Children at a CAR camp for Internally Displaced People
Children at a CAR camp for Internally Displaced People
Apr. 13, 2023 | Central African Republic

Caring for Orphans Amid Civil War

[233] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for orphan caretaker.

Christians have suffered greatly from civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2012. They are targeted and attacked by Muslim rebels who accuse them of assisting militias that have carried out revenge killings against Muslims. They have been driven from their towns and villages as attackers loot and destroy their homes and churches, forcing tens of thousands into emergency camps for Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs). A Christian man who cares for 58 orphans told front-line workers how insurgents targeted him with accusations, threats and assaults because of his ministry. Once, an attacker put a machine gun into the Christian man’s face and pulled the trigger; nothing happened. The attacker then shot the weapon in the air and tried a second time to shoot the Christian man in the head; again, the gun failed. The attacker then beat the orphanage director, breaking his front teeth.

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  • Father, please continue to bless this man and provide resources to care for these orphans. Give wisdom and provide help from others to train the children to know Jesus. Thank you for how you have worked in his life in miraculous ways. Give him the strength each day to live and walk by the Spirit in the things you lead him to do. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • LORD, I pray this persecution has ended according to Your will for Your body in this part of Africa. I pray the persecutors have come to a place of repentance of their sins and had broken & contrite hearts. I pray they received Your word from the A1611 Bible and that You are increasing Your body there. In the name of the LORD Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • I pray Jesus saves you from your suffering
    William P - USA
  • Lord I pray for the orphanage director and I pray that his faith would remain strong and that You would provide for all his needs. I pray for the children in his care to flourish and experience healing. I pray for their needs to be met and then some. I pray for protection for them and for Your hand to hold them close.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, we know that You are the God of the widow and the orphan, and we ask for Your provision for this orphanage. Thank You for demonstrating Your power as You protected Your servant who cares for these orphans. Surround him and his work with Your presence. Provide for the many needs - physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those under his care
    Toni D - 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
  • Dear Father, You are these children's Protector, Provider and Refuge in their time of need! Lord, rebuke the devour and rescue these children, bless them and put them in a place where people will care for them and show them Your love! Convict those who would harm this caretaker and let no weapon formed against him prosper in Jesus' name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, how we praise You for protecting this precious believer. Thank You for sparing his life and blessing him with 58 children. May he continue to grow in love and faithfulness. We ask that the Spirit work in the hearts of the Muslims that they might desire to know Jesus and His peace through repentance. May every child also come to saving faith
    Gail M - USA
  • Thank You for this man who is taking care of all of these children who have been not only orphaned but displaced as well. Please heal the injury from his teeth bashing and help him to continue in his ministry. Give him and others serving You in the region encouragement and strength. Help them to be discipled and encouraged in Your Word. Please provide.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Lord, have mercy on Your servants in CAR and surround with Your angels and protection. Please meet their needs in miraculous ways and fill them with Your joy and peace. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Sarah A - USA
  • Father God, we praise You for who You are and forever will be! It is painful to learn of the evil that plagues our world. I pray for those who are being targeted in CAR and that they will feel Your presence and protection around them. I pray for healing and softening of hurt hearts. I also pray that the lost are saved. In Your Son, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Father God, we are troubled and distressed by the turmoil and persecution taking place in the Central African Republic and praise and thank You for sparing the life of this brother when the machine gun would not fire twice! Hallelujah! Father, grant this brother boldness to continue to support and serve these orphans and provide their needs, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Abba, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of orphan caregiver .We praise You that he has not gone astray. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to camp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Our Father, physically heal the orphan caretaker, as well as strengthening his heart for the work he is doing in Your name. May those who need Jesus be overcome by their need for Him, and come to Him seeking salvation. In Jesus's name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Wow Father, you are the only one who can be attributed with keeping him alive. You are the living God, and there is no one besides you. You take care of your children. Continue to protect & guide this man & protect & guide these orphans. Thank you for your amazing love, in Jesus name, amen.
    Z S - USA
  • Father please help all your beautiful children. In mind, body, soul, and spirit. I pray as this is shared through our the world. Your will be done. And hearts will be softened to help your children with their needs... in Jesus name Amen.
    Patricia B - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in the CAR. May You protect them from harm and increase their faith in You each day. May they live glowing lives that point Muslims to Christ. Thank You for this orphan caretaker and his courage. Thank You for protecting him from the bullets. May You heal him and provide for all of his and the orphans' needs
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, You are sovereign!! You said NO to your dear son being killed via machine gun!! Welift up this dear man & others like him. Would You minister to them hope, strength, forgivenesss, & all they need. We pray that they see Your mighty hand at work in their lives. We also lift up the persecutors & may they hear Your calling upon their hearts.
    Lisa T - USA
  • We lift them up to thee, Lord, and trust thee to save them by thy boundless power, perfect beauty, and depth of love.
    Margaret D - 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 orphan caretaker. We praise You that he puts their faith in You. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You Father for protecting this orphan caretaker! I ask that You continue to protect him and those he cares for and provide for their every need, physically, spiritually, and emotionally and heal them completely. Help him and these children to continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of You and shine Your light before those who persecute them.
    Nicka J - USA
  • OurFather, thank you for your amazing protection of this caretaker. Thank you for his love & faithfulness to take care of these homeless children. Bless him with supernatural strength & courage in this frightening time of conflict. Make him a brave soldier in your eternal army. Give these children eyes to see your love for them. Protect & guide them.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, you have a purpose for this man who you have spared to serve You more time on this earth. Give him healing, both emotional and physical. Let him be encouraged and strengthened in his resolve to care for those that need You. In the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Lord through the fires of persecution and violent acts, will you please strengthen and care for this orphanage Director who got his teeth knocked out? Will you encourage him by your love and your presence? Thank you that he was not killed by the machine gun, what a miracle! Thank you that he knows you love him and are sustaining him. In Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, we rejoice to hear of your protection for this brother, yet our hearts cry out on behalf of the children who are marinated in trauma and loss. We say "come quickly, Lord Jesus," yet we faithfully intercede in the meantime, longing for the orphans to feel loved and wanted and to have their needs met.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I lift up all caretakers and those involved in volunteering in these oppressed areas. I pray for safety, provision and guiding. May each know Your presence strongly with each step. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Mary M - USA
  • God, I thank You for the faithful, bold witness of this orphanage director. I thank You for protecting him from almost certain death. I pray the Muslim man who personally witnessed his gun misfiring twice, would stop battling with the Lord, repent, and resume the battle on the Lord's side. I pray each of the 58 orphans would grow up following the Lord
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear Jesus, please help this man who has suffered so much to help these orphans. Jesus, You alone know the suffering that these people have endured. Come to their assistance. Make haste to help them.
    Patrecia J - USA
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