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

[217] prayers in [18] 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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  • 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
  • Father, I am so encouraged by Francois and his faith. He is able to forgive by Your power. What a beautiful testimony Lord. I ask You to heal him and strengthen his spirit. I pray for Your people there and ask You to provide them with homes and safety if it is according to Your purpose. I pray Your word will spread heavily there and that many believe
    Teresa V - USA
  • Lord Jesus bring you peace that passes understanding to my brother Francios. Thank you for his forgiving heart. May his persecutors see Jesus in him and repent. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • In the strong name of Jesus, Yeshua, our heavenly Father, our Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and witness of Francios. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, wisdom, strength, power, and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Grieving this evil but praising God that you were counted worthy to suffer in Jesus's name. May God continue to be strong in our weakness and may His perfect love cast out all our fears! In Jesus's name we praise Him who alone is worthy of all our praise.
    Eunice N - USA
  • Father, Pray for this blind man who was persecuted and could not flee with his neighbors. Please comfort him and bring him your mercy and love. Come Lord Jesus! Amen
    Nancy H - USA
  • Please protect our brothers and sisters, dear Lord. Please strengthen our bother. May the attackers come to Jesus. Amen.
    Paola M - USA
  • Dearest Heavenly Father put your loving arms of love and courage and strength around our brother Francis. Bless him in his faithfulness to Your Word and teachings and forgiveness of his enemies. Keep him safe from this day forward and grant him blessings and prosperity always.
    annalou w - USA
  • Gracious Father God, have these attackers no shame or restraint? Please openly rebuke the evil spirit andor teaching behind such attacks. Thank You that Francios could ask for prayer support. Be with him. Bring peace of mind and full recovery from his injuries. Make him a light in a dark place. Bring healing to C.A.R. and repentance to the attackers.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Lord bring comfort to your servant Francios who is not blind as he sees you. Bless him even as he was beaten & bones broken he never waived in his faith & asked forgiveness for his attackers. I pray protection for all Christians who have been displaced. Give them comfort in the knowledge you are preparing a place for us. In Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Francios Tawoura: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him! May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for his faith! May he fully recover from the attack on him. Bring the attackers to repentance. Bring peace & hope to his area so Christians & others stop fleeing.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray for Francios, and ask that you would relieve him of this terrible memory and trauma. Please heal him of all his injuries and strengthen his faith in you. I pray that you would protect your people from these attacks. Help them to defend themselves. I ask that you would spread your gospel of salvation there. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift up Francios to You. I pray he will recover fully from his injuries and that he will have the strength to forgive those who beat him. I pray his life would be a testimony of God's love and faithfulness to all who encounter him. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Your servant has been faithful. He has returned kindness for evil; forgiveness for hatred. I pray Your blessing heavily upon him. The Light of Christ change the hearts of his enemies whom I know he prays for. Pray for his peace & safety. May he cont. to Bear much fruit. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear Father, I lift this precious man up to you and ask You to bless him with continued physical healing and strength. Let his testimony be a beacon of hope to those who have suffered ongoing persecution in Central African Republic. I pray for those who have attacked and injured him and continue to persecute Christians. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
    Sharyn M - USA
  • Dear Francios, I lift you up in prayer and ask our great and loving God to bless you and ease your suffering from your injuries. I pray that those who attacked you will come to a saving relationship with God. Amen.
    Ginger B - USA
  • Father, we lift our brother Francios, praying you would grant healing upon his physical body. Lord, we pray that those who committed this harm, would be granted repentance. May Francios life and testimony draw the lost to Christ. Amen.
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Thank you God for Francios's life, we pray for divine healing for him. Lord please restore his sight, let not his attackers go unpunished. Lord please intervene and fight for persecuted Christians, defend your name in their lives and let not the plans of the evil ones prevail. Pls restore the hope and strength of Christians in you in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Heavenly Father,
    Please comfort our dear brother Francios Tawoura. Help him to feel your strength and your presence. Help his witness to win many to faith in Jesus. Please heal him and help him to know that he is loved. In Jesus name, amen.
    Scott P - USA
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