A Maasai warrior (Credit: Operation Change)
A Maasai warrior (Credit: Operation Change)
Jan. 10, 2019 | Tanzania

Maasai Warriors Attack New Christians

[317] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu.

About 20 Maasai warriors attacked four young Maasai Christians at a Sunday morning church service recently, whipping the men and beating them with clubs. The young Christians — Murri, 16; Lilash, 19; Lekutina, 16; and Sairiamu, 17 — had placed their faith in Jesus only days earlier. In opposition to Maasai custom, in which warriors wear long hair, the four teenagers had cut their hair as an outward symbol of their conversion to Christianity; Maasai traditionalists in the community were offended by their act of rebellion. “Attacks on Christians [in this place] are increasing,” a VOM worker said. This was the third attack in less than a year. Pray for these young men’s continued Christian growth and witness.

Write your own prayer for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu

  • Father God, heal Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu from the beatings. Renew their strength and faith to stay committed to Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we pray that the gospel will spread throughout all Tanzania. Soften the hearts of the Maasai so they too may experience the freedom and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Glory to your name.
    Mindy S - USA
  • Lord above, it brings me great sorrow to hear of the brutality my brothers and sisters must face day to day. Please guard their hearts, soul, and body. Please let them find your love through all of their tragedies, and be able to empower others to come to you. Show them your happiness for them. Please protect these young Christians and all others. Amen
    Sarah M - USA
  • Father, pour out Your Spirit on these young men to give them even more boldness and strength so they stay committed to You. May they understand You are with them and will use these things to bring glory and for their best. I pray a hedge of angels to protect them. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Father, I pray for these 4 young men. I pray you strengthen them in their walk with you. I pray you guide them in knowing what to do and what to say to those who oppose them. Use them to be a light and share the truth in love. Open the eyes of these warriors to the truth of your love for them. Father may these teenagers feel your arms of comfort.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank You for saving Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu. Please keep them strong in You; may they be rooted and grounded eternally in You and Your love. Please save their persecutors and their entire community. In Your Name I pray. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, these brothers of ours are Your precious children. Thank You that they can now call You Father and that Jesus is their savior. Please continue to grow them in faith and truth as they learn to trust the living God. Give them courage and boldness as they learn to let Jesus live through them and give them wisdom in what to do in all things. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers under attack: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong in their faith & witness, committed to Christ despite persecution & grow in numbers & maturity. May they be given full recovery from their injuries. Bring their attackers to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord please hep these young Christians mature in their faith, that you would make yourself known to them and that they would know you are with them. May they know that people are praying for them and may they respond to their attackers with love.
    Dwight A - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help Murri, Lilash, Lekutina, and Sairiamu feel the presence of Your Holy Spirit and the comfort and peace that come with it. Protect them and keep their faith in You and Your Son strong. Help them to take one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow.
    Betty A - USA
  • Thank You Lord for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu who have put their trust in You Father. I ask that You heal their bodies and comfort them. I pray for these young men's continued Christian growth and witness- that others would see their lights shining and glorify You in heaven. Encourage their hearts even now.
    Vera B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please heal these young men in body, mind and spirit. Give them the strength to stand. Help them to grow each day to become like Jesus. Fill them with your love and give them the peace that passes all understanding. Lord please meet their every need and raise them up to serve you. In Jesus name I pray.
    Lee A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You that You are strengthening these, Your precious sons. Thank You that You are upholding them with Your righteous right hand. Please draw thousands of lost ones to Jesus in Tanzania, as You protect Your children there from all evil spirits, as You meet each of their needs, and as You fill them with great faith in Your Son. Amen
    Karen H - USA
  • Lord, I pray for these new Christians. I pray they will be encouraged. I pray they will feel Your comfort. I pray you heal their physical wounds, and embolden them to continue in worship. In Christ's name. Amen.
    Lisa B - USA
  • Lord, we pray for healing and encouragement for these young men. Strengthen their bodies, cover them with the blood of Jesus and protect them. Strengthen their faith. We pray for the feat of the Lord to fall on the attackers that they would know You.
    Lisa N - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these believers under attack: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, committed to Christ despite persecution & grow in numbers & maturity. Bring their attackers to repentance. Strengthen & sustain the believers in the area. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear father, I lift up Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu to your loving care. Let them know they are loved around the world, for taking such a bold stand for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They need your strength now more than ever. They need you to be their all in all. Hold them in your arms father, so they will continue to live for you. Amen
    Jan V - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for these young men. Please heal their bodies according to the principle in your word that they would trample on serpents and not be bitten. They have been among serpents; remove the effect of it. Strengthen them and guard their hearts and minds. Keep them in your peace and let them rejoice in sharing your sufferings in Jesus name
    Greer W - USA
  • Jesus, let these young brothers have wisdom about how to honor their Maasai culture and still honor Christ. Please bring peace between the nonChristians and Christians.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, I lift up these your children and ask you to encourage them and heal them. Put a fire in their hearts that burns so bright, no one and nothing can put it out. Fill them with the power of your love to do all that you ask of them.
    Sabrina S - Canada
  • Father, I pray for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina, and Sairiamy who now belong to Your kingdom and are being witnesses to Your truth and grace. Bless them more and more as they walk the path of victory as ambassadors for Your kingdom. In Yeshua, Amen.
    Darlene W - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray that You would strengthen, guide and encourage Murri, Lilash, Lekutina, and Sairiamu in their new found faith in Jesus Christ. May they remember that You warned of likely persecution toward those who would follow You. May they know without a doubt that You are with them, and that their Christian family is praying for them. Amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you for the privilege of prayer. Thank you for the faith of these young men. Strengthen them to withstand the enemy. I pray for all of the believers in this area that you would protect them from evil. Bind them close together and close to you. Grant them peace within this storm. For your glory in Christ's name, Amen.
    Karen N - USA
  • Ps 12:5"Because of the devastation of the afflicted,because of the groaning of the needy,now I will arise,"says the LORD;"I will set him in the safety for which he longs."
    Heal them! Give them an abundance of peace! Set a table for them in the presence of their enemies!
    In Jesus name Amen
    Maria R - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for our brothers, Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu. Heal their wounds and bless them for standing for You. May their faithfulness and boldness bring those that beat them to know You. Bless and provide for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu as they live out their faith. Give them strength,
    May they be rooted in Your Truth
    Marian P - USA
  • Jesus heal the wounds of these children and protect them frim the warriors' further attacks. Give them safe home and surround them with your army of angels to fight for them. Amen
    JERRY F - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for our brothers, Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu. Heal their wounds and bless them for standing for You. May their faithfulness and boldness bring those that beat them to know You. Bless and provide for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu as they live out their faith. Guide them and strength them. Show them the way.
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • praise God for your faith in these times of persecution. may God in His grace and mercy give you strength to withstand the fiery darts of the devil. wait on the Lord and He will sustain you and soon take you to heaven. glory be to our God.
    Donald F - USA
  • Father, Impress faith on these Maasai that they may see the power and the strength of these young believers. Help these children in their suffering to stand strong. Let them feel Your strength and not be afraid of these warriors. Open their eyes to the Truth. In J- name.
    Margo H - USA
  • Lord, may these young men so new in their faith find renewed courage to follow you in the face of persecurtion. Make your word real to them and as you said to Joshua say to them, be strong and courageous for I am with you. Thank you for their desire to follow you and bring your love to their brothers. God please bless them this day. Amen
    Carol W - USA
  • Make Your Holy Spirit known to these new sons and daughters. Grow Your Holy Spirit in them. Give them signs miracles and wonders Jesus. Bless them with a powerhouse of Your Holy Spirit. That will heal the sick and blind. A pathway straight to the realms of heaven where they will hear Your voice. So they know when to step aside and move to avoid danger.
    Kim B - USA
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