Christians in the Philippines mourn following an Islamic extremist attack.
Christians in the Philippines mourn following an Islamic extremist attack.
Mar. 11, 2021 | Philippines

Newly Baptized Followers of Christ Face Persecution

[207] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for New Christians in Mindanao.

Several new Christians on the predominantly Islamic island of Mindanao are enduring various forms of persecution. Non-believers in their village are angry that Christians are gathering regularly with other believers. In Mindanao, Islamists often threaten and attack Christians, and many have been killed. Pray that, despite persecution, these new believers would continue to grow in their faith and be a light in their village. Pray that those who are persecuting them would see Christ in the lives of these Christians, hear the gospel, and be moved to give their lives to Jesus.

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  • Father, use this persecution as a refiners fire to grow and purify the believers faith. May they trust Jesus fully and have the courage to follow Jesus knowing that you are with them. Protect them from evil. May they know the love Christ has for them which is beyond understanding and experience peace. Draw the persecutors and unbelievers to Jesus. Amen
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord, strengthen and protect these new believers, be very real to them and a source og help. Convict and save their persecutors!
    conni l - USA
  • Jesus please turn the hearts of the persecutors to faith in you and start a revival on this island.
    michele r - USA
  • Oh God, we praise You for those coming to faith in Jesus on Mindanao, a bastion of Islamic fundamentalism. We ask You to grant these new believers boldness and courage to proclaim their new found faith against all odds and convict their persecutors of their evil acts and bring them to faith in Jesus as they witness their victims' love, amen
    Matt B - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that these persecuted believers would continue to grow, that they would have Your peace that surpasses understanding, and Your love for their persecutors. May they grow and mature in their faith, and may the gospel spread mightily through the witness of their lives. Please protect Your people and equip them to serve.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the good name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of redemption, as brothers and sisters in Christ we lift up new believers in Mindanao to You. We praise You for their faithfulness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, please strengthen the faith of these believers and help them to be a light to others. Help them to know they are examples to us of standing fast in the face of persecution. Soften the hearts of those that persecute them so that they too may know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:14
    Betty A - USA
  • Holy Father, may Your children grow in wisdom and love for You and their neighbors as they face persecution. May they be a light shining in the darkness that surrounds them as they hold out the Words of Life. May others be drawn to You and the salvation You offer. Strengthen them with Your power. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Our Father Which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name;Thy Kingdom come;Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven; Give the new Christians in Mindanao their daily bread and deliver them from Evil.For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the Glory Forever!May these new believers live so the persecutors would see Jesus in their lives and accept Jesus
    Rebecca L - USA
  • Father please may these persecutors turn from their ways and find Christ. Please grow and strengthen your children on Mindanao.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Holy Spirit of Christ, I pray these new believers be given a voice so loud, that it causes their enemies to put down their weapons and hear the true News Of Jesus Christ Let their joyful voices scare off any more attempts by the enemy to discourage them or hurt them. Please wrap them in Your protective Spirit giving them an encounter with You In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Father, I thank you for these new believers in the Philippines. I thank you for their faith and their courage to continue to meet in spite of the threats. Please keep your hand upon them, encouraging them, growing them mightily in truth, wisdom and knowing Christ. Let Christ be proclaimed to the others and continue to save.
    Vicki W - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of new believers in Mindanano. We ask that they walk and teach the Lord, have a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God, Allow Your Church to flourish in Mindanao, Philippines with such force that no opposition can stand against it. I pray that these believers would be protected. Oh that the hearts and minds of their persecutors would be changed to follow Christ. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Lord, You have said that You are our strength and shield. I ask that You be with new believers in Mindanao. I ask that You strengthen them and equip them with everything they need to grow and stand strong. I ask that their persecution lightens but also that many more come to Jesus through their actions. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Please help these believers to continue worshipping & fellowshipping boldly. Please protect them from harm. May their continued faithfulness cause many to see how real You are & how good You are. Please work in the community to soften hearts & draw many to faith & repentance.
    Hilary H - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift up these new believers in Mindanao. May they grow in their faith and be a light to their persecutors. Encourage them and let them know that no weapon shall prosper against them as long as they are walking in obedience to You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Father God, I pray for these believers in Mindanao and ask that you would protect them from persecution and help them in every way. I ask that you would give them the ability to continue meeting together and that nothing would stop the gospel from going out in power to save many and draw them into the kingdom of Christ. Even those who are persecuting t
    Julia F - USA
  • Gracious Lord we continue to lift up our brothers & sisters in the Philippines especially these new converts to Your Salvation for Your Will to be done courage strength power & knowledge of the one true God who gives relief to the hurting parenthood to the orphan courage to the faint of heart Love to the hard cold heart continue to work Salvation today
    Dennie L - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in the Philippines who are being persecuted. Bless them with your protection and peace. Enlighten the ignorant ones causing damage. May they find consolation and continue to be a light understanding the risk that taking up their faith might bring them too in Jesus' name amen.
    Angela L - USA
  • Father in Heaven I ask that you come to the aid of Christians in Mindanao, the devil is always a stumbling block in the way of Christians, I ask for your protection and intervention to let your people be in peace to serve you freely, and not be intimidated by Satan or any foes of Christianity open eyes and heart of the community to the light of Jes
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please, please work against the evil of these Islamists! Please touch their hearts too - conquer them with the Holy Spirit and with dreams. Please help these believers to have courage, and protect them from any harm. They are shining a light and we are so glad they are continuing your word in the world. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Alice D - USA
  • Father God I thank you for my brothers and sisters in Mindanao, bless them richly. Protect and guard their gatherings to worship you. Fill them with The Holy Spirit that they may be powerful witnesses to your truth, light, love, grace and salvation. I ask that that trough their witness of Jesus Christ many of their persecutors will be saved. Amen
    Jerome Mark A - USA
  • Father God, i lift up my brothers and sisters in Mindanao. Please fill them with Your Spirit and may they grow strong and deep in their faith in You. Please stop the persecution and let those persecuting these believers come to faith in Jesus Christ. Please protect their meeting places and let them continue to worship together in safety. Amen!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the gift of fierce faith you have granted these new believers in Mindanao. Strengthened them, embolden them, encourage them as you remind them daily of your great love through Jesus Christ. May the persecutors against them been given the mercy of their own eyes opened to the truth of Jesus, turning and joining the persecuted. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our Father, Adonai, Lord, as brothers and sisters in Christ we glorify You for faithfulness of believers in Mindanao. We ask that they will continue to seek You, place a hedge of protection on them, angels to directly serve them and provision for them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I lift up our brothers and sisters in the Philippines that you would protect them from the Islamic extremist followers. Please increase these new believers faith that they may continue to grow despite the persecution. I pray that they may be a light to the extremist and that they may see Christ in their lives of these Christians and come to you
    Isaac M - USA
  • Yes, Lord, let the Muslims who hear the praises and songs to You be cut to the heart and know beyond doubt that You are the only one true God! Let them feel Your Spirit rest on them and surrender their lives to You. God, help their unbelief and provide what they need to see You!
    Patricia W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers . Help them to stand firm in the faith, reaching out boldly to those who persecute them. That they would forgive those who harm them, and be praying faithfully for them. May they be a bright shining light, and unbelievers who want to find out more.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord we pray for all of your purposes to be fulfilled for the people of this great land. May they feel Your presence & peace going out to them. minister to them all they need & reminders that by the grace of God they will get through anything.. We lift up the persecutors & may they hear & respond to what You are speakig to their hearts in Jesus' N
    Lisa T - USA
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