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

[163] prayers in [13] 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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  • 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
  • Father God, thank You for the strong faith & testimony of Rev. Polycarp. I pray for his healing in mind & body as he recovers after 7 months in captivity. Give him many opportunities to encourage other believers, strengthen others' faith, & be a witness to those who don't know Christ as Savior. May You be glorified in Nigerian Church. In Jesus. Amen.
    Marlyne P - USA
  • Loving Father I pray for peace, restoration and joy for Polycarp Zango. I pray that he has a loving community that will help him through the trauma of his kidnapping. I pray that he is a source of inspiration for the people in his life. God Bless Polycarp and his family.
    Paul K - USA
  • Thank You for Your presence sustaining Rev. Zongo through his time in captivity! Thank You that his faith is still strong. I ask that through his suffering You will open a door for him to bear witness to Your goodness through the fire. I ask that many will come to trust You through His faithfulness and his message of Your faithfulness. Give hope.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father God, thank you for this Pastor's release and his faith. Please grant him complete healing and restoration for his mind, body and soul. Lord, I ask that you continue to shine the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Nigeria and draw many to faith. I pray for the safety and welfare of Your people. Help them to stand strong for Jesus.Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I thank you that Reverend Polycarp Zongo overcomes by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of his testimony! May his mind be renewed and his faith arise as Your supernatural peace reigns in his heart and mind!
    Deborah N - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Polycarp Zongo and family. We praise You for his release, for provision for them, a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them as they hope in Jesus. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you Lord for delivering Polycarp from his captures and returning him safely home. I thank you that for inparting in him unshakable faith and giving him the desire to trust you regardless of circumstances. May he continue to be a light in his village and may others accept salvation through the testimony of your goodness in his life.
    Orpha G - USA
  • Lord bring deep healing, growth & strength to Polycarp Increase his passion for You & Your Word, give him opportunities to witness & see You use all he endured. Let him be a shining light and also give him deep rest and bless his family and protect them physically & spiritually. Give him even more gratitude & hope in Jesus' name.
    Melissa S - USA
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