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

[220] prayers in [19] 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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  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these brave Christians in Mindanao. Guard their lives and the lives of their families. Give courage to the Islamic people who do NOT stand for violence. May these precious people come to know You, whom to know is life eternal. Help them see the deception of their religion that encourages violence toward other.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father at Jesus name bless those persecuters bless them that cursed them that cursed them that cursed them that curse God at Gods Children. The Lord rebuke the winds peace to the sea. The Philippines Christians are counted worthy to suffer the persicutions of Christ Jesus Cross as the Body is come to the pangs of Birth Amen forgive the persecuters Amen
    Apostle prophet Mark A - USA
  • Father, I pray for those on the Islamic island of Mindanao who have given their lives to Jesus Christ despite the persecution, rejection & bodily harm. I ask that you will bring a renewed strength & courage into the lives of Your children as they continue to grow in faith. I pray the light of Your Word will pierce the darkness in this Islamic island.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father God, come in power to show the unbelievers in Mindanao that there IS a God that cares and protects his people. Show them signs and wonders and healings in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless your church in Mindanao. Protect our brothers and sisters. Bless their persecutors and draw them to know and love you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Jesus has your gift of life, eternal life.Stay in your faith and He will bring you through to a heavenly life for all eternity. He's in your hearts he's all around you. Sing of Him and He hears you. Speak of him and He hears you. Always believe He is with you because He is. He feels your pain and your love and one day you will share it together. Faith
    Judy S - Denmark
  • 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, we praise You for these new believers! We pray that You will grow them in their faith and keep them strong in You. May they be Your light, and may others see, hear the gospel, and come to faith in Christ. The gospel is the power of God to salvation to all who believe. We pray that You will perform the miracle of new birth in many lives!
    Liz M - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please protect Christians in Mindanao. Please encourage believers, help them grow in their faith, and protect them from persecution. Could you please help these believers be lights and allow for persecutors to hear the Gospel and give their lives to Christ? Please work among these people if it's in Your will. In Jesus's name, Amen
    Samuel Y - USA
  • God Bless all persecuted Christians! 1 Peter teaches us that there is glory in suffering. In 1 Peter 4:14, he says that, "If you are censured and suffer abuse because you bear the name of Christ, blessed are you because the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God, is resting upon you." He is glorified through you! God, please protect them. Rejoice!
    Tracy H - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the faith of these believers. Please now continue to strengthen their faith and use them as a light in their village.
    emily g - USA
  • Oh Lord, please bring peace to the hearts of those who lost family members to persecution. May these attacks only embolden the surviving Christians. Use their boldness to bring others to Christ. Soften the hearts of those who want to harm these Christians. Holy Spirit, bring a great awakening to Mindanao and to all of the Philippines!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, I thank you for the faithfulness of the the Christians in Mindanao in spite of the persecution that they are facing. Continue to give them faith and courage to meet. Please bring mental and spiritual healing and comfort to those who have lost someone through these attacks. Let Christ be magnified as you work in the lives of those there.
    Vicki W - USA
  • 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
    Forrest 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
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