A typical home in rural Burkina Faso
A typical home in rural Burkina Faso
Jul. 27, 2023 | Burkina Faso

Pastor Murdered by Islamist Extremists

[151] prayers in [9] nations have been posted for Pastor Hamidou.

Hamidou felt the call of God to spread the gospel. So he left the safety of his home in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to take the gospel to the northern part of his nation. Though radical Islamists are active in that region, he moved there with his family and planted a church. On May 15, 2023, Islamic extremists appeared at his home, located next to the church. When Pastor Hamidou saw the men, he fled into the church. The militants followed and shot him and two other men, killing them. Front-line workers ask for prayer for the families of Pastor Hamidou and the other men as they grieve. They also ask for prayer that the extremists will come to know Christ and that these attacks will cease.

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  • light shine in their hearts that they bear fruits meet for repentance. I do pray the family of this man is saved and comforted and will heal during this time by thy miraculous working. I pray they give thee the glory if they see these violent heathen become saved. I pray in the name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • death of this man would work together for good in that these heathen who killed him would be convicted of their conscience. I pray they would search thy word as Bereans in the King James Bible having Godly sorrow which worketh repentance of sins. I pray their heart would be made ready to believe on thy word unto salvation by thine increase. May thy
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, it grieves us as thy body to know there is this part of thy body which undergoes such severe persecution for thy name. At the same time, I think of what thou put on Paul's mind that to live is Christ and to die is gain. I also think of the blessing that thy persecuted body receives when they have the crown of martyrdom. O LORD, I pray the
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord I pray that pastor Hamidou and the other congregants and family who are grieving will be comforted by your spirit. I pray that the killers of the pastor will repent and come to know you as Lord and Savior. I pray that the church will be protected and emboldened to spread of the gospel and that the whole area will come to know Christ. Amen
    Eric D - USA
  • Lord, comfort thy grieving people and use this evil for great good in Burkina Faso.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father, continue to comfort and heal the families. Provide for all of their needs according to your will. Draw the attackers to Jesus for salvation from sin. Protect your people from evil. Thank you for being faithful and full of compassion. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, please be with the family of Pastor Hamidou as they face such horrible grief & pain. Thank You for working all things for the good of those who love you. Thank You that Pastor Hamidou was a faithful witness & servant of You & is now in Your presence. Thank You for using him for Your glory. Please comfort his family. Shine Your favor on them.
    April D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for the witness of Pastor Hamidou. Thank you that he was willing to leave the comfort of the city to bring Your Life and Truth to people in the country. Please comfort his family as they grieve the loss of this servant of Jesus. Please provide for his family and the families of the other men martyred. May the murderers repent.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus Christ, so many people are in trouble and turmoil around the globe! Please ask The Father to close down this age quicker, please help and heal and protect and deliver all of Your people!
    christine s - USA
  • Lord God, Pastor Hamidou was faithful to your commission to go and make disciples. Like Christ, he was willing to risk his life. As your spirit comforted and empowered your disciples after you ascended to heaven, be with the families, the church family of these men. Let them not regret or be afraid to carry our your commission. Exalt your name
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, please comfort the families of Pastor Hamidou, and the other men, that were murdered, HOLY SPIRIT, with YOUR Supernatural-Spiritual-Gifts, so that they will bear a great abundance of Fruit of the Spirit, especially YOUR Agape-Love, YOUR Permanent-Peace, and YOUR Generous-Joy, May those Muslim murderers come to know YOU today, in JESUS Name
    Michael V - USA
  • Dear brothers and sisters in Christ- I pray that you will feel the love and grace of Jesus. He holds you in his hand. Matthew 16:18, "I will build this church and the gates of hell will not stand against it." Stay strong. Jesus is coming back soon. Your reward is great in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • Jesus, bring repentance, healing and reconciliation out of this tragedy.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the interceding name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shama, God Who hears, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Hamidou and family . We ask they continue to watch and pray, for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you for this pastor's love and faithfulness. I pray that his sacrifice would bring about great good and have a ripple effect in the body of Christ to stir up great faith and courage. I pray that believers would not be afraid or discouraged by this but they would know your supernatural strength and be filled with hope. Comfort the families Father
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Pastor Hamidou and the two other men who gave their lives to bring the gospel to northern Burkina Faso. I pray that You will comfort their families and that they may forgive the Islamic extremists. May they come to know Christ and may You use all things for Your glory. May the attacks cease, demonstrating Your power and sovereignty.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we ask for Your mercy on the families of Pastor Hamidou and the other men as they grieve. We pray for the extremists to come to know Christ and that these attacks will cease. Lord Jesus please bless these precious believers families. In Jesus Precious Name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Abba Father, it is sometimes truly hard to find forgiveness for the extremists who murdered Pastor Hamidou. How can they worship a diety who condones such violence? I ask for comfort for his family and may they remain firm in their faith. I pray for forgiveness for his murders, may they find the truth and light in Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God Who Speaks, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of family of Pastor Hamidou. We ask for a hedge of protection on them, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • God, you are near to the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. Thank you that comfort is found in you. You are love. You are Truth. You are Price of Peace. You are sovereign. You are Wonderful Counselor. You are Mighty God. You are Everlasting Father. You are good. You are holy. Would you, the God over all, be made know in Burkina Faso!
    Emily D - USA
  • Thank You for Hamidou's faithfulness to Your call upon his life, counting the privilege of reaching the lost for Christ to be of greater value than the peace and comfort of living in safety. Bless and provide for his family as they process this loss, and bring conviction on the hearts of those who killed him. Raie up others to bring the gospel to them
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for all the believers in Burkina Faso. I pray for those grieving the murder of Pastor Hamidou. I ask for justice for him and his family, but also, Lord, I pray for those responsible to repent and seek forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Please spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the land of Burkina Faso. I pray in Jesus' name.
    Julia F - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper.
    barry p - USA
  • In the name of Jesus our hope, Miqweh Yisrael, God of hope, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that family of Pastor Hamidou and others hope in name of Jesus. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you for Hamidou's life and faithfulness. Please care for his family God, may they know you as their good and faithful Father, I pray they would never feel alone or afraid. Father, please bring the attackers to repentance, may they experience your love and grace and be born again into your Kingdom. Bring reconciliation between them to your glory.
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • My HOLY FATHER, I see the progression of great evil (ISIS ) toward the western shores of Africa as a great threat to our now socialistic government in America. America is now very weak in it's stance for JESUS CHRIST. Our churches are selling out to materialism and to acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle.I pray the true bride of CHRIST will be true.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Lord I lift up the family of Pastor Hamidou and pray for them to be held in Your graces and comforted in the loss. I pray for provision for them and ask for them to be kept safe in Your arms. I pray for the attackers to come to repentance and to feel convicted for the blood that only Jesus can cover from. I pray Lord for the church to come along them.
    Joy H - USA
  • Thank You for the obedience and courage Hamidou had to take the gospel to a dangerous place. I pray for Hamidou's and the families of the other men killed as they grieve their loss. Please comfort them and help them to forgive their persecutors. Help their sacrifice to not be in vain and help villagers to respond to the gospel as well as the attackers.
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Father, I pray you comfort the families of those grieving the loss of their loved ones. Lord, provide your children with another pastor. Strengthen those following you and rebuke all fear. I pray you give them wisdom, help them forgive, and use them to share your love. I pray for those who did this, deal with their hearts. Holy Ghost, move and convict.
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear Lord we lift up the people of Burkina Faso. We pray for the families of the Pastor & the other two men to find peace and comfort in You during these troubled times and to seek You with all of their heart. We ask that the people who killed the three men are able to find You and to repent for their sins and be able to come to salvation through Jesus
    Donna H - USA
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