Religious extremists attacked this church, destroying equipment and burning 400 Bibles.
Religious extremists attacked this church, destroying equipment and burning 400 Bibles.
Dec. 30, 2021 | Burkina Faso

Church Destroyed, 400 Bibles Burned

[196] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Christians in Obiri village.

Christians in the village of Obiri seek to rebuild their church after it was destroyed in a recent attack. Religious extremists tore down the church walls, ruined a generator and sound equipment and burned 400 Bibles. Attacks against Christians have increased dramatically in this region of Burkina Faso over the past few years, and Bible distribution is difficult amid security risks and literacy issues. Pray that these believers remain steadfast in their faith as they recover from the attack, and pray that God will provide a new place for them to gather together for fellowship and worship. Pray also that their attackers will find faith in Christ.

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  • Father do pity those heathen if only they know Jesus they would be different,Lord do strengthened Christians and help them to be bold, and not be intimidated by the enemy, do provide refuge for them where they can worship in peace, Do touch the heart of those ignorant and let the gospel light shine thru nd bring them to salvation, do father forgive
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, I thank you that the enemy can destroy church buildings and bibles, but he can never take away the souls of your children. Keep this church strong and trusting and let them see you move mightily on their behalf as you are faithful. And work in the hearts of the attackers that those lost will be found. You are faithful.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, I pray for this congregation, my brothers and sisters who have suffered the loss of their church. You provided the Bibles and equipment before, and you can do it again. I pray they not lose sight of this. Let them know you go before them, You walk beside them, they are not alone. Strengthen them and deal with the hearts of those who did this.
    Polly C - USA
  • Lord I lift this precious village up to You. I pray for supernatural advances in technology to share the Bible in a safe and discreet way. Please continue to hold them and let them hide under Your wings. I pray boldness to leave their old ways for all of the attackers who have been touched by You as they watch this village praise Your name. In Jesus
    Alison M - USA
  • Father we beseech you to stay the hand of evil that is so attacking believers in Burkino Faso. We pray that you would bring good out of the
    Destruction of the church in Obiri. We pray that you would provide the materials for rebuilding. Bless
    and encourage this fellowship that they may become stronger through this trial.
    Lois Y - USA
  • I pray these attackers would come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and this church would be restored as well.
    Sally Carlstrom M - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Our Father, we humbly pray for your protection and divine intervention for this village. We cry out for your mighty hands to be upon them. You and you alone are the Savior of your chosen people. In Jesus' name I prayed. Amen.
    Orlando A - Philippines
  • Father please send Angels for protection to this village this Church... Father we ask you for your will to be done... and we ask with gratitude... in the Name of Christ Jesus... Amen..
    Leonard K - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians in Obiri village, we ask that they rest in You because You are strong, a hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of Christians in Obiri village. We ask that they continue to call upon the Lord, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Our hearts are heavy for our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso, Lord, but we know you are with them. Bring them encouragement that they are blessed as they are persecuted for your sake. Please provide a place to worship and more Bibles. May they forgive their enemies and may their attackers come to repentance and faith in Jesus. Lift their hearts!
    Jackie V - USA
  • What I pray for believers in Burkina Faso that you would please protect them and encourage them and help them find a new place to worship together. I pray you would push this darkness away and turn the hearts of these Extremists to you. I pray that your Holy Spirit will pour out in this country. Bring in the harvest of souls in Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Jesus, May these precious Christians be protected from the evil men. Provide more Bibles and a place for them to worship You. Send Your Holy Spirit to comfort the believers and bring the guilty to repentance. Help the the Christians to have wisdom and to be able to trust You so they may live without fear and anxiety.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord send the Holy Spirit to the Christians in the Obiri village to give them courage, strength, wisdom, hope, wisdom, peace, joy & love. Send people & resources to help them grow in Your Word. Provide for their every day needs. Help them to forgive those who try to hurt them & threaten them. Use them to bring others to salvation.
    Angie E - USA
  • O Father, as I pray for these Christians in Obiri village, I am reminded of the paradoxical Christian life in which joy & sorrow meet. There is grief to be felt for the losses of Bibles & a sound place to worship, yet, there is rejoicing to do since they have been persecuted on account of Christ. Comfort and help them as they continue the fight. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord Your Word is going forth mightily in these persecuted countries. We ask that this body of believers will find their faith strengthened daily. We ask that those who are persecuting them will have their eyes opened to Your eternal salvation. Provide the needs of these believers spiritually, physically,emotionally.Because You live
    kathleen r - USA
  • Our Father, bless Your children in Obiri Village. Give them great courage and faithfulness to You as they undergo persecution. May their love for You be a witness to those who need You, and draw them out of darkness into Your saving light. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, what the enemy intended for evil, turn it into good. Restore that which was lost and bless with even more resources. Provide a place where the believers can gather together and encourage each other and grow in the faith of Jesus. Draw others including the attackers to Jesus. Protect your people, Lord. Thank you for loving your children greatly.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, I plead for the lives of the attackers. Help them to see that you or what they need to fill the emptiness in our lives. May they repent of their sins, and become part of this church congregation. Help us Church to rebuild oh, and may they all grow stronger and Bolder in their faith.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, we believe nothing happens outside thy providence. Show thy children the way through their good shepherd, Jesus the King.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our great God and guide, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Christians in Obiri village. We ask that You will continue to be their guide, for a hedge of protection on them along with angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Oh God, please sustain these faithful believers in Obiri village; let them know that they are not alone, and that they are seen and immensely loved by you! I pray that their attackers would also see this and long to know more about You, and that they would humble themselves and repent. Pour out your peace and joy in these suffering believers' hearts.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Obiri village. I pray that these believers remain steadfast in their faith as they recover from the attack and that You will provide a new place for them to gather together for fellowship and worship. May their attackers also find faith in Christ and You be glorified through it all.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Father. Please grant strength and reassurance to these persecuted believers. Please provide them what they need to again worship you together. I pray others will see their perseverance and faith and desire to know You and the persecution will result in growth not seen before in this area. In Jesus name. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Father, we pray that our brothers and sisters in Christ in Obiri village will not be dismayed or disheartened by this recent attack. Rather. that they will see it as evidence they belong to You and identify with Jesus Christ through their suffering on His behalf. We pray that they will not become bitter or hate their persecutors and extend forgiveness.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that these believers would have a place to gather and worship You, and that they would also have Bibles restored to them. May they have unity with one another and love for their persecutors, and may those who seek to destroy the spread of the gospel be the next transformed by Your power.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Yahweh Yireh, Your Name means provider. Provide for these saints according to your name. Their worship tools have been destroyed by the evil ones. Their fellowship has been disrupted. But YOU, Lord are not shaken. Pour your blessings & protection down on Obiri village. May your name bring fear & trembling to your enemies. Let them see & believe. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father be gracious to the Obiri village Christians who suffer for you. Show them your love & help them in special ways to witness of your love & power. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
    I pray for your protection, comfort, and provision for a new building and Bibles. "trust in Him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge." "God is a very present help in time of trouble." " In this world you will have troubles, but take heart, for I have overcome the world."
    Hannah W - USA
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