Yao church planters walking to a church building.
Yao church planters walking to a church building.
May. 06, 2021 | Malawi

Opposition Increasing as Many Muslims are Turning to Christ

[202] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Christians facing heightened opposition.

Muslims in Malawi are staging rallies and making threats as many are placing faith in Christ. A front-line worker said, “We have seen an unusual move of the Holy Spirit as Muslims are putting their trust in Christ in large numbers.” In response, Muslim groups throughout Malawi are mobilizing to convince those who have converted to Christianity to return to Islam, and they are threatening new believers to choose between following Christ or being killed. “They have declared this a fight, and they are asking every Muslim to take this seriously because their territory has been invaded by Christianity,” the front-line worker shared. Amid this opposition, believers in Malawi are standing firm in Christ. “I am not afraid at all. The fire of the gospel has been lit in the Yao Land, and no gates of hell will stop it,” the worker said. Pray for wisdom and boldness for these believers as they face increased hostility from those who wish to silence their witness for Christ. Pray that this movement of God will continue and many more Muslims will place their trust in Christ.

Write your own prayer for Christians facing heightened opposition

  • Dear Jesus, thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to Malawi. Give wisdom and discernment and courage to Your people. Send dreams and visions to Muslim. Open their eyes as you did for Saul that more Pauls may be present to evangelize. Bind the Enemy who comes to kill, steal and destroy. Shelter and protect the Christians and their families.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for the fires of persecution that make our brothers and sisters strong; thank You also that their persecutors can threaten them with nothing greater than an entrance into Your presence at last! Father, we trust You to give them strength, patience in endurance, and provision in this trial. Shelter them in Your mighty arms.
    Gina A - USA
  • Father may this movement continue to grow and even accelerate. Please set the captives free. Help these converts to be bold and wise in their witness.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • I pray for the Muslims in Malawi to continue receiving Jesus Christ as their Savior,I pray for strength and courage for the new Christians and the Malawi missionaries. This I pray
    Vivian R - USA
  • I pray pray in Jesus name that all Cristians in Malawi Will be strengthen by the holy spirit.
    That they will have the opportunity to share the gospel to muslims and wisdom while they are sharing.
    I pray that God will open and prepare the hearts of the persecuters so when the gospel is shared to them they will receive and become followers of Jesus.
    Sara M - France
  • Thank You for how You are moving among the Yao people. We ask for Your provision, sustaining grace and continued courage among them to resist the temptation to return to Islam. May they return good for evil and thus demonstrate the transforming power of the gospel. Grant them great wisdom and empowering as they witness to their families and neighbors.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father thank You for the witness and boldness of Malawi believers. I thank You that You are with them and protecting them. Please surround them with Your angels and empower them with Your Holy Spirit. I pray that they would find their strength and joy in You. In Yeshua's Name. Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, it is so good to hear of those who are coming to Christ and of their firm stand in Christ. Bless them with every spiritual blessing and continue to give them strength and confidence in Christ, knowing firmly who they believe and trust in. I pray that you will continue to draw many more Muslims to Christ. You will do it.
    Vicki W - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for
    faithfulness and deliverance of Malawi believers in Jesus. We praise You for their eagerness to serve. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister and encourage them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord thank you for the faith of these believers in Malawi. Keep them strong, faithful and bold in the face of persecution. May their faith be the fire that spreads your message so many will turn to Christ. In his name. Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Dear Lord, We thank you for our precious brothers and sisters in Malawi and praise you for all who have come to know and love you. Thank you for their faith and faithfulness. Keep them safe. Bless their persecutors, please, with dreams and visions of you, that they too will come to know them. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord we praise you that your Kingdom is advancing in Malawi. Please bind the powers of Satan in this area as he tries to blind eyes to your truth. May the new believers there take up spiritual armor and be made strong in your Spirit to withstand attack. Protect them, and may your Word continue to spread in power. Pour out your Spirit on this land Lord!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Holy Yeshua, Please neutralize the strong opposition going on in Lao between the muslims and christians right now and may the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit reach both sides so as to be able to coexist and also communicate in ways where your holy name would be lifted up and glorified amongst the Lao land, IJN-Amen.
    Michelle T - USA
  • Lord God, I thank you that the gospel of Jesus is being spread throughout Malawi. Please continue to shine your light there and draw many to faith in Jesus. I pray that you will protect the believers in Malawi and keep them safely in your care. Give them boldness and wisdom and strengthen their faith during this time of persecution. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the omnipotent name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Malawi believers as they chose to serve living God. 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
  • My Lord and theirs, thank you, and give your power through Your Spirit to speak with conviction, to endure with perseverance, to look to you day-by-day for what is needed THAT day. And may I and we do the same. Precious Lord, thank you. Amen.
    Gustav J - USA
  • OLORD, how exciting to see the faith of these believers! Bring joy to them thru your word & workers. Bind & blind evil to your work. Open hearts to your Son, Jesus. May His Name be glorified in every corner of the Yao Land. Multiply & strengthen your saints. Prepare them for your great coming. We long for you. Come quickly, dear Lord.Gather your church
    SM D - USA
  • Father, I pray for wisdom and boldness for these believers as they face increased hostility from those who wish to silence their witness for Christ. I pray that this movement of God will continue and many more Muslims will place their trust in Christ. Give them courage and strength to endure and remain strong in their faith.
    Betty D - USA
  • Holy Father, increase Your children's love for You, strengthen them as they face increasing threats. May their faithfulness to You be a light that draws those in darkness to Your light. Grant them wisdom and boldness as Your word is spreading amongst them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God, please bring wisdom to the minds of all people that if your religion is "true," you don't need to threaten! Christ is saving millions by the power of the gospel and the reality of His being. We praise You! Help the believers in Malawi and strengthen them in Christ. We know as the harvest grows, so do the "tares," but Christ will prevail!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father I lift to you all the Muslims who you have enlighten and given faith to trust Christ as their savior. Please protect them from the Muslims who are threatening to kill them if they don't return back to Islam. I pray for wisdom and boldness for these believers as they face increase hostilities from those who want to silence their witness to Christ
    Isaac M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we praise You for bold and steadfast believers in Malawi who will not be intimidated to reject Jesus, despite death threats and all manner of persecution. Draw these Muslims with the intent to harm and kill unto Yourself, Lord Jesus, and grant them grace to turn to You and protect many from harm andor death in the Yao Land, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Lord I pray for boldness and wisdom for my Malawi brothers and sisters that they may be effective witnesses to all around them. Grant favor with those who oppose You. Send your Holy Spirit to soften their hearts to receive your Truth. Unify the believers in firm faith and commitment to trust and follow You no matter the cost, for you are worth it.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Thank you Lord for this movement amongst the Muslims. May they stay strong in them midst of threats against their lives. May your Spirit move mighty through Malawi and continue to draw many more to you. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for opening eyes to see and ears to perceive the good news and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Give believers in Malawi sustaining faith that brings conviction to even their persecutors. May they be so satisfied in You that You are glorified in them. Help them to trust in you while You make their paths straight. Amen
    Tammie J - USA
  • Lord, Let them be convinced that , that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate them from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Alex L - Jamaica
  • Lord, Let them be protected by you because you are the ultimate refuge from every storm. Let them not grow weary and continue their good work. Let them be guided by your angels lest they hit their feet on stones. Give them courage and remind them that with you, they are more than conquerors.
    Alex L - Jamaica
  • Lord God, I pray for those in Malawi right now as they go through untold persecution and are struggling. I ask that you who even sees the things that happen in the quiet, that sees even the things that happen in the dark will look upon them. I ask that you would send them a fresh burning of the Holy Spirit, give them strength and be their strong tower.
    Alex L - Jamaica
  • Father I'm asking for these Christians in Malawi that you would hold them tightly and keep them firm in the faith in the midst of persecution by these Muslims. I pray that the gospel will spread in this land like a wildfire and I pray that many Muslims would all the more turn their hearts to you and receive salvation in Jesus. In his name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Jesus, thank You for the power of Your Holy Spirit working in Malawi. Please continue to move people to receive Your salvation. Please change the hearts of Your enemies and bring them into Your salvation too. Give Your people courage in the face of persecution, and Your great love for their persecutors.
    Elizabeth M - USA
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