These ministers received training as they prepared to return to rebel-held areas.
These ministers received training as they prepared to return to rebel-held areas.
May. 10, 2018 | Central African Republic

Christian Towns Destroyed by Local Muslims

[240] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Christian Villagers.

About 60,000 Christians in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) have been forced to flee their towns after a series of attacks by local Muslims. Several months after joint U.S. and Ugandan forces pulled out of the region last year, area Muslims launched a campaign to drive Christians out by razing Christian-majority towns and villages. On Nov. 20, villagers in Dembia were awakened by gunfire at 4 a.m. as local Muslims attacked without warning. The Christians ran from their village in a heavy downpour, wearing only the clothes in which they were sleeping, and took cover in the bush. Their village was completely destroyed over the next three days. During the attack, village elderly were reportedly gathered in a building and burned alive. Although the total number of killed is unknown, since villagers dispersed and have been unable to return, one believer who survived the attack knew of at least 46 people who were killed. The Christian towns that were attacked have either been destroyed completely or remain under the control of local Muslims and jihadist allies. Pray that these Christians will be able to return to their villages.

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  • Hear our cry OGod, attend to our prayers. From the ends of the earth we cry to You as our hearts are overwhelmed with this tragedy. Lead these ones to a rock that is higher, to the shelter that you have for them, the strong tower from their enemy as they trust in the shelter of Your wings Ps 61 Help them as their souls wait silently for God Ps 62
    Julie C - USA
  • Give these villagers the courage to rebuild in the present of their enemies to show them it is pointless to destroy what God wants .
    Debbie V - USA
  • God, what a tragedy. Comfort your people. Send them help & support through this adversity. Provide for their needs & give them grace to forgive & continue to reach out to those that oppose them. What the enemy meant for harm, please turn it around for good & your glory, Amen.
    Donna S - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9:6)

    Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT , AMEN. (Luke 11:13)
    eric H - USA
  • I pray that the Christians in the village will be able to return and rebuild if it is your will. Help your people Lord to be strong because there is a reward in the end.
    Reatha G - USA
  • Father, please heal these dear children of Your physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Comfort them and may they not lose hope in You. If You will, then may they return home and if not, then please guide them. May they not give in to anger and hatred, but love and forgive their enemies and pray for them. Remind them that this is not their home
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we moan for the loss of Christian bothers and sisters in Dembia. Pour out Your Spirit in these villages and in Your peoples. Just as You gathered Your chosen people in Israel and made a way for return, we ask that You again would make the way. Bring healing and comfort to this Your people, soften the hearts of Muslims to see You.
    Peg B - USA
  • Our loving Father, You who protect Your people, we pray that You'd rebuild the damaged emotions and stature of my brethren in this country of Central African Republic.
    Rebuild their confidence in You Lord.
    Strengthen them.
    Feed Your flock.
    Gather them again in Your arms.
    Carry them in Your bossom.
    & gently lead those that are with young.
    rian P - Philippines
  • Lord I thank You that You are our provider. That You will help Your children to live in these circumstances. Please give them great faith, and great passion for You Jesus! Please fill them with fire for Your name Lord. Because You are everything. Please be merciful and fill them with love and mercy for their attackers. Touch them Lord. Please
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • I pray Father God for our Christian brothers & sisters in CAR that You shower them with Your glory, wisdom, unity, protection, speedy healing, abundant provision, that they will be able to return safely to their homes & be able to stay there, that many Muslims there will come to Christ & worship with them, thank You Lord, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • God, I lift these brothers and sisters to You as they live under constant threats and abuse. Many have lost loved ones and lost their homes and belongings. I pray that they not lose hope, because Christ is our hope. I pray also for the Muslim persecutors who are storing up wrath for fiery judgement. May they seek and find forgiveness while they can.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the opportunity to be burned alive for the sake of your kingdom. After the things you suffered on the cross, for the sake of our salvation, we must allow our bodies which you purchased then, to be used, abused, and destroyed to bring your good news to the lost. Whatever you need, Dear Father, be sure to do, for your glory.
    mark m - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the opportunity to be burned alive for the sake of your kingdom. After the things you suffered on the cross, for the sake of our salvation, we must allow our bodies which you purchased then, to be used, abused, and destroyed to bring your good news to the lost. Whatever you need, Dear Father, be sure to do, for your glory.
    mark m - USA
  • how you have suffered greatly for the Lord. but He is worthy above measure. lean on His strength and He will sustain you through this perilous time. I pray that God in His mercy shall save those vile men know not what they do. He is returning soon, to make all things right. hold fast in His power, as He is still on the throne.
    Donald F - USA
  • Father God, our hearts ache for Your saints who were murdered. Please be with the survivors and provide for all their needs. Make Your name known to all cowards and murderers and that their is judgment coming beyond this world. Thank you for the boldness of these ministers in CAR. Give them wisdom, boldness, and protection in CAR.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for each of these Christian Villagers. I cannot comprehend all they have been through. But Lord, You understand; comfort, heal their hearts and souls. Give them the power to love and forgive even now. I pray for all those who lost their loved one in the attacks; speak to them. Tell them that they are safe in Your arms. In Jesus Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father: Have mercy on the dear believers who were so brutally attacked. Give comfort to those whose loved ones were killed. Bring healing to those who were injured. Soon bring the day when they can return to their villages. Give them a forgiving spirit in the midst of such heartache! Give them access to your precious Word. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Dear Father, We don't know the horror that our brothers and sisters in Christ have endured in the CAR, but thankfully you do. Please minister to Your children there, may they see physical relief and comfort, as well as spiritual comfort from The Comforter. We pray these dear believers can return to their villages and build again! In Jesus Name!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Oh God our help in ages past, you are our only hope for the future, I ask for Devine protection for these pastors and mimistersthat are preparing to return to their villages, you have seen the atrocities. You know their concern going back,I ask that you garrison them around ,be with them guide and protects them, stop the way of the wicked,grant peace
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, in Jesus' Name, we remit the sins of these who have shed innocent blood and we plead the blood of Jesus everywhere where the enemy has tried to take control. Jesus is Lord! Let not the love of your people grow cold but let the muslims see the love of God and desire Jesus through what has transpired. Bring the fear of the Lord Jesus to them.
    MARI S - USA
  • Father, PLEASE help Muslims all over the world see that their religion is a false religion run by Satan. Help them to see that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. May all those Christians who fled their homes be able to return in peace. Please comfort those who lost family members and heal those who were injured and survived. Amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Jesus, may you reign. May those who are your enemies know of your love, forgiveness and grace that wants to bring them to righteousness. May Satan loose his stronghold on their lives. Help your children to stand strong and please bring them back to their villages in your timing, love and grace.
    Paula L - USA
  • Dear God, protect these people! Come to their aid, we pray! Hep them stand firm in the faith! Help them rebuild their lives and grieve their dead in peace! Reassure them of your love! Be with them always! We ask all according to your will. Amen.
    Delphine H - USA
  • Lord God I pray that you can help restore these Christians back to their home and guide them Father they've lost their homes and their possessions and thank you for giving them the opportunity of knowing you and to love you in Jesus name I pray amen
    Sabrina H - USA
  • Holy Father, we hurt with our brothers and sisters who have lost homes and loved ones. Hate is evil and causes people to do despicable things. May Your children rise above their pain to show the world what real love is. May they be surrounded by others who will encourage them. May those who did evil be convicted of their sins and turn to You. Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Oh Sweet Jesus! You are the Protector of the fatherless, widow, and elderly. The amount of pain your people feel is agony. Encourage and provide. As I've seen through my own mild pain, the Holy Spirit can shield and comfort through pain. Convict those who are attacking.
    Rachel R - USA
  • Lord we pray for the suffering of our brother and sisters. May they find homes and be able to return to their homes, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Holy Father, restore green pastures and still waters to your sheep. Let the darkness fade.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • God, I cry out for my brothers and sisters of (CAR), Elohei Ma'uzzi- God of My Strength-strengthen, comfort, and fill them with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. God I pray they can go home & rebuild with no risks of attacks. I pray your light in them would be so strong that the local Muslims will repent & ask for Jesus saving grace, amen!!
    Kisha M - USA
  • Dear God, will you take care of all the needs of the Christians who have been run out of their village. Please give them back their village, or give them a safe place to live. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
    Fannie L - USA
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