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

[258] 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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  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Rahila & her children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May these children be able to safely return to school. May her aging dad's needs & his family's needs also be met, spiritual as well as material. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for Rahila and her amazing faith in you. Make haste to help Lord! Comfort her and her family with Your peace. Bless her and may she give it all to you especially in times of suffering and loss. In Your mighty name I pray.
    Saba S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for Rahila. Thank you for helping them escape to safety. Provide for her and her children. Comfort and heal them from the grief and horror of having her husband and their father murdered. Provide a good school for her children and the funds for them to study.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord I pray that the children will be able to return to school and learn. I pray for Your provision to be over them and for strength for Rahila as she takes care of her children. I pray for Your comfort as she grieves the loss of her husband and as she heals from that. I pray for her children to continue seeking You and trust You as they grow up.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, you see the heartache and the difficulty that Rahila and her children have had to face. You know her needs and I do thank you that she had a place to go. Please continue to meet her needs and to give her peace and confidence that you are there and that you will provide. Please bring healing emotionally as well as spiritually. Save her family.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thankyou for Rahila & her children who belong to You through faith in your Son Jesus Christ. For reasons we don't understand You allowed her husband to be martyred but we know that You have a plan & purpose in all that happens to your children. I pray that this family will be blessed & filled with love, peace & joy of the Holy Spirit
    Tracey B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We ask that You would rain down Your strength, Your love, Your peace and comfort on our sister, Rahila and her children. They have suffered so much for Your name's sake! Guide them and cover them with Your wings of protection! Meet their needs in every way. Let them know that they are never alone!
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord, why has the evil one blinded so much that honor means killing your own brother. Lord, you working those around this brother that he and his family will know hope and true honor of worshiping the God of the Universe. Uphold his dear family including Rahila's disabled father. Amen.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Father, Rahila and her children have suffered the loss of Ibrahim for you. Bless them. We know you are the God who provides, so we beg you to provide for Rahila and her children. Guide her to find housing and work that will sustain them. Thank you for her father's family that took them him. Bless them and may there be harmony among the family.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Let peace rule your heart. Praying for you.
    This Scripture goes on to say, "You will be guarded by God Himself. You will be safe when you leave your home and safely you will return. He will protect you now, and He'll protect you forevermore!" (Psalm 121:8)

    Praying for you, God grace will forever go with you
    Arly F - USA
  • You are indeed a Husband to the widow and a Father to the fatherless, and we trust You to meet their needs. We pray especially for the children who may or may not know You as Savior. We ask You to heal their broken hearts at the loss of their father, their education, the life they knew. Deliver them from fear and bitterness, and restore hope to all.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, We lift up your precious daughter, Rahila, and her children to you in the Name o Jesus. We ask that You provide the incomeprovisions for her family as you say in Your Word you will do by providing our needs according to Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus! Please bless her in every way, uplift her and her children!! Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Loving Father, please show how close you are to Rahila and the children in a very real way. Be the protecting and providing husband and father that they need right now. Help them to find a place to stay, work to sustain them, and schooling for the children. May they fully trust Jesus to give the courage and strength, wisdom and guidance for each day.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • 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
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