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

[330] 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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  • Dear Lord God, Please heal her heart and strengthen her soul. Thank You for all your blessings and let us never forget where they come from. We praise Your Holy Name. In Jesus name.Amen.
    zane j - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we ask that you comfort Shahnaz . That you let her know that you are always there for her. Just wrap your loving arms around her and shelter her the way only you can. Remind her that even though she Mourns for her husband today that someday she will be reunited with him in heaven in Jesus name amen!
    Robin S - USA
  • Our Father, please help Shahnaz. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord Jesus, You have given me a special love for widows. I ask that Shahnaz will feel your love today. I pray she will see your divine hand work for her today. I thank you for the opportunity to pray for here.
    Renelle H - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for providing Shahnaz with others to hear her heart in its grief for her husband's death. I ask for Your comfort and peace. Please give mercy to her family now and in the days ahead. Strengthen them, keep them, grant them courage and grace to forgive and love from the power that raised Jesus from the dead. Give them peace.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father God, I pray you envelope Shahnaz in Your love. Help her and her son to feel the strength of Christ in their life a strength that surpasses all understanding. May your turn her mourning into dancing. May they do all things through Christ who strengthens them. Amen
    michelle k - USA
  • Father, I pray you take the sting of death away from Shahnaz in Jesus' name and help her to win many in Quetta to your Kingdom. Cover her with your blood and deliver her from the wicked one. In Jesus' name Amen!
    Brenda T - USA
  • Lord - I pray for Shahnaz and her children. I pray for their grieving hearts. I pray that their needs be met. Comfort them, Lord. Give them Your peace. In Christ's name - Amen.
    Lisa B - USA
  • Thank You for those who are working to minister to Shahnaz. Please comfort her as she griefs and strengthen her son as he steps into the role as provider. May the community of believers there support one another well and bear one another's burdens as they suffer. Encourage them with Your promises and give them Your faith to believe.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord your love is eternal! Please comfort Shahnaz and others who have suffered great loss because of their love for you and one another. Strengthen them and give them boldness and wisdom as they continue to live for you. Fill them with love and peace that passes all understanding. Thank you for their example to us all. Amen.
    Dixie N - USA
  • As a recent widow myself Lord I pray she know and feel Your comfort, peace , healing. Give her faithful brethren to support her, love her. John13:7 "Jesus said to him, You do not understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later on." Show her & her family that You are Lord of hosts who provides and fights her battles for her
    Gaylin G - USA
  • Father God, provide all their needs in Christ Jesus, may you be glorified
    mark h - USA
  • 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
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