John and Malika escaped their abusive families.
John and Malika escaped their abusive families.
Oct. 15, 2020 | Egypt

Convert Couple Severely Tested

[229] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for John and Malika.

Though Egypt has a small Christian population, life is not easy for Muslims who choose to convert to Christianity. John, a committed hardliner Muslim, came to faith in 2014 after studying the Bible in order to convince Christian friends to convert to Islam. His wife, Malika, also became a Christian after observing his new character for three years. John knew how his family felt about converts: one cousin who came to Christ was thrown from a fourth-floor apartment, and another was imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital. When his family realized John had become a Christian, they imprisoned and tortured him for four months before John escaped. Each time that John has found a job for the past three years, his family has followed him and had him fired. About a year ago, his wife and daughters were home alone when family members burst through the door, beat Malika and abducted their two girls. They intended to kill both husband and wife. Christian friends intervened, however, and the family is now safely living with other believers, though they still suffer trauma from the attack.

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  • Dear Lord,
    Oh, how we lift up John, Malika & their girls to You! They have been through so much and have suffered greatly for Your name's sake. Bless them! Cover them with Your wings and grace. I pray that their family would come to know You thru their witness. Give them peace, keep their faith strong. May they always feel You there with them. Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without You John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Lord, please protect and strengthen John, Malika, and their daughters. Amen. "Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me." Psalm 17:8-9
    Alicia N - USA
  • Dear LORD,
    I'm saddened by the trouble of Brother John and Sister Malika, yet rejoice that they're now safe. I pray that You reveal Yourself to his family, and create a barrier between them and John's wife & children. Please heal their wounds, physical and mental. As witness to their faithfulness, please give Your safety and comfort, prospering them.
    Valerie C - USA
  • Help John and Malika learn how to pray and continue on.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Almighty God, please protect John and Malika and their daughters. Please help them to be safe and use their faith to draw many others to the one true God, Jesus Christ. I pray that you would provide for them and reveal yourself to their family so that they will believe in the name of Jesus. Help them to have a safe home and to heal from their trauma.
    Julia F - USA
  • OH God! We ask that You would show this family that YOU are El Roi - the God who sees. You see their faithfulness and love for You and You will use it for Your glory. Give John, Malika and their sweet girls a supernatural faith and hearts of trust. Heal their trauma and place a hedge of protection around them. THANK YOU for their faithfulness.
    Jennifer L - USA
  • Lord, please have mercy on the wicked family members of John. Lord, I ask that peace, restoration, power and soudness of mind would guard the hearts of John and his family. I ask that his faith would grow, that you would pour out wisdom and understanding upon him. Lord, thank you for his life. Give him boldness to share the good news and forgiveness
    Melanie W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank you for intervening in this horrific act. Lord, I pray for healing and the safety of this family. Thank you for the VOM who come to the aid of our persecuted brothers and sisters. I pray for the family who intended to kill their own. I hope others will see your amazing love and chose to follow Christ. In Jesus name , amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Father God we pray for these brother and sisters who suffer such evil hatred for their love of Jesus. May God's people come together and provide for their needs. Bless VOM for their service to those who we only read about but pray also. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • John & Malika, we are trusting God to protect in a way we see in Psa.91 - "He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty Whose power no foe can withstand..." & because you have set your love upon Him He will set you on high, will hear you & answer you & deliver you from trouble. You are His treasure!
    Jennifer P - USA
  • Gracious Father, please heal Malika and the girls from the trauma of this attack. Thank you for bringing them to safety. May your love and work in their lives be a witness to those watching them. Soften their families' hearts and bring many of them to faith in Jesus. For your glory. Amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith of these believers. Help them to know that they serve as examples to those of us who have never experienced this type of threat to our lives and faith. Keep them safe and give them wisdom to handle each situation. Soften the hearts of those that seek to harm them, so that they, too may believe.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that Your healing would flood John and Malika and they would be able to process and recover from the deep trauma they have endured. May they be protected from John's family and have wisdom and courage as they seek to build their life elsewhere. Please provide for their physical needs and surround them with loving community.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, Thank You for this family of believers. Bring healing to their hearts & minds from the trauma that they have faced. Give them love & forgiveness for their family members who have persecuted them. May their persecutors find the Truth of Jesus Christ, repent & serve You. Bless this family with new life & a deeper walk with You. Praise You Jesus!!!!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Praise be to You, Jesus Christ for preserving John and Malika. Oh Jesus, heal and comfort John and Maliki and strengthen them. Thank you for their courage and willingness to suffer for Your Name. Preserve them to bear much fruit and convert many to know You. Convict their families and all who know them and being many who know them to a saving faith
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord God, show your greatness on behalf of John, Malika, and their children. Protect them from their relatives. Heal them of the trauma. Show the world that the scare tactics of Satan are a failing strategy. Give enduring faith to this family. Give them good jobs. Give them opportunities to minister to others.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • O Father, thank You for sustaining this family through all of their ordeals. You have promised to work all things together for the good of those who love You. We cannot yet see the good You will bring to John and Malika, but we ask that while they wait they will experience emotional healing and the sufficiency of Your great grace and provision.
    Toni D - USA
  • Heal John and Milka's broken hearts being tortured and threatened by the very people who raised them. May they not give up following you but instead grow stronger in loving you and the knowledge of your love and presence in their lives. Protect the believers who are sheltering them.
    Lori R - USA
  • Father thank you John and his family, please protect, keep them standing, encourage them not to give up, fight their battles and grant them peace. Pls favor them and restore their kids back to them. Grant them wisdom, raise help for them, plead their cause and at the end of it, let more souls be won to you, let your name be praised in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Wonderful God, please continue to give Your abundant grace to John and Malika and their family. Please encourage them through Your Spirit and through the other Christians. And may some of their family members be converted as well. Please give them safety and meet their needs. Your abundant grace brought them to You, and we know that grace never stops.
    Jerry F - USA
  • Lord I pray for this couple and ask that your incredible power and extraordinary grace will be over them. Please have them thrive now for a while and grow in their faith and be healed from their trauma. Thank you for the Christian fellowship and the new life they have in Christ. Bring their family to jesus too . In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • May the Lord bless this couple and all those who aided in their well being. Thank you father for growing our holy family and may you now heal your new and precious children who have been scarred physically and mentally from the attacks of those who are still ignorant. Bless their future and let them keep the faith for the glory of the kingdom amen.
    Angela L - USA
  • May the Lord bless this couple and all those who aided in their well being. Thank you father for growing our holy family and may you now heal your new and precious children who have been scarred physically and mentally from the attacks of those who are still ignorant. Bless their future and let them keep the faith for the glory of the kingdom amen.
    Angela L - USA
  • Father, I pray that You'll heal the trauma that John, Malika and their two daughters are struggling with since the attack inflicted by family members. May there be other committed Christians in their sphere of influence who will come along side John and his family and help them to better cope with the upheaval and stress resulting from the persecution.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord, I pray for this tortured family. And, that it was their own family who hurt them so viciously. Lord God, help them to heal and help their daughters know that You are near. Give them peace that makes no sense outside of You, O God! Please help them to know what to do and where to go from here. Please be with the church in Egypt. Helpthem,Abba
    Amy G - USA
  • My Father, Thank you that John and Malika found Jesus. Thank you that they are now living with Christian friends. I pray that their faith would be strong and that they would feel your presence and peace in their lives. I pray that their family would come to know Jesus. I ask your healing touch on their lives as they recover. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Jennifer W - USA
  • Dear John and Malika - God is with you and will never leave you, nor forsake you. I pray for your safety and that your faith in the Lord will grow each day.
    Ginger B - USA
  • Father God protect and keep John and Malika. Heal their body, minds and spirit with Your love and care. Watch over and protect them from all harm, hurt or danger. Protect their hearts and strengthen them in their faith. Surround them with Your love. Keep them and provide for their needs. Let no weapon formed against them prosper in Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • LORD we're praying for. John, Malika, to maintain vigilant, never compromising their faith in the face of conflict. Continue to encourage them, uplifting their spirits. We also pray for the conversion regarding to the remaining of their family members to submit themselves to YOU. In JESUS name amen.
    anthony c - USA
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