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Mar. 21, 2019 | Niger

Persecution Is Fertilizer for the Gospel

[307] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Christian Leaders.

A VOM partner ministry worked with 144 local evangelists last year, providing discipleship training and opportunities to help them support themselves. The evangelists then visited communities throughout the country, sharing the gospel and teaching people about Jesus. As those hearing the gospel began to place their faith in Christ, some were threatened or expelled from their families. One Christian worker, however, said the persecution also had a positive effect. “Persecution became fertilizer for the spread of the gospel,” he said. In places where there was strong persecution, the evangelists observed more eagerness among the new believers to apply biblical principles to their lives. In some places, their dedication even made communities more accepting of Christians. “Extending discipleship to the persecuted will bring about a stronger church,” the Christian worker said. Pray that God will multiply these efforts.

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  • Father continue to open a door for Your word so these evangelists may speak forth the mystery of Christ for which many are suffering. Give them Your eternal comfort and good hope, comfort and strengthen them in every good work and word so Your word will spread rapidly and be glorified. Rescue them from perverse and evil men. Fill them with your joy.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thanks and praise to You for the work You are doing in Niger! It is so beautiful! Please protect and provide for the evangelists and those who are being saved. May this work abound more and more for Your glory. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You alone almighty God are able to increase faith through persecution. Thank you for your sustaining grace and hope through hours of persecution. May Your Holy Spirit speak comfort and encouragement as your children oppose the enemy. May more be willing laborers to share the message of Jesus and more hearts open to Word. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for working all things together for good for these Nepal believers! You are able to do exceedingly abundantly beyone all that we can think or ask! Continue to pour out Your Spirit on this nation that many will come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord! In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father thank You that You deliver us out of the hand of temptation. Thank You that You deliver us from evil. I pray that You would help those who are persecuted for Your Names Sake and thank You that persecution is causing Your Word to spread. Please help VOM fulfill the great commission and please Jesus send more laborers into the harvest.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    What amazing work You are doing through those in Niger! Like those in Acts two, they are gladly receiving Your Word. Thank You for our new brothers & sisters. Give them courage & strength as they face persecution; may their faith be a shining light for You. Bless them above measure and fill them with Your Spirit.
    In Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father in heaven, I lift up children of yours as they face persecution. Give them courage to press on and not give up. Over whelm them with your presence, and may their persecutors find Jesus. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, as always, Your ways are not our ways and what some might call a curse i.e., the persecution of the saints in Niger, is actually a blessing and one way in which Your name is being declared throughout the world. Thank You for our faithful brothers and sisters in Niger who willingly suffer hardship for the kingdom of God and the cause of Christ.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Holy Father, continue to bless Your church. Give these leaders wisdom and grace so that they can lead Your people. May the church continue to grow and be a blessing to those around them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God I am grateful for the work of spreading the gospel in Niger through evangelists and the affect of persecution that has brought more to the cross of salvation in Jesus name. I pray that you give evangelists strength and determination to go out and touch more souls with your word. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord Jesus, how we praise You for the spread of the gospel through this persecution. Please continue to strengthen and build up Your church even through suffering. May these believers know and believe Your word, may they receive the discipleship they need. May the evangelists continue with boldness and love as they proclaim You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord God, bless and anoint the works of the hands of those who are persecuted. Amen. Let them have hinds' feet to scale the high places; may multitudes come to Christ; that every knee would bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God and the deliverance of His people. Holy Spirit, bring salvation to the families.
    Laura N - USA
  • Lord I praise You that no one is ever too far away from You to accept You and love You and serve You. I pray for all the new converts, that they would take deep roots in their faith and not be blown by the winds of the world. I pray Lord that they would hold fast to You and to the truth. I pray for efforts to be multiplied and for Your love to pour out
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, praise be to Your Name for the work of the Holy Spirit in Niger! Please continue to strengthen and provide, encourage and protect these believers as they spread the Good News of our Savior. Touch the hearts of the persecutors so that they come to know You as Savior and turn away from their evil ways. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Carolyn S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian leaders in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stand firm in faith, committed to Christ, Guide them as they lead the church & multiply their efforts. May the Church grow & thrive & impact their community. May peace come to Niger. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Almighty God, I give you thanks for these Christian workers who trust in you and are so committed to you that they are bold and brave in sharing your word. Help them to remember that they have
    resurrection power to rely on. I pray a hedge of protection around them as they share the good news of Jesus.
    Linda W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Thank You for the boldness of these workers as they share the gospel. May faith continue to grow in the midst of persecution and may the persecutors see the Power of the Lord Jesus Christ and give their hearts and lives to You. Encourage these evangelists to keep on with the work that you have called them to. Strengthen Your Church Jesus!!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father bless those who are being persecuted for Your name. Let their trials and tribulations be a testimony of their faithfulness and desire to worship You only. Let it draw men to You that they may see the beauty of Your holiness. Strengthen the church, protect and provide for their needs. Give the peace I pray in Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Dear Lord, your Word has always been and will always be. I pray that your Word will continue to spread across these areas that are being persecuted and I pray that you Lord will continue to multiply these efforts. Amen
    Don R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for church leaders in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ. Guide them as they lead the church & multiply their efforts. May the church grow & thrive & impact their community for good. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Plant, water then harvest the Word of the Lord. This is being done with amazing results. Continue making disciples as Jesus commanded. Love others as Christ loves the church. Lord these people are putting Your Word into practice. Please continue to richly bless them and help them to continue to grow Your Church. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian leaders in NIger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stand firm in faith, committed to Christ. Guide them as they lead the church & multiply their efforts. May the church influence the culture around them for Jesus. In His Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, thank you that persecution is fertilizer for the gospel.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord please grant then supreme wisdom as they train, knowing that that only comes from you. We thank you Lord Jesus
    misty c - USA
  • Dear Father, please let your Church grow and flourish bringing others to you. While it is hard for persecuted Christians, please give them the strength, courage, words, and tools necessary for them to grow deep roots in the Christian faith, being lights in this dark world for you. I pray that these Christian leaders are able to bring millions to you.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Thank you Father for what your evangelists are doing in Niger and around the world. Please continue to bless what they do and cause a stronger church to result from discipleship to the persecuted. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Rollin P - USA
  • Oh Lord, praise be to You. Thank you for this harvest of souls. Help those who will disciple these new believers. May they thirst for your Word and truth. May they grow in love and grace and be used by You, Oh Lord to do Your will and cause many to come to faith. Help the persecuted to stay strong and devoted
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, May these leader continue to plant seeds of eternal life wherever they travel. in Jesus name
    Jacquelyn k - USA
  • Thank you Father for growing your church in Niger. Thank you for the work of these evangelists. May these new believers rejoice in sharing in your sufferings, and be convinced of the hope of eternal life.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian leaders in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith & hope, committed to Christ. Guide them as they lead the church & multiply their efforts. May the church thrive, grow & influence those around them. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
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