Nov. 17, 2022 | Nigeria

Pastor Martyred by Islamists

[148] 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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  • 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
  • Father God, hear our many prayers as we plead Your holy comfort, providence, and safety onto the surviving wife and five children of Pastor Ibrahim. We thank you Father for this platform to share the stories of this persecution. We praise you Father in your goodness. Please cast Your hedge of protection for this congregation. We worship You Father.
    Paige R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I give You thanks and praise for Pastor Ibrahim's ultimate sacrifice, laying down his life so the good news would go forward. I pray, sweet Savior, that his family would see the wonderful restorative work you are doing in their lives. Do a complete work, Lord Jesus. May Your comfort abound. May they testify of Your loving goodness!
    Elizabeth K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pastor Ibrahim's wife & 5 children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they remain strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring the killers of the pastor to repentance & saving faith. Open the hearts of the Muslim Fulani tribe to Christ. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Blessed Father, our hearts ache and are filled with sorrow for the death of Pastor I. and the grief of his wife and five children. Lord Jesus we ask that you would visit each and every Fulani militant involved in this murder in a vision or dream to bring a holy fear of the one true God, to bring repentance and ultimately salvation!
    Deborah M - USA
  • Father, be with the family of Pastor Ibrahim and comfort them by your Spirit. Provide for their needs and help the body of Christ surround them with your love. May the attackers be brought to justice and may they find Christ. May the Fulani tribe experience a revival where many are swept into your Kingdom and stop their attacks. In Jesus name,amen.
    Dennis B - USA
  • Lord, some are mocked, beaten, imprisoned and killed. The world is not worthy of them ... and they have no home but they have obtained a good testimony through their faith.
    Have mercy on this grieving family give them the inner peace that ibrahim is with you. They need the reality of your love and kindness in the midst of this horrific attack.
    Craig R - USA
  • This world is not our friend. Please give all of Your bountiful comfort and love to this grieving family. Bring justice soon to Nigeria. Come soon and set up Your kingdom on earth where you and the saints will rule.
    Pam M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we ask for your protection, your loving comfort, and deliverance for Pastor Ibrahim's wife and family. Make yourself known to them in their grief, fear and despair. Turn away this violent tribe and bind their ability to do more harm. We grieve for this family, but praise God that Pastor Ibrahim is now with you in heaven hearing "well done."
    doug S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father: Comfort Pastor Ibrahim's family as only You can. Please supply their every need and bring other believers into their lives to encourage them. Be to them all that they need, as You have promised - our dear Jehovah Jireh. In Hesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Oh God, bless the family he left behind, and let Your Word continue to go forth in Nigeria. We pray Your kingdom come! Meet his family's needs, and help them in their grief. Be very near to them, Lord.
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • Lord God we pray for peace, protection, and provision for Pastor Ibrahim's family. We ask for comfort in this time of grief. Make them strong and courageous . May the Christians in this community live out the love of Christ to one another and to those who come against them. We pray for the Salvation of the Muslim Fulani tribe. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
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