Rev. Polycarp Zongo was released after being held captive for 7 months by terrorists.
Rev. Polycarp Zongo was released after being held captive for 7 months by terrorists.
Aug. 12, 2021 | Nigeria

Pastor Released After Seven Months in Captivity

[171] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Polycarp Zongo.

On Oct. 19, 2020, Reverend Polycarp Zongo was kidnapped by members of the terrorist group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) while traveling from his home in Jos to Gombe for a conference. Within weeks of his abduction, his kidnappers released a video of him, demanding a high ransom for his release. After months of negotiations, however, the terrorist group released the pastor in June, and he is now home with his family after seven months in captivity. Despite the hardships he faced, Reverend Polycarp's faith is strong, and he has spoken in his church since his release. "He still carries the message of hope and doesn't seem to have been deterred from the faith," a VOM worker shared. "Please pray for God's healing, both mind and body, for him as he recuperates from this ordeal."

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  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We thank You that Rev. Polycarp Zongo has been released! We know this was only through You! He has been and will continue to be a shining witness for the Faith! Bless him mightily for his sacrifice. Use what was meant for evil to bring about good. Strength and refresh him in Your Word and Presence!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, we rejoice that this man was released and is now home. Please bring healing emotionally, physically and spiritually. I thank you that his testimony remains strong and I pray that you will use him mightily to be a great encouragement to those that he is in contact with. Please work in the hearts of the terrorists who kidnapped him for salvation.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Thank you for releasing this brother, Lord. Please keep him healing and serving you, Lord. Renew him by your Holy Spirit and turn many to you.
    emily g - USA
  • FAther, thank You for making bare Your mighty arm and releasing our brother Polycarp. Thank You that he has demonstrated the faith of his namesake. Continue to heal his body, mind and spirit from his ordeal, and use his testimony to challenge and comfort others who are undergoing persecution in Nigeria. May his example encourage those of his church.
    Toni D - USA
  • Thank You, God, for rescuing Pastor Polycarp Zongo! Be with him now as he heals and rebuilds strength. You are the LORD who heals us, and Your joy is our strength. All glory to You, Lord Jesus Christ! We love You, Jesus! Amen!
    Sharon H - USA
  • Padre, te pido por la familia de mi hermano Policarpo, que su Fe no falte y que la Iglesia permanezca fiel a ti.
    Amén
    Alex D - Mexico
  • Abba, in the name of JESUS we come before you to give you all the thanks and praise for our brother Polycarp's release from persecution for his faith in CHRIST. May you supply all his needs with the riches that are in CHRIST JESUS because you are a good good Father. May Polycarp continue to bring glory to your name, amein
    Elisheva T - USA
  • Father God, thank you for saving Polycarp's life and preserving him. Please completely heal him physically, mentally and emotionally from his ordeal. Continue to use him powerfully. Continually protect him from fear and anger and unforgiveness. May he continue to inspire and lead others in the faith. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Holy Father, Thank You for the release of brother Zongo. I pray that his time in captivity was a time when Your love was planted into the hearts of everyone he came in contact with. Be with him now as heals, and may his life continue to be a witness to those who need You! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • In the giving name of jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, we praise You for faithfulness of Polycarp as he delights in You and stands for righteousness. As brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for his release, we ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Polycarp Zongo! Thank You for sustaining him through this ordeal. Lord, heal him completely, mind and body and continue to keep his faith strong.
    scott L - USA
  • Father, thank You for Polycarp's release by the terrorist group and reunification with his family. Thank You Polycarp's faith in You is still strong and that his time in captivity has strengthened his resolve to love You and serve others. We ask for complete healing and restoration for Polycarp's spirit, soul and body as he recuperates from the ordeal.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, continue to strengthen my brother and use him to share your Word. I pray for those who captured him that something he has shared to speak to the hearts and that they would see the truth. I pray your Spirit deal with each one of their hearts. Lord, rebuke any fear that your children may be faced with. Help us to remain firm and shine brightly.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, Restore to Pastor Zongo the time that the locusts have eaten away from him! May no weapon formed against ever prosper again, but that no evil will befall him, nor any plague come near his dwelling! May the blood of Jesus cover and restore his mind, soul and body! May these terrorist be brought to justice or turn to Jesus..in His name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, praise You that Pastor Polycarp is back home after his horrific ordeal. We ask You to completely heal him from all the hardships he faced during his captivity and that his faith is strong. May the Holy Spirit comfort and heal and uphold him as he recovers
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear God only You know what Polycarp Zongo has gone through. Thank you for his release and his strong faith. To You be the glory as he is healed in all ways. May his captors know Jesus soon. In His name Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • In the delivering name of Jesus our Lamp and Light, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise Your for faithfulness of Polycarp Zongo and Family. We praise You for his release, and ask for provision, for hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, thank You that Pastor Zongo survived. Help him recover from the trauma he has endured; thank You that his faith is intact. O God, please be near to his church and his family; help them all to grow in love and truth in the midst of the chaos they face. Please keep hope alive in them all. Carry them and grow the church. Change the evil hearts..
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for Pastor Zongo! I pray for him & his church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give the Pastor full trauma recovery; may his faith encourage his members. Bring his extremist kidnappers to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for Polycarp and lift him up to You in Jesus' Name! Please heal him Father in his heart, mind, body and spirit. May he be strengthened in his faith and give glory to you God! Thank you that he continues to share Christ and may many come to know You as a result of his unjust imprisonment. In Jesus' Name!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Thank You for releasing Polycarp and giving him the strength to continue ministering. May he experience Your healing in his body and spirit, and may he use this in every way You intend him to. Please protect him from fear and help him to know Your peace that surpasses understanding, that he will grow in his faith each day as he walks with You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank you Father God for allowing pastor Polycarp Zongo to be released! Please heal his mind and body as he recovers and please heal any remaining trauma or injury he may be experiencing. Please remove all fear from Polycarp and from his family and fill them with hope and trust in You. Please allow Polycarp to continue ministering to his church.
    Sarah H - USA
  • Thank You for this dear pastor's release. Heal him of any injuries or trauma he may have suffered and may his experience serve to deepen his compassion for the lost and deepen his walk in Christ. May his testimony encourage the churches to be courageous in Christ by Your Holy Spirit & know Your grace will carry them through.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Praise You Father for this brothers release. Please continue to heal his mind and body and please comfort, bless, and provide for him and is family. I also pray for this terrorist group to be drawn to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • -WRONG TO HIM !! FATHER TOUCH THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF THE ISWAPS HAVE THEM REPENT AND ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR AND LORD OF THERE LIVES LORD ! IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN!!
    Terrell A - USA
  • - PLEASE ALLOW HIS CONGREGATION TO UNDERSTAND HIS TESTIMONY ! ALLOW HIM NOT SHAKEN UP BY THIS KIDNAPPING !! PLEASE ALLOW REVEREND ZONGO TO STILL BE ON FIRE FOR YOUR WORD !! TO NEVER ALLOW HOPELESSNESS TO EVER ENTER HIS MIND AND SOUL !! BLESS HIS FOOD AND WATER LORD ALLOW HIM TO PROSPER ALWAYS AND FOREVER !! ALLOW HIM TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO DID CAUSED-
    Terrell A - USA
  • HOLY AND PERFECT GOD YOU OUR A HEALER LORD !! THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND KINDNESS !! LORD PLEASE BLESS REVEREND POLYCARP ZONGO !! THANK YOU FOR SETTING HIM FREE FROM ISWAP ! THANK YOU FOR BLESSING HIM WITH YOUR STRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT !! THANK YOU FOR PROTECTION WHILE BEING KIDNAPPED ! LORD THANK YOU FOR BLESSING REVEREND ZONGO WITH YOUR HOPE-
    Terrell A - USA
  • Father you are the God that delivers. We pray for Polycarp Zongo and his family and church family as they praise you. Help him to be restored and strengthened LORD. Give him the strength to spread the gospel even more. We pray for those that took him captive, save them LORD. In Jesus Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
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    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Father, thank you for releasing Polycarp from his captives & returning him home. I pray for his captors, that they may come to know you by his presence. May they be saved. Give Polycarp peace & rest & recovery from this stressful time. Send other believers to support & encourage him. May the name of Jesus be lifted up in Nigeria. Amen.
    SM D - USA
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