A pastor's destroyed home
A pastor's destroyed home
Mar. 30, 2023 | Central African Republic

Thousands Traumatized in the CAR

[161] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Traumatized Christians.

A vicious civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR), fought among multiple political factions, including some extremist Muslim groups, has forced more than half a million people to flee their homes. Many of the displaced are Christians who live in camps for Internally Displaced People (IDPs). Front-line workers say most IDPs fear returning to their land due to ongoing lack of security; additionally, “There is nothing to return to,” said a front-line worker. “Houses, schools, churches, clinics were destroyed, and gardens no longer exist and would have to be restarted.” In addition to the challenge of daily survival facing these Christians, many are also severely traumatized by the horrors they have survived. VOM is helping our brothers and sisters heal by supporting trauma care ministry throughout the country.

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  • Father, Continue to provide healing and hope to the believers. May they trust Jesus fully. May they experience the peace that only comes from Jesus (John 14:27) and not give way to fear. Use the ministry to accomplish your will and provide the needed resources. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • LORD, I pray that the CAR body of Christ has recovered & given You the glory. I pray their witness through this persecution has led many to learn the gospel in the A1611 Bible. I pray they have come to repent of their sins & that Your body has grown by Your increase. May those fruits be born according to Your will & purpose. In LORD Jesus Christ's name
    Devin C - 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
  • 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. May God bless you, those around you and far away. Amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR peace reigns inside the Central African Republic, 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
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in the CAR and their willingness to follow You despite great hardship. I pray that You would be glorified in their suffering and that they would grow closer to You each day. Please provide for all of their needs and allow many people to come to Christ. Their faithfulness is an inspiration.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Jesus, give Your people courage to persevere when they have lost so much. Send Your Holy Spirit to heal their minds and memories of the horrible violence that only You can heal. Give them wisdom and discernment as they make decisions as to where to live.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father I pray they will sense your presence and know many around the world are for them. I pray they will experience your comfort and opening doors for them to evangelize. Pray for boldness to preach the gospel. They will mature in their faith. Pray many would receive Jesus through their teachings. That they would know joy in their sufferings.
    Patricia B - USA
  • Lord bless your believers in who are IDPs. They have witnessed so much trauma they need to feel your comfort and love. They need to know this world belongs to Satan, but they belong to you and therefore they have eternity in paradise when it is your will, until I pray they remain strong in their faith. In Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father heal & give hope to the tramatized Christians in the Central Africa Republic. Show them your love. Encourage & bring peace to their hearts. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Emet, True and Faithful, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Traumatized Christians. We praise You that they put their faith in You. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, give wisdom to VOM as they attempt to encourage believers in CAR. Restore this country to peace! And while the war continues, remind Your children that You are the peace in their storms. May they see you, hear you, know you in an intimate way. Give them strength and words to testify in IDP camps. Provide Bibles for them. Protect them!
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • In the giving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Traumatized Christians. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Almighty God, there is so much trauma and pain in the lives of your children in Central African Republic and you are God of the armies of heaven able to bring comfort, strength and peace upon every one that is going through this valley of death. Lord Jesus I pray that they will stay strong and courageous in their pain heal their broken hearts of my fm
    Sylvia L - USA
  • Almighty God, there is so much trauma and pain in the lives of your children in Central African Republic and you are God of the armies of heaven able to bring this to an end. Deliver your church from evil so that they may not cause pain. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • O Father of compassion, bring healing to these traumatized Christians in CAR. May they receive care that is biblically informed and by means of caring Spirit-equipped Christians who are gifted for these particular issues. Give them courage to start over where and how you would lead them. Bring justice for them against their adversaries. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Rescue them Father. Heal them in Jesus name.
    Daniel J - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of Hosts. as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of CAR traumatized Christians. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • 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 God, I pray that You would heal these brothers and sisters. Equip and strengthen those working in trauma care and give them the wisdom they need to help these believers. I pray that they would see Your truth and Your goodness through this ministry and they would be able to have hope in the midst of deep suffering.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, this situation is overwhelming for me to even have a slight understanding of what these brothers and sisters are facing. But You are a God who is aware and cares deeply about their situation. May Your blessings flow down to them and powerfully impact their lives for good. May they call out to You and find peace. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Father, you know the needs of your children in the CAR and we trust you to provide all those needs and abundantly more than we can ask or even think in Jesus' name, amen.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Dear Lord, Help them, bless them, and keep them safe. Provide them with all necessary resources and Your love. Protect them, Lord, In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Diane C - USA
  • Lord, our great Healed, give Your children relief from their fears. Give them the grace and strength to put their trust in You as they rest in Your arms. Give them a strong sense of community with all those who understand what they are going through. And bring other traumatized people to You through the Christian's faithful witness in the name of Jesus
    Alison M - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please bless and comfort all of our brothers and sisters in the CAR, traumatized by the violent persecutions they have endured. Help them to hold fast to their faith in You Lord, and guide their paths to an area they can grow and thrive in as Christians.
    David B - USA
  • God I ask you to cover these people in the CAR and put a shield of protection around them as well. Soften the hearts of the persecutors of the Godly. Let these people be wittiness and examples to glorify your name. Lord love them deeply and show yourself to them through these dark dark days!
    Nicole C - USA
  • God, the enemy my brothers & sisters face uses terror to weaken or destroy the faith of Christians in large parts of the world. Today, I pray for my traumatized brothers & sisters in the CAR who have lost so much. I pray they would remain faithful to the Lord despite the loss, grief & hardships. I pray they would be strengthened that they might endure
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord I pray for resources and healing for these brothers and sisters in the CAR region. I pray they would be provided for and have the manpower and finances in order to help more people. I pray for their hearts to be encouraged in the healing You are doing and I pray for SO much healing that it draws sceptics in to learn more about You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father God, thank You for VOM and the help they provide to our Christian brothers and sisters who are displaced and have nothing to return to. God, I pray You will make a way for these displaced Christians to have a safe place to live and to worship. Provide, Father God, all they need. Please bring healing from the trauma suffered and strengthen them.
  • Heavenly Father we ask for Your restoration of our brothers and sisters traumatized by war and persecution. Heal them body, mind, and soul. Lead them to places of rest and provision. Surround them with those who love You and will show them kindness, compassion and excellence. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
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