A VOM worker recently met with Philip.
A VOM worker recently met with Philip.
Jan. 02, 2020 | Nigeria

Two Children Left for Dead

[483] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Philip and Grace.

Philip Yakubu and his sister, Grace, are still recovering from a violent attack in which 8-year-old Philip lost his eye. The siblings were playing in their home one evening in September 2018 when Islamist Fulani herdsmen broke into the house. The attackers hacked at the children with machetes as Grace, 15, shielded their younger sister with her body. While doctors were able to save their lives, they both face long recoveries. Grace has recovered enough to return to school, but Philip is still struggling. Both children have symptoms of PTSD. Since the attack, Philip has done nothing but pray and ask God to forgive the men who did this to him. Pray for their continued recovery.

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  • Our Father, please help Philp and Grace and let all the Christians in Nigeria have Your peace in their hearts. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heavenly Father, please bless and keep all children dedicated to You and heal these children, Philip and Grace, who were severely injured when they were attacked. Enable them both to recover and heal in every way. I ask in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for taking care of Philip and Grace. Please lead them in safe environment and let them have the help they need. Thank You for all VOM workers. Please bless and protect them and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our Father, thank You for Your obidient children with pure hearts. Please heal them, protect them and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heal our little angels so they can defy their attackers.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for remember Philip's and Grace's situatuon. Thank You for working on their side. Please let us soon hear good news. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Father, My heart goes out to Grace and Phillip and I pray that you will give them an anchor of peace within their heart, heal them from the trauma and draw them close to you to be strong believers in the faith. Give them a safe place to heal and minister to their physical and emotional wounds. You are a mighty God who saves. Amen
    Lauri R - USA
  • Our Father, I ask a good and safety home for Grace and Philip. Please let them find a place where they can be safe and start trusting agen. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father I lift up Philip and Grace who have suffered much at the hands of evil men. I pray for their full recovery, I pray that you will take care of them and heal them in every way. Please fill them with your peace that passes all understanding. Surround them with your love and purposes for their lives in Jesus name.
    Laura C - USA
  • Our Father, please continue to help Philip and Grace, heal them and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord please help Yakubu and Grace. Heal them from their physical and emotional wounds. Provide loving caretakers who are patient with them. Comfort them and draw them to trust in You. who will share Jesus love with them. I pray that they may accept Jesus as Savior if they haven't yet. If their parents are alive I pray for their reuniting.
    margaret m - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for taking care of Philip and Grace. Please continue to help and heal them .. Let them overcome the touch of evil in their lives with Your power and good will. Please let them have peace in their hearts and in their minds. Let them always have You in their hearts. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Praise You Father that these to children survived. Praise you that You have blessed Phillip with the power to forgive his attackers. I pray that they would be brought to legal justice, repent, and come to know You. I pray for these fulani herdsmen to have dreams and visions of You and come to Christ. Please comfort and bless this kids in Jesus Name.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Philip's and Grace's life. I am thankfull that You are working on their behalf. Please bless and protect them and meet their every need. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our Father, let today be the first day of completely new life for Philip and Grace. Let them see the glimpses of it with You always beside them. Thank You for taking care of their needs, education and family life. Let them be children agen and be safe and sound in Your lap. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Psalm 18:46-49 NLT - 46 The LORD lives! Praise to my Rock! May the God of my salvation be exalted! 47 He is the God who pays back those who harm me; he subdues the nations under me 48 and rescues me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents. In Jesus' Name! Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that You would touch and heal the minds of these children. May they continue to hold onto forgiveness and trust Your power to heal and sustain them. I pray that their physical injuries would be repaired, and that their PTSD would be dealt with in the power of Your Spirit. Surround them with those who will love them well.
    Danielle H - USA
  • O heavenly Father, it is heartbreaking to think about what these children experienced in this brutal attack. Yet, this young child's faith in you and your forgiveness, even in the midst of his trauma is a testimony to your amazing grace! With this praise in my heart, I pray for healing for young Philip and Grace. Be their overcomer! Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord, thank You that You are Healer. How wonderful that Philip knows You can forgive the attackers and asks for this. Thank You for sparing Grace and her siblings and for her courage to protect her brothers and sisters. We ask that Your peace reign in Nigeria and that the violence and hatred toward You and Your followers will come to a permanent end.
    Beth P - USA
  • Oh Father, My heart goes out to the children. I know you see their suffering, and your heart aches for them. I pray you pour your Spirit out upon them. Please, speak peace to their troubled hearts. Rebuke the fear that torments them. Take away the anxiety. Lord, work a miracle in their lives and hearts. Help them forgive and restore completely.
    polly c - USA
  • Our Father,please strengthen Philip and Grace in faith and let them have peace and oblivion in their heart.Thank You for melting the anger away.Some people tell that anger is strength but You showed us it is a prison sentence which we suffer for another's sins.Please take away the feeling of guilt that they survived. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father we thank you for saving the lives of Phillip and Grace, and we ask that you guide your healing hand over each of them in their minds, their bodies, and their spirits. God we praise you for giving Philip such a spirit of forgiveness, and ask that you bring his attackers to faith in Christ and strengthen his own faith. In Jesus name, amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise you for saving lives of these children. You have a special purpose for them. Perform miracles in continued healing both body, soul and mind. As they commit specific prayers of forgiveness for their enemies, as only you can, touch and convert their lives to Jesus. What was intended for evil, may you bring glory to You! US
    Patricia S - USA
  • A little child shall lead them. First, Grace lay down her life for her brother and then the brother lay down his fear to pray eternal life for those who would kill him. Hallelujah!
    Susanne M - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for the lives of Philip and Grace. Please take care of our precious children and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ . Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for all Your beautiful children who are facing persecution. Please give Grace and Philip the courage to live life despite their suffering. I pray that they would know their Heavenly Father will not forsake them and is always with them. I pray that the men who did this will repent and ask for forgiveness. In Jesus name, Amen
    Heather C - USA
  • Oh Lord! Even Your littlest ones are not immune from the hatred of this world. Please comfort them and give them the peace to recover from PTSD. Hear Philip's prayers Oh Lord and help him to sense Your presence.
    Joan B - USA
  • Jesus, you love little children. In way only you can, reveal yourself to these children. May they sense your presence. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I lift my brother Philip and sister Grace up to you. I thank you for adopting these children into your family, and I pray you would be with them now. I pray you would heal these kids both physically and mentally from this trauma they suffered for your name. I also pray you would answer Philip's prayer to forgive the attackers. Amen.
    Isaac S - USA
  • Father God , please heal and comfort these children after what they have gone through, please erase the memories of what happened to them , and instead use this terrible experience to strengthen them and come to an even stronger relationship with you ....................
    Hilary M - USA
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