Zanzibar's beauty disguises an agenda to drive out Christians.
Zanzibar's beauty disguises an agenda to drive out Christians.
May. 10, 2018 | Tanzania

Pray for Pastor David, Under Threat in Zanzibar

[253] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor David.

Less than 18 months ago, a group of local Muslims tried to burn down Pastor David’s house in broad daylight, while only his wife and children were at home. The attackers doused the back of the house with gasoline before tossing a match through the window. Thankfully, David’s family escaped unharmed, but the home and everything inside were destroyed. Local Muslims later told David that the men intended to kill his child and force his family to leave the island. The arsonists were never charged. Attacks and threats like this are not uncommon in Zanzibar, where 99 percent of the population is Muslim. The government of Zanzibar appears to pursue a strategy of removing all Christians and churches from the island. Thank God for pastors serving in Zanzibar who take a bold stand for Christ in the face of intense persecution and direct government opposition. Pray for the protection of their families and congregations.

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  • Father, THank you for protecting David's family. Give this man wisdom in this difficult situation. Show the people on this island how weak the enemy is compared to you and send the Spirit to bring this island to faith in You. Take the 99% and begin to dissolve the enemy's stronghold with many being converted for Your GLory.
    In Jesus Name
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Dear Lord please be with Pastor David and his family in Zanzibar where their lives have been in danger and no one has been charged. Please bring living encounters with you to the 99% of the population that is Muslim so that Christians may be safe living on this island and in all places around the world where persecution is happening. In Jesus name.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Father we praise your name for Pastor David's wife and child coming out unharmed. We praise your name for the persecution you have allowed to this church for we know with confidence that you choose those who will bring you glory. Grant them supernatural courage and boldness in sharing the good news and bringing many more to the cross. Amen!
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Please God, help! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, thank You for sparing the lives of Pastor David and his family. Grant them wisdom and courage as they live in this hostile land. Use them to encourage Your people there, and provide them with the material resources to continue the ministry You committed to them. Deliver them from fear, and may their faithful lives win them a hearing for Christ
    Toni D - USA
  • Heavenly father thank you for Pastor David and his family who wait silently for God alone. Be their Rock and their salvation, their defense so they shall not be moved. Be their salvation and their Glory, the rock of their strength and refuge. Encourage them to trust in You at all times and pour out their hearts before You. Psalm 62
    Julie C - USA
  • Help David by protecting him from any harm or ill will.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Oh, Father, protect your children in Zanzibar. Provide for all of their needs & send them the help & support they need. Thank you that you protected David's wife & children. Convict the government & turn the laws around to protect Christians from harm, 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
  • Lord, i lift up Pastor David and his family. I pray God, that you would continue to protect his family, just give them a boldness and a passion to spread the gospel like never before. Open the eyes of the people in Zanzibar, give them the boldness and fire for You. In Psalms 27 it says "The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear?
    Haley L - USA
  • Thank you for Pastor David and how he is making a stand. Help him to continue to build lives for you and to find another place to stay. Thank you for no lives lost. Amen.
    Reatha G - USA
  • Father, thank You for protecting David and his family. Please continue to do this. Give them courage and strength in You as they trust You completely. Provide for them. May the enemies be convicted by the Holy Spirit of sin and seek to know the Savior. May the Christians let Jesus live through them so that You are glorified. Thank you.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Heavenly Father I bless your name for rescuing Pastor David's family from the plot of the enemy. I pray continued protection upon this family as well as their congregation. May they continue to hold to Christ in times like this. I thank you for answered prayer. In Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen.
    Evelyn F - USA
  • Father we pray for the protection of Christian families and their congregations and ask that the government's heart be changed toward them and allow Christianity to flourish.
    Carol R - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for Pastor David and other faithful Christians in Zanzibar. Deliver these families and congregations from the works of the evil one. Lay Your hand of favor upon them. As they continue to serve You, let the love they yield be clearly seen by all. Where attackers once dwelled, let them instead long to know You and be saved.
    Peg B - USA
  • You will not, never stamp out Your church in Zanzibar, Lord Jesus. Let them see to it. You will protect and preserve the one percent of the population who are Your Children.
    You said even the gates of hell shall not prevail against Your Church.
    We believe it fully Lord Jesus. And in this country of Tanzania, we declare it.
    Multiply Your church Lord.
    rian P - Philippines
  • Wow Lord thanks for the faith of this family. Please continue to bless, mold, shape and fill them with a deep understanding of Your truth and Your perspective. You are our example Lord. Please make them strong to follow You no matter what. Please bless the work of their hands. That they will see many come to know Jesus through they're lives.
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Father God, lift t every Christians and Pastors to your care and attention, in Zanzibar,who are constantly targeted for destruction,thank you for your encompassing hand that shields your people day and night, Thank that Pastor David family was saved, to God be the glory, continue to guide and protect your people internationally for your name sake.Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • I pray Father God for the protection of our Christian brothers & sisters in Zanzibar, that You shower them with Your glory, wisdom, speedy healing, abundant provision, love, joy, peace, unity, much fruit & boldness in Christ, that Muslims there will come to Christ & join them in worship, in Jesus' mighty name, thank You Lord amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • God, I want to lift Pastor David and his family up to You for Your blessing and protection. I pray You will use these brave pastors to reach a lost and dying country. I believe firmly You wish for all the come to faith in Christ, and that would include the Muslims in Zanzibar, so I ask You to move mightilyin this enemy stronghold!
    Curtis M - USA
  • brother david, I can't imagine such persecution that you and your family has suffered. but God is faithful and through you He will triumph. the bible says "when the enemy shall come as a flood, then the Lord will set up a standard against him." He's coming again soon. hold on brother, He come and take us to heaven soon. lean on the Lord brother.
    Donald F - USA
  • Father God, these are trying times for all Your saints around the world. Thank you that David's family was able to escape. Please provide a way for them and comfort their fears. i ask that You convict the hearts of all cowards who refuse to repent and prey on Your people. Bring them to Christ who is the way, the truth, and the life. Thank You Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Yahweh, Father, thank You so much for the wonderful pastors and ministers that serve in Zanzibar. I pray that You will overwhelm them with Your flood of grace, protection, peace, & provision. Direct them, I pray, to continue to reach the broken-hearted & hurt in their land. I pray that You will use them to bring the Muslims to repentance. Amen.
    Lillian H - USA
  • Heavenly Father: Thank you for brave Pastor David. Continue to use him for your glory and the salvation of precious souls. Protect him and his family from the threats against them. May your Church flourish in Zanzibar because of him and pastors like him who are following your call on their lives. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Dear Father, please protect your people in Zanzibar, especially Pastor David and his family. We thank you for their boldness for You and ask that you protect them with your Psalm 91 angels. May they be able to do the work you have called them to by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name we ask!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Father, protect the messengers and their families and the disciples of Christ that You have in Zanzibar. We tear down the strongholds by the blood, body and spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ so that Christ may be lifted up and draw all to Himself. We remit the sins of the people who are persecuting you and ask You pour out your goodness for repentance.
    MARI S - USA
  • Father, please embolden those Christians in Zanzibar. May their faith, peace, loving kindness, and forgiveness draw Muslims to a faith and belief in Jesus Christ. May hundreds of thousands of those living in Zanzibar accept You as their Savior and Lord. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Tricia G - USA
  • God, we do thank you for the bold stand of Pastor David and others like him on the island. We pray that their faith will continue to grow and as more opportunities to share the gospel arises there will be more people hungry and calling you your Son's name. May your church grow in Zanzibar!
    Paula L - USA
  • Dear Lord
    Thank You for men like Pastor David, who are serving You in in dangerous situations. Please protect him and his family from these threats. Cover them with Your Wings. May they feel You with them at all times. Let their witness in standing boldly for You be known and repected. May many come to know You throught him.
    In Jesus name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Holy Spirit please come and be with the 1% of Your People in Zanzibar, and GROW the percentage to 100% for Your Honor and Glory in Jesus' Name, amen
    Kimberly G - USA
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