Nov. 17, 2022 | Nigeria

Pastor Martyred by Islamists

[159] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Pastor Ibrahim's family.

In recent years, Fulani militants have been attacking Christian areas of northern Nigeria, regularly kidnapping, injuring, and killing thousands of people. To protect their town, Pastor Ibrahim Isa and a group of men guarded it throughout the night. Pastor Ibrahim was born in the predominately Muslim Fulani tribe but was considered a traitor to that group because he had converted to Christianity. On the morning of April 15, 2022, as Pastor Ibrahim was walking home alone after a night of guarding his village, a group of radical Fulani men ambushed him. He tried to run away, but they shot him multiple times and killed him. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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  • Dear Christian family, I am praying for you. I hope you feel God's presence. Remember he has not lost control of his creation. He changed Saul's heart so he can change the hearts of anyone. He is powerful and we know who will be victorious. Stand strong. You are loved.
    Susan R - USA
  • Jesus I pray for Paster Ibrahim's wife and 5 children. Lord help them to heal, to forgive, to look to you for wisdom and a way forward. Jesus, protect them, hold them close, let them know you are near. Jesus fill them with your love, that their lives might shine for you, that they would experience your power working thru them, touching others. Amen
    Mike M - USA
  • We are grateful that Pastor Isa entered into the eternal Kingdom of God on April 15, 2022, and now is living in Your presence. Thank You for opening his eyes and redeeming him out of Islam. Use his death to draw other Fulanis to Yourself, and embolden members of his church to live for You. Comfort and provide for his wife and their 5 children.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, we thank you because you died for us and sent your Holy Spirit, to bear fruit in us, Love which covers all sins. We ask that Pastor Ibrahim's family will forgive them. And pray for them. Lord, do to the fulani men like you did to Saul. Use them for your Glory, no matter if it costs them their own lives, after conversion. In Jesus Name amen.thanks
    Sharon-David A - United Kingdom
  • Father, give comfort & peace to Pastors family. Provide for their needs & protect them. You are their provider now, & May they have trust & confidence in you. Cleanse the area of these brutal Fulani militants. Tear down satan & his plans in Nigeria. Give him no foothold. Establish the love of Jesus, & his mercy in this place. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Ibrahim's family. We praise that they are chosen. We ask for a hedge of protection on them. We ask for angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I pray for Pastor Ibrahim's family and I mourn with them for the loss of their father. I pray that You would be with them and provide for all their needs. I pray they would look to You for comfort and hope. I pray for Your power to surround them and protect them. I pray the militant attackers would stop and be convicted of their actions and repent
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord provide for Pastor Ibrahim's Wife and family. You are their father and husband. Show yourself to be that. Defend them and provide for them. You hear from heaven and respond to their need with the greatness of your compassionate provision. Do so for them in a tangible way. Let your brightness shine like the noon day sun around them.
    Atacy U - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Ibrahim's family. We ask that You will defend , provide, place a hedge on them, and send angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I pray for Pastor Ibrahim's wife and children that you would be with them and they would feel your peace and know that their father and husband is now at home with you. I pray that they would be protected by you and your comfort and presence as father and to husband would be manifest in their home. In Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. We bless Your Holy Name. Lord of Hosts, defend the pastor's family. Defend the village, for they have no protector who can but You. Provide the families' every need. I continue to pray that You will win the Fulani people once & for all. Plant fertile seeds in fertile soil. In Jesus' Mighty Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Pastor Ibrahim and his family. Please continue to comfort his family and the church family as they grieve for him. Please turn this evil for great good, as only You have the power to do. Please protect and provide for your church as they struggle against the enemy, may they be a bright shining light for the gospel.
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you that another brother has gone home. I pray for his family and friends who are left behind and ask that you would give them courage and faith in the face of Pastor Ibrahim's death. Please comfort them as they grieve but remind them that if they believe, they will see him again. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear Abba Father, would You let Pastor Ibrahim's wife and children feel Your arms of peace wrapped around them through the love, hugs, help, and resources given to them by fellow Christians? Let them know just how much You do love them. Help them through the grieving process, and let them know that You are grieving with them. Bring Nigeria to You.
    Tricia G - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tzevaot, Lord of Hosts, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise for faithfulness of Pastor Ibrahim and family. We ask for encouragement, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father give Ibrahim's family physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health and strength. Continue to cultivate their hearts and minds so that they follow in Ibrahim's footsteps and reach out to non-Christians without fear. Protect them from evil and harm and guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I pray for renewed hope and joy for the family
    Laurie T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Pastor Ibrahim has paid the ultimate price for knowing and serving You, I pray that his wife and children will be assured that You know their pain and suffering. Provide for their physical needs as well as encourage their hearts. Keeps their minds steadfast on You. May those who took his life, be led by the Holy Spirit to repentanc
    sandra s - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Your presence, peace, comfort, and strength for Pastor Ibrahim's family and loved ones. I pray, God that You will provide for his wife and children. I pray that the Fulani militants will come to know Christ as Savior and Lord. I pray Your protection for this village and those who guard it. Thank You for their steadfast faith.
  • King Jesus do come to the aid of Pastor Ibrahim's family, be their shield and provider , do grant healing physically and spiritually, guide them oh thou great Jehoviah thy need you shoulder to lean on and courage to persevere in this challenging time, You only can whisper those words that they needs to hear to carry on be with them in days to come
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Heavenly Father, We thank You for the life of Pastor Ibrahim Isa, that he served You faithfully in his life. We declare that the blood of this martyr cries out to You from the earth for justice, and the justice we seek is the salvation of these attackers, that they become radical evangelists who take the Gospel to many militants, in Jesus' Name, Amen!
    Michael S - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brother's wife and children. May they feel your comfort and strength wrap around them. Lord, help them to see their hope lies within serving you. I pray you raise a zeal in their hearts to continue the work Bro. Ibrahim started. Rebuke any fear. Speak to the hearts of the men who did this; open their eyes to the truth.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear z lord please protect and supplied the needs and heal the grief of Ibrahim's family. May they stay faithful and sheltered in your arms. In Jesus name amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • I have added Pastor Ibrahim's family to my prayer list.
    Clint D - USA
  • Father we pray for the family of Ibrahim, comfort them and protect them. Let your word go forth so that souls will be saved. Provide for the family, meet their needs. We pray that your justice will prevail in Jesus Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Father, as I sit in the comfort of my home and enjoy freedom in this country, I realize that my brothers and sisters in Nigeria are suffering for your sake. Pastor Ibrahim is now in your presence and has received a martyr's crown. I pray that you will comfort his wife and five children and provide for them. Give them hope and peace as they grieve.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Ibrahim Isa and his willingness to serve You despite murderous opposition. I pray that You would provide for all of his family's needs and enable them to forgive. May our Nigerian brothers and sisters living among Fulani militants not be discouraged, but may the Holy Spirit encourage them and give them an indescribable peace.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father God, we ask that you place a hedge of protection over all of the Christians in Nigeria. We plead the blood of Jesus over each and every Christians' life. We lift up Pastor Ibrahim's wife and five children to you dear God. We know that you will meet every need that they have even before they know they need it. In Jesus holy name we pray. Amen
    Mellene P - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Ibrahim and family. We ask for provision, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I pray that Pastor Ibrahim's death will not be in vain. Please use this tragedy to draw many people to faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that the Fulani attackers will see that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.Please comfort the family of this faithful man and help them to be strong in their faith. I pray that you will spread the gospel
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord I pray for a mighty visitation of the power and comfort of the Holy Spirit on the church of Pastor Ibrahim, his wife and children. I pray that your love and grace will overcome their sadness and loss, and that they will grow strong in faith and the knowledge of you.
    Paul J - United Kingdom
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