The pastor and his family serve in a difficult part of the Middle East.
The pastor and his family serve in a difficult part of the Middle East.
Feb. 04, 2021 | Middle East

Extremists Threaten Pastor with Knives

[333] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Threatened Pastor and His Family.

A pastor and his family haven’t left their home for more than 30 days after receiving threats from extremists. The pastor serves in a difficult area of the Middle East and has lived under pressure for many years. Recently, an extremist group began sending threatening messages to his phone. Some of the messages contained video of the extremists holding large knives and making motions as though they were going to slit his throat. His persecutors also appeared at his front door one day with automatic weapons, but the pastor and his family weren’t there. After the attackers left, the family remained at home for a full month to avoid trouble. Local police have not been helpful. The VOM worker who spoke to them said, “His wife was a bit emotional when I asked her about how she was handling it with the kids, but they seem determined to stay there and love their neighbors.” Pray for protection and good opportunities for this family.

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  • Father I pray for this family. You are their good shepherd, I pray that you would protect them from the wolves and they would hear your voice as you lead them each day. May they remain close to you God, and know your love and peace which surpasses understanding. I pray the children would grow in wisdom and favour in your sight and be known by you.
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • Dear Jesus, send Your Holy Spirit to this pastor and his family to give them wisdom and discernment. Comfort his wife and children. Convict the police to offer him protection. Convict and convert the wicked men to repent and turn from evil and to know You, Jesus. Provide a way of safety for this pastor to witness to Your name and live in peace.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord Ipray for this pastor and his family in this area of the Middle East. I pray for protection around them. Thank you that they want to love their neighbors. Please give them opportunities to do so. I pray that you would push back the enemy against them in the mighty name of Jesus. I pray these men would miraculously drop these threats in Jesus name
    Nancy G - USA
  • I pray to you God that you would help this pastor and his family who dwell in a very aggressive and violent part of the Middle East. I pray that you would grant them strength through and in the Holy Spirit every day that they are there. Please God, I pray that you would give them protection of your mighty angels that surround this pastor and his family
    Brian E - USA
  • Dear Lord,..Protection, Preservation, And Your Love For This Family,... And Good Opportunities, Met By Grace Readiness, To Preach The Gospel, Peace Of Mind, Preservation Spiritually And Protection Spiritually, All Around, Each Of These, For As Many As Possible, That The Family Is Not troubled in Heart, But Would Trust The Lord Jesus; People Get Saved..
    Jessica Danielle J - New Zealand
  • Lord convict the extremist hearts
    Stop the emotional torture
    Expose the evil and
    Draw all hearts towards you Jesus
    In your name Jesus
    Jewel G - USA
  • Lord, it comes as no surprise that this family struggles with fear in this situation, but help them to experience the peace that passes all understanding, as You are still in control. Like Joseph in Genesis, evil people are intending these actions to have evil consequences, but You, the Almighty God, can use all this for good! Your will be done.
    Kim H - USA
  • All mighty father God creator of heaven and earth give your servant the threatened pastor and his family the strenght and the wisdom to do your will.Holy Spirit fill them with your love and peace.Help them to preach the Gospel for the forgiveness of sin and the salvation throught Yeshua(Jesus) our Savior and Lord.Lord protect the pastor and his family.
    Ivan C - USA
  • Our Father in heaven I pray to you dear Lord πŸπŸ§Ž"β‚οΈπŸ Please be with this family and let Gods armor be their shield against evil πŸ‡. I pray the light of Love will shine brightly to comfort them in this their time of need! I pray all these things in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 🏠AMEN πŸ
    William S - USA
  • I pray for the Pastor and his family to be protected by Gods armor 🏠I pray that through them Jesus will move to show their persecutors the way to life! A life of love filled with the joy of our Saviors love and sacrifice πŸ‡πŸ₯°πŸ‡
    May Gods blessings be upon you πŸAMENπŸ
    William S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, you are our Protector, our Rock and Refuge. You are stronger than any adversary and we pray for your peace and protection to surround this family. May they be confident in their calling and that no one can touch them unless you allow it. Send your angels to guard them day and night we pray. May they be effective witnesses for you!
    Jackie V - USA
  • 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Layne N - USA
  • Father, please intervene in this situation. Protect the family from evil. Work mightily on the hearts of the persecutors and draw them to Jesus. Please give wisdom, guidance, and strength to the family. Remind them that they are blessed and precious and that this world is not their home. We look forward to your soon return Jesus! Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that You would surround this family with Your peace that surpasses understanding. May they be able to respond to these threats with unity and love for their enemies, may they have wisdom, and may they know Your courage. Please give them many opportunities to proclaim You and see the fruit of Your kingdom spreading.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Holy Father
    We ask that Your wings would cover this family as they face this. Be with them, encouraging them & building them up. Don't let evil weaken their faith; but rather let the light of Your love in them bring their persecuters to a saving knowledge of You! Bless this Pastor & his family with courage and peace.
    In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please continue to strengthen them in the faith, helping them to realize the power within them through your Holy Spirit. Help them to know the love of Christ that surpasses understanding, and the know the fullness of God.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, I pray for this precious Christian family. Please protect them all and encourage them by your Holy Spirit. Give them your peace that passes all understanding. Surround them with angels to protect them, I ask. And please comfort them. Help them to trust in you for guidance and wisdom and to be a light in the darkness around them.
    Julie B - USA
  • In the victorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the Overcomer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for the faithfulness of believers in the Middle East. We praise You for this victory. We continue to ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God I pray over this man and His family. Jesus, please divinely protect Him. Remind him he is so blessed to be persecuted for righteous sake. Please God let him not be harmed. I pray a bold faith God. One that has concrete peace and faith in the will of our Father. May he walk in safety and be granted divine wisdom in Jesus holiest name Dear God.
    Amanda W - USA
  • Father, I thank so so much for this Pastor & his family's faithfulness to you in the midst of such evil. Lord, comfort them with your presence and keep them under your wing of protection. Father I pray any evil that comes against them would fail and that their persecutors would surrender to you Jesus. Father send your army of angels over this family
    Miranda B - USA
  • Father God, I pray for courage and boldness for the Pastor and his family providing safety, wisdom and knowledge in continuing their mission in this region. I pray You bless them opportunities not known to the enemy to move forward winning souls, I ask that You send help through Your Spirit in these troubled areas and families. In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Dear Lord, please bless, comfort & strengthen this precious pastor and his wife, family and church. Protect them Lord, keep them safe, give them strong wisdom & discernment as to the actions you would have them do. We praise you for them, and for their faith and faithfulness.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord, please be with this family. I pray you send your angels to fight the evil forces coming against them. Lead them and carry them in every way. Carry them and use our prayers to uphold them. Help the church to rally around them, O God. Help the local officials to do their jobs and prtoect them. Appear in dreams those opposing them and You.
    Amy G - USA
  • Lord, I pray for this pastor and his family. Lord May You protect them, provide for them, strengthen them in confidence and boldness for You. Lord I pray that You would do a work in the hearts and lives of those threatening them that they would repent and receive You. May You grant unity in You for this pastor and his wife.
    Michele C - USA
  • Lord I pray for this pastor and his family and ask for protection and a covering for them. I pray You would surround them with angels and keep them safe. I pray they would continue claiming King Jesus as their Lord and clinging to You. I pray for You to hold them and keep them close to You. I pray for Your hope and Your Word to encourage them.
    Joy H - USA
  • God, I pray You will take control of this situation, and guide and direct this beloved family on how to proceed. I pray for their safety and their faithful witness. I pray You use this situation to bring glory to Yourself, and for those persecutors to repent of their sinful activities and desires, and come to Jesus. They need new hearts and minds!
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear Lord, calm the fears of this threatened family. May they feel your strength and power and protection. Strike fear of your judgement on their tormentors. Prepare a place for them if you desire them to leave. May their neighbors and town grasp your love and forgiveness. Open their hard and deceived hearts to your message. In Jesus Name. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Father God, please continue to protect this good pastor and his family. Let the extremists hear of your love and receive salvation in the name of Jesus. Lord, I pray that that the gospel will be shouted from the rooftops in the Middle East and many will hear and receive the free gift of salvation in Jesus. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God, Please protect this dear Pastor and family from these extremists and provide for their needs as well, especially the children's education. We who are locked down because of Covid understand the isolation, but not the terror of threats. Please soften the hearts of these extremists and even bring some to Christ because to Pastor's testimony.
    Martha T - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for these believers. Give them wisdom for each situation they face. Strengthen their faith and help them to feel comfort and courage from the Holy Spirit. Keep them safe! Soften the hearts of their persecutors so that they too may know the love of Jesus and focus on eternal life--not just life on earth.
    Betty A - USA
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