Samina Azeem awaits yet another surgery on her foot to correct injuries she sustained when a suicide bomber attacked her church in 2013.
Samina Azeem awaits yet another surgery on her foot to correct injuries she sustained when a suicide bomber attacked her church in 2013.
Apr. 15, 2021 | Pakistan

Christians Injured in 2013 Peshawar Bombing Still Recovering

[255] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Samina Azeem and Aqeel Arif.

Two Christians who were among the 150 injured in the 2013 suicide bomb attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar are still recovering. Aqeel Arif’s left leg was injured in the blast, and doctors later had to amputate his leg due to subsequent infection. Although he remains strong in his faith, Aqeel is struggling with his new, limited life. Samina Azeem, who suffered shrapnel injuries to her legs and feet, is still struggling to walk, even after several surgeries. Her latest surgery, which took place in March, likely won’t be her last. Pray for Aqeel, Samina and others injured in the blast who are still recovering. Pray for them to be encouraged through their church, the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit. Pray for continued healing and restoration of their lives.

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  • Thank you JESUS for the lives of these your children, may your name be glorified forever LORD in their lives, Father may you stretch your healing hands on them and make them whole again and may you oh LORD see them through all their challenges in every day live, thank you gracious LORD! Thank you King of glory, thank you Ancient of days in JESUS name
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Father, bless these 2 who still suffer from the brutality of those who hate You. Thank You for what You have already done for Aqeel and Samina. Strengthen and encourage them through their church, the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit. Provide strength and healing, grant them peace and the assurance of Your delight in them. Continue to heal, restore them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we ask for Your healing power upon our brothers and sisters, plus a deepening awareness of Your presence as they navigate through all of the difficulties of recovery. Help them, Lord, to draw strength from Your promises and to embrace the fellowship of Your suffering for the joy of Your reward. We are blessed to be in the Body with them!
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear Lord, We lift up Aqeel, Samina and other injured believers. We ask for strong medical care and healing, please Lord. And we pray that you will bless them with increasingly strong faith and faithfulness. May they know how deeply you love them and are with them. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Dear Lord God, if You can find it in Your heart, allow a full recovery of Samina & Aqueel. Their minds and spirit may be a little low at times, but with Your Holy Spirit, you can keep them encourage in spite of their injuries. Touch those that are connected to them to give them encouraging words as well as the finances to keep them going. In Jesus name
    Samuel W - USA
  • Lord, Let us not forget those who have suffered the past, as we read new stories. Let us be faithful in remembering them. We lift up these who are mentioned, as well as others and pray your healing hand upon them as they struggle to get on with their lives. Protect and provide for their every need. May the persecution end soon.
    Martha T - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who Sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ we honor You for faithfulness of Samina and Aqeel. We ask for provision for them , a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    We lift up to You Samina, Aqeel & all our brothers and sisters in Christ who are still recovering from that bombing. Encourage them with the knowledge that every trial we endure has a eternal reason that will bring heavenly joy. Help them as they faces the limitations, surgeries and pain. Bless them mightily for their faith! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, how the enemy is moving. Your children need your strength. Lord, touch these who have suffered so greatly due to this bombing. Heal them physically, strengthen them spiritually, rebuke fear, help them forgive and dwell in your peace. Touch them, open the eyes on those who are blind. Move Father, restore, your will be done.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I lift up Samina and Aqeel and ask that You would give them strength to endure in the midst of physical suffering. May they trust You even as the future is unknown and difficult, and may they have the supernatural joy that comes through Your Spirit. Please give those around them wisdom to comfort and bless these suffering believers.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of peace as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your Word. We praise You for faithfulness of Samina Azeem and Aqeel Arif. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, help these faithful heal from the physical and emotional scars and keep their faith strong, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Samina and Aqeel. Please heal their bodies and take away their pain. I pray they would be encouraged on their discouraging days. Give them comfort and peace. Help them focus on the things unseen, not on things that are seen. We thank you for your son Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross. Amen
    Heather O - USA
  • dear father, i thank you for the continuing strength you are giving to our injured brothers and sisters.
    i ask that your love and guidance will always be with them and that you may meat all their spititual and financial needs as they continue to recover. please keep them safe and close, father.
    in jesus name , amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Father God, please comfort Samina and Aqueel as they endure pain and more surgery from their injuries. Please encourage their hearts to know You will restore what has been stolen. Convict those who abuse and kill Your people that they will face judgment if they don't repent and turn to Jesus. Protect Your people in Pakistan dear Lord.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for Samina & Aqeel. Bring healing & make them whole again. Strengthen them with your Spirit. May Aqeel see a way to live with his limitations. Encourage them. Take all anger & remorse from them. Bring your joy to this situation, as only you can. Give them your peace. May those who caused the bombing be redeemed. We praise your name.
    SM D - USA
  • Help these believers heal with your grace and be there for them in their time of need and surgeries. Help them with their financial needs.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Holy Father, bless Samina Azeem and Aqeel Arif as they and others continue to suffer with their injuries. Bring healing to their bodies and their hearts. Let their faithfulness be a light to those in darkness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We intercede for those who are continually reminded of the suicide bomb attack on their church. By Your Power, please heal those with remaining physical ailments and where there are emotional scars, grant them peace and hope. Strengthen the church to continue to be strong in Jesus, and let their lives shine for Him. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for great faith of Samina Azeem and Aqeel Arif. We ask complete healing, for a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thankyou for the faithfulness of these believers , I pray for continued healing for those still recovering from their injuries and I pray they will continue to forgive those that hurt them in Jesus's name .Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • God, thank you for the faith of these believers. Please continue to sustain them through such hardships. Use them as a great testimony in their villages, Lord. Grant that we would all endure hardship with such gladness.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord, please heal Aqeel & Samina. Help all those who've been injured to recover quickly & completely. May they be encouraged by their church, the Word, & the Holy Spirit. Strengthen their faith & comfort them in the healing process. Provide all they need in order to recover. May they not lose their hope & confidence in You, but keep trusting in You.
    Chiara F - South Africa
  • Thankyou Father for these precious lives. Thankyou Lord for healing and restoration. Please take care of Your children Lord, and meet their needs. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Shawana B - USA
  • Father May you continue to give strength, courage and hope to those who are still suffering from their injuries. Give the doctors knowledge and continue to heal Samina and Aqeel.
    Eleanor M - USA
  • Lord, encourage these brothers and sisters with your presence. Remind them of your goodness and bring them healing and hope.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Thank you Lord God for the powerful examples of Samina Azeem and Aqueel Arif who were injured in the attack on their church. Please continue to heal their bodies, their minds and their souls completely as they recover. Please fill their hearts with forgiveness and remove all bitterness as they trust in You and Your perfect ways. In Jesus Name Amen
    Sarah H - USA
  • Yahweh,
    Thanks for saving Aqeel and Samina's Life. Thanks for saving so many more. You are our provider and protector. I pray that you will help them recover completely from their injuries. Father, I pray you will continue to comfort them as the reflect on how much their lives will change. I pray they will sense your presence and remain faithful to u.
    Kevin W - USA
  • Father i pray for my brother n sister in Christ still recovering from their bombing injuries after so many yrs. Lord give them continued endurance to overcome and support from the body of Christ please provide continued needed medical care and your peace that surpasses all understanding may they be witnesses for Christ in their suffering in Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Father God I lift up these injured in Pakistan. Please encourage them by the power of Your word and Spirit. Please give wisdom to their Dr's and bring supernatural healing that would be a testimony to those around them. I pray many would know You because of their steadfast faithfulness and bold testimony of Your peace. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Beth G - USA
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