Pakistani children receiving Christmas Care Packs.
Pakistani children receiving Christmas Care Packs.
Jun. 17, 2021 | Pakistan

Christmas Care Pack Strengthens Faith in God

[168] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Anila.

Anila is a young girl who lives with her older sister, mother, and alcoholic father who spends all of the family’s money on his addiction. The family has experienced much emotional trauma because of his alcoholism, and Anila’s mother has attempted suicide. Anila is in the fourth grade, and she has to carry books to school in a sack. She’s also been attending Sunday school through the influence of her neighbor, eager to study Scripture and memorize Bible verses, and she has been praying for Jesus to change her dad’s heart. Recently, Anila received a Christmas Care backpack from VOM workers. She was overjoyed that she no longer had to carry her books to school in a sack, and she was delighted to receive a children’s Bible. Through the Christmas Care pack, Anila’s hope in God has grown. “After receiving the Christmas Care backpack, she now believes that one day her father will be changed by the grace of God and the joy of their family will be restored,” a VOM worker said. Pray that Anila will continue to grow in her faith. Pray for Anila’s father to know Jesus as Lord through his daughter’s example. Pray for him to overcome his addiction, and pray for Anila’s family to find joy and peace in Christ.

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  • Thank Lord for good stories of your grace and mercy for children - you are God and you care and love dearly. We are so grateful for these children for putting smile in their faces and confidence in their hearts that they have a good Father in you.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God, I ask You to BLESS all VOM workers for their care over so many around the world for Christ's sake. By the power of Your Holy Spirit in Anila, may her faith be strengthened and move the hearts of her father and also her mother and sister. God bless her for her faith in Jesus that changes hearts and brings eternal joy.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, thank you for the joy that receiving these packs is bringing to those in Pakistan. I pray for Anila that you will continue to bless her and that she will continue to see your hand working in her life and in her family. Please give her many opportunities for maturity in her faith and understanding of her life in Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Thank you for your minute care for your little one, O Lord. Hold her hand every day as she walks in faith.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that Anila would continue to grow in her faith, and that she would trust Your promises and Your character. May her parents come to know the hope and power of Your gospel as well, and may they find the joy that they seek in You. Give Anila patience to endure and the hope that believes You even in dark circumstances.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, I pray you strengthen and watch over Anila. I pray your Spirit would deal with her father's heart, and he would see that he needs help and that you are that help. I pray for her mother that she would see that you could help her. Save this family. Lord, send the right person to reach them. May your Holy Spirit deal with their hearts.
    polly c - USA
  • What a heavy burden for a young girl. Thank You for providing hope for her. As she reads Your Word, may her faith continue to grow, and be evident to her father in his desperate condition. You alone have the power to deliver him from this addiction, and to restore this family. Show Yourself mighty to save in this situation and in all their lives.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, may this father trade in his alcoholism for Your beauty & everlasting riches! May this family be restored and would YOu speak hope & courage to the dear mother? No more suicidal ideation in Jesus: Name! Grow Anila in Your Word & in her new faith. Draw all the family to You and to Hope. We are believing great things for this family!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    We pray for our precious so sister, Anila. Thank You for her faith and for how You continually reveal Your love for her. May she continue to grow closer and closer to You. We ask that through her faith, that her father would find You and be able to leave behind his addiction. May their entire family be touch by Your grace & peace!
    Madison F - USA
  • Loving heavenly Father, thank you for loving Anila and her family. Continue to work in her life so that she knows and trusts Jesus and the wonderful plans you have for her. Draw the rest of her family and friends to Jesus and save them. Help her dad to overcome his addiction and be the man you created him to be. Thank you for the hope Anila has in you.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Holy Father, continue to bless Anila's faith in You. Bless her family with Your healing of her father's addiction. Take his desire of alcohol away from him, and allow healing for the entire family to happen. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • In the loving name of Yeshua, our heavenly Father. El-Elyon, God Most High, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness of Anila and family. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to teach and minster to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, we bring our young sister Anila to you, asking you to grow her faith. May she become so deeply rooted in you that she can withstand the pain and suffering in her family. We ask for freedom for her father from addiction, and for a heart that is open to Jesus. Please bring this whole family to you, Lord. May she become a leader in your Kingdom.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless Anila and her family. Give her father thoughts, dreams and visions of you. Bring him out of his alcoholism into a loving relationship with you. Bless her mother too and all in her town. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord I pray for Anila that she would continue to grow in the love of Jesus. I pray you would answer this little girls prayer for her dad that he would be changed in Jesus name. That you would restore this family to hope and joy in Jesus through this little girls faith as an example. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear lord please bring an end to this girls father's addiction oh Lord help him to come to Christ and depend on you oh Lord instead of his addiction help him see the light , I pray this girls faith will strengthen as she serves you and reads the word, and above all I pray for love to abound in this families life and receive joy and peace in Christ in j
    Sherry S - USA
  • Thankyou Jesus for Anila's desire to follow You. I ask that You will heal her father of his addiction to alcohol by the power of Your spirit. I pray that Anila & her family will be restored mentally, emotionally, & spiritually by Your abundant Love and Grace. I pray Anilas mother will be delivered from her depression & your hope will fill her heart.
    Tracey B - USA
  • God, we ask for a radical recovery and transformation for Anila's dad! We stand boldly to declare that darkness cannot lay claim to his life and we ask for You to bring people into his life who can share Jesus with boldness and compassion. Deliver Anila's father from this terrible addiction and restore her family completely for Your glory, Lord Jesus!
    Matt B - USA
  • Father God we pray for this family as they share the joy of giving yet suffer for their father and husband. May God's love and mercy be felt by this man in a way he cannot deny the Lord Jesus. May the Holy Spirit fill his heart, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Please Father, This little girl deserves to have her faith rewarded. May she continue to grow in her faith and her love for you. I pray that her father will be deeply touched by her testimony and he he too may come to faith in You and be delivered from the bondage of alcohol addiction.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You provide Anila to continue getting the scriptures and Biblical divine direction. Let hers father be man enough to provide for his family, particularly Anila. Let him shun alcoholism and be converted to become your devout servant to be used to fish the souls of men. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Reuben D - Zimbabwe
  • dear father, i ask that you keep anila close to you always. please hear her prayer and open her father's heart and soul to you and heal him of his addiction, give her mother strength and heal her soul. i thank you for anila's neighbor that encouraged her to go to sunday school and her joy over the care pack she received. please provide for them all
    esther l - Germany
  • Dear Lord Jesus, I Pray that Anila will continue to grow in her FAITH. & for Anila's father to know Jesus as Lord through his daughter's example. I Pray for him to overcome his addiction, and pray for Anila's family to find joy and peace in Christ. Please protect & provide for all of their needs & give them favor in their community to lead people toYOU
    Mary K S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I thank you for providing for Anila & the desire you've given her to learn more of you. Let your light shine through her that even in her everyday tasks, she would be a beautiful example to her family of your hope, peace & love. Deliver her father from addiction and heal her mom. Restore their family & cause them tos serve you together.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I praise and thank you for reaching Anila with the gospel. I also pray for Anila's father to know Jesus as Lord through his daughter's example. Lord, I pray for him to overcome his addiction, and pray for Anila's family to find joy and peace in Christ. You have told us to ASK. I am asking in Jesus' name, amen.
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Father, Please fan the faith of Anila. May her father's alcoholism be bound and may he be free to see your light and receive you. Please heal Anila's mother and give her strength. Please provide for the family in spite of the father's addiction. Thank you for the blessing of the backpack. May all of Anila's family find Jesus and have joy and peace
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father i thank you n VOM for helping Anila may her faith in Jesus grow to be strong , have mercy on her father and deliver him from his sin that the family may be made whole and heal and all be one in Christ thank you for providing a church and sunday school for her and enabling VOM to provide Christmas care packs In Jesus name !
    Dean B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank you so much for Anila and her faith in you. I pray that her faith would continue to grow and heal her father's addiction. I pray that Anila's family would find joy and peace in Christ.
    It is in Your Holy name I pray,
    Amen.
    Marisa M - USA
  • Father, I thank you for your light in Anila's family. I rebuke the spirits of suicide, and of alcoholism and I set Anila's parents free in Jesus Christ Name. Shine Your light into her parents hearts and help her Father to be free indeed from alcohol. I pray that he will play his fatherly roles and Your joy will restored to their home in Jesus Christ Na
    Aderonke A - Nigeria
  • Thank you Father God for providing for these children and putting a ray. Of sunshine in their life, Lord Jesus thou art the children. Friend, you see the struggles. They are enduring tha heartache, do let them know they are not forgotten you love them with an everlasting love, Do change their dads behaviour deal with his heart and change him I pray
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
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