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

[176] 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, these dear brothers, Your children and saints have been chosen by You. You are always with them and will not forsake them. May they be strong and courageous as they do that which you lead them to do through your great power and Spirit that lives within them. Protect them from evil. May only your will be accomplished in and through them. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • I pray that the Lord will keep you and encourage you. May His strength keep you going and l pray for your safety. May His glory shine in all of your lives.

    God bless you and be with you all in Jesus name.

    Miss Kyan Lindo
    Kyan S - United Kingdom
  • Abba Father, in Jesus' name, protect their lives, and the lives of their families., and make their witness fruitful in bringing both enemies and others to saving faith.
    Theda L - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the faith and perseverance of these men. May your presence encourage, guide, protect, and provide for them. Strengthen them and and equip them and may the light of your love shine through them that even their persecutors might see and be brought to worship you.
    Mary K - USA
  • Oh Lord we call upon you to let your face shine upon their lives wherever they go. Grant that their enemies will be defeated before them. Prepare a table before them in the presence of Boko Haram. i ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, we intercede for these faithful pastors, and brothers in Christ, Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel, asking You to protect and preserve their lives so that they may continue to minister to others in Jesus' name. May their bold example and fearless witness motivate those of us who live in peace and safety to take up our cross and follow You.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Our Father, bless our brothers as they serve You faithfully. Be with their families and friends. May their service bring great harvest for Your kingdom! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • ln the joy of the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Isaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, Emmanuel. We ask for overflowing joy, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to encamp and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Safety, Lord, and triumph of your word. Surround. Thank you that you can do this today. Right now. Thank you, for being a mighty God. Show yourself, Father.
    Gustav J - USA
  • OLORD, praise Your Name for these soldiers for Jesus. Bring healing for P Maigari for the cruel treatment he rec'd at the hands of his captors. Bless them & keep them for your kingdom. May their witness be doubled & tripled for Jesus sake! Provide friends & uplifting times in their ministries. Bind evil from their lives & work. May Jesus be praised!
    SM D - USA
  • Father, You are sovereign and mighty and fully capable of keeping these, Your children, safe. Please bless them and protect them and may their work for You and Your people be powerful so that hearts are rescued and strongholds broken down. May Nigeria be fully transformed for Christ so that militants would be drawn to You and away from violence.
    janie b - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, Jehovah Jireh, the God of all comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastors Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon and Emmanuel. We ask for provision, for comfort, for hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord,
    We thank you for your faithfulness of your Pastors Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon and Emmanuel. We ask that you place a hedge of protection around them as they move throughout the land spreading your Gospel. We ask that you deliver them from any persecution they may encounter just as you did with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. In Jesus name we pray
    Mellene P - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, We praise you for the faithful witness of Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel, among many faithful believers in Nigeria! Please provide strength and peace as they share the gospel at local churches and Christ! We ask you to provide for all of their needs and may Many come to know you as Lord and Savior in Jesus' Name!!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Lord I praise You for these pastors and I pray for their faithful witness. I pray You would give them all they need for life and Godliness. I pray for safety for their families and for their continued ability to serve You. I pray those persecuting them would see the worthiness of the Gospel through their life and would be curious.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord thank you for these mighty man of valor and give them the reward of their service.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of pastors Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon and Emmanuel that they believe Jesus is their rock. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I ask that you protect these men so that they can faithfully spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Make their message powerful and effective through the Holy Spirit. Convict their hearers and convince them that this is true. In Jesus's name. Amen
    Ruth W - USA
  • Father, bless my brothers as they face the enemy. I pray you strengthen them, supply all their needs, watch over their families, give them wisdom and rebuke any fear. Speak to the hearts of those that hear your Word; may their eyes be opened to the truth. Bless your children, pour out your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • Oh Lord I cannot imagine the courage needed to carry on in this battle zone. Please end this bloodshed here- reward these men so greatly for their faith! I pray you would establish such a strong Church here in the presence of your enemies that they give up the fight and repent. Please equip these men to powerfully minister to so many bleeding hearts.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Lord I pray for these faithful servants of God, these four pastors in Nigeria who you know and love that you would continue to pour out your Holy Spirit on them to do the work of the kingdom continuously until you are finished with them and take them home. Bring in a great harvest for the Kingdom through them. Protect them. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Thank you Father for these faithful pastors. They have all faced sever persecution but are remaining faithful to serving the local church and the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray for their safety as they minister and share the gospel in Nigeria.
    Betty D - USA
  • Father, thank You for the faith of these men who live as Your servants in spite of the torture and threats they have received. May You continue to use them to serve others help them to grow in faith. May their faith increase. May they be wise in their travels and steadfast in their resolve to live for You. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord use these four faithful brothers to proclaim with all authority & with all favor your Truth & grace. Let the Good News ring out from them to the ends of their town, their country, even their continent and beyond! You will not waste the work of these obedient servants. Bring forth the fruit of the harvest in a miraculous bounty! Protect &keep
    Atacy U - USA
  • Thank You for these men and their commitment to follow You, whatever the cost. I pray that they would be strengthened and given endurance as they continue to follow You. Comfort their families and may there be unity as they make decisions. Provide many open doors for the gospel, and may they continue to be of great use to You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • 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
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