide them and their parents and give their parents Your wisdom to help their children. Strengthen them all in faith and comfort them. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Father I pray for Christian Students in Zanzibar that they may be courageous and strong in faith. May they never give up faith. I pray for their protection under the blood of Jesus Christ. I rebuke the spirit of hatred and bully against every Christian student. I pray for the Spirit of love and peace to rule the school in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Father use these believers in a mighty way. Fill them with the knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so they will walk in a manner worthy of You, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You; strengthened with all power, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Jesus, please defend and protect this dear boy. Please provide him a place where he can study without fear. Guard his faith. Guard his life. Convict the adults who are witnessing this horrible behavior and help them become men of courage. Defend the defenseless!
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord we pray for these little children of God to be strong and may you provide for them. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ strengthen this child in word and deed that those who see him know that he is of your body. Protect this child, but use his courage and love to lead others to Christ. You are perfect in all that you do Jesus and make this child perfect in your word. Amen.
    william j - USA
  • Father , bless this boy who is learning at a young age what it means to live for you in a hostile environment. May his faith grow and cause him to be a mighty man of God who is willing to live for You no matters what. Encourage him in his studies, and give him love for those who have persecuted him. May his Christian conduct challenge other students.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Heavenly Father in your mighty power please send these Moslem children who persecute their fellow Christian students strong messages in their dreams, where they will fear and tremble to ever again oppose Jesus Christ who is the God's Holy Son and the saviour of all who believe, so that they will repent of their brutality and be saved.
    LaVonne K - Canada
  • Father, I know what it is like to be bullied. Please don't let this young boy be ashamed of his belief in You. Please don't let him lost his faith, but rather, refine his faith and make it stronger than ever. Enable him to remain kind to his bullies, so that he heaps coals of fire on their heads. Protect him and bless him and his family richly. Amein!
    Embriette H - USA
  • "Give us this day our daily bread... and deliver us from evil"
    Lord, please give this young brother what he needs to get through each day. And Please deliver him from becoming bitter or angry. Fill him with strength and joy and peace.
    May you be glorified, and may his persecuters see you, and come to know you in your glory and grace.
    Christine E - USA
  • Dear young believer in Zanzibar, I pray at your young age that you may receive Jesus’s strength in your heart and not grow faint or weak in the midst of severe persecution from your fellow students and teacher. May you be free from the opinions of other people and have your security in the One whose only opinion really matters. Your brother Jeff F
    Jeff F - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray for the teachers to find peace and love in their hearts, and to find you in their hearts. Let them notice that the harsh punishments and bullying to these children and not right; and change their ways and hearts. Help the children be happy again and to continue showing their love for you without persecution. Amen.
    Rena D - USA
  • Father, what are these little children to do. Please, make a way for them. my heart breaks over the children suffering. Help these little ones to remain strong and feel your presence. May they grow in their knowledge of your Word. Father, help them to know how to do the schooling without betraying you.
    polly c - USA
  • Father God be thou honoured to the highest of heavens for the lives of these your children Lord please be their comfort in time of needs and persecutions in Jesus name Amen.
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • O Father please protect this little boy from further pain. Help him and all Christian children in Zanzibar to be super strong in faith and loving toward their tormentors. Please O God soften the hearts of the Muslim adults and students toward the Christian children. May they, too, be saved. In Jesus's Name I pray and thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, thank You for Zanzibar. I pray for all the Christians there that they would continue to follow You despite persecution. Please give them Your Holy Spirit and strengthen their faith. I pray for the boy who was bullied hat he recovers and that he forgives. Fill him with Your peace. Please. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Please bring comfort to this young man who is being persecuted. Please give him a supernatural, impossible-without-God confidence in his identity in You. Help him to forgive his persecutors daily. Please keep him healthy & safe. May his courage, joy & faithfulness be a powerful witness to the whole school. Please bless him with a good Christian friend.
    Hilary A - USA
  • Dear Father, Please give this young boy strength and comfort and help him to hold on to you. Work in the hearts of his teachers and please give him some support at school. Heal him emotionally from this bullying. Help his family to have wisdom and courage and strength and understanding as to how to help him and deal with the hostile school.
    Marjie D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, for these dear children who are experiencing at such a young age the hardness of men's hearts, please strengthen their faith in You and provide them joy somehow in You. Open hearts of teachers and officials who are opposing you Jesus and help them to see Your great love. Please provide assistance and protection. O Jesus be merciful
    Patricia S - USA
  • Loving Father, this child needs your special care and protection. Cover him and help him to trust in you. May he find you to be his all in all. Let him feel your presence and hear your voice through reading the Bible. Save the souls of everyone in his community and country I pray. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we pray that you will send the angels to harken to Your Word to protect your little ones. Let the fear of the Lord be upon those who attack your people and pour heaping coals upon the heads of those who are trying to hurt your family that they may see and repent of the evil they do. We bind the power of all the evil spirits that fight.
    MARI S - USA
  • Lord, send friends, send joy, send peace, send learning, send strength, power and a sound mind.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, may you give this boy strength, joy and peace!
    Jen D - USA
  • Holy Father, fill this child with Your Spirit. May he rely on You everyday. Let him so shine Your light that the others will be compelled to know You. May his heart remain true to You and not grow hard with pain or bitterness. May he stand bold like Daniel. Convict his tormentors of their sins and may they come to know Jesus as their savior. Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father please protect this young man and others like him in Zanzibar. Fill them with your joy and peace and a love for those who persecute them. Use them to lead their peers to you. Strengthen their parents as they watch their children suffer. Thank you for finding them worthy to suffer for your name. Draw them closer to you.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help the Christian boy be strong and believe in You despite the unfair system in Zanzibar punishing Christians. I pray for love, strength, and courage for the boy and other believers in that country. Give him comfort knowing that he’s doing the right thing worshipping You. Thank You for the VOM team sharing this sad story. Amen.
    Shay S - USA
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