Tina and one of her daughters
Tina and one of her daughters
Dec. 22, 2022 | Nigeria

Trauma Ministry Impacts Widows

[204] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Tina.

Front-line workers are providing trauma services in regions of Africa where militant Islamists regularly attack Christians. According to one front-line worker and a trained counselor in Africa, traumatized people often live in a state of hypervigilance where even small cues can trigger significant “fight or flight” responses, such as panic attacks. Living this way severely disrupts the ability of victims to maintain healthy relationships and perform basic life tasks. VOM-supported trauma ministries help widows like Tina, who lost her husband five years ago when he was shot by Islamists while working his vegetable farm. Tina said she misses her husband but added, “I hold onto God’s promises that He is a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widows.”

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  • Thank You for Tina's faith in You to provide for her. Help her and other widows to continue to trust You as their husband and Father to them and their children. Thank You for VOM's work in that region with these families. Help more Christians to find healing after the persecution they face. Help the attackers to come to faith in You. In Jesus Name Amen
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Lord I Pray for Tina, Her family, closest friends, and associates.Help her as she tries to raise her kids without a husband, and help the kids as they grow up without a dad. I pray you would bring The killers to justice. Please be faithful to your promise to defend widows. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for you are faithful. HEB1023
    Allison F - USA
  • God, thank you for your promises for widows like Tina, and for the love you have for her. Thank you for the workers who provide care to these persecuted regions. May they be strengthened and upheld by your love and grace. Heal those who have been traumatized and provide for their needs. Bring health and wholeness to live abundant lives through Christ.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Tina, may the Lord Jesus give you and your family deep rest, relaxation, refreshment, renewal, peace and joy that surpasses all understanding, His perfect love that casts out all fear, a sure future and an abiding hope in Him.
    Danae V - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, I pray for comfort, peace, and protection for our brothers and sisters in Christ. We can take comfort that the Lord is working. He is in control and His Will will be done. We can only plant the seed, the Lord will reap the harvest. We will continue to pray. Stand firm, Jesus is coming soon!
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, thank You for Tina's strong faith in spite of what she has suffered. Thank You that her hope is firm in Your Word and that You will be a Father to her children and a husband to her as she looks to You for everything. We lift her and others like her in Nigeria who have traumatized and ask for Your healing and protection, Mighty Shepherd.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father God Yahweh Hashem, may Your peace and love spread throughout this region. Send Your Holy Angels to war against the evil in this Nigerian land. Father, I declare love, peace, safety and provision in this land. To all those who are in need of a father, Heavenly Father Hashem, be a father to those and a husband to those in need, in Jesus name Amen
    Samuel W - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Tina that you would deliver from the trauma of losing her husband. I thank you that she sees you as her husband and father of her children. I pray this healing and deliverance over all the people in Nigeria who have suffered trauma due to the Islamic attacks these many years. I pray they would feel your presence . In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • In the peaceful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Tina and family. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the services offered for Tina and for those who have been helped. I pray for continued support for these widows and I pray that You would provide resources and people to help them. I pray Lord for Your hand to be upon them and for Your blessing. I pray for Tina and her daughter to be healed and experience thriving and Your balm.
    Joy H - USA
  • Wrap your arms around Tina in a tangible way and love her to yourself always. Be compassionate and caring. Draw her into trust and redeem the loss she has gone through for victory. Make satan pay for ever messing with her. Heal her completely and put a song of praise and a testimony of redemption. Use her to draw people to yourself.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Our Father, continue to comfort and strengthen Tina, and others who are hurting, with Your comfort and strength. May they minister to everyone around them and spread Your peace. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Tina. We praise You she applies Your Word. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father I pray for Tina and all those who have lost a loved one for Your Name. I ask for healing of their hearts. I pray You would be especially near to them and comfort them. I pray they would remain strong in faith. I pray they will forgive their persecutors. I pray they will have true joy and peace in their hearts as they trust You.
    Terry K - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we ask that you comfort and protect Tina, her family, and all who stand in persecution of Your name. Give them strength to endure. Clothe and shield them under the shadow of Your wings and be their refuge in the midst of troubled times. Move Your hand and order the enemies to turn away. In the Lord Jesus Christ's name. Amen.
    Elaine F - USA
  • Precious Lord, thank you for the testimony of this believer and please bless her openly. Help her to be brave and faithful and may others be saved who witness her chased behavior. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Thank You for these believers who are providing such a needed ministry. I pray that they would continue to have opportunities to bless those who are suffering. May they be able to effectively communicate Your hope and peace, and I pray that the Christians who have endured so much would begin to experience Your deep healing.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Blessings upon you and your children, dear Tina. May God comfort and keep you. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Almighty God, I lift up to you Tina whose husband was killed. Thank you for your faithfulness in providing her grace and strength to carry on every day. For your children who are traumatized by the Islamists, grant them Your supernatural peace to rest in your promises and find grace to trust You amidst struggles. In mighty name of Jesus Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father, we intercede for Tina, and many others like her, who've been traumatized by unbelievers because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Thank You for providing trauma centers with front-line workers who are gifted in ministering to people who suffer the effects of a traumatic event. In some special way, help Tina as she grieves the loss of her husband.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Gracious Father God, thank You that You have servants present to help the traumatized victims of violence. Please supply the needs of this ministry. Help the workers find and connect with all those who need their help. Better yet, Dear Lord please bring about an end to the violence. May the perpetrators find repentance. Break down satanic strongholds.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Oh Lord, I cry out to you as they struggle with daily life after undergoing such evil. Please help them to trust you totally, being bold and courageous, not living in fear. Help them to realize your power and might and rest in You. Creator of all, who has already won the victory.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, I lift up those who have suffered great loss and pain due to the evil that is in man's hearts. I pray each one finds their strength and comfort in you. I pray you send someone who will offer hope and truth. Provide for your children, as your Word promises you will do. I pray for those who do these wicked acts; open their eyes to the truth.
    polly c - USA
  • God, You had Your people write that we are exiles on this earth, enduring trials for a little time, undergoing many of the sorrows You knew. Give Tina, and those like her, comfort, knowing it is for a little while; that brokenness will not win; that hope is real, and will not disappoint. Give wisdom to those who teach them. Help them. Amen.
    Kesse R - USA
  • Thank You, God, that Your Word is true, and that Tina and her sisters in the Lord can count on You to fulfill Your promises to them to be what they need. Thank for ministries who care for them and their families. Bless them with the fellowship of other women who have undergone the same experiences and have found Christ to be their all sufficiency.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, may you comfort our brothers and sisters and bless them as you say "blessed are those who mourn." May the peace that passes all understanding guard their hearts in the days. Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Who creates all things new, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Tina and other trauma victims. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, bless those who have suffered trauma with Your "shalom" wholeness physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in Jesus' name. Amen.
    Lynne J - USA
  • Thank You, merciful Father, for this vital ministry. Please uphold the counselors, giving them wisdom. Please relieve these widows and fatherless in their distress, have mercy on them and hear our prayers for them. Lift up the light of Your countenance upon them and put gladness in their hearts. Provide for their physical, spiritual, emotional needs
    Julie C - USA
  • Precious Father, you are also the Father to the widows. Bless and heal the broken hearts of Tina and others like her. Thank you for the work of VOM in ministering to those who have such encountered such trauma. The wicked do not know we have divine help, not of this world and a forever home you have prepared for those in Christ.
    Kathy G - USA
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