His choice to follow Christ has been costly.
His choice to follow Christ has been costly.
Dec. 17, 2020 | Syria

War, Trauma and Cancer

[199] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Rida and Wife.

War, trauma and a child stricken with cancer drove Rida and his wife to seek hope at a Christian church, and there they met and accepted Jesus Christ. When the couple, who had formerly been committed Muslims, told Rida’s father about their conversion, he beat and cursed his son, spitting on him and telling him he would receive no inheritance. Rida’s extended family continued to harass Rida with threats and beatings. When his brother struck Rida’s wife, the police came and told Rida to press charges against his brother for the beating. But Rida told the police that the Lord Jesus had taught him to forgive. They continue to experience threats, even death threats, from their family. “They live in destitute poverty,” wrote a VOM worker, “notably after Rida fell from a ladder during one of his jobs and broke his leg.” Pray for courage and comfort for this family who has trusted Christ.

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  • Oh, Father, this family is suffering such difficulty. I am glad that you see and you know their troubles and you are their great Shepherd who will lead and guide them, meeting their every need in Christ Jesus. Lord, let them see your hand ministering and doing what seems impossible, strengthening their faith along the way. Christ be glorified.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Holy Father, surround Rida and his wife with others who believe so that they may receive encouragement, and comfort. Open the eyes and hearts of Rida's family so that they will turn to Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Bless Rida and his wife in ways we can't even imagine, and give them courage. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jeshua, the God Who saves, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Rida and wife. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Rida, his wife and their child have endured much. Jesus reminds us that it is by faith that healing occurs. Lord let their faith produce the healing that only You can give. Just as You did with Job, restore this family and all that has been taken. Anoint them with the oil of gladness, shower them in love. You are their daily bread!
    Peg B - USA
  • Lord I ask for healing for the leg of Rida and for work so he can provide for them. I praise You for the faith to bear all things at the sake of Christ. I pray for Your word to nourish them and for family members to come to know Christ through their great faith and perseverance. I pray for Rida's wife and ask for courage to keep following You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    How we lift up our Rida & his wife to You! They have suffered so much for Your name! Bless them, give them courage & strength to continue in the Faith. Comfort them in their trials & give them hope and joy for the future. I pray that through their powerful witness their entire family would come to a saving knowledge of You! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • God our Father, I pray for Mr. Rida and his Wife, that they can look to you even after the threats and beating Lord. I pray that you give them patience and strength. I hope they have you to guide them and your Love. In Jesus name amen
    Primrose R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, You are a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You (Ps. 9:9-10) Please surround Rida and his family with Your protection, provision, and strength. I pray they sense Your presence with them always. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • God loves you more than anyone in this whole world....This earth is not our "home" and one day we will be with Him forever and He will wipe away all our tears and there will be no more sadness and death.
    Kaitlin H - USA
  • Oh, this family needs help. I pray for courage and comfort for them as they witness for Christ.
    Barbara T - USA
  • Is 41:1- Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
    Dawn W - USA
  • please bless them Lord for they have decided to follow you against all the costs. they have endured much adversity and abuse. please provide them what they need and more on top of that in the name of JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND GOD
    Angela L - USA
  • In the victorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Rida and family. We ask for victory, for blessing and hedge of protection. We pray for angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, through all the hardships that have come to Rida and his wife, I pray that You have him feel Your touch, Your joy, and Your peace. Please surround them with angels and believers to support them.
    Joel B - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to Rida and his wife to encourage them, give them strength, courage, hope, faith, wisdom, peace and healing as they continue their walk with God. Use them and their witness to bring others to salvation. Send people and resources to help them grow in their faith. Provide for their needs for houseing, jobs & medical care
    Angie E - USA
  • Please help Rida and his wife
    Cover them and comfort them and save their families Father amen
    Julia N - USA
  • Our Father, in Your hands we give Rida and wife. Please take care of them. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heavenly Father we do give You all the praise,honor&glory&thank You for bringing this humble family, filled with faith,to be a testimony of what it is to be a true follower of Christ.Thank you for their example to family,friends&their community.Help them,not only with their physical needs,but also give them strength to continue their witness for You!
    Donna H - USA
  • Father, please make a way for Rida and his family to have the provisions they need and to know that they are not alone. I'm asking You for the supernatural presence of Jesus to visit this household and for Your peace and mercy to sustain them in their trials. Lord Jesus, raise up laborers to come alongside this household and demonstrate Your love.
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless Rida & his family. We praise & thank you for the sacrifices they have made. Bless them with health, strength, faith & faithfulness. Bless their families with thoughts of you, bringing them too to know & love you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for total healing,f in this family, both physically and emotionally. Strengthen these dear one as they continue to faithful hold on to Jesus. May salvation comr to the family members who have persecuted them. In Jesus name, amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Father, Rida & his wife belong to You & I pray that their families will no longer be allowed to persecute them. Fill Rida with wisdom as He copes with the dire situation He & his wife are in. Surround them with your peace & provide them with healing & provision. Give them courage to share the Love of Christ with others who are suffering. Amen
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father your hand please be upon Rida and his wife ,give them something to encourage their hope and strengthen their faith in Jesus thru this suffering Please provide a job for Rida and support them with the body of Christ may your living word and Holy Spirit enable them to stand firm in the faith love their enemies please protect them In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Loving Father, thank you that Rida and his wife have stayed loyal to Jesus even though it has been very difficult. May they trust Jesus even more fully. Please provide for the family and protect them. Please heal his leg. Draw Rida's family and friends to Jesus so they may be saved. Thank you for how you will work powerfully in and through them. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • NO MATTER WHO IS AGAINST THEM !! PLACE YOUR FIREY HEADGE OF PROTECTION UPON RIDA AND HIS WIFE ! BLESS THEM WITH YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT ,YOUR VICTORY, YOUR UNDERSTANDING , YOUR WORD ,YOUR HOPE,YOUR STRENGTH
    IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • LORD PLEASE COMFORT THEM FROM THIS PERSECUTION !! ALLOW THEM STAY STRONG AND NEVER GIVE UP OR IN !!! PLEASE LORD BLESS RIDA WITH YOUR HOLY RECOVERY TO HIS BROKEN LEG !! PLEASE TOUCH AND HEAL HIM !!
    BLESS THEM WITH YOUR PEACE AND PROTECTION!! BLESS THEIR GOING OUT AND COMING IN ! BLESS THEIR FOOD AND WATER ! HELP THEM LORD ALLOW THEM TO PROSPER !!
    Terrell A - USA
  • GREAT AND HOLY GOD YOU ARE HOLY DESPITE CONFUSION AND HATRED !!! YOU ARE THE GREAT I AM !!THE BEGINNING AND THE END !!! YOU ARE SO WONDERFUL !!!
    FATHER I PRAY IN BEHALF OF MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER RIDA AND HIS WIFE !! PLEASE LORD STRENGTHEN THERE MARRIAGE ALWAYS !!LORD PLEASE BLESS THEM WITH YOUR LOVE AND KINDNESS!! THEIR FAMILY HAS FORSAKEN THEM
    Terrell A - USA
  • Father God I commit Rida and his family to you embrace, they need your help father do make haste to aid them. Lord you see how they are struggling, they have no other help beside you as, their relatives are ignorant of the love and person of Jesus, Do let the gospel light shine thru to them that they can taste and see that the Lord is good, accept
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord God, I do pray that You would give Rida and his wife courage and wisdom as they respond to this persecution. Please especially guide Rida as he seeks to provide for and protect his family. May there be a way for him to work even as his leg heals, and may their marriage be a beautiful picture of the reality of Your gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, I pray for Rida and his wife. I lift them up to you. I ask you to heal him completely, restore his leg. Father, provide him with work. Let those around them see you move on their behalf as the nations in the Bible saw you move on Israel's behalf. Lord, strengthen them physically and spiritually. Bless them. Open the eyes of their families.
    polly c - USA
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