Shahnaz shared her husband's last day on earth with the VOM workers.
Shahnaz shared her husband's last day on earth with the VOM workers.
Dec. 20, 2018 | Pakistan

Widow Still Grieving One Year After Christmas Bombing

[318] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Shahnaz.

A year after losing her husband in a terrorist attack on Dec. 17, 2017, Shahnaz continues to mourn his loss. She was standing to receive Communion that Sunday morning in Quetta when two assailants detonated suicide vests in the church, killing her husband, Fazal, and 10 other worshipers, while seriously injuring 30 others. VOM workers recently spent time encouraging Shahnaz. “She opened her heart and poured out everything,” a VOM worker said. “She said this is the first time that someone sat with her for so long to talk about her family.” Shahnaz’s son is now supporting the family as a driver while continuing his education. Pray for Shahnaz and others affected by the Quetta bombing, which occurred one year ago this week.

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  • Lord I pray for Shahnaz. I pray that she would feel that you are her husband now and she would know your love and peace deeply. Please give her strength to move forward and to trust you and continue to be a witness for you. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Thank You You are for the widow and the orphan, they can trust You. Hold her hand, speak words of comfort and surround her with those who are crowned with lovingkindness and compassion. Thank You for Your love protection peace comfort covering her and her household. Enveolpe them in all Your goodness.
    In Jesus Name Amen
    Maria R - USA
  • Lord may she feel your peace and hope, despite losing her husband.
    Jeff F - USA
  • Father, I thank you for the VOM Volunteers who took the time to listen to Shahnaz and allow her to pour out her heart. Lord I lift her, family and the others who were effected by this bombing for complete healing that they may next be able to minister to others as they have been ministered to. In Jesus name, amen.
    Elaine H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Praying Your Holy Spirit will comfort Shahnaz and touch her heart. You've promised to provide comfort where the words of man cannot reach. Provide her every need as well as the needs of her family and grant her the hope of sharing eternity with her husband. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Oh Precious Father, send encouragement to Your suffering children here and around the World. Help us all to keep our eyes on the skies and our mind in Your Word. Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Father thank You for Shahnaz and her family. I pray that You would heal her pain and brokenness. I pray for her children that You bless them and provide for all of them. I pray for all those affected by the Quetta bombing. Please send Your Holy Spirit to comfort. In the Name of Yeshua Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, Your Word promises that You will never leave us, and You will be our husband - Lord, bless this woman with Your strength and courage. Remind her that You have a plan for her future, for her good, not for her harm. Carry her, Lord, with Your compassion and love.
    Glenda B - USA
  • Dear Holy Father, I present Shahnaz to you asking that you firmly hold her in the palm of your hand. May she have a greater sense of your love and presence in her life. Strengthen, encourage, and fill her with the knowledge that she can completely REST in you. Use her as a light of your grace, I ask in Jesus' mighty and powerful name. Thank-you
    Gerelda L - USA
  • Father, we pray for Your bleeding Church in Pakistan - so many deaths, so many injuries, so many lives changed. But so faithful to You. Bless them, God, with hope and courage. Heal broken physical bodies and broken hearts. Provide for Shahnaz and her family, and bless this son who is now the breadwinner. Encourage him and make him a mighty man of God.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Shahnaz and her family. I pray that You would comfort them, as well as other victims of the Quetta bombing, during these difficult times. Please strengthen them in their faith and provide for all of their needs and give them the strength to forgive. I also pray that You would work in the hearts of their persecutors.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Shahnaz, her family, and all those who were affected by the Quetta bombing last year. Help them to move past their grief and fears into the promise of comfort and peace in Your loving arms. Give them the strength, guidance, and courage they need to move forward. Open a window of blessings for them In Jesus name I pray, Amen
    Michelle B - USA
  • Father, You are Holy. In Jesus name I come to you and ask that you would fill Shahnaz and other people who lost family that day with a Peace knowing that they WILL see Fazal and their loved ones again. Give them comfort in that fact and remind them of the hope we have in Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Eric P - USA
  • Lord. I pray that you please provide for this famiy and many like them that have suffered during this attack 1 year ago. I pray to thank you for their faith but they really need your help. Please bless them with food and finance and support themselves and show their attavkera that you can not be beaten. I pray in Jesus Christ name. Amen.
    Bobby R - USA
  • Father, I pray for Shahnaz and others who lost loved ones on that day and ask that ur peace will be upon thrm. You said in ur word that u are close to the broken hearted. I ask that U will bind up their wounded hearts, that U will provide financial, emotionally and spiritually for all their needs. I place them in ur love and in ur care. In Jesus name
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Lord, in your great and surpassing compassion, comfort Shahnaz and her son. Show them a glimpse of your great and eternal plan for her life and her families' lives. Give her purpose and courage to face each day knowing that you will provide for her and protect her. Lord, glorify your name through this terrible event in Shahnaz's life. Bless her, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • LORD,
    Comfort sister Shahanaz in her time of distress. I Thank You for stepping and being her husband. Give her peace so she can move forward. Thank You Lord for the good memories she carries of her husband in her heart. Use Shahanaz to be Your Light! Even in her suffering may she draw even closer to You. Bless all those that lost loved ones. Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord may your Holy Spirit comfort those who suffer such a loss. Father we know we will suffer for our love for you. May her faith continue to believe in you, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • I lift up Shahnaz and herfamily to you lordto defend and uphold; to provide for and comfort. You are abundant and you are the father to the fatherlessand the husband to the widow. Show yourself to them as these. Be a tangible presence in their lives as they seek and rest in You. Let those who committed this madness come to a saving knowledge of you.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray that Shahnaz' heart will heal as she trusts in You. Please give her absolute assurance that Fazal is now safe with You, and that she shares in the same divine promise. Thank You for providing the caring compassion of others as she unburdened her broken heart. I ask that she will walk in Your inexpressible joy and light. Amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, You are the God of all mercy and the Father of Comfort. Comfort Shahnaz in her grief that she might be able to comfort others with the comfort she has received from You. Pour out Your Holy Spirit on her and surround her and her family with your love. Strengthen her in her faith and bless her with Your PRESENCE this year.
    Carole K - USA
  • Dear Lord I pray that you be with Shahnaz. Help her to feel your love for her. I pray that you surround her with fellow believers to listen to and encourage her. In Jesus name Amen.
    Heather H - USA
  • Abba, you are the one who brings true comfort and healing. May this family receive all the love you want to give them.. in Jesus name.
    sue g - USA
  • Lord, please help Shahnaz in her grief. I pray that her son will be successful in his efforts to support her and that she might see your grace everyday. Please help her to find comfort knowing her husband is in heaven and help her to find purpose in the midst of her suffering. Amen
    Tracy L - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for the VOM workers who gave encouraging words to Shahnaz, letting her know she & her family are precious in Your sight. Bring hope & peace to families who lost or had injured loved ones, during the Quetta bombing. Deliver & restore as You did in the book of Job. Rewrite this story in their lives with VICTORY in Christ Jesus!
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear God, please help and comfort sister Shahnaz. Please see her through this difficult trial. Be a friend and strength to her, as Your Word promised. Please I pray for You to send Your angels to the family to minister to them. I pray for financial provisions. AMEN
    Kola M - Nigeria
  • Healing angels are being dispatched now for the comfort and healing of this widow. I pray Jehovah-Raph upon her heart. The Lord who Heals. The Lord who sustains. The Lord who guides into all peace and comfort. I pray for her to be powered to continue to Love You even through the worst possible events and I rebuke trauma from her heart in Jesus Name
    Kim B - USA
  • Lord God our Comforter, comfort Shahnaz as she grieves the loss of her husband and other believers. Give her hope, strength, peace, endurance and understanding. Give her a voice to praise You each day, and wash over her with Your Love. I pray this for other mourners. I pray others who wish to perpetrate these atrocities would be stopped. Amen!
    JM B - USA
  • Lord I pray over Shahnaz and her family. I pray they would feel Your presence surrounding them. That they would know the God of all comfort that You are. I pray for all the families affected by this bombing. I ask for provision protection and peace upon each one. My countless come to know You through their testimony.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Shahnaz & others affected by the Christmas bombing of one year ago: Protect, provide for, comfort, heal, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they experience full healing & restoration. Bring those responsible to repentance. Bring light, peace & freedom to Pakistan. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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