Christian children in Burkina Faso
Christian children in Burkina Faso
Jun. 20, 2019 | Burkina Faso

Anti-Christian Violence Growing

[240] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Attacked Church Members.

The situation for Christians in Burkina Faso is deteriorating steadily, according to a VOM worker in the region. In less than two months, Islamists have attacked several churches and one Christian village. On April 28, gunmen attacked the Assemblies of God church in Silgadji, killing the pastor and five church members. On May 12, gunmen attacked a Catholic church in Dablo, killing the priest and five parishioners. Two days later, gunmen opened fire on a parade in Ouahigouya, killing four people. Then, on May 26, attackers killed four parishioners at a Catholic church in Toulfe. Finally, on June 9, armed jihadis killed at least 19 people in an attack on Arbinda. Islamist violence from Mali seems to be spreading into Burkina Faso. Pray for believers in Burkina Faso.

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  • Please Lord, stop this violence. Please put an end to Islamic extremism. I pray that many would be drawn to You. I pray for complete protection and encouragement for Christians in Burkina Faso and comfort for those that have lost loved ones, in the MIghty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • God, I urgently plead for your intervention in Burkina Faso. My brothers and sisters are being gunned down in cold blood. Although I know they are ushered into heaven when they die, my concern is for those left behind. I pray that fear will not cause others to turn away from their faith. I pray for your protection on these brothers and sisters.
    Curtis M - USA
  • LORD GOD.,
    Have mercy & cover and protect Your children there in Burkina Faso. Shield them from the enemy's plots and ploys. Help them to still stand unafraid even in the face of danger for JESUS.
    Kill and wipe out all the hate there Lord. RISE UP YOUR ANGEL ARMIES AROUND YOUR PEOPLE.. BE THERE PEACE IN THE CHAOS. In Jesus name, Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Lord, Lord, your mercies on these persecuted people. May they find strength and peace in you, even in the face of such horror. May they be bold for you, willing to give up life here that others might see who you are through their faith and trust. Bless them with great joy, provision, deep faith. Bind satans attempts to destroy and bring salvations.
    kathy C - USA
  • Dear God, I pray that you will watch over Your believers in Burkina Faso. please keep them safe from harm and all distress. I pray that You will change the hearts of the violent Islamists and that You will bring them close to You. Please fill the hearts of all those on earth with a desire to know You and to be a light in this world. Amen.
    Sarah M - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in this area. Please, strengthen them as they serve you. Help them to overcome fear as Peter did. Help them to share the truth with boldness, love, and wisdom. Guide them, watch over them, protect them. Open the eyes of those they minister to, may they see their need for you. Lord, move here.
    polly c - USA
  • Our Father, in Burkina Faso they are killing pastors and persecuting Your chosen ones. They do it because they do not know You. Please send calls of faith to all Islamists and save them. Please protect Your chosen ones against the evil one. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Protect our brothers and sisters from harm in their minds , souls, bodies, and hearts.
    Debbie V - USA
  • O Father, we pray for Your mercy and grace to all who have suffered at the hands of Islamists. May they cling to You in their grief. Deliver them from bitterness and fear. Strengthen Your Church during this time in the crucible, and use what the enemy means for their destruction as a platform for the gospel. Speak peace and calm to anxious hearts.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, stop the jihadists from killing your people. Protect them for the sake of the gospel. But if you do still allow this persecution to continue, may your people turn to you in faith for your purpose and help them as they suffer for the gospel. Help them to endure. i pray for all in this area, that many will be saved. All glory and honor to You Lord
    margaret m - USA
  • Father God, your church is under attack, please intervene for your people in Burkina Faso, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso! We pray for your protection! We pray for your healing! We pray for their attackers to be stopped. And we pray that your hand will still the violence against your people. Because of your great love and mercy!
    Paula L - USA
  • Oh Lord, the dark hand of violent Islamists seems to be reaching far and wide but that does not stop Your Kingdom from advancing and Lord, we are asking for protection and grace and boldness for our brothers and sisters in Christ in harms way in Burkina Faso and neighboring Mali and grant wisdom to churches to reduce such attacks when possible, amen.
    Matt B - USA
  • Father, may Your angelic host provide protection and overwatch for our brothers and sisters in-Christ in Burkina Faso. Stem the tide of Islamists crossing the border from Mali who seek to do Your children harm. Bring peace to those who suffer at the hands of wicked religious and political strongholds. Your will be done and kingdom come in Burkina Faso.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Oh Dear Heavenly father we pray for the Believers in Burkina Faso. Lord Jesus I pray protect them from harm, help them in this situation and may they be encouraged and feel the peace and the joy they can have in Jesus Christ amen
    Maria F - USA
  • Lord, our hearts break to hear of this loss and destruction. May Your grace and peace prevail no matter what. We pray that You make it safe for all Christians in Burkina Faso to gather in Your holy name. Keep the faithful resolute, strong, safe and protected. May the love and light of Christ conquer all and everything. Amen
    Karen M - USA
  • Father, out of the love and grace you have given me, I pray for love and grace to be given to my brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso. May your church be strengthened in the midst of this violent persecution. Remind these saints of your presence as they face the threats and suffering. Protect their faith and let them shine your light Jesus brilliantly.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord, I lift up the believers in Burkina Faso to you. Continue to be with them through these trials. Comfort the families who lost loved ones. Help them, as only you can, to show your love and forgiveness to their persecutors. Turn the hearts of their enemies from hate to faith in you. All things are possible with you Lord. Amen.
    Wendy C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You are the God Who truly sees; none of the violence escapes Your notice. We plead for Your blessing and presence to to cover Your church in Burkina Faso & Mali with comfort and peace. Let the deaths give witness to Your glory like Stephen & empower believers to speak the truth boldly. Open the eyes of those who persecute them!
    Pamela S - USA
  • Abba please subdue these Islamic terrorists, strike them down & send a believer to speak the words of comfort in Jesus name. They are blinded by demonic forces. Their anger is destructive.Only You can intervene. There is outside force that is funding these radicals. May you condemn and weaken every one of them.May your presence indwell these children
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' HOLY NAME, we Plead Your Holy Blood over and lift the Body of Christ in Burkina Faso up to You. The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, and the Islamists from using anything against them. Please Grant them Your Protection, Fortitude, Growth in You, Favor, and Blessed Assurance, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Dear Lord
    I pray for the Believers in Burkina Faso. Oh Lord, cover them with Your Wings. Even in the face of all this evil, let them feel peace and comfort. Fill them with courage and love. Let them live out Your Word as a shining light for You. Guide and direct them; keep them strong and safe. Comfort those who lost lived ones. Be with them powerfully
    Madison F - USA
  • Grant the persecuted an extra measure of your grace. Help them love their enemies and lead millions to faith in Jesus through their testimony of words and living.
    Mark M - USA
  • Our Father, in Burkina Faso they are killing pastors and prosecuting Your chosen ones. They do it because they do not know You. Please send calls of faith to all Islamists and save them. Please protect Your chosen ones against the evil one. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that the enemy would not get a stronghold in this region. I pray that You cut the back of the enemy and allow these Your people peace to worship You . Perform miraculous works in their midst and let the enemy see it. Round up Your army, Lord Jesus! Let Your soldiers guard the believers of this land! Let Your believers grow in You!
    Patricia W - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray in Your Son Jesus Christ's Most Holy Name to the One True God Most High in Heaven For Healing and Restoration for All Christians and for the conversion of all others to Christianity,Amen
    Jeffrey F - USA
  • Father, we pray for Your strength and protection over believers in Burkina Faso. We pray that You will continue to encourage them and grant them favor with their persecutors. We pray that the Holy Spirit will convict the hearts of their persecutors and they will come to know Jesus. We pray these things in Jesus' holy and precious Name, Amen.
    Julie M - USA
  • Father help them to continue in your word that they will be able to discern the times for it is written, But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. but help them to endure suffering, Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad.
    Omedaur A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Burkina Faso believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Comfort all the bereaved; heal all from trauma. Bring all attackers to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, we do pray for these believers around Burkina Faso. Only You can bring peace to this troubled nation, and only You are the Prince of Peace to those who love You. Please comfort and strengthen Your church for what they are facing and give them the faith to believe that You are good and do good. May the gospel spread widely through this pain.
    Danielle H - USA
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