A VOM contact says there may be as many as 2,800 children left orphaned as a result of the violence.
A VOM contact says there may be as many as 2,800 children left orphaned as a result of the violence.
Nov. 08, 2018 | Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Christians Face Recurring Attacks

[206] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Believers Facing Attacks.

Christians in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are suffering repeated attacks by the Muslim Defense International (MDI). The group attacks entire villages, raping women, destroying houses and enslaving children before disappearing back into the forest. As many as 2,800 children may have been orphaned as a result of MDI’s violence, a VOM contact said. The main city in the region, Beni, is predominantly Christian, but the Muslim presence in the area has risen from 1 percent to 10 percent in recent years. The MDI, described as the most vicious of the Islamist groups, is affiliated with both Nigeria’s Boko Haram and Somalia’s al-Shabab. “Christians in Beni fulfill Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek,” a VOM contact said. After mourning their dead, he explained, they return to life’s daily tasks of finding food and educating their children. Praise God for the forgiving attitude of these believers, and ask Him to give them strength and perseverance.

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  • May Congo come to faith in Jesus and know his Way. Bring your peace and joy and love to this country. May these orphan children start a revival that impacts the world! Be glorified in them. Don't let the devil have the last say. Turn eternal good out of his schemes. Open eyes and soften hearts. Help them hear your Word and repent and be saved.
    Mark M - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear sisters & brothers in the Congo & would You speak to them courage, strength, comfort & healing. TY for giving the gift of forgiveness & may this continue. May they also be hidden in Christ. May the persecutors be convicted & hear Your Spirit speaking to their hearts. May they repent & come into the light in Jesus' Name!
    Lisa T - USA
  • I pray for these believers who face such horrific things. Praying You will give them strong faith to trust you in such an insecure and dangerous place. Praise You for their forgiving attitude. May their persecutors see this and be drawn to faith in Jesus. I pray they may be able to persevere through their trials
    margaret m - USA
  • Take care of these believers in your name and defeat these Islamic groups with your mighty war.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father God, I praise you for the forgiving attitude of the believers and ask that you give them the strength and perseverance for them to sustain their lives. Please protect them from all harm and evil that Satan tries to bring upon them. Work in the hearts of the muslim people who attack them. Help them to know that you are the true God. Amen.
    David A - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for the way these believers are proclaiming You with their lives in the face of such horrible trails. Please surround them with Your protection and enable these evil men to be stopped. May the believers see Your provision as they seek to care for and educate their families and may the children have deep trust in You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for the way these believers are proclaiming You with their lives in the face of such horrible trails. Please surround them with Your protection and enable these evil men to be stopped. May the believers see Your provision as they seek to care for and educate their families and may the children have deep trust in You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, we pray for your protection for believers in this area and especially ask that Christians will step in to care for the children and teach them about you. Thank you for their refusal to become bitter; may their testimony bring many others to faith in Jesus. I pray for the salvation of those who commit violence. May their eyes be opened Lord!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, This area is predominantly Christian and now the Muslims are taking over and hurting your children. Please come to their rescue and send your mighty angels. Don't allow these families get hurt and show yourself so real to the persecutors that they will feel your presence and run. Please protect your children.
    Isabel S - USA
  • Father God, This is unimaginable. These people are living in the center of the fight between good and evil, between love and hate Please intervene in a powerful way that all will see your truth and grace. Protect your people from harm and provide them with your wisdom and purpose. Convict the MDI to stop the persecution and repent of the violence.
    Liane F - USA
  • Father God, in the name of Jesus, I ask that you break the hold of Satan's children in the land and convict MDI and Boko Haram of their great sins. That God will repay. Please protect your loved ones in the Congo and strengthen their hearts in Christ. Let the hearts of the wicked be broken by the truth of Jesus' death for them.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father God, be with the people of Congo in their grief. Give them strength and courage in the face of persecution. Comfort the many orphaned children and heal the women who have suffered attacks.
    Father, touch the heart of those who do such evil acts and change them with your powerful love. May you reign in the Congo.
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Lord, I pray for each of these believers! That their faith would only grow stronger despite this persecution. That You would give them protection, perseverance and peace. I pray the hearts of the attackers would turn to You.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Father, please, bring relief to your children in this area. I pray you help them to carry on, strengthen them, wrap your arms of comfort around them. I pray for those who do this horrible crime. Deal with their hearts, open their eyes, pour out your Spirit of conviction upon them. Father, watch over the little children. Become real to them.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I can't imagine all that these believers are facing in Congo. Be with them last, Lord. May Your Spirit be so strong in their hearts and lives that all near with be touched by Your glory because of it. They are living out Your love and forgiveness. I pray for the orphaned children, the women and them all, heal their pain & give them peace.
    Madison F - USA
  • Holy Father, rise up and scatter Your enemies. Open their eyes to their sinfulness and need for Your saving grace. Hold tightly to Your saints who are suffering. Let their good deeds and love for You be a light that draws those in darkness and sin to You. Surround them with Your angels and let them know that they are being prayed for! In Jesus' name,
    Eli S - USA
  • I pray Father God that You shower our brothers & sisters in the DRC with Your love, grace, wisdom, protection, speedy healing, prosperity, boldness, in Christ, that they are unified in Christ, that the members of MDI will come to Christ, repent & join them in worship, in Jesus' mighty name. Thank You Lord! Amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • Now thanks be to God who always leads us in Triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of his knowledge in every place. For these Believers are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. Thank you for these faithful who speak in the sight of God in Christ. 2nd Corinthians 2 14 -17
    Julie C - USA
  • Almighty God i pray for believers in the eastern side of DRC who are under attack for their faith in you. Give them the spirit of wisdom and revelation to understand you better and for Christ to be at the centre of their hearts in everything they do. Let their neighbours be influenced by their determination. Help them Lord in their needs.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers facing these attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their godly lives! May they remain strong & united in their faith. May they remain strong & united in their faith. Bring their attackers to repentance. May peace come to their area, In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God bless these who truly suffer for your name. May your love, mercy and forgiveness be shown to those who hate God's Holy word and be a witness as well, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Christians facing recurring attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their lives! May they remain strong & united in faith. And may they grow in numbers & maturity. Bring their attackers to repentance. May peace come to this region. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, Bless these people for their faith and trust in you despite sorrows and hardships. Bring many to salvation as they see the devine peace, depth of love, wiliingness to follow you. Bless the children with great faith, provide, protect, bring salvation to this nation in great waves, by the power fo your blood, amen.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father, most of us in the West can only imagine these stories never having experienced this type of violence on a daily basis. These are our brothers & sisters in Christ. What an example they set for us of perseverance and extreme faith. Provide food for these children and keep them safe. Come soon Lord Jesus. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers facing attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their lives! May they remain strong & united in faith. May they keep growing in numbers & maturity. Bring their attackers to repentance. May peace come to this community. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord,

    We pray in Your Name; protect Your children, provide provision, and enrich their faith during times of persecution and suffering. We can never understand the pain that is being endured, but listen to our prayers in support of their devotion to Christ, and spreading the Gospel to expand Your mission on earth and for eternity.

    Amen!
    Chris R - USA
  • Lord, how long will this suffering go on before your return?Bring healing to those orphaned and attacked by MDI and bring light upon the darkness of the land of the Congo.Let your Truth and love shine brightly to expose those who are following lies and humble them to accept and repent.Do not allow your people to be disgraced but raise them up in beauty
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father it is horrifying to see our brothers and sisters being massacre at the hands of these Muslims. I pray for your mercy and protection. It is very commendable that they are willing to turn the other cheek and forgive their attackers, but father I beg for your intervention and protect these Christians, otherwise I am afraid they will be extinct.
    Isaac M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers facing attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, encourage, strengthen & guide them. Provide loving Christian adults to take their orphaned children in & nurture them. I praise You for their lives. May they remain strong in faith & grow in numbers & maturity. Bring area Muslims to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, for all the little chicks who belong to you, bring them vision of your Presence, so that like Stephen, they see you on your throne in the midst of persecution. Bring them vision and words and victory in the moment. And from the vision of their life lived, in all its DNA and imprint, bring salvation to the ones who need it, all around them. Amen
    Donna M - Canada
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