Mateo, Elena, and their two daughters have been threatened for their faithful witness for Christ.
Mateo, Elena, and their two daughters have been threatened for their faithful witness for Christ.
May. 04, 2023 | Mexico

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[216] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Mateo and Elena.

Mateo and Elena are church planters in Central Mexico. Their town is in a region known as the “Circle of Silence,” where Christians are routinely opposed by those who follow a syncretistic blend of Catholicism, animism and the occult. The couple has experienced hostility from their community because of their witness for Christ. Their tires have been slashed, their bank accounts have been hacked, and they recently received a threatening note to stop their evangelistic activities: “First warning. You must leave. You may not preach, you or your wife.” Men on motorcycles also threatened them with guns at their front door. The couple has two young daughters, ages 5 and 3, and their older daughter has been bullied at school because of her Christian faith.

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  • In the wisdom of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Omniscient God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Mateo and Elena and family. We ask for grace, for wisdom, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - 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 Mateo, Elena and family. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, Mateo and Elena who dwell in Your secret place will abide under Your shadow. They will know that You are their refuge and fortress, and put their trust in You. Surely, You will deliver them from the snare of the fowler & provide for them. You will cover them with Your protection give them your wisdom and guidance .Open doors to share your Word
    Marian P - USA
  • Father God in the name of Jesus Christ, we pray for or brothers and sisters Mateo and Elena, that you keep them from harm so that they may not cause pain. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, I pray for Mateo and Alayna that you would protect them from these evil forces around them. I ask for divine wisdom of whether or not they should flee, and if so, where should they go? I pray for their protection, and it particularly over the little girls place in angels to them, and your presence, the manifest with them in Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord I thank you for this family and petition your heavenly eternal soveriegn ty for Supernatural protection..provision..courage..mercy and grace to surround their children at school and the parents In their home and possessions...body..soul..and mind be mercifully covered.
    Joetta G - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would strengthen this sweet couple and give them great courage. May they have wisdom and unity as a couple to make decisions, and may they be surrounded with Your comfort and peace. I pray that they would be able to comfort, support, and train their daughters in the truths of Your word as they suffer as a family.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Yeshua, please be with my sister Elena & Mateo as they share the gospel message to the lost around them. Please fill them with your Holy Spirit and strengthen their walks with you. Move in the hearts of the lost around them preparing them for an encounter with you. Please protect them with your angels & continue to use them for your glory. TY JesusAMEN
    Niccole E - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, bless our brother and sister, Mateo and Elena, to triumph in their trials and tribulations. May their witness never be silenced. Cause them to be faithful to the end and to bring great glory to Your holy name. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Teresa P - Korea, South
  • Father I lift up this dear family & may they always run to You their strong tower. Minister to them peace, joy, forgiveness & all they need in times of persecution. May the dtr not be bullied & may all the persecutors hear Your whisper upon their hearts. Draw them to You in Your Name. TY for Your provision & protection by Your mighty hand. Amen!
    Lisa T - 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 Mateo, Elena and family. 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 God & Father, I pray for Mateo, Elena & their children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I pray for their persecutors, that You'll bring many of them to repentance & saving faith. Draw those around them to Christ. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father, please protect this family from those threatening them. Give them supernatural power to resist the devil as he taunts them. We know YOU are stronger than any enemy, & we ask for you to prevail in this situation. Bind satan & his minions. Place a hedge of thorns around him to thwart his plans. Tear down strongholds from occult practices.
    SM D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please protect his family from the threats made against them because of their faith in You. Please protect this 5-year-old-girl from harm. May her faith, and that of her family, lead their persecutors to know Christ as Savior and Lord. Thank you for their steadfast faith and witness for You. Please protect and provide for them.
  • Almighty God, grant these your dear children and their children your protection as they witness for you. Grant them grace to be bold in proclaiming Jesus. May their lives be living testimonies of Jesus. As they come up against opposition from the enemy, increase their faith and may Holy Spirit direct their words, thoughts, actions. Be glorified PS US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Mateo and Elena who dwell in Your secret place will abide under Your shadow. They will know that You are their refuge and fortress, and put their trust in You. Surely, You will deliver them from the snare of the fowler and from every pestilence. You will cover them with You feathers and under Your wings shall they trust. In Jesus name.
    Sarah A - USA
  • Father I ask your hand of protection upon Mateo Elena n their children bind the power of Satan against them ,give them strength n courage for each day thru the power of your spirit n living word, give them wisdom Lord how to deal with their persecution n if they must leave provide n bring them to a safe haven May your peace be with them in Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Dear family in Christ, I pray for strength, peace and spiritual victory for you in Christ. Jesus said if we chose him we would be persecuted. But he also said "be glad and rejoice for your reward is great in heaven." Stay strong and stand firm. Jesus is coming soon and that's all that matters is what's done for him. You are loved.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, this prayer request reminds me of Peter and John who told the religious leaders they "can't stop speaking of what they have seen and heard." May Mateo and Elena have that boldness and strength to continue in their service and devotion to You and to the people to whom they minister and witness. May Your blessing rest on them. In Jesus, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Brothers and sisters in christ continue your witnessing in the power and love of the holy spirit. Please give them peace and healing and protection. Remember brothers and sisters in christ Emmanuel. God is with you. Nothing can stop the gospel or God's people. Phillipans 4:13 I can do all things through christ who strengthens and empowers me.
    Craig M - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, You know all things and You know the persecution that is being felt by Mateo, Elena and their family. Please help them not to lose faith and continue evangelizing in their community so that all will be led to Christ. Help their older daughter as she goes to school to defend her Christian faith and not to cave into her peers. Amen
    Donna H - USA
  • Father, thank you for the boldness of Mateo and Elena, and for the gifts you have given them for ministry. We pray that you would send your angels to protect them and their girls from the plots of the enemy and bring those who oppose the Gospel message to faith in Christ. For your glory we pray these things, amen.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Lord I lift up Mateo and Elena and their family to You. Let their witness touch many people's heart in Your Holy Name. Protect their daughter and strengthen her to withstand the bullying and glorify You in it all. Thank You for the great things that this family will experience because of their faithfulness.
    Alison M - USA
  • How dificult this must be for Mateo and Elena! Lord, give them a deep peace that you hold them and their girls in your sovereign hand. Show them your perfect wisdom in new ways. Reveal to them how they can continue to evangelize and disciple. Give them courage they cannot understand. May their endurance bring many to salvation and break the silence
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Abba, Father I pray a divine hedge of protection around brother Mateo and sister Elena and their children as they continue in delivering the Gospel of Yahusha HaMashiach and the gift of salvation through repentance and acceptance of Him. Bless their service and I trust You will provide their every need in Yahusha's name. Thank You Adonai!
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Jesus, keep Mateo and Elena and their girls safe. Help their girls see that You are worth every sacrifice and every danger. Give them all Your gentleness, kindness, and love. Make the community ashamed to treat Mateo and Elena so badly when they have done nothing wrong. Bring many more people into the freedom of Your salvation here.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Heavenly Father we lift up Mateo, Elena, and their little daughters to You. Protect them under the shadow of Your wings. Grant them the grace to continue witnessing to friends, family, and neighbors of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Change the hearts of those who oppose and persecute them - save these that do not know You. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Father we know you watch over your children by night and by day. Protect and defend this family, especially the children, and lead others to life in their community.
    Margaret D - USA
  • 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
  • Father God, please give Mateo and Elena courage and strength as they stand firm in the face of evil. Help them to boldly proclaim the gospel in their community. Supernaturally protect them from danger. I pray that you will protect their daughters and help them to see you with eyes of faith. I pray that you will soften the hearts of the people thereAmen
    Julia F - USA
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