Victims of the August 8 shooting were treated in the Quetta city hospital.
Victims of the August 8 shooting were treated in the Quetta city hospital.
Sep. 29, 2022 | Pakistan

Shooting in Christian Settlement Kills 1, Injures 4

[202] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for William's family.

On the evening of August 8, William was sitting outside his home in a Christian settlement of 28 families in southwest Pakistan while children played nearby. Without warning, two masked men rode by and began shooting. William and four boys, ranging in age from 10 to 16, were critically injured in the shooting and taken to the nearest large hospital 25 kilometers [roughly 15 miles] away for treatment. William later died from his injuries. There is significant Taliban and separatist violence in the region, but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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  • Father, only you can bring beauty from such ashes. May these Christian family be bound to you only, even through grief and trial. Holy Spirit settle on the minds of those against you, convict hearts, bring salvation from this, and bless your people. Come Lord Jesus, come.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father, you love William's family and know the grief they are suffering. Please give them comfort and strength during this difficult time. Help them to continue to trust You even when they don't understand why this happened. Help them to forgive the attackers. Draw those attackers to a saving relationship with Jesus. Glorify yourself through this. Amen
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father I pray for Your peace comfort and healing for William's family and the boys that were injured in the attack. Renew their hope and strength in You. Provide for their every need and show them that even this tragedy can be something you use to bring others to faith in You. Remind them their reward is great and they will see their father in heaven.
    Laurie W - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Your faithfulness. Our hearts are heavy when we hear of Christian brothers and sisters being murdered; the fact that children are targeted is unconscionable. We ask that You protect them from harm and heal those who have been injured. Please provide their families with peace beyond all understanding. Please sustain us in this world.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that you comfort the William's family as they mourn the loss of William. May they remember the good times that they had with him. May those in Pakistan come to the knowledge of you as their Lord and Savior for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. In your Holy name I humbly pray, Amen y Amen.
    Chaplain Dale I - USA
  • Lord I pray for the family of William as they grieve and deal with anger and frustration and sadness. I pray You would help them to find comfort in You somehow and to heal over time. I pray for their ability to forgive and give kindness to those responsible. I pray that this type of thing would stop and for more in this area to see Jesus as Savior.
    Joy H - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Omnipotent God, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals,as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of William's family that they stand firm and rejoice in the Lord. We ask for healing, a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please comfort William's family. May they be drawn closer to you. Help them to find forgiveness and hope for the future.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Our Father, continue to strengthen and comfort William's family as they mourn his death. Bring justice to the ones who were a part of the shooting. Be with the families of the others who were injured. May their faithfulness to You be a light in the darkness of those who need You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would mercifully spare the lives of the other wounded boys and allow them to recover. May William's family have the support and help of other believers as they grieve, and may they draw closer to one another in their pain. May they know Your comfort and trust Your purposes even as they don't understand them.
    Danielle H - 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 William's family. 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 God that this world is not our home; William has arrived in his true home. Father please surround his loved ones with Your presence and joy in their grief. Deliver them from fear and bitterness. Use them to represent the Savior in their relationships with the ones who hate You. Enable them to love and pray for their enemies' salvation.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the broken hearts of William's family. I pray there is a great peace that surpasses understanding in their grief that they know he is with you. Praying protection over this settlement, Lord, growing their faith regardless of those around them that threaten it. In Jesus name I pray amen
    Bob G - USA
  • Father, I pray for these Christians injured and killed in Pakistan by Muslim violence. Heal them Lord of their physical and emotional injuries. Heal these families of the loss of William. Supply their needs and protect these families with a hedge of angels around them. Pour out Your Spirit upon Pakistan that many will turn to Christ and Islam destroyed
    Alan G - USA
  • Hear the cry from William's blood, bring comfort to his wife and children. Provide for their daily needs now that William is no more. Extend your faithfulness to this family through the church community. We pray for the injured children that their wounds will heal. Let there be word of future violent acts early enough that your children can run to hide
    Tan-Yeo S - Singapore
  • 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 William;s family have faith in Jesus. We ask a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father You are the God of all comfort and peace and I ask that You will pour out Your love, comfort and peace on William's family and be their help and refuge. Guard their hearts from any unforgiveness and help them to remain steadfast and to shine Your light.
    Nicka J - USA
  • Father I pray for the injured and their families of this shooting please bring both complete physical and emotional healing to them may your hand be upon them bringing encouragement n peace and may the body of Christ be there for them may those responsible be brought to justice please protect this community from further harm In Jesus name i pray
    Dean B - USA
  • Lord, be close to this community as they face fear and grief in their circumstances. Give them hope and peace as they move forward with their meetings and worship. You are so good and will continue to do good things through all of them. In the name of Jesus
    Alison M - USA
  • Father, I thank You that William died as a believer & is with You. I pray for his family who grieves his loss from their daily life. Lord, comfort them as only You can, giving them the spirit of praise for the garment of heaviness. I pray for healing for those injured in this attack, I pray their faith will remain strong. provide for this families need
    Marian P - USA
  • God of comfort, please comfort the family of the departed, console and heal their wounds, heal the injured and restore health back to them. Father arise and avenge for your people, defend your name and let every of your enemy be scattered.God please protect the Christian community,strengthen their faith, encourage and grant them boldness in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father in the name of Jesus, comfort William's family through the grief process. Remind them that William is safe in Your arms. Grant physical, emotional ,spiritual healing to the other boys & families. Lord strengthen them to be a light in a dark world and give them strength & grace to forgive their persecutors. Lord save their persecutors. Amen!
    Angela C - USA
  • Lord God we beseech you to bring justice to this situation. I pray for healing of these dear children. May the families be lifted up and not fall into despair and fear. Strengthen their faith. Bring peace and joy back into their lives and protect them going forward. Soften hearts and draw to you those who did this evil. In Your Holy and powerful name!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Father, I thank You that William died as a believer and is with You. I pray for his family who grieves his loss from their daily life. Lord, comfort them as only You can, giving them the spirit of praise for the garment of heaviness. I pray for healing for those injured in this attack and I pray their faith will remain strong. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father, how can we pray for these who live in such conditions? Strengthen them and hold them fast to You. Their lives are so precious but treated as nothing. Set your face against their persecutors and thwart them, convict them so they fear to harm Your people. Grant peace to Your people. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Loving Father, please comfort the families of these young believers and relieve their fears. Bring complete physical, spiritual and emotional healing to the injured. Provide protection for this entire Christian settlement as they seek to glorify Your name in Pakistan
    Julie C - USA
  • Lord, thank You for the believers who risk so much for standing firm for You in this place. Please bring comfort and peace to William's family as they mourn his loss. Please heal those who were injured and help them to continue to be a light for You. Help soften the hearts of the persecutors and help them to come to faith in You. Let justice be served.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Our Father accept William into the family of martyrs with your loving care. Guide the care of the four boys so that they return to their families fully recovered to give you the glory for the hope that keeps their faith strong. Through your heavenly host visit and convert the men who shot William and the boys. Place in them a repentant heart. Amen
    Paul M - USA
  • Lord put peace in William's family's hearts & souls, may they pray for forgiveness for their attackers. Pakistan was formed as an Islamic country because they didn't want to be forced to practice Hinduism & yet now they persecute Christians, it is senseless. Put your hands on this family & other persecuted families in Packistan. In Jesus's name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • I pray for Williams family who have lost their son by this tragic shooting. I pray for healing in their hearts and healing of the other young children who were also critically injured. I pray peace in Pakistan and the gospel to reach every man and woman. Pour out your Spirit. Break the bondage of Islam in the lives of these people. In Jesus name, amen
    Nancy G - USA
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