Oct. 06, 2022 | Burkina Faso

New Believer Feared Kidnapped and Forced into Marriage

[177] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Assetou.

Assetou became a Christian while training to become a hairdresser. When she completed her training, she returned home, and her parents, who practice an animistic, traditional religion, were unhappy with her new faith. Assetou’s father tried to force her to marry an animist man, but she refused because of her faith in Jesus. In response, her father beat her and withheld food from her. When Assetou still clung to Jesus, she was driven from her home. Front-line workers request prayer for Assetou as they fear she has been kidnapped and forced into marriage.

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  • LORD, may this sister have the comfort from Your Holy Ghost. May she be given help & provision & especially to grow in Your word in A1611 Bible. May her witness go forth as she helps others realize their sins & repent of them. May they learn the gospel in the A1611 Bible and have broken & contrite hearts. May Your increase go forth. In LORD Jesus' name
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear sister in Christ, I pray in the name of Jesus that he will strengthen, comfort, and encourage you. Know that your reward will be great in heaven. I pray that he will change the heart of your persecutors. 2 Timothy 4:7- I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, we know that Your eyes are on Assetou, and that You are taking care of her wherever she is. Thank You for her steadfastness of faith. Bless her and use her witness to impact the lives of those around her - whether it is an animist husband that she might win to Christ because of her pure and reverent behavior, or her animist family or others.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God please be with Assetou in Burkina Faso that she has not been kidnapped and forced into marriage. Please bring dreams & visions of you to her parents so that they can believe in You as the Way, the Truth and the Life and support Assetou in her faith. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Father, you are faithful, if this is what has happened, may this women remain in you all her days, reguardless. Lord you are with her, may she sense you deeply and follow you regardless of all these hardships. Bless this women with great faith, grace and every fruit of your Spirit. Come to this nation, mighty to save, come Jesus.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father God, it is too much to know all the names of all the factors that war against Christ. One day, we will not hear these names in Your kingdom where JESUS is King, glory to God. Until that day, please comfort the believers and sustain them by the Spirit and all the promises in Your word. Help us to pray for, sympathize with those suffering.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, you know where Assetou is and love her deeply. Please work in this situation mightily. Give Assetou the grace and strength to continue to follow and trust Jesus fully. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, thank you for your daughter Assetou and her faith in You. Wherever she is YOU are with her and we praise You for that. Please minister to her every need and comfort her heart and mind. May she draw strength from Your Word and be freed from bondage so her family will know you. Pour out Your grace upon her we ask. Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Lord God, we praise and thank You for Assetou's commitment to Your word and we ask that You would rescue her from this forced marriage and radically save her family members and cause them to see their error and forcing their daughter into this ungodly union. Father, grant her grace to endure this period of suffering and persecution, in Jesus' name amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father, you see where Assetou is right now. You are able to strengthen your children that they face with enemy yet remain faithful and strong. I pray you strengthen my sister, Lord, move on her behalf wherever she is. Lord, work a miracle. Deal with the hearts of all those involved her life. May your Spirit put conviction, open eyes, touch hearts.
    Polly C - USA
  • In the kingship of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, Jehovah Jireh, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Assetou that he knows You are on Your throne. We ask for provision, for hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we pray for Assetou's safety and well-being. If Assetou has been kidnapped and forced into marriage with an unbeliever, we pray that her faithful testimony and quite demeanor will help lead her husband to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Encourage and strengthen Essetou's spirit, soul, and body as she fights the good fight of faith.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Assetou. Please strengthen and encourage her . Thank you that you know where she is and have total control over this situation. Please turn good from this evil.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Heavenly Father I pray for protection for Assetou and I ask for her to be covered by Your love and safe. I pray if she has kidnapped her kidnappers will release her and will encounter You and be in awe of Your power and Your willingness to set the captive free. I pray for her family to see her faith in You for the beauty it is.
    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 Assetou that she stands firm and rejoices in the Lord. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you Father that you know where Assetou is. May she cling to her faith in you. Help her to find other believers that can help her. Give her hope for her future.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Our Father, wherever Assetou is, and whatever she is going through, be with her in a powerful way and let her know that she is loved and sought after by You. Bring her to a place of safety where she can flourish. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord God, You see this dear woman and know exactly what is happening in her life. Please protect her and deliver her if she is trapped in a situation not of her choosing. May she know Your peace and cling to the promises of Your word and I pray that she would hold fast to You. Please give the front-line workers wisdom to find her.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank you for Assetou. Please be with her and help her through this difficult time. I pray that you would provide for all of her needs and that she would be able to find a husband who also follows Jesus. Please work in hearts of her father and family, that they may come to know You as Lord and Savior. May the front line workers regain contact.
    Lysander S - USA
  • I pray for Assetou. You know where she is at and her situation. I ask Lord, if it's Your will, that she would be free and can worship you with other Believers. If she is not free, please reveal yourself to her and let her know she is not alone. Amen
    Debby K - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, You are the only One who knows what has happened to Assetou. We pray for her safety and know that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Should she be taken against her will, please help her to never forget her faith and to help others, whom she encounters, to understand Jesus by being made aware of His gospel and be transformed
    Donna H - USA
  • Father, May You be Assetou's comfort and strength in this challenging time. Lord God, I pray for my sister. Lord, cause her to seek You thru this difficult time. Lord, I lift her up wherever she may be to the One who is able to meet her great needs at this time. I pray this for her in the strong and loving name of Jesus. Lord, help her now I pray.
    joey S - USA
  • Lord please rescue Assetou!! Please let her escape and find refuge. Please have mercy upon this young lady. Please deliver her from the evil one. Through the power and grace of God Amen. Please rescue her quickly ! Thank you.
    Peggy A - USA
  • Lord for Assetou, as she may be in danger. Deliver her from any hurt. Jesus rescue her from those who hold her captive. Bring her safely home. May her persecutors hearts be changed! In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Gracious Father God, thank You that Assetou stood for her faith in spite of the mistreatment. You've said all who suffer for Your Name are blessed. This is a confusing time for her. Help her know You see her, wherever she is. We look to You to keep her safe and provide for her needs. Bring deep comfort. May other believers be near and able to help her.
    Jean S - Canada
  • 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 Assetou. We praise You that she is an heir. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I lift up Assetou to You asking You to release her from her possible captors. I ask You to fill her heart with Your peace and that she will be strengthened in You. I pray she will witness to those around her that they may see her faith and forgiveness. In Jesus's name, amen
    Teresa V - USA
  • Lord protect and defend assetou from harm & give her your peace. Lighten the darkness around her. Free her from the bondage she is in & bring her to safety. Bring salvation to her family. Let the scales of evil fall from their eyes so they can see your Truth and can repent and believe. Shelter assetou under your wings as you did Daniel in the lions den
    Atacy U - USA
  • We bring Assetou to You, our Father and hers. Thank You that Your eye is upon her, and that You will keep her soul in Your hands. If she has been kidnapped and forced to marry an animist, turn around what the devil means for evil and draw this man to Yourself through the purity and reverence of her life. If not, please surround her with Your presence.
    Toni D - USA
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