Islamists beat Francois and broke two of his ribs when they attacked his village.
Islamists beat Francois and broke two of his ribs when they attacked his village.
Sep. 15, 2022 | Central African Republic

Blind Widower Attacked by Islamists

[235] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Francios Tawoura.

Francios Tawoura, a blind 58-year-old widower, said that when Islamists attacked his village, his inability to see prevented him from fleeing with his neighbors. The militants eventually found him and beat him, breaking two ribs. “I can't forget this terrible moment for me,” Francios said. “But the Word of God asks us to forgive our neighbors, even if they have wronged us.” In recent years, as many as 70,000 Christians have fled violence in the southeastern part of the Central African Republic.

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  • Dear brother in Christ, I pray for peace, comfort, and healing for you. Please remember God is in control and we hold the victory in Him. I am thinking of you and praying for you. Even so come quickly, our Savior. Look up! and stay ready.
    Susan R - USA
  • Put on therefore as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, inward parts of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and long-suffering. Bearing one another and forgiving one another. If anyone should have a complaint against anyone even as the Lord forgave you so also should you forgive.
    Craig R - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Francois Tawoura and his faithfulness. It seems that the depths of depravity have no bottom for sinners. Yet You love us anyway. I pray for justice for Francois and that You will enable him to forgive his tormentors. Please provide for the tens of thousands of Christians who have fled violence. May this terror be used for Your glory
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, we continue to pray for Francious and thank you for the great faith this brother possesses! May you provide for him all the days of his life and we pray for those around him to truly know Jesus and be saved. Amen!
    Rick T - Malaysia
  • Father God,
    We plead the blood of Jesus over your son Francios Tawoura this day. No weapon formed against Francios shall prosper from this day forth. Send you angels to have charge over his life Lord. We ask that the number of Christian converts increase mightly throughout the Central African Republic. In Jesus' holy holy name we pray. Amen
    Mellene P - USA
  • Lord, why? Give to Mr. Tawoura help. You are the Helper; we count on You as you have promised, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Thank you that You will do what You are, help.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Father God, please bring peace, love and your visions to this believer. Move mountains with his prayer. Help him to be joyful and hear the Bible out loud. In the name of Jesus Amen
    Sarah L - USA
  • Lord I pray for physical and emotional healing for Francios. I pray for his spirit to be comforted by you and for power to forgive. I pray for his sight to come back and be a testament to the healing only You can provide. I pray Lord for Your love to be covering him and encouraging him in the midst of his struggles.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brother and ask you to help him forgive and find comfort in you. I pray you watch over him, heal him, may he feel your presence wash over him. Lord, you have promised to provide for your children and keep a watchful eye upon them. Bless Francios, deal with the hearts of those who did this, open their spiritual eyes.
    polly c - USA
  • In faith in the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Elyon, God Most High, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You that Francois has faith in Jesus. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father I pray for this poor blind man thank you for spearing his life , you see what he has been thru do pity him King Jesus and give your Angels charge over him Do make a way for him and stand by him let mercy be shown to people like him and let the Authrity make allowance for them that they be shielded from brutally despite religious believe
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord I pray for Fran├žois that you would help him heal after this terrible beating. I pray to God that you would enable him to forgive those who trespass against him. Draw him closer in your love and protect him from further attacks. I also ask that you would open his eyes so he can see. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ , amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • In the glorious name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faith and faithfulness of Francios. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels to surround and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, you see this brother of ours and you love and care for him. Please help him as he processes this horrible event. May he find perfect comfort and peace in you. Thank you for sparing his life, and please somehow use his pain and trauma for your glory as he is able to forgive these attackers only through your power. Bless him richly dear Lord.
    Jackie V - USA
  • To the Lord who gives us sight, I thank you for delivering Francios from this beating. I thank you too that he wants to forgive his attackers and bear witness to Your Glory in his life. Protect Your children in CAR and may they rise up in one accord to bless Your Name. Hallelujah, Amen!
    Joan B - USA
  • Father God , Please continue to strengthen Francios with Your Holy Spirit. He has such great faith in You!! I am so moved by Francios resolve to forgive those who beat him and broke his ribs. May he feel Your Presence so near in all that he does.,Guide his every step. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Donna A - USA
  • Heavenly Father please draw close to Francios as he recovers from the effects of his brutal attack. May he feel feel your love comfort and protection. Thank you he has forgiven his attackers, May they and other see Jesus in his life and come to accept you as their Saviour. In Jesus name Amen xx
    Pauline R - United Kingdom
  • Jesus let your light shine upon us all and let your glory be shown unto this world forgive those that sin i pray for your everlasting love and light upon all our brothers and sisters in Jesus name heal oh lord

    Amen ­čĆ
    Roshana H - Fiji
  • Lord please help Tawoura to forgive the people who hurt him Jesus Christ's name AMEN.
    Joseph C - United Kingdom
  • Oh Lord Almighty, I have confidence in you and know that you are close to those who broken hearted. I trust you even now that you are close to Francios Tawoura. Fill him with so much joy in heart. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father thank you for Francios and his forgiving heart towards those who done him wrong. We ask for a special covering over him and his family. May you be a shield around your people during this time where people are attacking In Jesus Name Amen.
    Latonya R - USA
  • I pray that the Warrior Angels of the ALMIGHTY GOD surround and protect Francois s life as is written in Psalms Ch 34.

    Edward P - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Francois. Thank you Lord for his faith & for preserving his life. I pray Lord, You will heal him physically, mentally and spiritually from this attack. I pray that You will give him hope in you. Lord, cast out all fear through Your perfect love in his life. Lord be glorified in this and give him strength to forgive. in Jesus name
    Lori L - USA
  • O God, for your dear child Francios, I pray, pour out power of Holy Spirit and fill him with grace and forgiveness to those who so merciless beat him. Increase his faith and may he experience your anointing to forgive them as Christ forgives. May Your Word also remind him of heaven and the new body he'll receive with eyes that see. Only Jesus Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You that Francios' life was spared in that attack. We praise You that You are at work in the lives of the people of the Central African Republic. We declare an end of the violence, that people will do as the Lord recommends when He says, "Come let us reason together." Help them all to reason together, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Father, we thank you that we can come to you for all of our needs and we ask you that you would pour out your Spirit of healing and comfort upon brother Francois that he would have full assurance of faith and experience your healing power in Jesus' name. All praise and honor and glory to your name Father, Son and Holy Spirit, amen!
    Matthew E - USA
  • Lord, please heal and protect Francios from militant attackers. Keep him strong in faith so he can forgive his attackers and be a witness of Christ's love and mercy to others. Amen.
    Barbara C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Francios. Please help him to forgive and continue to heal him spiritually, physically and mentally. Please turn this evil for good, helping many to come to know your love. Thank you for Francios' faith! Please continue to strengthen it.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, help Francious forgive his attackers and heal him. Soften the hearts of the militants and lead them to Christ.

    Ps. 22:27 - All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

    Ps. 147:3 - He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
    Nellie H - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please bless Francios and his brothers and sisters in the Central African Republic. Help them to hold fast to their faith in You as they face continued persecution. Soften the hearts of their persecutors that they may also come to know your heart.
    David B - USA
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