Some of the Christians driven from their villages want to retun home.
Some of the Christians driven from their villages want to retun home.
Dec. 05, 2019 | Central African Republic

Refugee Hopes to Reestablish Local Church

[274] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Matthew and Family.

Like thousands of other Christians in the Central African Republic, Matthew and his family left their town in 2017 when it was overrun by Muslim rebels. They fled into the bush with nothing more than the clothes they were wearing and have lived as refugees ever since. Matthew and his family hope to return to their hometown to reestablish the church, but their house and farmland were burned and some of the Muslim rebels still live there. Nevertheless, Matthew and his family are willing to risk their lives if God leads them to return.

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  • My Father, Smile Your favor on Matthew and his family. Let this tragedy be used to bring glory to Your name. Protect these dear Christ Followers. Lead them home and prosper them. Give Matthew and his family a Holy Ghost boldness to proclaim the name of Jesus continually. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness.
    David C - USA
  • Father, thank You for sparing Matthew and his family from the rebels. Their heart is to return home and rebuild the church there one day even though some rebels now live there and his home is gone. Please enable Matthew to provide for his family, protecting them from harm, comforting their hearts in Jesus. When the time comes, reveal Your plan
    Gail M - USA
  • Father God, Matthew needs direction from you after living as a refuge in his own country. Direct the way he should go to build his life since fleeing attacks in 2017. He is determined to follow your instructions. Help the family to rebuild their lives either in the country or in exile depending on your will for them.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Lord in heaven, please send Your wisdom and faith to these believers. We know You will provide for their needs. Their faith in the face of persecution is an example to everyone else. May they be reminded of 1 Peter 4:14--"If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you."
    Betty A - USA
  • Holy Father, bless Matthew and his family with wisdom to know Your will, and courage to act on it. May they be ministers to everyone they meet, where ever You place them. May they continue to grow in love for You and those around them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Father, please bring wisdom and direction to Matthew and his family. That "home" is a place where Jesus lives. Lead them in their next steps and help them not to be attached to a physical plot of land, because it all belongs to you. Please protect and strengthen them by Your Spirit and ensure them that You will make a way. Thank you Father God.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, please direct Matthew and his family about how to proceed. Give them community, peace, provision, and anything else they need.
    emily g - USA
  • Dear God, I praise you for the faith and endurance of Matthew and his family, and for other, like persecuted saints. Please provide a place and church for him to proclaim your goodness, truth, and the Word so those held captive by the enemy may expand Your kingdom, and know the beauty and glory of our God.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the willingness of Matthew and his family to leave all in order to follow You. I pray for wisdom, discernment and hope as they travel and for their hearts to be steadfast for You. I ask for clarity in Your guidance for them and for Your heart to be made known to them. I pray for provision and all that they need to live to be given
    Joy H - USA
  • Father I loft Matthew and his famuly up to You. Father I pray that by Your grace him and his family can return home amd further Your kingdom. Father I pray that You keep Matthew and his family safe and bless them with Your mighty strength. Father I pray that those rebels are moved by the Holy Spirit and come to Christ. In Jesus' name I pray Amen.
    Scarlett L - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray with all my heart for Matthew and his family, and the thousands who also lost everything. If it is Your will that they should return home, pave the way for them. Soften the hearts of the Muslims there, that they may see and desire Your Light. May they know, with no doubts in their minds, that You are the One leading them.
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Lord, We pray for Matthew & his family and the church in Central African Republic. Please open the path for them to return to their home town to re-establish the church. Prepare the hearts of people there, please Lord, with dreams & visions. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • FAther, I thank you for Matthew and his family and that you have kept them through this trial. Please continue to meet their every need giving them ongoing faith and confidence to know that you are leading and that you will never leave them or forsake them. Please give them wisdom concerning going back home. Help them to discern and follow Your will.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father God, thank you for protecting Matthew and his family during this time. Please guide and lead them as they make decisions to return to their homeland. Let them see clearly the path you have before them and keep them safe as they obediently trust you for their future. Father, grant them peace and security as they share the hope that is within them
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear brother Matthew, his family, & others like them who are fleeing due to turning to You. May they have Your continued peace & rest wherever they turn..may they hear Your voice telling them which way to turn & to return or not. Let there be confirmation in Jesus' Name. TY they have made a decision for You and may they neverTback
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord Jesus I lift up my brother Matthew & his family & villagers to you for protection and safety. Please fill them with your Spirit, lead their steps as to where you want them to go & what you would have them to do. Prepare the hearts of the blind and lost to receive the good news of your love from them. Strengthen them with boldness Jesus, AMEN!
    Niccole E - USA
  • Praying for Matthew and his family who have been forced to be refugees. Help them in their difficult life to survive and meet their needs. Praising You for their testimony and that they are willing to risk their lives if You lead them to return to their village and face these rebels. Praying for the salvation of their persecutors
    margaret m - USA
  • Dear God, please lead Matthew by your Holy Spirit as to what he should do. I asked you to Grant him the desires of his heart for they are good and he desires to further you are kingdom. Please protect him and his family in Jesus precious name I pray.
    William S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you for sparing Matthew and his family and providing for them in past days. Reveal yourself to them in direction as to if and when you would have them return to their location and again establish a house of worship. Increase their faith, and provide the necessities of life for them. Because you reign Jesus we pray believing.
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father I pray that you guide Matthew and his family about their decision to return home. I pray that you restore everything they have lost to the war. Give them the wisdom on the right decision to return home and when.
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • Precious Lord, I thank you for the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Matthew and his family. Lord Jesus, I ask that you will grant their desires to return to rebuild their homes. Lord, please keep them safe from those who has driven them out & I pray that they will again be able to rebuild the church. I pray also for the Muslims still there.
    BETTY F - Canada
  • We pray for those who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. We call them blessed and declare that no one will be able to harm them because they are followers of what is good. We pray they will not afraid -1 Peter 3:13-17. No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises against them shall be shown to be in the wrong-Is 54.
    Rob N - USA
  • Father, I pray you would give Matthew and his family wisdom and boldness to do what you would ask of them. If you are leading them back home, give them peace and assurance knowing this is your will. I pray they feel your presence guiding them. Father, speak to the hearts of the Muslims in this area; may their eyes be opened to their need of you.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift up my brother Matthew & his family in the Central African Republic. Please give them clear guidance and help them to know what to do. Provide for them, I ask, and comfort them in their time of need. Surround them with your tender mercies and help other Christians to encourage them. I thank you for the witness of this man. In JesusName
    Julie B - USA
  • Dear Lord we pray for our brothers and sisters in the Central African Republic as they await Your direction to either return to their home town or to go elsewhere for Your kingdom. They are willing to risk their lives for You and the gospel but await the Holy Spirit's direction as to Your Will for their lives. We thank you&praise You!!!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Matthew & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of Muslim rebels who burned their land & are still in it, to You. May Matthew & his family be able to return & again set up a congregation. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Matthew & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Muslim rebels who overtook where they fled from, to repentance. May Matthew & his family get to return & set up a congregation there, among other churches. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God if this is the will for these Christians to return to their homes , I pray you will make a way for them , I pray you will give them wisdom and courage and protection , and may you give them opportunites to witness to these muslims and be able to forgive them......Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Matthew & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of Muslim rebels who took over the land the family fled to You. May Mathew & his family be able to return & set up a new congregation there. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord we praise you for protecting the lives of Matthew and his family, and ask that it still be in your will for them to return home and re-establish your church in their town. Please provide them with a place to live and a source of income, as well as a new place to worship. Please protect them as you call them forward to be your servants. Amen.
    Samantha H - USA
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