Evangelists in Burkina Faso baptist a new believer.
Evangelists in Burkina Faso baptist a new believer.
Nov. 14, 2019 | Burkina Faso

Evangelist Attacked by Armed Gunmen

[307] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Yaya and Family.

Two armed men forced an evangelist in northern Burkina Faso out of his house one night recently. When they led Yaya outside, he managed to escape into the darkness as the men shot at him several times. His wife and children are staying with relatives, while Yaya has fled to a different town. Islamists have increasingly targeted Christians in the region, attacking churches and killing several pastors recently. Pray for Yaya’s wisdom as he determines how to continue his ministry.

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  • Praying for your wisdom in the difficult time. We have prayed daily for your country at my job. I ask God to cause the church to flourish and grow even more because of your country's persecution. May you and your family be strengthened! In Jesus name
    Shannon J - USA
  • Holy Father, protect Yaya and his family from the extremists who wish to harm them. Open Yaya's heart to Your will for his life. Give him courage and strength for whatever comes his way. May his faithfulness to You be a light drawing others from darkness to the light of Jesus and the salvation He offers. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
    1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV
    https:bible.combible591co.15.58.ESV
    Lord please shower Yaya with your grace and favor in face of persecution.
    Rob S - USA
  • Father, please protect Yaya and his family. I pray they will be reunited soon. Please continue to guide and use him. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Praise to You Father my brother is safe. Two evil men could not contain one righteous one!! May he & his whole family stay safe covered under Your mighty wing. Ps 91. Please let Yaya hear Your voice telling him which way to turn & how to continue the ministry. TY that he & his family are growing closer to You each day, in boldness too. Lift upother
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear LORD God, thank You for Yaya and his dear family. Please grant him wisdom as he determines how to proceed with his minsitry. Your will be done in all things. Please protect Yaya, his family and all Your people in that area. May the Islamists tire of violence and hatred and be brought to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without You John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Father rescue this family from perverse and evil men. Strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Let them conduct themselves with wisdom toward outsiders. Let your word spread rapidly and be glorified. Let them be strengthened with all power according to your glorious might for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience. Give them your peace.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord we lift up Yaya to You. He is your disciple and is attempting to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to this in his village. Please give him wisdom and discernment to know if he should stay in this village and show his neighbors the love of Christ or if it is a town from which he need to shake off its dust and go to preach elsewhere.
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord God- we thank you for Yaya's escape. Show him what you would have him do at this point in his journey with you. Thank you for protecting his family. I pray for your wisdom for Yaya. In Jesus' Holy name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Father I thank you for the knowledge of these tragic happenings in Burkino Faso. I pray for the safety of all believers in you that face such persecution. I lift my little Constantine and her family up to you especially as this is where they live. Place a hedge of protection around them and all of your children in this place. Guide Pastor Yaya Lord!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Yaya & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Yaya wisdom in keeping up his ministry; bring his attackers & other area extremists to repentance. May Yaya be able to see his wife & children again. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I lift Yaya and his family up to your throne of grace. May they look to you for wisdom, faith, strength, perseverance, and love. May they know deep in their hearts that you will never leave nor forsake them. Lord, hold them. Thank you.
    Gerelda L - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please grant Yaya the wisdom to know how to continue his ministry. Make a way where there seems to be no way. Open doors for him and his family that they may be back together again. Oh Lord, give the Islamists dreams and visions of You that they will seek out Yaya for answers. Meet their every need Lord. In Jesus Powerful Name, Amen.
    Brenda C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Yaya & his family: Protect, provide for for, comfort, encourage, strengthen & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Yaya wisdom in keeping up his ministry. Bring his attackers & other area extremists to repentance. May Yaya be able to see his wife & children again. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, foil the plans of all these enemies in Burkina Faso, and all antichrist countries, states, cities, and townships. Praise your name because the church continues to grow in spite of the enemy trying to shut it down all over the world. Keep Ya and his family safe and provide all of their needs according to your riches in glory in Jesus name amen!!
    Jennie P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Yaya & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Yaya wisdom in keeping up his ministry. May he, his wife & children be able to see each other again. Bring Yaya's attackers & others in the area like them to repentance
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, as the level and intensity of presecution in Burkina Faso escalates, give Yaya and the other believers wisdom as they navigate tribulations and trials. Encourage Yaya as he submits himself to You and Your Word. Strengthen the faith of Yaya and others who've been displaced during the recent turmoil and enable them to trust fully in Jesus Christ.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Yaya & his family: Ptotect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Yaya wisdom in keeping up his ministry. May he & his wife & children be able to see each other one day. Bring Yaya's attackers & others area extremists to repentance.
    Lisa D - USA
  • You are building Your Church in Burkina Faso, Lord Jesus, and the gates of hell cannot prevail against her impact on the kingdom of darkness. We praise You for all who have been delivered from the evil one. Bless the families and churches who have lost loved ones by these attacks. Grant wisdom to Yaya as to how to most effectively continue his ministry
    Toni D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise You for protecting Yaya from the bullets of these gunmen who fired at him in the night near his home. We pray for these gunmen, that You will appear to them as You have appeared to so many Islamists in recent years, declaring to them the person of Your Son Jesus, and of His sacrifice for each of them, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • I pray for Yaya , Father, that you would give him wisdom as he determines how to continue his ministry. Thank you that he was able to get away from them and thank you that his wife and children are with relatives. Please help him know what to do and protect him, his family and Christians in this country. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Your power is needed to keep safe Yaya and his family, to give them wisdom and a "way of escape". Equip them with courage and endurance to continue the mission You have given them. Give them the greater power to bring blessing out of the each pressure and trial and to glorify God.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Yaya & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Yaya wisdom in keeping up his ministry. May he be able to see his wife & children again. Bring his attackers & others in the region like them to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, you tell us in James 1:5 if we lack wisdom to seek it from You, which You generously give - thank you! For you alone see all things and know the right steps to take. Let Yaya counsel with You daily as You continue to guide him and his family. You assigned Yaya's ministry and You will see it thru. Sharpen Yaya's determination in faith!
    Peg B - USA
  • Please Lord please stop this horrible violence in Burkina Faso. Please comfort those families that have lost loved ones with a peace that transcends all understanding. I pray that You would give Yaya wisdom and please keep him safe, please cause these extremists to come to You for repentance in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for Yaya and his family that they will grow in their faith and that Yaya can continue his ministry safely. We pray for their enemies to come to faith through the testimonies of Yaya and other pastors and Christians in their area. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Yaya & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Yaya wisdom in keeping up his ministry. May he & his family be able to see each other soon. Bring Yaya's attackers & others in the area like them to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, again, your children need your wisdom and boldness in knowing what to do. You see Yaya, you know his needs, you know his heart. Move in this situation. May he feel the leading of the Spirit as he serves you. Remove all fear. Watch over his family. Speak to the hearts of the authorities, and those who hear your Word. May the love of Jesus shine.
    polly c - USA
  • Father - please protect this man from the terrorists and the plans of the devil. Please send him joy and the fruits of the spirit as he his faithfully yours .
    John G - USA
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