Sixteen-year-old Carla was cursed and driven from her home because of her decision to follow Christ.
Sixteen-year-old Carla was cursed and driven from her home because of her decision to follow Christ.
May. 05, 2022 | West Africa

Christian Teenager Cursed by Father

[237] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Carla.

Carla, age 16, came to faith in Christ in 2021. Though she grew up in a culturally Christian home, her widowed father practices animistic beliefs. When he learned about Carla’s decision to follow Jesus, he tried to force her to marry a non-believer. After Carla refused, her father became enraged and tried to place a curse on her. He also bribed a government official to bring a state case against Carla. Carla fled to an uncle’s house and has dropped out of school amid the hostility she is experiencing from her father. Pray for Carla’s hope in Christ to remain firm, and pray for her father to trust in Jesus for salvation.

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  • Dear Lord please look down on Carla. Help her faith to stay strong. May her father hear your truth and be saved. May she one day be back with her family and full of joy in the Lord. Through Jesus Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Dear Carla,
    I have crippled hands & have trouble typing but I am praying for God's will to be done in your lives & for all your needs to be met by our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May He preserve you in your faith and protect your life by His great power & faithfulness!
    Love, Mary, your Sister in Faith
    Mary K S - USA
  • Thank you God for Carla, please Lord, protect her and everyone that is protecting and encouraging her in the faith. We pray for favor concerning her academics, strengthen, and uphold her. Please let her father receive the love of Christ and place his faith in you. Pls cause her to grow in your power and might and let more souls be won to you Lord
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father, unlike how Carla's father is behaving, you Lord are a good Father and care deeply for Carla. Please provide for her needs. Comfort her heart in the midst of adversity. May Carla trust Jesus fully at this time. Show Carla your incredible love for her and your wonderful purpose for her life. Draw her dad into a relationship with Jesus. Thank you!
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord, we know that darkness hates Your kingdom and Your followers and we ask that Carla would see that her battle is not against flesh and blood but against kingdoms and principalities of darkness and that she would take up the amor of God and stand firm. Draw Carla's father to Yourself powerfully so that he fully repeats and follows Jesus, amen!
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father may Carla experience your love and continue to walk patiently through these trials.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the power of Jesus' name, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Carla that she seeks You. We ask for healing, for a hedge of protection, for provision, for fellowship, for angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please bless Carla and help her to hold firmly to her faith in you. Please also help her to get back into school and find peace in her life. Please soften the heart of Carla's father so that he may also come to know your heart and come to faith in You.
    David B - USA
  • Heavenly Father I lift Carla up to You. I pray Lord that You will encourage her, provide for her ,and bless her and strengthen her faith. I pray for her father salvation, my King, and that You will use Carla in a mighty way to shine the Light of Christ to her family. Bless her Lord for her faithfulness and her love for You
    in Jesus name
    Lori L - USA
  • We pray, O LORD, for Carla's hope in Christ to remain firm, and for her father to have a saving knowledge and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, for Your Namesake. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Lord of all, please bless Carla! Almighty God please encourage her, guide her, protect her, open doors for her that no man can shut. Fill her with peace and increase her faith and love for You! Draw her family to You. Cause her father to repent and turn to you. I bless the work of Your hands in her life! Thank You! Amen!
    Sandi T - USA
  • Dear lord please deliver this poor child from abuse from her gather her persecution and from the state , give her peace love strength
    Sherry S - USA
  • Thank You for opening the eyes and heart of our young sister. Protect her from the hostility of her father. Use these difficulties to grow her in her faith. Maybe Carla become steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Connect her with brothers and sisters who will nurture her spiritually. May she grow into a mighty witness for You
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, I lift up Carla to you and ask that you would encourage her in her faith and help her through this difficult time. Soften the heart of her father and draw him to yourself. I pray that she would be restored to her family in time. Please provide for her needs and help her to grow in her faith and be strengthened. I ask that you would protect
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord soften the heart of Carla's father and the rest of her family so they can, with one voice praise You. You are the victor already but the battle is still raging. Defend, protect, support, encourage, love & comfort Carla with your beautiful presence. Let her mouth speak forth Truth & praise. Give her courage & all things needed to remain faithful.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord, Thank you for such a strong believer in faith. To be driven from your home by your own father is horrible, but Lord do not let that define her. Give her strength to press on and look to you. Help her love her father in spite of what he did. And dear Lord help her father come to you. Give both her and her dad your grace. Fill Carla with your peace
    Esther D - USA
  • Father God, Thank You for the faith and courage You have given Carla, Thank You for the uncle's help to her. I pray she will be able to finish her education and that her faith and service to You will only grow, Please help her father to repent and truly turn to You. In Jesus' name, amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father, thank You for drawing Carla to You and for providing a way of escape from the harm that was coming against her. I pray that You will show her the way in which she is to go, where to stay, how to live, and I pray she can reenter school. Sustain her new faith through this incredibly difficult time. Only You can. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father, thank You for saving Carla. May Your Spirit help her to grow strong in the word and in prayer that she would be protected from the attacks of the evil one. Lord, change the heart of her unbelieving father. This I ask thru Jesus. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, I pray for our younger sister Carla in West Africa. She is persecuted for Jesus by her father and government. Thank You for letting her stay with an uncle. I pray that You would supply all of her needs and allow her to attend school safely. Place a hedge of angels around her and protect her from all evil. Turn the heart of he father to Jesus.
    Alan G - USA
  • Lord I lift up Carla as she faces rejection from her family. Bring her father to a saving faith in Jesus. Create a path for Carla to continue school and opportunities to grow in her faith. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, be with Carla. Protect her and provide for all her needs. Comfort her and strengthen her. Surround her with your loving kindness. Help her to forgive her father. Change her father's heart and bring him to faith.
    Janet A - USA
  • Does " culturally CHTRISTIAN home" mean the same in Africa as it means in America "one in which the members play CHRISTIANY"? I pray Carla's uncle will accept her CHRISTIANITY and treat her kindly plus help her get back in school. West Africa is the most educated part of Africa and Carla will need all the smarts she can get as a single woman.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Thank you Lord for our sister Carla and her eternal salvation. Remind her that you are her true Father and she is infinitely loved by you. Please open the eyes of her father and use Carla's testimony to bring him to faith in you. Please provide for all her needs and help her to grow deep in her faith. May she learn from your word and grow in prayer.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Praying for Carla's faith to become stronger and her relationship with Jesus deeper. Praying for Carla's father that he will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ for himself
    We pray for all charges to be annulled and that she will be able to continue her education

    Annie C - United Kingdom
  • Lord, may Carla be protected from evil. and may her father repent of his sins and find Jesus to be the One who saves. Allow Carla's faith to grow, and may any plans to harm her fail and be stopped. Thank You for her uncle, and bless that family for taking her in. May she find fellowship with other Christians and find You to be faithful in all Your ways
    Beth P - USA
  • God please let Carla's faith remain firm! Please let her father come to know you!! Please give her your peace hope and strength. Please let the charges against her be dropped and let her continue her education.
    Eva M - USA
  • Father, I ask you to bless this beautiful young lady, Carla. Thank you for saving her and continue to provide her with courage and strength. Please meet her every need as she continues to serve You. Protect her from the evil one and open the eyes of her father so he can see the truth and be saved. Bless her uncle for taking her in and protecting her.
    Laurie W - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for our young sister, Carla, and her strong faith in Your Son! Help her to continue to have firm hope in Christ. Open her father's heart by Your Holy Spirit to trust in Jesus for salvation, and that the family will be restored. Allow her to return to school, and thank You for her uncle, who was willing to take her in. Jesus
    Debbie D - USA
  • Help Carla not to afraid of any curses her father has said or will do. Help her go back to school and find a way for her to provide herself and let her start her own business and find a good Christian boy.
    Debbie V - USA
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