Miriamu at the hospital after receiving treatment.
Miriamu at the hospital after receiving treatment.
Jul. 30, 2020 | Nepal

Woman Stoned by Neighbor

[213] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Miriamu.

A Christian woman spent a week in the hospital after a neighbor attacked her. Miriamu became a Christian in 2014, but when the distance became too great to travel to the nearest church for worship, she decided to start her own in her home. Her neighbors were not Christians, and they became alarmed when they saw the new church beginning to grow. One Saturday a neighbor approached Miriamu to tell her that the church (Miriamu’s house) was on the neighbor’s land. Miriamu disagreed, telling the woman she had the official paperwork. Immediately, the woman picked up a stone and threw it at Miriamu’s head. The woman continued to stone her until she lost consciousness. As her neighbor threw the stones, she shouted, “We must chase the Christians from this place! They are destroying our religious environments.” Miriamu was taken to the hospital, suffering from deep gashes on her face and neck along with internal bleeding. “She still finds it difficult to speak,” wrote a VOM worker. “She wants to forgive her neighbor, who she believes will come to know Jesus one day.”

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  • Father God I pray for my precious sister in Christ Miriamu and her faithful witness of you. Please heal her body completely and please heal her voice completely so she can speak clearly about your love and grace. Please fill Miriamu with Your Spirit, Your joy and Your peace. Please bring her neighbor to faith in Jesus and may Miriamu forgive her.
    Sarah H - 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
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for my sister Miriamu. I pray that You would pour out Your healing on her, shower her with grace and peace. Help her as she regains her strength. We pray that You would move in the heart neighbor that stoned her. May they find You and be a powerful witness for You. Fill her with Your love, comfort and joy.
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, heal Miriamu completely physically and emotionally. I pray you help her to forgive the woman who did this and reach out to her in love. I pray you would speak to the woman, open her eyes to truth. I pray you would help Miriamu remain faithful, and I pray her faith and knowledge in you would grow. Lord, move in this situation in Jesus' name.
    polly c - USA
  • Bless Miriamu, dear Father, as she follows in the train of the Apostle Paul and Stephen, the first martyr. As You heal her body, we ask that You would also heal her heart and enable her to forgive her enemy. Use her testimony to win the neighbor to Christ and to demonstrate to the villagers that Christ alone has the power to exchange love for hatred.
    Toni D - USA
  • Precious Jesus Our Lord. We ask for the grace and mercy of God to be upon Miriamu. Lord, give Her strength to continue the good fight. Give here the heart of Christ to forgive and love her neighbor. We pray for her salvation. Thank you Father for this faithful servant. We ask for all your blessings in her life. In The Wonderful Name of Jesus Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • God, I thank You for this dear sister's faithfulness in an area in desperate need of the Lord. I pray she will be able to resume her house church activities without further attacks. I ask for healing for Miriamu, knowing You are a miracle working God. I pray Miriamu will truly forgive her attacker, and, in turn, this other woman would repent & believe
    Curtis M - USA
  • Heal our sister and help her remain devoted to Christ.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Miriam receive your healing through Christ Jesus. Lord we trust you for her healing and miraculous recovery, in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for Miriamu's faith and courage for You. May she continue to have the strength to stand and to believe Your promises above the threats of the world. May she physically heal, and may her forgiveness touch the heart of her persecutor, as well as the others in her village. Please use her witness mightily in the hearts of others.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I am in awe of Miriamu's faith and her ability to choose forgiveness. I pray the forgiveness she extends would touch the heart of her neighbor and speak to Your great love. I pray she would be able to pray and seek You as she recovers. I ask for sweet time of worship with You and for her church to rally around her and care for her.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord Jesus we lift up Miriamu into your hands. We pray that your presence will be with her and guide her always. Provide her the strength to forgive her neighbor and pray for all those who persecute her. We also pray for peace and protection in Miriamu's home and teh people around her. Pray that Miriamu grows in her faith each day, in Jesus Name, Amen
    Lynn D - India
  • Almighty God, thank you for Miriamu and her faith. I pray that you will answer her prayer and draw her neighbor to Jesus so that she will be saved. Let your gospel go out in power and strength and draw many people in Nepal to your kingdom. Glorify the name of Jesus through this incident and help Miriamu to completely heal and speak again. Praise You!
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, we pray for Miriamu that you would heal her wounds and strengthen her faith. Provide her the ability to forgive the woman who viciously attacked her. Soften the attackers heart to be willing to become a recipient of Your word. In JESUS name amen.
    anthony c - USA
  • Jesus, heal Miriamu and bring conviction and repentance on all those who threw stones. Show them that they have offended You, the Lord of all, but that You offer them grace, mercy and salvation. Help Miriamu to forgive them, and make that a picture they understand of Your forgiveness.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Dear Lord please bless my sister and continue to help her to have forgiveness and love thank you for putting that in her heart I just pray for the woman who attacked her that she will have conviction and she will come to know You Lord please move in her life thank you dear Jesus that you did not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance
    Sierra H - USA
  • Father I pray for your daughter Miriamu, give her healing and strength. Let her faith grow even stronger. I pray for the neighbour that attacked her, that they would be saved. Holy Spirit of God move upon the hearts of people in that village, let hearts be softened and turn to Jesus Christ. In your name Jesus amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father, bless Miriam and her great faith! Lord, may her neighbor that she forgave come to faith in Christ! What a wonderful testimony that would be! May she see the emptiness of her religious environments and the light of the world that is in Miriamu.
    scott L - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the neighbor, and others from using anything against Miriamu. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to the neighbor and others to You; Cause them to know that You are The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and Truly Repent, Believe in, and Follow You according to Your Will, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant our sister in Christ Miriamu Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, a Different heart, mind, body, and soul to You; Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Way for her testimony to be used to spread Your Gospel, Spiritual and Physical Provision, and Blessed Assurance, in Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • HOLY FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift Your daughter Miriamu up to You; Thank You for Blessing Miriamu to Believe in and Follow You, endure persecution along with being stoned by the neighbor, Your Front-line Worker to minister to her, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Dear Lord,You know the suffering of Miramu and the hatred of her neighbor.Please Lord help her neighbor to see the love that Miramu expresses to her. Help her neighbor to feel You love through Miramu&come to know You. Even though Miramu can not speak, please help her to she the gospel to her neighbor through her love and kindness. To You be the GLory!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Miriamu & the believers she was serving: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May thy stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Miriamu full recovery. Bring the neighbor who beat her & chased away believers she was serving, to repentance. Sustain those believers. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord give her full healing and wisdom how to melt the heart of the angry neighbour. Make a way for her to continue going to church or having it in her home.
    Clifford T - Canada
  • Father, I pray that You will continue the healing process and allow Miriamu to recover the ability to speak clearly. Thank You for Miriamu's desire to forgive her neighbor and enable her to do so without any reservation. May Miriamu's Christ-like character and demeanor be a testimony to the neighbor who attacked her as well as others who live nearby.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord heal Miriamu and strengthen her body and soul. Let her lay her burdens down at your cross in trust that you will being absolute beauty through this. Turn the lies of the enemy into truth that these neighbors see and cannot deny.Bring salvation to Miriamus neighborhood and claim victory over this whole situation.Keep Miriamu steadfast in joy & hope
    Atacy U - USA
  • Holy Spirit, honor and bring to fruition Miriamu's desire to forgive her neighbor. In this forgiveness may it bless her and the woman who stoned her, exhibiting the true nature of Christ. Touch her with Your hands of healing from scars, to aches, to internal bleeding;heal it all and return her to her church. Protect them during times of worship. IJNA
    Miranda J - USA
  • Father, we pray for Miriamu for healing from trauma and injuries. We pray her faith to grow strong and not weak and we pray that her needs be met along the way as she trusts in You. We pray that she is encouraged; not discouraged and we pray that she is a light everywhere she is. We pray for her enemies to repent and know You. In Jesus name, amen.
    Benjamin C - USA
  • Father, I pray for Miriamu. Thank you for her spirit of forgiveness. I pray for healing for her body and mind, and strength in her faith to stand for you and witness for you. Touch her neighbor and may she come to faith in you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Lord Jesus heal your precious daughter Miriamu. Bless her for her faithfulness to you and her great love and example in forgiveness. Use her and others to bring many to salvation and relationship with you. Send your Holy Spirit to prepare hearts and minds as wll as give Miriamu hope, strength, courage peace and wisdom to continue in her work.
    Angie E - USA
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