These four pastors faithfully advance God's kingdom amid persecution from Islamic militants.
These four pastors faithfully advance God's kingdom amid persecution from Islamic militants.
Jul. 28, 2022 | Nigeria

Four Faithful Pastors Serve Among Many Foes

[151] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel.

Pastors Ishaku Manawa, Emmanuel Mamuda, Emmanuel Maigari and Gideon Mutum work to advance God's kingdom in Borno and Kaduna states, Nigeria, bearing a bold witness for Christ despite intense persecution. Pastors Manawa and Mamuda have endured multiple encounters with Boko Haram, some of which have resulted in relocation because of the attacks. Pastor Maigari was held captive by militant Islamic Fulanis for more than a month, during which he was tortured and threatened. And Pastor Mutum has received multiple death threats from Fulani militants as well. Even so, these pastors continue sharing the gospel and serving their churches despite the risk. “They have all faced persecution and stayed faithful to serving the local church and the Lord Jesus Christ,” a front-line worker shared. Pray for their safety as they minister.

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  • Father, I thank you for the faithful witness and courage of my brothers Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon and Emmanuel. Let your presence be with them to guide, protect and strengthen their hearts through faith in Christ. May you be with them wherever they go that they would be strong and courageous for the sake of the Gospel. Please protect them in Jesus' name
    Matthew E - USA
  • Father, I pray for these pastors in Nigeria who endure violence, threats and persecution for Jesus. Bless their work that they would see many Muslims come to Christ. Place a hedge of angels around them and their families, churches to protect them. Supply their needs and grow their churches. Have Your favor rest upon them. Destroy the lies of Islam.
    Alan G - USA
  • Father, I thank You for these four strong men of God and I pray for Your hand of protection to be upon Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel as they continue to minister and serve in Your name. Thank You for sustaining them through persecution and making them stronger. May Your purposes be accomplished through them to Your glory. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father God, thank you for the steadfast faith of these 4 pastors in Nigeria. I thank you, Lord, that they are faithful to you in spite of the persecution they experience. Strengthen them and bless them as they continue sharing the gospel and serving their churches despite the risk. Protect them and keep them safe as they minister.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Lord God, thank you for Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel. Keep them strong and looking to you. Give them opportunities to lead others to you. Show them your grace. Protect them and their families.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Take care of our brothers and sisters in their ministries.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Abba Adoni these mighty 4 are your agents of peace, hope faith. Give them wisdom powerful words to get across the gospel & win many souls May Your Kingdom be established. You alone are holy & deserve all glory. may Your heavenly light shine throughout the land deliver them from bondage to powers of darkness. Endow them with gifts of healing delivere
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Lord, I pray for these four faithful pastors in Nigeria. Thank you for their steadfast dedication to you and to the ministry to sharing the gospel with others. Please continue to protect them and direct them in their ministries. May many come to know you because of their faithful service to you.
    Christa B - USA
  • In the name and healing power of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of pastors Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon and Emmanuel. We ask for healing, growth, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you for your boldness in proclaiming the gospel and we are praying for a supernatural anointing to your ministry.
    STEVE L - USA
  • Lord, thank you for the example of these bold pastors. Remind them they are not alone. Not only is your presence constant, but their family of faith around the world uplifts them in prayer. May they be encouraged and strengthen by the power of your Spirit, and may they see much fruit from their efforts. Protect them and open many hearts to Jesus.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for these faithful pastors who serve amidst persecution. I pray that you will mightily protect them against attacks from the enemy. Please help them in every way and provide for their needs. I pray that their ministry will be successful as they share the gospel message and that many will receive salvation in Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faithful witness of these saints. Grant them and their families.great wisdom and discernment for these days. Let those who come against them see Your power to hold and save the saints; causing those who have persecuted them to see You, repent of their sins and serve You alongside Your people. I ask this in Jesus' name; Amen.
    Mary J - USA
  • Father, praise You for Your faithful witnesses Mutum, Manawa, Mamuda and Maigari. Lord protect them from the enemy as they continue to shre the Good News with others. May their witness encourage us to action. May the seed they are planting fall on good soil and reap a large harvest.
    scott L - USA
  • Father please keep helping Emanuels and Gideon. Let their strong faith and steadfastness impress those who persecute them and let your spirit lead them to accept you.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord, thank you for pastors Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon and Emmanuel who lead their local churches regardless of the dangers. Thank you for their examples of faith. Please protect them from harm and keep them strong in their faith. Amen.
    Barbara C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for 4 pastors serving in Borno & Kaduna states, Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring the Fulani militants who endanger them to repentance & faith. May their churches do well. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • I pray for the safety of these men as they minister.
    Clarice M - USA
  • Jesus, thank you that you are faithful to complete the work you have started through these pastors! Strengthen them and protect them from physical harm and emotional trauma. Bless them and their families beyond measure. Your kingdom come and your will be done!
    Jeanie H - USA
  • Be still before the Lord and wait for him.
    Do not be angry because of the ones who enjoy prosperity on their way because of the one who performs their evil schemes.
    For they soon wither like grass and fade away like green herbs.
    Craig R - USA
  • Father, thank you for these brave pastors. Please protect them from every evil attack and bring them safely into your heavenly kingdom when their work here is done. Please encourage and give peace to their families. Conquer the foe through these faithful men and bring many into your kingdom. Jesus reigns in Nigeria!
    Laurie P - USA
  • Thank you Father for providing safe passage and boldness for these brothers of mine as they follow your Spirit in obedience to your call! Thank you for protecting them and caring for their families. Give me the same courage they have to share the beautiful truth of your Gospel message!
    Amy L - USA
  • Abba Father, Thank You for our beloved brethren Pastors Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon and Emmanuel for their faithfulness in serving You and the body of Yeshua through declaring The Gospel! BLESS them indeed I pray and enlarge their territory! I pray a hedge of protection around them and pray You would use them in Mighty ways for Your Glory! Amein!!
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Dear Father, Thank You for the faithfulness of Pastor Ishaku, Pastor Emmanuel, Pastor Gideon and Pastor Emmanuel during their time of persecution from Islamic Fulanis and Boko Haram. Please protect them and provide for these men as they continue to preach Jesus Christ and serve their churches in Nigeria. Please keep them safe. In Jesus, Amen.
    Madeline T - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these four bold pastors who are not afraid to share Your gospel with others. Please keep them safe from attack or kidnappings, and may they be able to continue sharing your truth with others. Please embolden their family members and their church bodies. Bring a great awakening and revival to Nigeria!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for the bold faithfulness of these servants of Jesus - Ishaku Manawa, Emmanuel Mamuda, Emmanuel Maigari and Gideon Mutum. I left them up to your throne Lord, and ask that you give them perseverance, protection, and peace as they continue this ministry and may their persecutors come to know Jesus as well.
    Lisa C - USA
  • Jesus, You have brought pastors Ishaku Manawa, Emmanuel Mamuda, Emmanuel Maigari and Gideon Mutum through many difficult trials and deep trouble. Please continue to keep them safe, and use Your rescues as a potent witness to people in every community of Nigeria, especially in the hearts of the Boko Haram and Islamic Fulanis.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • We thank You Heavenly Father for these faithful pastors- Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel- in Nigeria. They have endured much for the sake of the Gospel. We pray Your strength and endurance over them and their congregations. Save the ones that persecute them, so they may know Jesus as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Lord Jesus, encourage our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Bring to Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel your Spirit's healing. Grant them unity. Guide them in your paths of righteousness, for your name's sake.
    Jim T - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father, we look for Your help and support for these pastors as they faithfully teach and preach the Scriptures in difficult places. Please provide for all their needs, especially their need for safety as they serve in Your Name. Give them Your message for those who oppose them. Soften their opponents hearts. May they also be won for Jesus.
    Jean S - Canada
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