Rahila's husband was killed by his brother for his faith in Christ. She and her children fled after threats were made against her life as well.
Rahila's husband was killed by his brother for his faith in Christ. She and her children fled after threats were made against her life as well.
Aug. 26, 2021 | Niger

Widowed Mother of Six Rebuilding Life After Husband's Martyrdom

[245] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Rahila.

Rahila and Ibrahim met in Niger when Ibrahim began attending Rahila's church. Ibrahim had grown up in a Muslim home, but he heard the gospel while working in Niger, and he started attending church. Ibrahim and Rahila eventually married, and after the birth of four children, they felt called to return to Nigeria where they had two more children. Ibrahim's family were shamed by his Christian faith, and Ibrahim's brother eventually killed him to restore honor to the family. The brother then told Rahila that his remaining task was to kill her and the children for their faith as well. Rahila fled with her children to Tahoua, Niger, where she is currently staying in a small two-bedroom home with her elderly disabled father and his family. Pray that Rahila and her children's needs will be met. Pray they can find adequate housing, that Rahila will be able to provide for her family, and that the children will be able to return to school.

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  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Rahila and family. We ask for provision, for a house, that they not be deceived, a hedge of protection be upon them, and angels directly from heaven minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God, thank You for Rashida and Ibrahim's faith in You. Please meet all the daily needs of Rahila and her children, and protect them from harm. Please give them the perfect home. Please bless Rahila to be able to provide for her family, and the children to return to school. Save
    Ibrahim's brother. Thank You! In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Lord, we bring Rahilla and her family to you today. Father they have suffered so much for YOUR NAME but are continuing in the faith. Please continue to minister to this family as they grieve the death of a husband and father, and seek You in rebuilding their lives. May Your mercy and compassion enable them to find hope in their daily lives.
    Rebecca L - USA
  • Dearest and most Precious Lord, hear and answer the prayers of your saints for this Christian family and bless them and all who assist them. May your name be Glorified in this situation. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Oh Jesus I pray for Rahila and her children! Show them your love and care as the perfect husband and Father to them! That they would know by experience that You are the True God- that you see them, love them and provide for them. Strengthen their faith- give this family a powerful legacy of faith.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Heavenly Father will you please provide all that Rahila and her family need and give them power in Holy Spirit to live the abundant life in spite of evil persecution? Will you use the family to bring many to faith in Jesus Christ? Amen.
    Kurt G - USA
  • Father God it is better trust in you than to have confidence in men. You are the God of Rahila and her family - the same God who delivered Daniel from lions. You are the same God who is able to deliver Rahila from the snare of the fowler and from lack. You are the husband to widows; reveal yourself as God their provider. Help them Lord.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • In the marvelous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness of Rahila and family. We ask that they might know height and depth of Your love, a hedge of protection be upon them and angels directly from heaven minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • LORD GOD, You are the GOD who sees and the GOD who provides. Please provide for Rahila and her children. Please comfort and protect them from harm. Help them stay strong in their faith amidst hardship. Please open doors for the children to return to school. Send others to encourage them. Please bring a great awakening to Ibrahim's Muslim family.
    Karen M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Ibrahim and Rahila and their willingness to follow You despite facing death from their own relatives. I pray that You would strengthen Rahila's faith and that all of her and her children's needs would be met. May they find adequate housing, may Rahila be able to provide for her family, and may the children return to school.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father help Rahila to keep her eyes fixed on Jesus, to trust him for all her needs and to know his eternal life.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, comfort Rahila and her family in the loss of Ibrahim. Watch over them as they have many needs for life, housing, work and schooling for the children. We ask You to provide for this widow and her children and be a husband and father to them. Keep her faith strong in You and continue to mature her and lead her children to You. May she have hope.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father I lift up Rahila as she seeks to find shelter and provision for her children. Lord surround her with you love and the love of the church. Bring comfort and peace to this family as they walk through this difficult time. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, my heart breaks for the loss this precious family is going through. Thank you for the assurance that Ibrahim is with You now and they will see him again in heaven and will greatly rejoice! Please honor their faith in you and be their provision, strength, and courage knowing their reward in heaven is great! Help them to be able to forgive.
    Laurie W - USA
  • Almighty God, may your Holy Spirit speak peace and hope to Rahila and her dear family. We pray you will provide the necessities of life for her and her family and that the children will be able to attend school. may her faith grow and her life be a living testimony of Jesus and His love for the lost. Convert Ibrahim's family's hearts. Amen Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Blessed Father of Heavens Army, May you surround Rahila and her children from all harm , may you surround them with your Holly angels and bless them with provision.
    In Jesus name we ask for your help, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Father in heaven, Remind Rahila that you see her and know her circumstances. Give her peace and direction as she looks to you for what to do next. Let her know that you are pleased with her faith. Comfort her heart by your sweet Spirit Lord and keep her children from bitterness against their enemies. In Jesus name, Amen
    Nathaniel G - USA
  • Holy Father, proved for Rahila, and her children, as only You can. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God, I praise you that Ibrahim is safe in your eternal kingdom, because he believed in JESUS. Convict his brother of his great sin. Please comfort the hearts of Rahila and her children in their loss of Ibrahim. Give her great friends in JESUS who can bring spiritual relief and help to her and her family. Thank you Father in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father you are able to provide all Rahila needs,more than she can ask or think. Continue to be wit her and her family during their time of trouble. Help her to keep fighting to the good fight of faith, I pray that adversity will not draw her from your presence and she will continue to lean on you. Keep her spirit, soul, mind, and body .IJN
    Victoria L - USA
  • Father we pray for Rahila today, provide for each need Lord. Provide for her children, make a way for them to attend school. Provide the funds for school and food and shelter. Strengthen Rahila's faith, help her to be a witness of your provision in her life. Protect this family Lord and grant justice today. Have mercy on them, in Jesus name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Thank for Rahila's life and keep her and her family safe with adequate housing, food, water, and other necessaries that she needs and that her children will return to school.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thank you for your delivering power and protection for this family. Please send conviction in the lives of their attackers and bring peace to this region and supply all the needs spiritual and physical in Jesus name amen.
    David A - USA
  • Oh Lord may your will be done and bring your abounding love into their lives amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father, remember the suffering of your daughter Rahila and protect her and her family from her in-laws that would do violence to them. Provide for her children, father, and herself abundantly. Call the Church to her to provide materially and with support emotionally. How long will our brothers and sisters in this area suffer? Arise and save them, Lord!
    Brad H - USA
  • Father please protect this precious family, I pray not harm will come to them and you will provide all their needs through Christ Jesus .........Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • Father God,
    You said that precious is the blood of Your saints! Thank You for Ibrahim's strong faith that He gave his life for You! Please meet Rahila's and her children's needs. Meet their housing needs, and help Rahila provide for her family. Help her children to return to school. Bring Ibrahim's brother to repentance and salvation. In Jesus
    Debbie D - USA
  • In the giving name of jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, we praise You for faithfulness of Rahila and family as they delight in You and stand for righteousness. As brothers and sisters in Christ we ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to her and family. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father in heaven, I bring Rahila and her family before Your throne of Grace. Please heal them of the trauma of losing husband and father. Keep them safe and provide for all their needs. May her faith be strong in the Power of Your Word and may she know Your Presence every moment. May many come to You because of her testimony. In Jesus Name I ask.
    Mary B - USA
  • Dear God this family needs your help so much. Thank you that you are able to help them. Please keep them safe and let justice come too that man who took his brothers life. Please help him to see that Jesus is the truth. Please provide financially in a mighty way also provide lots of joy and peace and help the kids back to school in Jesus name amen
    Sierra H - USA
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