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

Hindu Radicals Kill Christian Teenager

[248] prayers in [17] 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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  • Dead Lord,
    I thank You for Samaru and the witness he was. Please comfort his family in this tragedy and bless that they would be strengthened in their faith. Please protect his family and the other Christians and bring healing.
    Please stir in the hearts of his killers.
    In Jesus's Name I pray
    Taylor C - USA
  • Bless those that have converted to keep the faith. May he be blessed in heaven and may you provide for his family and all the families affected by his story father in Jesus' most precious and holy name. Please embrace my brother in heaven for me who gave up everything for our Lord Jesus, amen.
    Angela L - USA
  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Jesus, You are merciful. Please have mercy on Samaru's parents. Please protect them. I pray for healing for them also. Please help them grow stronger in faith & to know that they are seen by You, the One & Only True God. Thank You for Samaru's life, Lord God, & for seeking Him in this life so that he is in life eternal with You. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Valerie R - USA
  • Thank You , Father, that our brother Samaru died well. We pray for his family and the other Christians in his village. Strengthen them and embolden them in the faith. Empower them to grant forgiveness to those who killed Samaru. Deliver them from fear and use their lives to reach others in their village with the transforming message of life in Christ.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray for Samaru's family, comfort them as they grieve. I pray they not lose faith, but continue the work Samaru was doing. I ask you to wrap your arms around them and let them know they are not forsaken. Rebuke the spirit of fear. Speak to the hearts of the those who did this crime. Open their eyes. Help Samaru's family to forgive.
    polly c - USA
  • Bring peace to Samaru's family by giving them justice.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, thank you Lord for the blessings of persecution. We know that's your will for your children. Lord, I pray that, may Samaru's death strengthen his family and the other believers. Fill them with your peace and joy. Comfort them Lord.JESUS, fill the visiting pastor with boldness so he comes to help the church amidst the threats. Amen!
    Samuel G - Ghana
  • Father God i pray for this family. Comfort their hearts Give them strength and most of all give them peace. May you protect and provide their every need in Jesus name i pray Amen. So sorry for your loss.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Jesus, comfort Samaru's father and sisters. Assure them that Samaru is safe with You. Give them courage and strong faith, so they will continue to be Your witnesses in this area. Bring the murderers to repentance and new life in You.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father, I lift up Samaru's father and sisters as they morn his loss. I ask that you would watch over them and protect them. Deepen their faith Lord!
    Scott S - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Samaru's family. I cannot begin to imagine the pain and sorrow they must feel. Lord Jesus, comfort them in Your grace and mercy. We know that our brother, Samaru, is now with You. He fought the good fight and ran the race of the gospel. His life, his witness will still be felt and known. Use this to draw hundreds more to You.
    Madison F - USA
  • Thank you, Lord for Samaru's life, even though he was young, he was mighty to serve you Lord and led worship. Thank you for his courage and testimony. Praying for the lost in India. I pray that his killers may come to know you as Savior and Lord. May Samaru's testimony encourage others to stand up for Jesus and fight the good fight to spread the gospel
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, may Your Holy Spirit comfort Samaru's father and sisters as they greive his loss. Enable them to forgive Samaru's killers and pray for their salvation. May those who are responsible for our brother's death be convicted in their spirit that the killing of another human being, especially a fellow country men, is wicked and deserves eternal death.
    Patrick V - USA
  • God, may Your comfort, grace and mercy sustain Samaru's father and sisters. May his death be a witness that brings many to saving faith in Jesus. May the killers repent of this sin and find Your mercy and grace life changing. We ask for justice and truth in the courts. Protect the Christians who escaped and may they remain faithful witnesses for You.
    Beth P - USA
  • 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
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