Christians in Burkina Faso receiving their new Bibles
Christians in Burkina Faso receiving their new Bibles
Apr. 27, 2023 | Burkina Faso

Couple Receives Replacement Bible After Attack

[204] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Displaced Christians.

Christians have been a primary target of Islamists in Burkina Faso since April 2019 when approximately 70 Christians were killed and five churches attacked. In 2022, Islamist activity increased in the southwestern part of the country, resulting in numerous destroyed churches and the murder of several pastors. As many as 10,000 Christians have fled their homes due to violence and threats; more than 1.7 million people have been displaced by the conflict. Two years ago, when Muslim militants attacked their village, one young couple fled with their lives and almost nothing else. They fled so quickly that they couldn’t even grab their Bible. Front-line workers recently had the opportunity to provide Bibles for the displaced couple as well as many other displaced Christians. “They were so happy they were crying,” said a front-line worker. “They said it was an answer to their prayers.”

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  • Thank you, Lord!
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Thank You Father God and Lord Jesus Christ for seeing to the needs of Your people.
    christine s - USA
  • Oh Father, how many of us would cry over the replacement of a Bible when they have lost so much? We pray for them and the vast numbers of Your people who are suffering in Burkina Faso, who have lost not only their homes but also their shepherds. We know that You have not abandoned them. Reveal Yourself to them in the midst of their suffering.
    Toni D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your faithfulness and love for the Christians in Burkina Faso. We thank You for the front line workers and having them bring bibles to our hurting brothers and sisters. We pray for the salvation of the Muslim militants. We praise You Lord! In Jesus name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit Amen.
    Alvin A - 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
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso and their willingness to follow You despite intense persecution. I pray that You would be glorified through their trials and that You would provide for all of their needs. May their be peace in Burkina Faso and peace for the families of those who were murdered, as well as the displaced.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, our hearts ache for these believers who are suffering persecution. Thank You that VOM is there and able to right some wrongs and them. We ask that You continue to watch over them and bless them with Your Presence and heal and hold them close. May they continue to mature in the faith and never quit. We also lift up the Muslims for saving faith
    Gail M - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR peace reigns in Burkina Faso! YOUR peace, 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, and our JEHOVAH JIREH!
    Michael V - USA
  • Father, we ask You to strengthen believers in Burkina Faso during this persecution. We pray they would be able to rejoice with Peter and John that they were counted worthy by Jesus to suffer with Him. May their faith deepen, their love and prayers for their enemies grow exponentially. May You hear their praise on their lips for all You have done
    Gail M - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You that Jesus is High Priest, Mediator and Savior for Burkina Faso displaced Christians. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I pray for displaced brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. let hope arise in their hearts as they rebuild their lives in the diaspora. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Amen
    Craig R - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that all those who have been displaced would have access to Your word and to teaching in the Scriptures. May they have the resources they need to continue growing, and may they have fellowship of other believers around them. I pray that they would be great lights in this darkness and would lead many to You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the hope that these believers have held on to and the patience they have had. I pray for good community for them as they build a new life in a new city. I pray for Your favor to rest upon them and for Your glory to shine through. I pray for their needs to be met and for an outpouring of JOY for them.
    Joy H - USA
  • Thanks Lord, For keeping Christians in Burkina Faso safe.from Islamists who are persecuting them. We pray for them and are encouraged by their faith. May I spread the gospel today. Amen
    Robert M - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Ezer, our Help, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of displaced Christians receiving Bible. We ask for Your help, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to camp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father, thank you for blessing this couple with new Bibles. Now I pray for the violent islamists who kill, maim, & destroy everything in their paths. Lord, cast out the evil living in their souls. Replace it with your Son, Jesus, & His love. Nothing is impossible with you. Even the vilest person can be redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Hallelujah!
    SM D - USA
  • So glad brothers and sisters in christ. Thath you are safe. And thath you have new bibles. May God give you boldness in your witnessing. And peace in your heart and minds. Emmanuel. God is with you in jesus name.
    Craig M - USA
  • Oh Father, how wonderful is Your word! It is freedom, comfort and truth. Reveal Yourself mightily to this couple thru their new Bible. May they be a conduit to encourage other christians. Give front line workers the means to provide many more Bibles to believers and nonbelievers alike. Protect your church in Burkina Faso! Lavish love on them!
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • My Precious Heavenly Father, please see the plight of these brothers and sisters and protect, bless and prosper them openly so all can see You in them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen MARANATHA!
    Della H - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Abba, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of these displaced Christians. .We praise You that they have not gone astray. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to camp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please provide for these children of yours who have had to flee persecution. May they know that you have not forgotten them. May they hold tight to your promises and find you faithful.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • I will continue to pray for Burkina Faso nightly.
    Clint D - USA
  • We praise you Almighty God for your provision of the Living Word for the displaced Christians who lost almost all they had. We pray for those severely persecuted. Grant them grace to look to You almighty God for strength to resist evil and keep eyes fixed on Jesus and the eternal reward. Bless them with boldness O God. In Jesus name Amen Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord, please protect the Christians in Burkina Faso, give them courage, strength and daily needs. Praise you, Lord, that they received replacement Bibles. Help them to grow in faith through daily reading, speak to them through your word. Amen.
    Barbara C - USA
  • Our Father, Your word is precious and life for our souls. Thank You for the replacement Bible being given to the young couple. May they devout themselves to its nourishment and pass it on to others who need Jesus. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we stand with our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso in the midst of ongoing violence and threats by these Islamic extremists. We ask for grace and peace to be poured by Your Spirit on their worship and in their homes. Grant these believers supernatural love for those intending them harm, who are determined to drive them out, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father, once again my brothers and sisters in persecuted lands show me what is truly of great value. Their life and love for you stirs me to love as they do. I pray you use this couple to share your Word and the message of hope to all they come in contact with. Provide for them, strengthen them, speak to the hearts of all that hear. Move Holy Spirit
    Polly C - USA
  • Father God, I thank you that your word ministers to your people like nothing else. Thank you that these dear believers have received a new Bible. I pray that they will be encouraged in their faith. Thank you for those front line workers who are ministering to those in need.Please provide everything they need to continue in their ministry.In Jesus' name
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Jesus, come to the assistance of Your people. Make haste to help them. Give every Christian parent wisdom and discernment as they make decisions. Comfort them and give them courage to persevere. Soften the hearts of the Muslims. Give them dreams and visions so they turn from violence to You, Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
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