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

Two Children Left for Dead

[461] 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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  • 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
  • My Lord Jesus, The Great Physician, reach down and touch these dear child followers of Yours. Heal them, strengthen and comfort them. What a glorious testimony for me that Philip prays for his attackers. Use this horrible experience for these children to bring glory to Your Name. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darknes
    David C - USA
  • I am praying for you, Philip and Grace, that you will be completely healed on the outside and inside. God loves you very much and knows that you love Him. He hears your prayers and is holding you in His loving arms. I pray that you will grow up to be strong and loving servants of your Savior, Jesus Christ. May the Holy Spirit bring you both comfort !
    Marian P - USA
  • Lord, help Philip and Grace forgive the people that hurt them. Lord help the children suffering in Nigeria . Father in Heaven, help Philip and Grace trust in you forever. Lord help Philip and Grace keep their faith always, help then endure persecution . Father I also pray that the christian children will be protected. help the children in Nigeria.
    kayley k - USA
  • Oh Father, so many of your children are suffering in Nigeria! Father please protect them. Please heal these children from the fear and atrocities they have gone through. Please do something in those fulani herdsmen that You can only do. Please convict them in visions to see Who You are and bring them to their knees. Oh father, heal Philip and Grace. Am
    Isabel S - USA
  • God bless these two precious children! And all those who suffer persecution, that the God of all grace might make this to them a blessing, that it might draw them nearer to him! God help the persecuted!! In the lovely name, the name above all names, the precious name of JESUS!!!
    Mike V - USA
  • Father and Gracious Lord, we pray that you would wrap these children in your loving arms. Grant them inner peace and physical healing. Bless them and watch over them. Strengthen them in You. In Jesus' name Amen
    Jeremiah J - USA
  • Our Father, I ask that You give to Philip and Grace obvilion to these horrible events. You can take their memories away from their minds and let them live without the pictures which are tormenting their souls. Please, Father, level their path from now on and keep them near You. Please bless them and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • I am praying for you, Philip and Grace, that you will be completely healed on the outside and inside. God loves you very much and knows that you love Him. He hears your prayers and is holding you in His loving arms. I pray that you will grow up to be strong and loving servants of your Savior, Jesus Christ. In His name I pray, Amen
    Marie D - Papua New Guinea
  • Heavenly Father,
    Thank You for these beautiful children who have courage like a Mighty Warrior. There is no doubt You were with this children at this time of the attack. Thank You Father for Your protection. Lord, heal these children from all fear, anxiety and worry. You are not of these things. Heal them Jehovah Rophe in all ways in Jesus name,Amen
    Jaime L - USA
  • Father in Jesus Name we believe for Phillip and Grace to be Comforted by the Holy Spirit. Amen
    Marcus C - USA
  • Father God, at such a young age these two have learned hard lessons of faith. Heal both children's hearts and give them your Joy to take them thru this life. Heal the PTSD and remove any fear they may have. Keep their heart pure so they may be able to forgive and move on doing great things for you in this life. Physically heal them rapidly.
    In Jesus
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Father God, I don't try to understand why someone would hurt children. Lord You are their Father and Protector, and Healer. Heal the spirits of these children. May their lives be a testimony of Your Grace and Strength. Bind the hurt and I pray You begin to heal their hearts ,through Jesus. Like Philip prays , save these men who hurt them in Jesus Name
    Martha F - USA
  • Lord, I am so moved by Phillip's prayers. May You answer them-- may he walk in forgiveness and may you heal the seen and unseen wounds that he and his siblings have. I also pray for justice against those perpetrating this evil. May they be found and brought to justice, O God. Please challenge them and call them to Yourself, Jesus. Help these kids!
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear Lord I ask for healing both in the physical bodies and the hearts of Philip and Grace. I ask for a renewed hope for their hearts and I pray for scars to heal well and for doctor visits to be less needed and less frequent. I ask Lord for those who have hurt them to come to repentance and taste the salvation of Jesus. I praise You for Philips heart.
    Joy H - USA
  • I praise you Father for sparing these two precious children. I praise you that they are turning to you. You are the great healing. Pour your healing out upon them that they can be a witness to their whole community . In Jesus name
    sue g - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Philip and Grace & other children & teens in the persecuted Church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Provide them with Christian adults to nurture them in faith. As for Philip and Grace, give them full recovery. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father,in Jesus name I am praying for the children.
    The boy forgives!
    He knows the true message of the cross like few others in this world.
    I ask for you to perform a miracle,of Your choice Father.
    In Jesus name,
    Thank you.
    Amen.
    Bruce M - USA
  • Father, these are little children and it is amazing to see how they hold onto You. I pray that you continue to recover and heal them. That they may find peace in You and forgive these men. May they be a stronghold for the other children who experience the same persecution. Please protect them and provide comfort. Amen.
    Yolindi B - South Africa
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for these children for Your healing. Lord You know exactly what they need. I pray that You would comfort them and cover them with Your love and protection.
    In Jesus Name,
    Amen
    Tina E - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Philip and Grace & other children & teens in the persecuted Church: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Provide them with nurturing Christian adults. As for Philip and Grace, give them a full recovery. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, my heart breaks for these children. I ask that you would strengthen them and use them for Your glory. As they choose to forgive, please let their forgiveness speak as a testimony of the truth and love of Christ. Bless these children and help them. Please provide everything they need & encourage them by Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name I pray.
    Julie B - USA
  • Father, your word reminds us that you are alert to our plate and that you have NOT abandoned your blessings and promises to us. One of those promises is that "God is with us." Please be with these children who have lost confidence in adults. may they trust in you and know you are watching over them .
    Kate G - USA
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