Armed men attacked a worship gathering in Yemen, threatened the lives of the congregation and stole Bibles and other equipment.
Armed men attacked a worship gathering in Yemen, threatened the lives of the congregation and stole Bibles and other equipment.
Mar. 10, 2022 | Yemen

Church Attacked, Bibles and Equipment Stolen

[197] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor Ebrahim and his congregation.

Pastor Ebrahim leads an unofficial church in Yemen. One day, while the church gathered for worship and prayer, a dozen armed men burst into the church and aimed their weapons at Ebrahim and the congregation. The leader of the armed men pointed a gun at Ebrahim's head, threatening to kill him. Ebrahim prayed and encouraged his congregation: “Be at peace; in a few moments we will be with Jesus,” he said. As peace filled the room, one of the armed men called off the attack, and as the group left, they took all of the church’s equipment and Bibles. “Ebrahim is happy that, somewhere in Yemen, stacks of Bibles are laying for someone to pick up and learn about Jesus,” a front-line worker said. Pray for Ebrahim and his congregation to remain firm in faith amid hostile opposition. Pray that the stolen Bibles may advance the gospel to those who do not yet know Christ.

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  • Lord Christ, these courageous Christians need a strong sense of your presence and renewed courage. Help them create new ways of meeting. Provide the needed equipment to facilitate their discipleship. Use the stolen Bibles to draw others to Christ. May your love touch all who open the Bibles. Praise, honor and glory to you, Lord Christ. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • Father thank You for pastor Ebrahim. Thank You for saving his life and those in the church. Please be with them and protect them from attacks. I also pray that the Bible's reach those in need in Yemen. In the Name of Yeshua, amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We praise You for Pastor Ebrahim's and his congregation's courage! Thank you for protecting them and we ask that You would bring light into the lives of their persecutors.
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • I'm the name of Jesus Father I pray that the lives of your Children were spared. Father I pray that the faith that they demonstrated will be a testimony for others to come to know you. I pray that the stolen Bibles will attract others will see it and don't know you yet. Amen
    Selom A - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father..praise you Almighty God! Pastor Ebrahim and his congregation are safe. May the Yemen terrorists either read the Bibles and be drawn to Lord Jesus or give them to others...and may Pastor Ebrahim receive more Bibles for the congregation..thy will be done. In Jesus precious name Amen
    Faye S - USA
  • Jesus, thank you for this miraculous deliverance. I pray that the men involved in the attack would read the Bible's they stole and reflect on the peace that overwhelmed them and turn to You. I pray for comfort and peace for the Christians that experienced the terror and threats to their lives. Encourage and strengthen them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord I praise You for Your protection of and divine hand in the attack. I praise You for the bold faith of Pastor Ebrahim and pray for his congregation to remain fruitful. I pray for his church to be able to have funds to purchase the things they need to replenish. I pray for whom the Bibles will be given to and pray that the words of Your truth love
    Joy H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and humility of Pastor Ebrahim and congregation. We ask for comfort, for provision, for hedge of protection and angels to encamp around and minister to them . Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • ABBA PLEASE PROVIDE HELP TO THESE CHURCHES, PROTECT THEM, PROVIDE FINANCIAL HELP TO STOCK THE STOLEN GOODS, ADD MORE MEMBERS PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO STOLE OPEN THE BIBLE, READ& BE TOUCHED. WATCH OVER THESE GATHERING PLACES GOD. WE KNOW YOUR EYES MOVE TO AND FRO. YOUR ANGELS REPORT TO YOU THE UNUST TREATMENT OF YOUR PEOPLE. GOD PROTECT THE ENCOURAGE THEM
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Thank You for this pastor and his congregation. May they continue to grow in their faith and be a bold and loving light for Your kingdom. I pray that the Bibles would indeed be spread to those we cannot even imagine, whose hearts have been prepared by Your Spirit to receive the word. May they repent and call upon You as Savior and Lord.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, please will you use this situation for good? Thank you for protecting your dear children. Continue to help the believers and pastor Ebrahim trust you fully and rely on you to guide them. Please provide the needed resources so they can continue to worship and grow in faith. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our Banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that You are on the side of Pastor Ebrahim and church. We praise You for their faithfulness. We ask for healing, for provision, a hedge of protection and angels from heaven to encamp around them and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, we lift up Pastor Ebrahim today, asking you to encourage his heart and help him remain steadfast and firm in his faith. Give him joy despite his circumstances, and remind him and his congregation that you are faithful and just and are at work in every situation, even when we cannot see it. May the stolen Bibles advance the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, thank you for sparing this congregation and speaking peace to them. I pray you continue to wash over them with strength and peace. Rebuke all fear. I pray for each Bible that was taken, that as they are picked up and read the Holy Spirit would flow through the pages and touch hearts. Lord, move in this congregation, strengthen them and use them
    polly c - USA
  • Bring peace and the gospel to all protect those tryibg to either the gospel in Jesus name amen . help the Saints to forgive their persecutors .
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father God, what a testimony of the peace that passes understanding that fills the hearts of those whose hope is confident in Christ Jesus! May you continue to use Pastor Ebrahim and his congregation as witnesses for your name. Use the stolen Bibles to draw others to you, even those who stole them. Let your light shine where darkness now reigns. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Our Father, bless the stolen Bibles. May they fall into hands that are open to Your word. May the peace that fell on the church, as they were being threatened, transcend into the soldiers' hearts and bring a hunger to know You so that they come to faith in Jesus. Continue to strengthen Pastor Ebrahim and his flock. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • O LORD, how happy it must make you that Ebrahim, has total confidence in You alone. He was firm in his faith that whatever the outcome, You are in control. Thank you for his beautiful faith exhibited to fellow believers & the terrorists. May the evil plans of satan be thwarted by You, OLord. Bind up the wounds of the saints & give peace. For Jesus.
    SM D - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your great love for Pastor Ebrahim and congregation. We praise You for their faithfulness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them, angels directly from heaven encamp around them and to minster to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God Thank you for Ebrahim and for your protection as the man was compelled by You to call off the attack. Thank you for where You are going to send the stolen bibles. I pray the faith of Ebrahim and the church members grow greater. In Jesus name Amen
    Marti V - USA
  • Wow, Lord. Thank you for your peace changing the course of events for these believers. What a blessing. Please now use those Bibles to reach the attackers.
    emily g - USA
  • Lord thank you for Your miraculous protection of Ebrahim and his church. Thank you that Your Word is now in the hands of the persecutors. Thank you that we can know the testimony of Ebrahim and the believers in Yemen. How this incident brings praise and thanks to our own hearts. We look forward to the day when we will all be with You in heaven
    kathleen r - USA
  • Our Father, thank you that you are great. Thank you Holy Spirit that you brought calmness and truth at that crucial moment instead violence. Use those Bibles for good to grow your kingdom. Help the church to recover from their material loss and any emotional trauma this event may have caused.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Heal members of this congregation and help them grow strong and faithful. Give Pastor Ebrahim faith and courage. Give them more Bibles and equipment. Let those who stole them using the equipment for good and so they can read those Bibles they have stolen.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we pray for Ebrahim and his congregation to remain firm in faith amid hostile opposition. We pray that the stolen Bibles may advance the gospel to those who do not yet know Christ. Thank you King Jesus for this encouraging testimony. Supply their needs and protect them. In Jesus glorious name and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord grant peace which transcends understanding to this church in Yemen. Shield them from spiritual attacks & fire them up in strength of faithfulness & boldness. Let the testimonies of their lives cause others to humble themselves & accept Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. Let the persecutors become proclaimers too. Use the Bibles tremendously!
    Atacy U - USA
  • Thank you Lord for saving the lives of Ebrahim and his congregation. Help them to remain firm in their faith even in the midst of this hostile opposition. May the Bible stolen become a tool for turning point for the attackers and people around them. Thank you for answered prayers.
    Lucy A - Nigeria
  • Father, The courage and strength you gave to Pastor Ebrahim is such an example of total commitment and trust in You. Thank you for sparing them and I pray that the attackers will know that it was YOU who stood with those believers in the time of deepest need. May they desire to know You and come to faith in you as their Savior and Lord
    Betty D - USA
  • - TO DO YOUR WILL AND SPEAK YOUR WORD ! FATHER WE HAVE A LIMITED TIME HERE ON EARTH!! WE MUST DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER AS BEST WE CAN !! HELP US LORD TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE!! TO YOU GOES ALL THE GLORY AND HONOR AND PRAISE!! I PRAY FOR FOR PASTOR EBRAHIM AND HIS CONGREGATION !!BLESS THEM WITH HOPE AND YOUR LOVE ! GO AHEAD OF THEM IN ALL MATTER-
    Terrell A - USA
  • HOLY AND VICTORIOUS GOD WONDERFUL IN ALL YOUR WAYS !! THANK YOU FOR FOR MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER PASTOR EBRAHIM LORD THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING PASTOR EBRAHIM AND HIS CONGREGATION !! LORD IT TOOK JESUS TO GIVE THEM PEACE AT A TIME OF DEATH AND EVIL !! EVERYTHING CAN BE REPLACED , THE BIBLES CAN REPLACED ! THANK YOU LORD GIVING THEM ANOTHER DAY ON EARTH-
    Terrell A - USA
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