One of the families who received a home.
One of the families who received a home.
Jan. 14, 2021 | Tanzania

Providing Homes for Persecuted Pastors

[194] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastors evicted from their homes.

Pastors working in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands face oppressive persecution as Muslim political leaders have systematically tried to remove all churches from the region. Many pastors are forcefully evicted from the homes they rent because Muslim landlords hear them singing or praying, or they find out the renters are pastors. Pastors who own homes sometimes experience vandalism or arson. In the last year, VOM has replaced the homes of three pastors who were evicted or had their homes destroyed. Living in houses will help the pastors continue their ministry in the islands. Pray for them as they work in communities that are highly resistant to the gospel.

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  • Jesus, thank you for these brave pastors and their families. Protect them and provide for them. Soften the hearts of the Muslim leaders doing the violence. Bring a harvest of people turning to You, Jesus. Provide education and resources for the children of the pastors. Send Your Holy Spirit to give wisdom, discernment and joy to the Christians.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Almighty God and Father of heaven and earth. We lift up these pastors and their families that are being evicted from their homes and persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ Our King. Give them strength and courage to continue in the faith. We forgive the persecutors and pray Lord you save them. In The Precious and Wonderful Name of Christ Jesus Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, please continue to give these pastors courage, perseverance, strength and protection. May they trust Jesus fully and never give up even when things look discouraging. Guide them and give them wisdom as they reach out to others. Prepare hearts and minds so that many more will accept Jesus as Lord and Savior through their witness. Bless them Amen
    Vicki Y - USA
  • God, I pray for these serving You in Tanzania. In Jesus name may safety be priority one. I pray, God our Father that Your will be done on earth as in heaven and these pastors have safe homes to abide in and in safe areas. May they be surrounded and filled with Your love, Your peace, Your Joy. May they bear great testimony and know they are dearly loved
    Amanda W - USA
  • Holy Father, be with Your children in this land of persecution. Thank You that homes are being provided for them. May their faithfulness be a light to those in darkness who need Your salvation. Strengthen them daily. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I bring these families before your throne of grace. I ask for your protection for your servants and their homes. Restrain the evil around them. Open hardened hearts to your love and forgiveness. May the neighbors look with favor on these you have sent to them. Open their eyes to their sin, and then to your forgiveness. In Jesus, AMEN
    SM D - USA
  • Father, please lavish your peace onto these faithful servants of yours to exhalt your Kingdom. Just as Jesus and the saints had been driven away or attacked repeatedly by persecutors, yet they do not withhold their praises to you. Please also hear your servants' prayers and praises and let them triumph over the world thru the Spirit and in Jesus.Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Thank You for these men who courageously serve, and for their families for serve alongside them. May they know Your encouragement and joy as they suffer, and may they be provided for. Please give them opportunities in the villages where they live, and may many hearts see their love and be drawn to the truth of Your gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank Daddy for provision!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Father thank You for the Christians in Tanzania. Please be with the pastors who are evicted from their homes. Have mercy on them and be their provider. In the Name of Yeshua amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We ask that You would continue to provide for these pastors, who are willing to suffer for Your name's sake. Pave the way for them and their families. Bless them greatly and give them all they need.
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Please bring provision and change the hearts of the evil and bring justice and let ur will be done in Jesus name
    Sherry H - USA
  • Jesus please provide safe houses and landlords for these pastors, so they can continue to effectively minister to the lost in their area. Thank you Lord
    michele r - USA
  • Dear Lord,

    We thank you for the bold Pastors in Tanzania. May the Holy Spirit embolden them. Please protect them and reward their service. May their witness inspire me to do more for YOU Lord! Thanks be to God...
    Robert M - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, for providing this help to these pastors and their families. Please continue to give them peace, wisdom, boldness and love as they seek to live and share the Good News of Jesus in their communities. May many have their eyes opened to the truth and place their faith in Jesus! In your mighty name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Lord, please be with these pastors.
    Lindsay K - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of hope, as brothers and sisters in Christ we unite our hearts praying for Tanzania Pastors. We praise You for their faithfulness, that their hope is in a living God, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father God, thank You for these pastors and believers who hold fast amidst great opposition. Please give them homes and provide for every need for them and their families. Your Name is greater than anything! Open doors and hearts to receive the Gospel. For Your glory. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, we ask Your continued blessing on the pastors as they stand firm in the faith and continue to minister in these islands. Grant them the words that will draw these Muslims to the Truth and save them from sin and death. We ask Your blessing on the pastors and their families and praise You for the assistance VOM has been able to provide
    Gail M - USA
  • Thank you for these dedicated pastors & their families. Continue to bless them & provide their needs for homes, safety, & provisions. Give them strength & boldness to continue reaching out to others in your name. Surround them with your angels & bring an awakening in the land! We trust you & love you Lord Jesus!
    Sharon W - USA
  • Thank you Lord for these Pastors and as many that you are using for the gospel of our Lord Jesus. Please protect them as they labor in the vineyard, meet their needs, encourage, strengthen, and meet their needs. Let more souls through these ones come to know you in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father God, provide the needs of these faithful pastors during their trial and tribulations, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the needs of these faithful Pastors & Christians who face severe adversity & resistance as they endeavor to share Your eternal Word. May they remain firm in their faith as they minister to their flocks. I pray for those who persecute them, that you will reveal yourself to them through those who walk with you in Love & Truth.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Thank You, God, for faithful pastors who have lost homes and property because of persecution. Provide for their needs, bless their testimony and faithful witness, protect their families. Soften the hearts of the persecutors, that many may come to Christ. May the church there grow strong.
    Martha T - USA
  • Help these Tanzanian Pastors and their flocks cope with the oppressive persecution by Muslim political leaders who are trying to destroy and remove their churches. Intervene Oh Lord and fight for them. Give these Christians hope and help them persevere. Give them wisdom to know what to do if they have to go underground with the church.
    margaret m - USA
  • Lord, may those who persecute You and Your faithful followers become convicted of their sins and seek Your forgiveness and find salvation in Jesus alone. Please protect the pastors, their families and their homes and may they not grow discouraged and fearful. Perfect love casts out fear, may Your perfect love guide, sustain, and encourage them daily.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you to VOM for providing homes to these pastors in Tanzania who continue to boldly declare their faith to others! I pray for courage as they take the gospel to other regions! May You continue to provide for their needs, including safety for them and their families! In Jesus' name, Amen!
    Michelle D - USA
  • Father I pray for your protection and peace over these pastors and their families. Lord calm their fears and anxiety, cover them in the blood of Jesus. Father I pray that they stand firmly in their faithfulness to you and do not let those who would oppose them bend their will to fight for you. Bless them Lord, both spiritually and financially. Amen.
    Aleasha M - USA
  • Father, I lift up these pastors to you. May you fill them with boldness and wisdom. Guide them in their work for you. I pray you watch over them, provide for them, use them for your glory. Rebuke the enemy of fear. Speak to the hearts of those who persecute them; may their eyes be opened to the truth. Deal with their hearts. Lord, move in this region.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, I lilft up my dear sisters &brothers here & may they be encouraged in the name of Jesus. Secure them in Your Word so that they may stand against any & all persecution. May they continue to share to all You bring into their path. Speak to the hearts of the persecutors. May they retreat from the darkness into Your marvelous light. TY IJN
    Lisa T - USA
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