Violence may be on the the rise, but front-line workers are still committed to carrying God's Word into the hardest places.
Violence may be on the the rise, but front-line workers are still committed to carrying God's Word into the hardest places.
Feb. 14, 2019 | Colombia

Violence on the Rise

[238] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Christians in Red Zones.

VOM workers in Colombia say the 2016 peace agreement between guerrillas and the government is not working and that violence has increased steadily since its signing. “Many of the guerrillas are returning to violence in spite of the treaty,” a VOM worker said. A number of dedicated Christian workers remain in red zones, areas under guerrilla or paramilitary control, faithfully leading churches and sharing the gospel. But many are being displaced from their homes and forbidden from holding church services; some are even being killed. Guerrillas view pastors as “objects of war,” meaning they are fair game in their conflict against the government. Pray for those who continue to serve as well as those displaced by violence.

Write your own prayer for Christians in Red Zones

  • Thank You, Father, for our faithful brothers and sisters in Colombia despite the dangers from the paramilitary and guerillas. Encourage and sustain them and use their testimonies to encourage other believers. May their love for you touch the hearts of those hardened by sin and false ideologies. Provide for and protect those who have been displaced.
    Toni D - USA
  • 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
  • Our Father, thank You for Your work in Colombia. Please strengthen all Christians in faith and let them live and work for You. 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
  • Father, thank You For VOM workers in Columbia. I pray for peace in Columbia. Please protect the pastors in Columbia and have mercy on them. Please help every person displaced by violence. I pray that Your Glory would be revealed in the midst of all the tragedy. Please be with VOM works and may Your Holy Spirit fill all those in Columbia.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father protect the Christians in Red Zones and let their love for you spill over onto the Guerrilla's -opening their eyes and ears to you and your Glory. Let them know that you love them and want what is best for them. Bring them to your table Lord and let them feast in your goodness claiming their hearts, souls and minds forever. In your name Jesus.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father I pray you will protect these workers . I pray for peace in this place . May the hostiles see the truth and turn from their wicked ways . Allow them to slip through the opposition unnoticed just like Jesus did . I pray for Your Word to go forth as a beacon of light in this dark place .Than you Father in Jesus mighty name I pray .
    Ann S - USA
  • Dear LORD, i pray for Pastors in Colombia in danger zones that are being targeted because of inability to keep one's word. LORD i pray you find fault and hold them accountable. Let their hand grow wearly weak and not prevail against your people. Keep your ppl safe secure prosperous protect them feed them guide them love them care for them. Thank you.
    Ricardo M - USA
  • Father, I lift up Your church in Columbia. Give aid and comfort to those who are persecuted for Your Name sake. I pray for peace in Columbia. I pray that this trouble will end. I pray Your children will be faithful and courageous. Protect them and provide for them. Let them know You are near. You are the only hope for Columbia.
    Terry K - USA
  • Father, I pray for these pastors in the red zones. Protect them and bring peace to this area. Strengthen these pastors and those displaced by the violence. May their hope rest in you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father, watch over your children in these dangerous situations. I pray you guide them as they continue to work for you. I pray you speak to the hearts of those they minister to. Give them courage and help them know you are with them. Pour out your Spirit upon the guerrillas. Comfort those you have to leave all and suffer. May they focus on eternity.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, we lift up your faithful servants in Columbia's Red Zones. What bold witnesses for You they are! Mend any brokenness caused by violence. Place a hedge of protection around them. Let Your spoken Word take effect in the guerillas and government officials. Remind Your servants they are more than conquerors & their inheritance is assured!
    Peg B - USA
  • Help these Christians rise above the challenge to preach the gospel and show the guerrillas that pastors are not the enemies , but peacemakers.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thank You for these men and their brave service for You. Please continue to equip and protect those who serve in red zones. May they have the courage and wisdom to boldly proclaim You and may those who hear Your gospel be transformed. I ask that Your peace would govern those who have been displaced and that they would honor You as they move forward.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I pray for the Christians in the red zone at Columbia. I pray for protection around them, for angels to surround them. I pray the gospel will continue in these areas, pastors would be safe and continue to be bold. I pray this fighting from these guerillas against the government would stop by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' Name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Praying for your safety and stay protected by St. Michael the Archangle and be strong
    prayers from america
    charlene h - USA
  • Strengthen my brothers and sister in Columbia,Lord who have endured so much trama. Carry them on you wings through their persecution and let them shine brightly for you.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord, we ask that you be with the Christians in the red zones. We ask that you ensure that they're safe that they can continue to be in their home, they can continue to worship you and share the gospel. In Jesus name amen!
    Robin S - USA
  • Father, we bind the guerrillas and the wicked spirits that influence them in Jesus' Name and loose the angels of God to keep the peace, keep the gospel flowing especially to the guerrillas & protect the saints in Columbia and the red zone from all harm. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Brenda T - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for the faithfullness of Your people in Colombia. Thank You that the front-line workers are still committed to carrying Your Word into the hardest places. Please protect them, strengthen their faith and meet their needs. Please send calls of faith in all hearts of Colombia and save them in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father I pray for my brothers and sisters who are serving you in this hostile place. I pray that they will find their strength in you. I pray that they have an eternal vision knowing that their faithful service to you will be rewarded. I pray for my displaced brothers and sisters that they will remember that this is not their home. Eternity with you is
    Paul K - USA
  • Dear Lord, please bless our brothers & sisters in Columbia. Maybe know your presence, will, guidance, & love overwhelmingly. Keep them safe, Lord, as they do your will. Thank you for their courage, convictions & stickability. Thank you for the role models they are for us across the world. Bless Columbia, Lord, sweep it with dreams, visions & revival.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord, please help those You have called to stay. May they have wisdom how to do this, Abba. Give them favor and protection before men, especially those who are intent on evil. Lord, call people out of the darkness. Change the hearts of those held in violence and evil's grip. Protect families who are living under such stress. May they be comforted
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Thank You for these brave Christians, so faithful serving You. I pray for those who are displaced and those that are still there. Cover them with Your Wings, oh Lord! Fill them with Your courage and love, no matter what comes. Empower them. May they not be afraid and cling to the promise that You will never leave them nor forsake them. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, please protect, strengthen, encourage, nourish, heal and give boldness to your servants in Columbia. Remind them of your Holy Spirit presence that a feeling of peace overcome them. Blind the eyes of the enemy as they secretly serve You. I pray for Your Will over this region. Pls give wisdom and discernment in all their thoughts n actions amen.
    Cathy D - USA
  • Jesus, you silence fear in the hearts of your disciples because of confident trust in you. Let all believers including those in red zones not forget this trust for you are faithful. Have your hand on your people. And work in this nation bc you can do all things. Thank you for the dedicated who are sharing hope despite threats& violence. Cause a peace
    Grace O - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these Christians in "red zones": Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. I pray for those responsible for the violence: Bring them to repentance & may peace come to Colombia. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in "red zones": Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring those responsible for the violence to repentance & may they peace be brought to Colombia. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Your children who live in these red zones live in The Valley of the shadow of death & we know You are with them, but they stand in the presence of evil proclaiming Your Word. You say to overcome evil with good. You alone are good; You alone must intervene on Your children's behalf. Be their refuge and protection; establish their work.
    Pamela S - USA
  • Father God, protect your faithful in Columbia and change their hearts by the gospel and the Spirit in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
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