One of the homes burned by Islamists in Cameroon.
One of the homes burned by Islamists in Cameroon.
Oct. 31, 2019 | Cameroon

Willingly Making Sacrifices

[245] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Pastor Silas and fellow pastors.

A VOM-supported pastor whose home was destroyed by Islamists continues to shepherd his congregation despite the risks. Boko Haram militants destroyed Pastor Silas’s home and the homes of several other pastors in northeastern Cameroon. After the militants destroyed his home, Pastor Silas and his family relocated across the border into Cameroon. Silas still returns weekly to minister to his congregation. “Our lives are the Lord’s and we willingly make sacrifices for the sake of Christ, as we have been called,” Silas said. Pray for Silas and other pastors like him living in areas terrorized by Boko Haram. Pray for their ministry to continue among those suffering at the hands of the militant group.

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  • Father I lift up pastor Silas before you and ask you to bless him and protect him as he ministers to his flock faithfully. Oh Lord our God help me to be as faithful as he is as I live in comfort here in the West. Should persecution ever come to us help us to be strong in our faith in Jesus name I pray amen to God be the glory now and forever amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the faith of Pastor Silas and for his willingness to lay it all down at the foot of the cross. I pray Lord for fruitfulness in his ministry and for him to get to see tangibly what You are doing in the hearts of people. I ask for his heart to remain in You and to be steadfast in what You have called him to. Peace be to him.
    Joy H - USA
  • Gracious Father do open the eyes of the heathenthat are terrorising your people in their their blindness, let them see the light of gospel day, they have been blinded by sin and Satan, but you came a light into the world, that people like them may see the light and change course, do faithful Father let not the doors of mercy close on the heathen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father strengthen these believers with all power according to your glorious might for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience. Fill them with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Let them know Christ and the power of His resurrection as they suffer with Him.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Pastor Silas and all the pastors in that area. Bless them mightily for their work for Your kingdom. Guide them, give them strength and courage, shower them with peace and love. Provide for their needs. May thousands more come to know You through their selfless work.
    In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Help Pastor Silas and fellow pastors be strong with God.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faithfulness of Pastor Silas and other pastors in their area of Cameroon. I ask that You will open doors to fruitful witness for them and that You Yourself will fight against the hindrances to Iranians coming to faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that You will provide for these faithful servants. Grant them hope and peace.
    Karen K - USA
  • Loving Lord, thank you for Silas and all pastors who minister in places of persecution. Thank you for their strong faith even in having to relocate their home. Be with them as they continue their ministry and bring dreams and visions of You to the Boko Haram that all may come to know you as the Way, the Truth and the Life. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Father God, You know the destruction of this militant group and how many of Your children have suffered at their hands. Yet You are a God of mercy and love, even toward Your persecutors. Father, grant powerful conversions among the Boko Haram, just as You did with Saul who became Paul. Strike them with Your glory and open their eyes to Your love.
    Gina A - USA
  • Almighty Gracious God, all the earth is Yours and everything within it. I lift up to You Pastor Silas and pastors like him living in areas terrorized by Boko Haram: may their ministry continue among those suffering at the hands of Boko Haram. Please call the terrorists out of darkness into light. Blessings upon the saints in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Thank You for providing a way of escape for Pastor Silas and his family. Thank You that they realize that they are strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Encourage them and the other pastors who have suffered material loss. Embolden them and use them to build Your Church. Protect their families and provide for their needs out of Your faithfulness.
    Toni D - USA
  • Please Lord please end the Boko Haram, please give them dreams and visions of You. Please restore all that these precious believers have lost at their hand. I pray that they would be encouraged and strengthened in their faith and that many would be added to their numbers, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • We pray for Silas and fellow pastors that they will be freed from the militant group persecuting them. We pray they are able to rebuild their churches. We pray for Boko Haram to be disbanded and they come to Christ. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Father, this world is not our home. Thank you that we have hope of a wonderful home with You someday. Continue to give courage, strength, wisdom, and protection to the pastors in this region. May their witness help many grow deeper in their relationship with Christ and help many know Christ as savior. May they trust Jesus fully. Bind the evil one. Amen
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, rest Your powerful hand upon Silas and protect him as he ministers. Open the eyes of those who would oppose him so they will see their folly. Strengthen this congregation. Supernaturally provide for Silas's needs--to Your glory. Touch the lives of those of us who live in comfort and safety so we will not stop praying for those in danger. Amen.
    Lana C - USA
  • Father please fill these believers with supernatural strength to endure this suffering. May they keep in step with the Spirit. May they trust in you and continue to serve you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Please give Pastor Silas wisdom as he travels back and forth over the border to minister to his congregation. Guard and protect him. Reveal yourself to his enemies and I pray for their salvation. Protect and bless his congregation and make them bold witnesses for You. I pray that you would help Pastor Silas to preach the gospel fearlessly.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Dear Lord we lift up our brothers and sisters in Cameroon. Please strengthen them and remove any fear from proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus. We pray especially for the Pastors in that area as they are being targeted by the militants.holy Spirit, please open the eyes and the hearts of the militants so that they will come to know You & accept You as Lord!
    Donna H - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Silas and other facing the risk of Islamist attacks in Cameroon. I ask that you continue to protect them as they share the gospel in this risky areas. Thank you Lord. Amen
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • God bless and keep you safe
    Teresa M - USA
  • Father, bless Pastor Silas et al with spiritual wisdom and understanding. Strengthen them with all Your glorious power so they will have all the endurance and patience they need. May they be filled with joy and peace as they worship you, the Sovereign God. May You prosper the work of their hands.
    Dennis T - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray for pastor Silas and his fellow pastors suffering from the terror of Boko Haram. I pray You might keep them safe as they minister to fellow believers. Father I pray they would continue to be faithful and to be strong. Father I pray For this militant group called Boko Haram. I pray You would change their hearts. Jesus be with all.
    Carol H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, praise You for Pastor Silas, other area pastors & their congregations! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May they keep serving well. Bring members & leaders of Boko Haram to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord let Pastor Silas, other pastors & congregation hear Your word found in 2 Sam 22:2 "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior-from violent men you save me." Call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise & be saved
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord thank you that the pastor and his family have a place to live , continue to strengthen and encourage them and keep him safe as he ministers to his flock I ask that you bind the work of Satan through BokoHaram and that your Holy Spirit would bring their members to repentance and salvation . Be with those there still suffering In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Thank you, thank you God for true Shepard's of Your flock. Let Christ be seen and adored in these pastors. May they preach the glorious gospel in their lives lived as well as words spoken! Be richness to their bones and breathe upon them with fiery spirit and boldness in the face of darkness and chaos! You Lord rise up within them and be known.
    Madeline W - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for the sacrifices of Pastor Silas, other area pastors & their congregations! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May they keep serving well. Open the hearts of Boko Haram members & lea
    Lisa D - USA
  • YAHUVEH GOD AND YAHUSHUA we pray you will empower Pastor Silas and put mutiple layers of protection around him and all of us YOUR children such as Legions of Angels, Domes of Protection, Invisible Forcefields, Ephesians Six Armor is a beautiful irridescent golden armor nothing can penetrate it, and for Psalms 23 and 91 Protection in YAHUSHUA'S NAME
    David B - USA
  • Father: Encourage dear Silas and the fellow pastors in their ministry, despite the persecution they face. May the message of Your so great salvation penetrate the hearts of those who are in darkness. May many be saved through the pastors' faithfulness. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Silas and other pastors who are facing persecution at the hands of militant groups, that you would uphold them and strengthen them as long as this persecution endures. We pray that they will soon see an end to it and that many will rise up calling the themselves children of God and being the witness you want them to be.
    Paula L - USA
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