Hamza led a Muslim coworker to Christ.
Hamza led a Muslim coworker to Christ.
Dec. 12, 2019 | Pakistan

Brick Kiln Owner Beats Christian Laborer

[357] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Hamza.

Hamza, who was raised as a Christian in a family indebted to a brick kiln owner, didn’t experience persecution until he brought a Muslim to church. The kiln owner had no problem with Hamza attending church, but their relationship changed drastically when Hamza brought a Muslim coworker to church and the man accepted Christ. Shortly after that happened, the kiln owner met Hamza at the entrance to his church and beat him so badly that his shoulder was broken. Despite the injury and his treatment by the owner, Hamza continued to work toward paying off his debts to the owner. Two years ago, Hamza was sold to another brick kiln owner, where he continues to work to pay off his debt. About two months ago, two men on a motorcycle stopped Hamza on the way home from the market to beat him again. Hamza said they were acting on orders from his former owner, who is still angry at him. Hamza asks us to pray that God will change the hearts of those who are angry at him.

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  • Dear LORD, you know what has happened to Hamza in the time that has past. I ask that his debt be paid, & his former employers have forgotten about him by now. Give him gainful employment. May he be a useful servant to you. Move him to your future for him. Grant him healing & peace. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord please bless H faithful stand with you. Quicken his ability to pay his debt while being a witness of your great love. May he be courageous and continue to speak your word in his life. I ask that you rebuke the work of the adversary as he tries to stop the movement of your gospel. Keep H safe so he can continue to be a witness of your love. Amen
    Joyce A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please bless and keep this Pakistani brother who has been persecuted and beaten because of his faith in You. We know that You can change the hearts of those who are angry at him. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Dear God, Please soften the hearts of those who were angry at and who beat Hamza. May you bring them to your life and light. May your Spirit act in these people. Please bless and protect the Muslim who was converted by Hamza. Thank you for Hamza's faith. May you heal him after the beatings and refresh him as he labors. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Our Father, we pray for Hamza as well as all the Christians Who have experience the same treatment. And there are many of us. The attackers might be a diffirent ones but there are similarities. They do not know You. Please send calls of faith and save them all! Let them grow by knowing You. And please, heal our wounds. In the name of Jesus Christ.Amen.
    Maria D - Finland
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Hamza's faith & faithfulness in sharing Christ! Thank you for the Muslim convert! Please protect Hamza and the convert from further persecution and help them both be bold witnesses for you! Please help Hamza to pay off his debts and be free to serve you even more. Help him to live an upright and blameless life. Amen.
    Caroline O - USA
  • Heal our Brother and help him find a better job.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear brother, Hamza, you are already free in Christ. Now I ask our God and Father to free you from the slavery of bonded labor! What a beautiful Christian you are! May God protect you and your co-worker. May those who persecute you repent of their sins and become your brothers. Stay strong. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Maker of the Universe, My Father, hold Hamza in the palm of Your hand and keep him close to the heart of God. Give Hamza strength and good health in his body as he continues to live for You. Make him to understand that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness of this world. Bring glory to Your name in this situation.
    David C - USA
  • Father, thank You for Hamza's attitude toward those unbelievers who continue to attack him. Keep him faithful to You and may his debt soon be paid. At his request, we ask for You our Sovereign Lord to change the hearts of those who are angry at him. May they see his love for them and want to know such a God as Hamza's. Keep Hamza safe, guide him
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, please protect our Pakistani brother in-Christ, Hamza, from the anger and wrath of his former employer and henchmen. Shield Hamza from the brutal onslaught of these wicked and perverse men. If these men willingly choose to continue persecuting Hamza and fail to repent of their misdeeds, I pray that You'll permanently remove them from his life.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, I ask your blessing on Hamza for his faithfulness to You! Protect him from those who would misuse him and free him from the bondage that he is under! Remove his debt that he would owe no one, but to love them. Put a hedge of protection around him and set him free to proclaim Your gospel In Jesus name!!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father God, we ask Thee to place a mighty hedge of protection around Hamza. Lord, we ask healing for all his wounds, & that You will supply the need for his debts to be repaid. Thou art a shield and deliverer. We also pray the light of life shine on his persecutors, that they too may find peace. In Jesus name, amen.
    Jana R - USA
  • It is in times like this when your children Father God turn to you for help. Hamza is trusting you to come to his rescue. Help him Lord and stop all these attacks so that he can continue with life without the fear of being attacked. Deliver him Holy Spirit from the evil of being indebted to these kiln owners. Bless him indeed and enlarge his area.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear Lord in heaven, please send Your wisdom and faith to Hamza. We know You will provide for his needs. His faith in the face of persecution is an example to everyone else. May he 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
  • Dear Lord, thank you for Hamza bringing his Muslim friend to church. You say the persecuted will be honored and Hamza has been persecuted because of this. Let his faith never waiver. Show him your loving arms are always around him and you will never leave.

    Put your loving arms around his former boss and let him know you forgive him.

    Leah C - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Hamza and his willingness to share You despite the intense persecution he's received for doing so. I pray that he and his friend will remain strong in their faith and that they'd grow closer to You each day. Please work in the hearts of their persecutors, convicting them and showing them that You are the one true God, who is love.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord I thank you for this man who is special in your site because he remains smiling even through the beatings and persecutions. I pray along with him that his persecutors will see the love of Jesus in him and be changed in their attitude towards him. I pray for strength for him as well and continued boldness and joy. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Thank you for the courage Homza displays as he continues to face persecution and hardships. Lord provide for him so he can pay off his debts. Provide him with courage to continue on being true to serving You and leading others to You. His reward is in heaven with you and remind him that he will have that blessing someday for remaining faithful
    Angie E - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Homza and his attackers. Please open the eyes of those lost people. Give them dreams and visions so they will know that you are the one and only true God. Supply all of Hamza's needs, and strengthen him physically, spiritually and emotionally. In Jesus name
    Laura C - USA
  • Holy Father, surround Hamza with Your Spirit. Open the eyes, and heart, of his former owner to see You. Strengthen Hamza daily as he serves You by serving others. May his love for You be a witness to those who need You so that they can be forgiven and reconciled to You. Continue to keep Hamza safe. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Yes Lord change Hamza's persecutor's hearts. Let them see You in Hamza's life. Lead them to Your salvation, to Your son Jesus. May they become fervent followers of Jesus and preach the gospel with boldness and courage. Bless Hamza abundantly and provide him divinely so he can pay his debts in no time. In Jesus name.
    Carina A - USA
  • Father God, please honor Hamza for his generous request that his abusers will be changed in heart by the love of Christ. Reveal their sins to them Lord and that apart from Christ, clinging to lies only brings abuse and destruction. Let them feel the weight of their unrighteous acts and bring them to the truth of Jesus. Bless Hamza and protect him.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord God, change the hearts of those angry at Hamza. Protect him from further beating. Let him to continue to see who he can invite to church and lead to you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • I am saddened by the whole thing. Slavery is wrong. As our dear brother is suffering in this life, I pray you will find relief, mercy, and healing. I pray the Presence of God will go before you and the great wealth will be even more obvious. Praise God for the treasure you are building. I pray God frees you in this life.
    Naomi G - USA
  • Dear Father, You put love for our Christian brothers and sisters in our hearts, and it grieves us to know family members are hurting. Please give them the strength they need to stand against the darkness. Remind them that to finish this race on earth is to cross the finish line into glory. In Jesus' name I pray.
    Corliss T - USA
  • Lord I pray that the prayers of Hamza would be heard. I pray that his faith and persistence and perseverance and would be a light and a witness to those around him. I pray for his old boss to have a dream or a vision in which You change his world. I pray for Hamza to be strong and for his hope to remain steadfast. I pray for the persecution to end.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord
    We lift up our brother, Hamza, to You. He is a light in the dark and satan wants to stop him. But Your power is above all; You use what was meant for evil to create good. We pray that You would change the hearts of those who with Hamza harm. May they be touched by Your love. Strength and bless Hamza for his Faith.
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Thank You, Lord Jesus, for this faithful witness! Continue to anoint our brother as he speaks Your Word boldly, and I ask that You supernaturally intervene in the lives of his persecutors. May Your love overpower their hatred; give them divine encounters as You gave Saul who became Paul. Turn every evil intent toward our brother into blessing. Amen!
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear Lord, I can see Your Love shining through Hamza's eyes in his photo. Thank you for the joy he has in You. Bless him to remain strong during this hard time and to turn to You for comfort. We know that Your Son has overcome the world! I ask you to shine Your Light into the lives of those who seek to harm Hamza that they may know you also. Amen
    Pat R - USA
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