The new church under construction
The new church under construction
Sep. 29, 2022 | Kenya

Congregation Moving from Police Station to New Building

[160] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Christians anticipating new church facility.

Christians in a northern Kenyan village are rejoicing as they begin construction on a new church. In this area, death threats and persecution from Muslim neighbors had forced them to meet in the safety of a local police station. Front-line workers say the construction of a new church is a step toward the full acceptance of Christianity in the village. As work on the new building began, some young Muslim men opposed to the church’s construction confronted the church’s leaders. The church leaders then went to the local police for assistance. The police chief told the group of young Muslims, “Every citizen has the right to worship in a way that he or she is convicted is the true and the right way.” This outcome has encouraged local believers who are anticipating the opening of the new church facility.

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  • Lord,
    Thank You for this example of Romans 13 actually seeming to mean what it seems to say. I have been so frustrated with the fact that states do not seem to bear the sword for our good but for our active destruction. We praise You that this outcome came about and has encouraged local believers; may they not grow weary doing good for the Kingdom.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, in a country with such strife, thank you for what you are doing. That these Christians were allowed to worship in a police station is mighty. May many be drawn to you through this witness. Bless the construction of this church and it's people, that they might serve you in all ways and draw many to you. Come to Kenya Lord Jesus, come.
    kathy C - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for how you are working in your church (your people)! May this building be used in a way that glorifies you. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the true protection of the police and for the freedom to worship You. I pray for the Muslim men to see the influence of Christ in the village and to be able to give You glory and turn to Your truth. I pray the Church to be the aroma of life and blessing in this village.
    Joy H - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Omnipotent God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kenyan Christians that they stand firm and rejoice in the Lord. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you for this building. May it be a place of safety where many will find the truth.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Our Father, thank You for watching over Your children and the upcoming blessing of a new church facility. Thank You for authorities who not only protect Your children, but who also allowed them to use their building for church services. Not everyone is so fortunate to have the police protect them. May lives be blessed. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Thank You for the grace and favor these Christians have received to build. I pray that they would be able to finish the project and worship openly in their village, and that the gospel would go forth and spread mightily through these efforts. May they demonstrate Your grace and love even to those who oppose them.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Lord thank you for working behind enemy lines to become a part of this village. Protect Your church and those police standing for what is right. May this be the beginning of the spread of good news of Jesus. In His name amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, God Who is present, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kenyan Christians. We praise You that they are heirs. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You for the religious liberty this group has been given . Bless the local police for not caving into the pressure of the Muslim young men. Grant the believers love for those who oppose them, and the desire to win them also to the Savior, May the Church be a place of welcome, its members winsome and exhibiting the character of their Savior.
    Toni D - USA
  • Thank you father God for the strength and courage of these believers to build a church in the midst of Christian persecution. Thank you for the protection of local law-enforcement. Let miracles happen here as your Holy Spirit waters the seat of this new church. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Bob G - USA
  • Father, I pray for this church in Kenya. Thank You for the support they are receiving from the local police and that they are able to start building a church to meet and worship. Bless these followers of Christ who are persecuted. Cause those who oppose them to turn to Christ and save many in this village. Place a hedge of angels around this church.
    Alan G - USA
  • Thank you Father for errecting this new church building in this Kenyan village. Let it be the first of many to come. We ask that you place a hedge of protection over the church building and all of those who attend. We also ask that you turn the hearts of the unbelievers over to Christianity. In Jesus's holy name we pray. Amen
    Mellene P - 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 Kenyan Christians have faith in Jesus. We ask for land, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You Fatjer for this new church facility! I ask that You will full Your people with Your Spirit and lead and guide them and help them to continue to shine Your light!
    Nicka J - USA
  • Thank you for this help, Lord. Please bless this body of believers.
    emily g - USA
  • Father thank you for this new church in Kenya being raised up by your hand i pray for successful completion and your blessings be upon it that its body will be unified and grow in the grace n knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ your blessing upon the Police chief who supported the church may the construction and church be a loving witness In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • I pray for Kenya strength to keep their faith strong. I pray that you protect and send angels to watch over those targeted by terrorists, I pray for the frontline workers under attack, that in your name you keep them safe. God, bless Kenya and let their faith in you grow stronger every second. Let their new church be built and let it stand tall.
    Jessica S - USA
  • Please just show the unbelievers in this village your truth, and help them to see that you are real. Please protect them from anyone who wants to hurt them, and please help them to affect many people's lives. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
    Jessica S - USA
  • Dear God,  be with Christians and protect them in Kenya.  Make them brave.  Thank you for a new church and police protection. 
    In Jesus' name, Amen
    Jessica S - USA
  • Lord thank You for providing a way for these Kenyan believers to worship You. Give them courage to tell others of Your goodness, mercy and love. Protect them as they reach out to those around them in the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Thank you God for this testimony, please continue to protect, make a way, defend and grant the Christians favor, let not the evil ones prevail. Please Lord, enlarge their coast, strengthen, encourage, grant them boldness, prosper the works of their hands, make them light and salvation that through them souls will be won to your kingdom in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Strengthen, encourage, favor, protect, lead, guide, and stand for them as you did your people who rebuilt their wall. Who dare come against the plans of the Lord, shall meet the anger of the Lord! Stand for your people that they see your goodness in the land of the living! This prayer goes forth to accomplish Your will Father GOD! In Jesus Name, Amen.
    EL H - USA
  • Father, bless that police chief, bless him in his job with favor, but also bless his heart and may he be drawn to You. May those Muslim men be burdened with their hate and emptiness that would cause them to persecute those who are at peace with them. Show them who the true God is and what You require of them. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Lord, thank you so much for the favor granted this congregation. I pray that those who oppose them would come to faith in You. We bind in the mighty Name of Jesus, the demonic forces that continue to oppose this church through this militant muslims in the area. May they bow their knee before You as well and seek to love and serve You.
    Beatrice W - USA
  • Our Gracious Heavenly Father, thank You for this congregation's hope of a building of their own. May Your protection surround them. Let there be good communication with their opponents with the light of Your truth entering into it. Restrain the evil one and calm the inner rage of those prone to violence. Your will be done and Your message proclaimed.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Praise and thanksgiving be to You, loving Father for protecting this congregation from the will of their adversaries. Please provide for and protect them as You use this situation to cause Your word to run swiftly and be glorified in Kenya. Please deliver them from wicked men and direct their hearts into the love of God and the patience of Christ
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord, thank You for this group of believers and their persistence to follow You despite persecution from their Muslim neighbors. Thank You for the protection and understanding of the police to let them meet in the station and to go forward to build their own building. Help them to remain protected from animosity from their Muslim neighbors. In Jesus
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Praise the Lord for this great victory for these brothers and sisters in Kenya! I pray that their boldness increases as they have been encouraged in this and that many Muslims will be changed by their joy and their fire in the Holy Spirit. I pray for great revival in Kenya. In Jesus name I pray amen
    Nancy G - USA
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