Islamists sieged the town of Palma, burning homes and vehicles, and killing many.
Islamists sieged the town of Palma, burning homes and vehicles, and killing many.
Apr. 22, 2021 | Mozambique

Christian Persecution Especially Severe as Militants Continue Assault in Cabo Delgado

[196] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.

Islamist insurgents recently led a three-day siege that left several people dead, hundreds trapped and many missing. In March, hundreds of al-Shabab attackers entered Palma completely unannounced, entering houses and killing whomever they found. While many were affected by the violence, the situation for Christians was especially severe, as the Islamists brutally murder those who cannot quote from the Quran and/or give explanation to the tenets of Islam. This attack is the latest in a years-long conflict as the Islamic insurgents seek to establish a caliphate governed by Sharia law, and it may signal a shift in the intensity of the violence. “This recent attack reflects another level of escalation in what is going on,” said the VOM field leader for the region. “It really emboldens them to do even more.” Pray for our brothers and sisters in Mozambique who are suffering at the hands of radical Muslims. Pray for strength, comfort and protection as they bear witness to Christ amid the violence.

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  • As persecution grows, so may the faith and courage of your children grow. May they be assured of Jesus presence with them and his delight in them. Give them supernatural strength and joy.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord Jesus, we know Your heart is grieved over the suffering of Your servants in Mozambique. As we weep with those who weep, we trust You to give them beauty for ashes and the oil of joy in their sorrow. Father, strengthen their hearts and their faith with assurance from Your Word and the presence of Your Spirit. Your kingdom and will be done!
    Gina A - USA
  • Father thank You for Christians in Mozambique. Please protect them from these horrible attacks. I pray that these attacks would cease. Please send Your angels to help them. I pray that there would be strength comfort and protection as they bear witness to You. Have mercy. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, you see the bloodshed and intense suffering your people are experiencing in Mozambique. Please help them and show yourself strong on their behalf. Please minister to those who have suffered much loss and have much pain. You hear their cries. You are there. Please bring peace to this region and give believers wisdom in this time.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, we pray 4 wisdom & great strength for those who are called by Your Name. May your people have courage like David & do great exploits through Your Spirit. Are You not the same yesterday, today and forever? You are I AM. You are the God of Elijah, Deborah, Esther, Daniel and many others. Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in Moz.
    Adele W - South Africa
  • Dear Lord, please comfort, strengthen and protect Your people, who are called by Your name. Thank you that You are the God who sees and hears. May Your children be assured of that. And open the hearts and minds of the persecutors to be humbled and bow before you and drop their weapons in repentance and submission to You.
    Mary K - USA
  • Father give grace to your people give them strength and the assurance that you are with them. Comfort and keep them cause them to shine with the light of your Glory.
    I pray that they turn the hearts of many unto you. Praise your holy name Lord Jesus you are faithful and true.
    Tom L - USA
  • Father God - I pray for the people of Mozambique. I ask You to protect by Your Almighty hand those who have called upon the name of Jesus, and I ask You to bring to repentance and salvation those who are bound for hell because they have not. Please quell the violence in the country and minister to those who have been attacked or lost family members.
    Jan H - USA
  • Lord I pray for these Christians in Mozambique who are suffering at the hands of Islamic extremists. Please protect them and help them. Encourage them and strengthen them. Please lead them to a safe place. Send angels to them. Keep them under the shadow of your wings. Have mercy and return Jesus to us to stop this carnage. In your name I pray, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Heavenly Lord
    Be with Your children! Be with all those affected by this terrible violence! Give strength, faith & love beyond all human understanding. Help them to love their enemies, to be a powerful light to the Truth. Convict the hearts of the attackers; may they find You. Comfort those who have lost loved ones & seen the evil. Be with them always!
    Madison F - 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 attacked believers in Mozambique. 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
  • Father, I place all believers in Mozambique in your hands. I pray you would move on their behalf. Lord, we know that persecution is going to come to your children. Strengthen your children, speak to the hearts of those doing this. Pour out upon your children a Spirit of boldness, peace, rebuke fear, comfort them, wrap your arms around them.
    polly c - USA
  • Father God, please intervene in the live of our Christian brothers and sisters in Mozambique. Do a mighty work in the minds and hearts of the radical Islamists so that they may know Jesus Christ and His salvation. Holy Spirit, please draw many into the kingdom and Christ and spread the gospel powerfully throughout this area. I pray that many would be s
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray that You would comfort Your people who are suffering in Mozambique. May they be protected as they seek new homes and try to rebuild, and may they know the physical and emotional healing that only You can provide. May they continue to proclaim You faithfully and cling to the hope of heaven, and Your soon return.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Yes Father I stand in agreement with these prayers that my sistersbrothers feel & experience YOur mighty Father hand over them, protecting, nurturing, guiding. May they remember You will never forsake them, and may their faith grow rock solid in Your Word & the encouragement of others. We lift up the radicals that they may turn to You in Jesus' N.
    Lisa T - 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 attacked believers in Mozambique. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I lift up these brothers and sisters who are facing severe persecution for their faith. God make your presence real in them as they walk in the confusion of chaos. Provide comfort, protection and provision. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father I pray that my brothers and sister in Mozambique would have strength and peace that can only come from you. I pray that they would not fear for their temporal lives and that they would embrace Paul's attitude that to live is Christ and to die is gain. I pray this embrace would be filled with joy as they are counted worthy to suffer for Jesus.
    Landen R - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to protect those in the Palma area of Mozambique. With violence increasing, please give them strength and comfort to deal with their situation. Please help them trust You and look to You for direction in this scary time. And, we ask that the violence would stop and that these radical Muslims would leave their area.
    Christa B - USA
  • Dear Lord, We thank you that those martyred in Palma are now with you in Paradise. Please bless & strengthen our brothers & sisters in Mozambique. Protect them. Please give them a supernaturally strong sense of your love and presence with them.
    Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, may your faithful servants bear witness to Christ because "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand". May the oppressors kneel before you because your "kindness leads to repentance". May peace be restored because your will is done.
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • So, Father in Heaven and on Earth in Mozambique, They need strength, comfort and protection as our brothers and sisters bear witness to Christ amid the violence. Help oh Lord. Help.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Father God, may the thoughts of murderous militants be plagued continuously by their own acts until they relent. Please comfort and direct those who have been hurt and are grieving in Cabo Delgado. Give them rest for their souls and provide their every need in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Help them to sense Your presence and love.
    Kathy G - USA
  • OLord, we lift up your saints in Palma. Protect them from the evil of islam. May it have no power, in Jesus Name. Make these raiders weak and ineffective in their attacks. Frustrate their efforts. Empower your people. Provide for them, body, mind, & soul. Find the missing, and heal the injured & sick. May your name be glorified in Mozambique. For Jesus
    SM D - USA
  • Dear Father, comfort your people. Bring healing and strength and hope to those who have experienced such violence against them and their loved ones. May your gentle spirit envelope them in your love. Father, speak to the Islamists who are committing these acts. Stop them in their tracks, oh dear Lord, and show them the true Way in your Son. Thank you.
    gail o - USA
  • Father, this suffering is impossible to imagine. The hatred that Satan has demonstrated is horrible, but God, you are rich in mercy and Grace. You give strength to the weary and hope to the helpless. Strengthen your Church in the midst of this grief and suffering. Give your children peace and boldness to share the love of Christ to all.
    Linda B - USA
  • Protect our brothers and sisters who are suffering and give the comfort and strength and courage.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Holy Father, watch over Your children as they face persecution. Confuse the enemy. Bring Your light into this place of darkness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father we continue to praise You for the work that You are doing in Mozambique and ask for continued power guidance & provision in the face of such brutality continue to lead Your Children in Your Grace and Mercy ad use them to turn the hearts of the people to You
    Dennie L - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for great faith of Mozambique attacked Christians. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
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