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

Maasai Warriors Attack New Christians

[354] prayers in [22] 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.

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  • Bring millions to faith in Jesus through your gospel. Grant them peace and joy and eternal hope. Love and life through them. Make them see that you are Lord of all, that your troops outnumber, outrank and over power all of the troops of earth and hell. We are waiting for that time.
    mark m - USA
    Erin L - Albania
  • Our Father, thank You for watching over Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu. Thank You for giving them equal measure of power and obligations. Thank You for accepting. Loving and teaching everyone of Your lambs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Psalm 1
    4 Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
    5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
    6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.
    Layne N - USA
  • I pray for courage for these young men and that they will continue to grow in their faith.
    Barbara T - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina, and Sairiamu that they should continue to stand firm in you and continue to grow in your word and in relationship with you so that they can share your gospel according to your will in Jesus name amen!
    Robin S - USA
  • Father, watch over these precious young believers and give them favor in the Maasai community as a witness of Your great love for the Maasai people. Undergird them with Holy Spirit fire to share the love of Christ in a way that their elders and tribesmen can understand. Send angelic protection over them and may they grow in grace & wisdom for You.
    Merri G - USA
  • Our Father, please help Murri, Lilash, Lekutina, and Sairiamu. Strengthen them in faith and keep them allways. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, I ask you to preserve these young men that they would become leaders within your church. Give them favor in sharing your word. Give them wisdom in their youth on how to live for you. In Jesus name, amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • Dear Father, You are much greater than Satan will ever be! Bring these Maasai warriors to Yourself. May they realize their wrong, repent, and accept Jesus Christ is the Truth. Bring a great awakening to Tanzania - for Your glory!!!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Heal our brothers and sisters and show these tribesmen the error of their way.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father God, continue to remember these young converts to Christ. Enable them to be powerful witnesses for Him and for Your Kingdom. Also remember their attackers; that they too come to know & accept Jesus as Lord and repent of their ways. Amen

    Everett T - USA
  • Lord God, please be with these brave warriors who have now become Your warriors. Help them to stand strong in Your word and Spirit. Give them strength in every moment. Lead them and help them to grow in their faith, O God. Please call out to them. Strengthen the church around them. Help them. Visit the Maasai in their dreams, O God, and call out!
    Amy G - USA
  • Father I pray for Murri, 16; Lilash, 19; Lekutina, 16; and Sairiamu, 17 that they would continue to grow in truth and wisdom. Please fill them with your joy and your presence as they pick their cross and follow after you. Please open the eyes of the traditionalists and draw them unto yourself. Thank you Lord that the darkness will not overcome it.
    Laura C - USA
  • May the Blood of Jesus cover these men, wash them, heal them and prepare them for the work set before them. Help them work as one to establish Your Kingdom in the Maasai Community and bring ALL to Christ & establish the true Church. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Father in the name of Jesus your son, I lift these Masai young men to you, I pray that this attacked will make their zeal to serve you even stronger, I cover them with the blood and surround them with a hedge of protection. I pray that you bring about their divine helpers and people who are part of their destiny in Jesus name.
    jacqueline k - Kenya
  • Father,
    Thank You for my 4 new, young brothers, standing for You. Please protect them in the shelter under Your wings, and let them abide in Your shadow, Almighty God. Help them continue to grow in You and be a witness for You, along with fellow believers, especially to their attackers. Bring the attackers to repentance and salvation. In Jesus name
    Debbie D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the courage and commitment of these young men. Thank you that they are choosing Jesus! Please strengthen them and encourage them to continually call on the name of the Lord and bring others to surrender to You because of these young people's faithfulness. Protect them and bless them I pray. In Jesus' Name.
    Darla N - USA
  • I pray for strength and encouragement for these young Christian's. I pray that God will use them in a mighty way, that will bring others to Christ. I pray that they are able to forgive those who persecute them and always know, that we have the Victory in Christ Jesus, amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we pray for these courageous young men that You would be with them and strengthen their resolve and grow their faith. We pray that Satan be restrained and you protect these young believers from being devoured and instead that You be with them as they go through this trail in such a way that leaves no doubt You are Mighty God!
    Pamela S - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for Murri, Lilash, Lekutina and Sairiamu and their love for You. Heal their bodies and strengthen their souls. May their faithfulness to You draw others out of the darkness and into the light of Your son and the salvation He offers. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for these men and their conviction to follow You. May they continue to grow and be discipled, may they resist the urge to respond in bitterness and anger but instead trust You as their Protector. May they be strong and bold witnesses for Your Name among the Maasai and may many hearts be softened to worship You as Savior.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these brave Christian men. Thank you that even at such a young age, they are being heroic and strong. Send Your Holy Spirit to protect them and give them wisdom.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, strengthen Murri, Lilash, Lekutina & Sairiamu, for the fight. The weapons of our warfare are spiritual and not carnal. Equip them to fight the good fight of faith! Help them to take up the sword which is your word & learn it & learn to use it mightily for Your glory. Give them courage to stand firm in faith to the end. Thank you! Amen!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Please Lord please stop these attacks on Your people Lord. I pray for great favor on Your people and that many of the Maasai warriors to come to know You as Savior. I pray that these new believers would be greatly encouraged and for many to be added to their number, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • I pray for these young men to grow in their faith in you Father. Help them to understand the battle that they are engaged in and to persevere in faith. May your love overflow in their lives and bless them with increased knowledge of your kingdom and word. For their good and your glory. Amen. Jerry W
    Jerry W - USA
  • Jesus, give Murri, Lilash, Lekutina, and Sairiamu Your grace to stand firm but with respect for their elders. Help them to be like Peter and John before the council in Jerusalem. Use their witness to bring many more Maasai into Your salvation.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Jesus we pray for these young believers to continue in their faith in you. We pray that they will hold on tight to your Word and know your promised are true. We pray for their healing, physically and mentally from the attack and that they will give forgiveness and remain strong in following you. Bless each one of the young men, bond them together.
    Paula L - USA
  • I bind the power of hell and Satan over the lives of these babes in Christ. May their faith remain strong through the blood of Jesus Christ Amen.
    Hyacinth T - USA
  • Dear Father GOD Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9.6 ),
    Teach us to eat Your Word , Your Flesh, Your Holy Spirit (John 1:14,6:55,56) and saturate us with your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN
    eric H - USA
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