The pastor in front of the destroyed church building
The pastor in front of the destroyed church building
Mar. 09, 2023 | Benin

Church Destroyed on National Voodoo Day

[234] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for church congregation.

Benin is considered the birthplace of Voodoo. Occult practices, including idol worship, sacrificing animals, and wearing special talismans believed to ward off evil, are widespread. Voodoo is so commonly practiced in Benin that it has a National Voodoo Day on January 10. This year in a small town in the center of the country, a group of Voodooists burned down a church when local Christians refused to honor the village idols during the celebration. The church’s pastor asks for prayer that people in the village will be set free from the bondage of Voodoo, that the house of worship will be rebuilt, and that the congregation will be strengthened regardless of persecution.

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  • Father, continue to set those in bondage to Voodoo free from the evil one. May many see Jesus and be saved. Give the Christians courage and strength to continue to follow Jesus. Please protect them. Thank you, Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • LORD Jesus, please allow this to be a witness to those voodooists to repent of their sins. I pray this congregation if they are all born again don't need a building but have their bodily temples. May they become encouraged by this realizing that darkness hates Your light. I pray for many new believers in Benin as the A1611 Bible gospel goes forth.
    Devin C - USA
  • I hope and pray in Christ Jesus' name for a daily abundance of blessings, especially your Holy Spirit, wisdom, healing, restoration, love, grace, compassion, mercy, protection, deliverance, resiliance, and so much more. I hope and pray that things are going well and improving everyday. These snakes and scorpions are crushed in Jesus' name, amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • My good & glorious God. I pray for all our Christian brothers & sisters in the body of Christ. Where we are weak, give us strength. Where we are persecuted, keep our faith strong. Where we need guidance, give us the holy spirit & your word to guide us. We ask these things in Jesus's name, Amen! You are our one true God who loves us & we trust in you.
    Janice H - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR peace reigns inside all YOUR children, in Benin, that is beyond all man's understanding, that only comes from knowing YOU, JESUS, and knowing that we, as YOUR born again, HOLY SPIRIT filled children, that when we die, we will be with YOU in heaven, for all eternity! YOU are the PRINCE OF PEACE, JESUS! Bathe them in Love!
    Michael V - USA
  • Father, we lift up this pastor who has a heart like Yours for his Benin neighbors. We ask that Your Holy Spirit destroy the hold of Satan and voodoo over their lives and You flood them with a desire that will lead to repentance and much fruit being born in Your kingdom. Please enable the Church to be rebuilt and welcomed by many.
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Jesus, encourage these precious Christians. They have had their church destroyed by evil men. The Enemy of our souls seeks to kill, steal and destroy. But You, Jesus, have come to bring life and light. Encourage your people and cause those around them to see their good works and turn to You, the Light of the world. Bind the Enemy to harm them
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for your faithful children in this region where wickedness exists. Show Your power and bring glory to Your name by bringing good from this destroyed building. May many turn to You and away from evil because of the example of Your faithful children.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • I pray that the church would not lose faith, that they would not be angry at the people who attacked them, and that everyone in the village whose practices voodoo would be open to hearing the gospel. - Katie, 10

    I pray that the church would be able to love their enemies. - Hannah, 33
    Hannah D - USA
  • I pray that the church gets rebuilt and I hope that the people in the church are ok. - Bella, 7
    I pray that the church is ok and that they are able to build it in time. - John, 6
    I hope that the church gets rebuilt and that the people who attacked them say "sorry". And I pray that the people get to be in the church to hear about Jesus. - Abi, 5
    Hannah D - USA
  • Father God we re fully aware that the enemy is using every means possible to push them away from your light. We pray for your church that walks in the light of your word to continue to grow. You are the God of Jeshurun who rides across the heaven to help. We need your help oh Lord. i ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Oh Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ, these people are in turmoil, and they need Your help, and they need Your presence, they need Your comfort!
    christine s - USA
  • Lord I pray that You will rebuild the church bigger and stronger than it was before. I pray it will be more glorious and wonderful than before and somehow a blessing. I pray that what satan meant for evil You would turn to good. I pray for these church members to have full peace and to not be ashamed of the Gospel but to cling to it and hold fast.
    Joy H - USA
  • In the agape, sacrificial name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Great Deliverer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Benin church congregation. We praise You for delivering them. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Elom, God eternal, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your eternal love for destroyed church congregation. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, in Jesus' name, we oppose this vile, demonic spirit of voodoo, and the other wicked spirits who work in conjunction with it to harass, attack, and persecute Your Church in Benin. Nullify and neutralize the curses and adverse affects of the practitioners of voodoo, and pour out abundant blessings upon our faithful brothers and sisters in Christ.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, this pastor has asked You to accomplish three things that would require something amazing. He believes that You can do. May his request and desire come to fruition in Your time and way. May You open the floodgates of heaven to those who live without. May the house of worship be rebuilt and their faith strengthened. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Father I pray you deliver the people in Benin from the bondage of Voodoo. Please strengthen the believers there and help them to rebuild their church to the glory of Your Name.
    scott L - USA
  • Father, I agree with the requests of my dear brother. May these people be totally set free from all evil practices in the Name of Jesus!! May they hear Your calling upon their hearts . TY You have already provided a new place to worship & that YOur people will worship You regardless. Ty for working in their hearts, strengthening their faith IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • In the power of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Tsidkenu, God of Righteousness, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Benin church congregation. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • In the name of Jesus this churhc will be rebuilt and stronger!! The building and the people Allie are strengthened and protected! Holy spirit rise up in every believer now. Devil flee this village in jesus name!! It is reclaimed for Jesus!
    Jeneva B - USA
  • Father God as you watch over us your Children, I know you are omnipresent & an ontime God, bless your Children Lord and bind these voodooist who destroyed this church, help your Servant to stand firm, knowing that on Christ the solid Rock they stand, because everything else will fall, strengthen them to not give up inspite the evil one action.
    Jacqueline B - USA
  • Lord,
    Comfort with your grace, all those who are experiencing the hatred and intolerance because of the evil ways of Vòodòo, and give them the grace and strength to face thr evils being waged against them. Help rebuild their church. Forgive those who persecute them and let them break the chains of bondage they suffer. I ask in the name of Jesus. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father God, by the power of the name of JESUS, we pray that the people of Benin will turn from demonic religions and to the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ, the only Savior and Lord over all eternity. Please comfort the hearts of the believers by the words of JESUS who said even "the gates of hell will not prevail" against His church.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our faithful brothers and sisters in Benin and their willingness to follow You despite persecution. I pray that You would provide for all of their needs and grow their faith each day. Please set this particular village free from the bondage of Voodoo, enable them to rebuild their building, and that the church would be strengthened.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for a local congregation in in Benin: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! May the people in the village they're in be set free from VooDoo's bondage through Christ & their church building be re
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, let your name be honored among the people of Benin. Set these people free from voodoo and other occult ways by turning their hearts to faith in Jesus' death and resurrection. Grant the church in Benin the favor to rebuild their house of worship. Strengthen the congregation and thwart the evil plans of the persecutors. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    I pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who have called you worthy to suffer for his name, that your faith does not fail. I pray you be strengthened in the mighty name of Jesus. I pray in the name of Jesus that a hedge of protection be placed upon your children in the mighty name of Jesus
    Amber N - USA
  • As You wrote to the Church of Pergamum," I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold firmly to My name", we ask You to encourage Your people in Benin. Thank You for those who refused to participle in the village celebration of evil. Encourage them to continue to stand strong refusing the pressure and temptations to give in to pressure
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Benin asking You to strengthen them and strengthen their faith as they face opposition from evil forces. Lord I ask You to set these lost tormented souls free and let them see Your light. In Jesus's name amen
    Teresa V - USA
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