Sep. 22, 2022 | Burkina Faso

Christian in Coma After Beating

[157] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Simon.

Simon became a Christian after receiving an audio Bible and listening to God’s Word. He was raised in a family that practices a form of fetish worship common in Burkina Faso. As the eldest son in his family, Simon was expected to lead the burial ceremony following the recent death of his father. As a Christian, Simon did not want to lead or participate in the animal sacrifices typically required in these traditional services. Still, he wanted to help bury his father. When he arrived at the funeral, his family and village would not allow him to participate and started beating Simon’s wife. She escaped into the bush with their child, but Simon was beaten unconscious. He is still in a coma at a local hospital, and the whereabouts of his wife and child remain unknown.

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  • Lord, we are grieved and saddened but in no way shocked or surprised by what has happened to Simon and his family and pray that You would sustain Simon and bring him to full recovery in due time and raise up a protective hedge around his child and wife wherever they are and bring his persecutors to justice and reveal Yourself to them, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Gracious Father God, please bring Simon's attackers to repentance in Jesus' Name. Release them from their darkened understanding. May Simon be fully restored and used to help his attackers find the One True Living God, bringing wonderful light to their darkness. Bring Simon's wife and child home safely. Heal all emotional and physical wounds and scars.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Father heal Simon and let him rejoin his wife and child. Open the hearts, minds and souls of the people in this village to You and and Jesus so that they don't remain in darkness. I pray that they seek You for their salvation through Jesus and repent of the evil customs they currently follow and help Simon so that they live together in Your Grace.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Lord I pray you save Simon spirituality and physically.help him to overcome his struggle ,with the Holy spirit ,and love of God and the resurrected Christ.i pray this fervently in Jesus Christ's love and name AMEN.
    Joseph C - United Kingdom
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please hold Simon close as he remains in a coma. I pray the communication of comfort from Your Holy Spirit to his own during this time of silence in Your holy presence. Whether he returns to consciousness or proceeds into Your Heavenly Kingdom, I pray for his family. Protect his wife and child, as only You know where they are.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Simon and thank you for his faith. I pray that you would protect his wife and child as they trust in you. Let your will be done and let Simon's family see his faith and want to know more about you. Help him to forgive those who have hurt him. I pray this in Jesus's name. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Father God I pray that you reveal yourself in Simon's family as Jehovah Rhapha the Lord that healeth. I pray that you also keep his wife from evil. You promised that you will preserve them from evil. Let your hand be with them. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father , Holy Creator, You alone have Simon in Your hand. Thank You for calling him to You and all the work You have done through him. Bless and keep him in Christ Jesus through Your Holy Spirit. IJN amen and amen
    Colleen R - USA
  • Heavenly Father be with Simon and his missing family. We ask for a special prayer and covering over them. Bless Simon Lord to be restored and that his family finds him. Place a shield around his missing family and bring them back together again In Jesus Name Amen.
    Latonya R - USA
  • Heavenly Father we lift up your son Simon and his beautiful family asking that you would touch Simon and restore him, bless him to recover and to continue his walk with you Lord. Lord hide Simon's family from the enemy, be a shield and be ever present. Lord we ask that you will comfort, provide and send miracles to this family in Jesus name amen.
    Elizabeth R - USA
  • Our Father, Simon and his wife and child need You so much. Provide for them in ways we can't fathom. Open his family's heart to Jesus so that they may come to know His love and salvation. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • God of all comfort, we ask that you'd give each of them your peace not knowing where each other is, for you know exactly where they are. I pray that they would be thankful for this trial, and that many may believe from their witness, all because of your mercy, in Jesus name we pray, amen.
    Jordan M - USA
  • I pray for Simon and his family, that healing would come to Simon, and that protection for there for his family I pray that you would bring other Christians around them to encourage and comfort them. Let them know that Your Spirit is there with them in the midst of all of this. In Jesus name, amen.
    Robbie C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Simon in Burkina Faso: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring him to full recovery from being in a coma. Guide the doctors in his case. May his missing wife & child be found safe & be reunited with Simon. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • In the merciful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of all mercy. as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Simon and family. We ask for mercy, for healing, hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray oh God, you would grant physical healing upon Simon. Lord, we know the enemy seeks to steal, kill and destroy. Lord, we know you have defeated this enemy. Gracious God, may you grant protection upon Simon's wife and children, that they may be reunited. Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Our Father, as Psalm 79 says, "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. ". We know that the enemy doesn't have the final word. We know that you achieved victory at the cross and your resurrection life is what we walk in. Let Simon know the experience of being raised from coma. Restore his wife and child. Provide for them now.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father heal Father heal and comfort and reassure his wife. Father deliver this family from darkness in Jesus name we pray Amen
    Mark S - USA
  • Oh father pour out your blessing & protection over Simon and his family. Be a shield and a fortress around them. Unite them and bring answers to get them back together and bring to justice those who are persecuting them. Defend them in a miraculous way and fully heal them and then use them for your great glory and fame. Turn their mourning into dancing
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Simon that your will is done in his life. Please help his wife and child and keep them safe. I ask that you provide for all their needs. Lord, help the people of Burkina Faso hear the truth and Jesus Christ and salvation in his name alone. Please draw people to yourself and keep the evil one from destroying their hearts and minds
    Julia F - USA
  • Dearest Father God,
    Please touch Simon and his wife with your healing touch, and protect their child too. May they be surrounded by your angels and be uplifted by your love. I pray that Simon's family be brought to repentance and may justice be done. Please provide for all their practical needs too.

    In Jesus's holy name,
    Amen
    Emily F - Chile
  • Lord, You are the miracle worker! You are using this situation that Simon and his family are in. I pray healing for Simon's body and protection for his wife and child. I pray spiritual healing for his relatives. May You be glorified.
    Donna R - USA
  • Lord I pray for Simon. Make a miracle in his body. Heal him from the wounds received. Restore his health. Raise him from this condition. Protect his wife and child. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
  • Lord, Simon and his family are beneath a heavy burden and have been brought low. You are allowing the deep cutting blows in order that their lives as fruit may mature. Comfort them to know the harvest is coming soon as they live out a life of love for those who hate them.
    Craig R - USA
  • Lord, Simon and his family are about beneath a happy burden and haven't brought low. You are allowing the deep cutting blows in order that their lives is fruit they mature. Comfort them to know the harvest is drying here as they live out a life of love for those who hate them.
    Craig R - USA
  • Dear Healer, pour down your Spirit to this family. May Simon be healed by your righteous right hand. Protect & provide for his family. Bring him healing body, mind, & spirit. In Jesus Name. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, I pray Your divine healing touch upon brother Simon, that You would lift him from this coma and restore him to whole for Your Glory. I pray a hedge of protection around his wife and child and pray that what the enemy meant for evil, You will turn it all around for good for Your glory in Yeshua's name. Thank You Abba! Amein
    Yahliah M - USA
  • "The thief does not come except to rob, kill and destroy, but Jesus said, I have come that they might have life, and that more abundantly."Simon, live and not die and declare the works of the Lord. In Jesus' name, Simon, Simon's wife and child be healed. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, every tongue that rises against you shall condemn...
    Elsie B - Canada
  • Lord God Almighty! My heart hurts with the news of Simon and his family's trials. I ask for healing and safety for them all. I pray that those who have hurt them experience softened and repentant hearts. May Simon wake soon with no ill effects. I pray that his wife and child are also safe and doing well. May their faith be life-changing for all. IJN
    Connie A - USA
  • Father God I pray for Simon and his family , thou Lord art the healer of Galilee who heals the broken in heart, I pray that his wife and child may be safe , and ?Simon will make a speedy recovery, I ask that the eyes and heart of the relatives will be open to the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that you rescue them and bring them to naccept
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
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