Samaru was killed by Hindu extremists.
Samaru was killed by Hindu extremists.
Jul. 16, 2020 | India

Hindu Radicals Kill Christian Teenager

[233] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Samaru's family.

On June 4, Hindu fanatics in Odisha state burst into the home of 16-year-old Samaru Madkami and kidnapped him. They then took Samaru and other Christian villagers they had kidnapped to a wooded area. Although the other Christians managed to escape, the Hindus overpowered and killed Samaru, burying him nearby. Police arrested the killers the following day. Samaru and his family came to faith in Christ a few years ago, along with two other families. A visiting pastor had led worship for them on Sundays, but he eventually stopped visiting the village after local Hindus threatened him. After that, Samaru led worship for the group. Pray for Samaru’s father and sisters.

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  • Father, there is no greater pain than losing a child. Bind up his mother's broken heart and all those who grieve him. Plant in their minds the truth that Samaru is in Your perfect Kingdom forever. They will see him "soon." Convict the murderers of their sins and false religion. Do not let them rest until they repent and turn to JESUS. Thank you Father.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear father in heaven, I humbly ask that your bring continued comfort, love, and protection to the Madkami family in India. Please grow them in their faith and help them to be faithful workers for you always. Send a missionary to them so that they may have a spiritual leader to guide them. And lastly, please bring those that killed Samaru to Jesus.
    Rebekah R - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Samaru's family and that they will receive comfort from you and continue in the faith. Thank you for their courage, please protect them, in Jesus Name,
    Ashley D - USA
  • Thank You Father for myrtles like Samaru remaining faithful until passing on to Heaven. We pray regarding to the family of Samaru protect and guide them, in JESUS Name Amen.
    anthony c - USA
  • Lord, we mourn the loss of Samaru Madkami and ask You to bring comfort and peace to his family. We also ask that You would deeply convict the perpetrators and give them visions and dreams of a Savior who loved them enough to die for them. Grant grace to Samaru's family to forgive those that committed his murder and even supernatural love for them.
    Matt B - USA
  • Father, give comfort and peace to Samaru's family with the knowledge that they will see him again in heaven. Please provide for their needs and protect them. Help his family to forgive the murders and heal from the trauma. Draw many in the community, even the persecutors, to Jesus. Thank you for how you will bring good from this tragedy. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father Lord, please comfort Samaru's family. Let them fee Your love and peace and joy. Let them stand strong no matter what and always have faith in You. In Jesus' mighty name I pray in, amen.
    Ife K - United Kingdom
  • Father please comfort Samaru's family. May they be convinced that he is safe with you and that you will never abandon them.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Holy Father, we grieve with Samaru's father and sisters. I know they will miss him everyday, until they are reunited with him for all eternity. Strengthen them and provide them with Your presence. Let their faithfulness to You be a witness to those who killed Samaru, and be a light to draw those in darkness into light. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I thank you for the great faith Samaru had to continue worshipping and serving you despite persecution. Please comfort Samaru's family during this time and move in their situation according to your perfect will. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
    Marisa M - USA
  • Dear Lord, please call those that persecute Samaru's family to be saved, and help them to accept Your gift of Jesus Christ. Provide wisdom for them in each situation and strengthen their faith even more. Help them to continue to stand fast.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father God, we thank you for brave Christians such as Samaru Madkami, martyred because of his faith in You. Pls. help others carry on the work of Samaru, and bring others to Christ. Continue to protect all the believers who are in danger; we thank you that the others escaped Samaru's killers. Pls. comfort Samaru's family in their grief. IJNWP. Amen
    Lynn B - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Samaru's family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Strengthen & provide for the area believers. May they live out Samaru's legacy. Bring Samaru's killers to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father thank You that Samaru is resting with You. I pray for his father and sisters that You would send Your Holy Spirit to comfort them. Please have mercy on them and I pray that they would all come to know You during this difficult time. I also pray for the pastor and those ministering to the family. Have mercy on them and speak through them.
    Kia W - USA
  • Almighty God, I thank you for Samaru's life and that he served you by leading worship for his Christian brothers and sisters. I pray that you would comfort his family and bring them the peace that passes all understanding in their hearts and minds. Help them to carry on the work that Samaru left behind. I pray for these believers that you would protect
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord Jesus in heaven, in his death may you be glorfied. I lift his family, Grant them peace that passes understanding. Holy Spirit fill them with encouragement knowing that Samaria in heaven. Make your presence real. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Lord Jesus in heaven, in his death may you be glorfied. I lift his family, Grant them peace that passes understanding. Holy Spirit fill them with encouragement knowing that Samaria in heaven. Make your presence real. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Lord Jesus in heaven, in his death may you be glorfied. I lift his family, Grant them peace that passes understanding. Holy Spirit fill them with encouragement knowing that Samaria in heaven. Make your presence real. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Dear God,May Your Spirit intercede.Please bring peace of mind and freedom of the soul to Samaru's loved ones.May people find a good way to worship in freedom.Please convince the radicals to follow You through Your love.Thank You that some were able to get away.Thank You.In Jesus' name,Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Precious in the sight of the Lord are the death of his saints. We know that you have gathered this young man into your great and loving arms as he ceased to exist on this earth. Bring comfort to his family, friends and his church. May they become emboldened to share the wonderful story of redemption in Jesus and the joy of a life that will never end.
    Michelle P - USA
  • Lord God, You alone are able. Please help Christian families stand strong in their faith even if they must all be killed. Satan will be bound in the end, but today your children are killed each day. Eternal damnation is real. Open their eyes Lord and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan. Have mercy Lord!
    Martha M - USA
  • Lord God I thank you that though the murder of my brother Samaru is tragic that he is with you and his reward is great Be with his family healing giving strength and courage to carry on I pray the church body will give support surround and protect them from the evil one thank you that the killers were caught may your justice be done In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Holy and Gracious God of the Universe. We praise and glorify your name for the faithfulness of Samaru and his family. Thank you Lord, for this courageous teenager and his heart to lead his fellow believers to a closer relationship with Christ. We pray for the repentance of Samaru's persecutors and for their salvation. In Jesus Precious Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord how precious is Samar's and his family in your sight. Rise in vengeance upon those who seek to harm them still. You are in control so guard them and give them astounding wisdom to walk obediently for You always no matter the circumstances. Put a fellowship of believers around them to lift their spirits. Cause them to fix their eyes on you.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Heal his family Lord and give them strength
    Linda L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please send Your Holy Spirit in great power and authority over every evil spirit in this village. In the name of Jesus, rebuke them, bind them, and cast them out far from the villagers there. Please draw ALL the villagers to Jesus. Bless abundantly Samaru's father and sisters. Meet their every need. Fill them with the joy of the LORD!
    Karen H - USA
  • Dear Lord,

    We pray in Your Holy Name; for those suffering due to their acknowledgement of Jesus Christ. Our Salvation is upheld in our belief that Jesus died for sins, so we can have eternal life. We pray for the protection and provisions for those that are suffering, seek justice, and we ask to enrich their Faith in Your deliverance,

    Chris R - USA
  • Father, in the mighty name of your dear Son Jesus Christ, l pray for the father and sisters of Samaru. Be a comfort to them during this time, oh God. Let them know that you are with them and give them the comfort of knowing that they will see their beloved son and brother again. In Jesus' name, amen!
    Sherry W - Bahamas, The
  • Lord I lift up Samaru's family and ask for you to bless them with peace after losing their loved one. I pray that you protect them in the name of Jesus. Please Lord intercede for them as they live in this place where your children are persecuted because of your name. I ask all in the mighty name of Jesus
    Jackie S - USA
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