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

[183] 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.

Write your own prayer for Believers Facing Attacks

  • 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
  • Father, I am so disgusted by the violence and hatred demonstrated by these attackers, which is in such contrast to the forgiveness and love shown by Your children. Lord, please give them comfort, healing, protection, and provision as they trust fully in You. May the hearts of the attackers be softened and somehow draw them to Jesus.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, my heart breaks for what these precious believers must endure. Strengthen them and bless them in the midst of the persecution. Glorify and exalt your name so that everyone hears of your salvation through Jesus. Help these people persevere. Protect them, Lord, and perform miracles in their midst. Provide for their needs. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for these wonderful believers that are so faithful to You even after these violent attacks. May they see many MDI members come to Christ as a result of their witness. Be with these dear orphaned children. Heal their wounds both physical and emotional. Provide homes for them.
    sandra s - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers facing attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & comfort them. I praise You for their godly lives! May their lives enable them to grow in numbers & maturity. May they remain strong in their faith. Bring their attackers to repentance & may peace come to this area. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • O Father, I praise You for the forgiving attitude of the faithful family in eastern Congo. Please abundantly bless them as they return to life's daily tasks of finding food and educating their children. And please give them strength and perseverance. Cover them with Your Blood, Jesus and uphold them with Your Righteous Right Hand! Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Jesus, we do praise you for the forgiving attitude , like yours, these believer have toward their enemies. May it turn hearts to you as well as keep the believers hearts strong. We pray that you would pour out your blessings on your people, keep them safe, and increase their witness. In Jesus' name who loves them so!
    Paula L - USA
  • Father, we ask that You be the Father, Shepherd and Defender of these precious children.
    We ask that You be the Destroyer of those enemies that try to destroy these innocent children. In Your mighty Name.
    Diana M-USA
    Diana M - USA
  • Dear Father, Grant these people your supernatural ability to forgive their persecuters. In honor of their willingness to persevere and forgive, please start notably breaking the back of Islam in this region and turn the Muslim followers to your Son. Protect each and every orphan and don't allow even one to be lost to Islam. In Jesus Name,
    Amen
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Psalm 143:9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them
    James H - USA
  • Father please help your people to persevere in the face of these attacks. May they continue to hold onto the words of Jesus and to love their enemies.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, please give these believers continued strength and endurance and bless their forgiving attitudes. Lord, protect them from these attackers and may many of these attackers come to faith in Christ and change the heart of that region.
    scott L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers facing attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May their godly lives enable them to grow in numbers & maturity. May they remain strong & united in their faith. Give their orphans to give them loving Christian nurture. Bring area Muslims to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Oh Lord, we cry out for these families in Their suffering. Please defeat Satan and all evil, and allow these people to live as Christians. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Alice D - USA
  • Father, I lift up these believers to you and ask for your provision and protection for them. I thank you that they have forgiveness in their hearts for the attackers. Continue to strengthen them in the midst of these attacks. I pray that their faith will bring many to know you. In Jesus name, amen
    Susan D - USA
  • Father, please protect Your children. Give them wisdom on how to protect themselves and their families as they love the Muslims.
    Chad K - USA
  • Be mighty here Lord, move on behalf of Your children. Help us to lift our faces, our voices up to The One Who died and defeated death. The only one Who rose again and is seated in The Heavenly Realm. Show Yourself here Jesus so the enemy does not win this battle and this victory cry belongs to You! We lift our faces to The Mighty One, we need Jesus.
    Becca H - USA
  • Lord Jesus we pray that your light will shine in the Congo. And that your might and your sovereignty will rule over it and then Millions will come to a saving knowledge of you
    David J - USA
  • Lord I pray for those in the MDI. I pray they would be convicted by truth, see your light, know your will, and ultimately become ambassadors for You. I pray You would thwart their plans to hurt, harm and endanger. I ask for miracles and protection for those they are attacking. I ask Lord for hope in the midst of these trials and for truth to prevail.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father we ask Your special blessing on our brothers and sisters in Beni as they demonstrate the love and supernatural power of God in being able to forgive those who have persecuted them. They are living out Your Word which says to not return evil for evil. Give them strength and perseverance, and touch the hard hearts of the members of the MDI.
    Toni D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I ask you please wrap your arms around my brothers and sisters facing attacks. May their hearts be filled with the Holy Spirit and strength to continue their lives after suffering. In Jesus name, I pray! Thank you, I love! Amen!

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Samantha A - USA
  • Oh, Father, we pray against the blindness of those who are hurting Your children. Please protect these little orphans and meet their needs. I pray healing upon Your daughters who were raped. Please help those who are hurting. I pray their forgiving hearts will lead others to You. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers facing attacks: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their godly lives. May they keep growing in numbers & maturity. May their children be given loving Christian nurture & grow into strong people of God. Bring attackers to repentance.In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, I pray that You would comfort and strengthen Your people. Give them perseverance, guide them to forgive, and protect them by Your will. Provide for those who have nothing left, Lord, and let them all continue to sing Your praises no matter what, that those who are against them would see You and come to faith.
    Chloe G - USA
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