Aug. 31, 2023 | Cameroon

Elder Christian Murdered in His Sleep

[162] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Cameroonian Christians.

On July 10, militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram snuck into the home of a 75-year-old Christian and killed him in his sleep. This brother is described as a businessman and an active, faithful member of his local church. His family believes that the militants entered the home around 1:00 a.m. and slit his throat. The attack went unnoticed until his wife discovered what had happened and fled the house screaming, alerting neighbors. Front-line workers request prayer for this family and that Islamist attacks on Christians will cease.

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  • Gracious Father, comfort this community, and fight the fear they may feel. Help them know how to respond in the face of such attacks. Please especially help pastors, their families, Gospel workers, women, and children. Please, O Father, help them. Move the government to take action, and may attacks be stopped. IJNA
    Allison F - USA
  • King James Bible. I pray thy word would work Godly which worketh repentance of sins. May they be made ready to believe on thy word unto salvation by thine increase. I pray they bear fruits meet for repentance to thy glory. I pray in the name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray that this man was saved and received the martyrs crown. I pray O LORD his family would realize there is no greater honor. I pray his witness and that of his family would be strong in this community and even among the killers of Boko Haram who serve Satan. I pray they would be convicted of their conscience and search thy word in the
    Devin C - USA
  • when I ask God "why?" He always answers "I love you." and His Love me drew me out of darkness to live forever knowing Him as my God. seek Jesus. know God. the Holy Spirit comforts you in this life so we can reside with God forever in the resurrection.
    Nicole P - USA
  • Lord I pray for the wife and the family of this violent attack that you will comfort and protect and embolden them. I pray that this story will only promote the gospel and that many will come to Christ because of it. I pray repentance and salvation for the attackers that also the attack on Cameroonian Christians will cease. In Jesus name amen.
    Eric D - USA
  • LORD, fill this place with your presence. Allow the hearts to be open to your will. Jesus paid the price. Set your children free. Holy Spirit show the way. 2024. Thank you, Heavenly Father, Amen.
    Nicole P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please comfort this man's wife and family in their mourning. Let them not mourn as people without hope. Please give neighbors, church friends, and front-line workers willingness and wisdom to best support this family. I pray that Your will is done, Your Gospel advances, these attacks cease. May my prayer be acceptable to You. IJN
    Allison F - USA
  • Our father and our God, we thank you for your church in Cameroon. Let Christ's peace fill the heart of this poor widow. I pray that you would thwart and block the progress of the persecutors of believers. I asked for increased boldness and courage to rest upon your children, and may that government respond to this awful Injustice
    Barry P - USA
  • Father, please continue to comfort those who have lost loved ones due to persecution including this family. May the believers overcome fear and experience your peace (John 14:27). Please draw the persecutors and others who don't believe in Jesus into a saving relationship with Christ. Protect your children from evil. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, please comfort the wife & family of our brother in Christ who was murdered for Your Name's sake. Thank You that he is in Your presence. Please be their peace amidst this horrible & heartbreaking time. Be near them & provide them safety. Be merciful over them & be near them as they mourn. Please provide for their needs. Draw the lost to You.
    April D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for the faithful witness of this Christian elder. Please comfort his wife and family. Provide them safety and supply their needs. Comfort all people terrified by this murder. Convict the evil ones and may they repent and turn to You, Jesus. Help all Christians in Cameroon. May the authorities bring the wicked to justice.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Cameroon: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Islamists around them to repentance & saving faith. May their attacks on these Christians end. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please protect Your people from their enemies, please give them everything they need on this earth and in this life while they're on their way to meet You!
    christine s - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for this dear family, that they would know Your comfort and peace as they grieve this horrifying attack. May they rest in You and believe Your goodness even as they mourn. I do pray that the attacks on Christians would be stopped and that Your people would walk faithfully as they face these dangers.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Cameroonian Christians. We ask for healing, for hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • We thank You , Lord, that this dear brother is now in Your presence, seeing You for the first time, exalting You with the heavenly host. And we remember those who are left behind to glorify You on earth, to witness to Your faithfulness, to love their enemies and draw others to Christ. Deliver Your people from fear, and embolden them to live for You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Mighty God please bring peace to your people in Cameroon. May their persecutors repent and turn to you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the precious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides. As brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Cameroonian Christians. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God we ask for Your protection for our brothers and sisters in Cameroon from militant attack. Have mercy Jesus and be their shield and buckler, their fortress against those who wish to harm them. Change the hearts of these that oppose Your Church - may they encounter Jesus and be saved. In Jesus' name we pray Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Dear Lord, please comfort the family of this brother and help them to stay strong in their faith. Protect all Your servants in Cameroon and meet all their needs. For Your glory Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Sarah A - USA
  • Dear LORD,

    It is so difficult to hear about this level of persecution. But what other faith out there leads to such peace in believers who are even willing to die knowing to live is Christ and to die is gain. We are willing to die because we know that those who persecute aren't saved. We know what is at stake. I pray this in LORD Jesus' name, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord, I pray Psalm 119:116 for the Cameroonian Christians "Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live and let me not be put to shame in my hope!" I thank you that there is no shame in the death of this faithful Christian man who lived so righteously before you that he was a target. I thank you that he has victory in your resurrection.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord,
    It is with heavy hearts that we pray for our brothers and sisters in Cameroon. We thank You for this Christian businessman and husband and his willingness to follow You even in the face of lethal persecution. Please provide comfort for his wife and may she depend on You for all of her needs. Please protect other Christians from further attacks.
    Lysander S - USA
  • O Father, the hatred toward your people who trust in Christ is strong in Cameroon. May you strengthen the church to stand firm in the persecution. Especially bring healing to the grieving heart of the widow of the brother who was murdered. May the church grow in numbers as others witness your grace in the lives of your people. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Loving Father, please strengthen believers in Cameroon to become a strong witness to the militants that are persecuting them. Please provide comfort for this wife mourning the loss of her husband. Please provide for her physical, spiritual and emotional needs May the militants come to know You as their personal Lord and Savior
    Julie C - USA
  • Eternal Father, have mercy on the Christians in Cameroon. Strengthen them in their faith and fill them with the Holy Spirit. Let them pray for those in Boko Haram to be convicted and come to know the Lord Jesus Christ. Make them to grow in spirit and truth and walk in Your will and ways. Let them not be discouraged be grow in wisdom and strength. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we pray for the Cameroonian Christians. We pray for their safety and protection. We pray and ask for a stop on the violence and persecution they're experiencing. Lord Jesus, give these believers peace and strength in their faith. We pray for the salvation of these extremists and the Gospel to spread. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that you send the Holy Spirit mightily upon Cameroonian Christians so that they become a strong witness to the militants that are persecuting your sheep. May the wife of this faithful Christian be comforted as she mourns the loss of her husband. May the militants come to know you as their personal Lord and Savior, Amen!
    Chaplain Dale I - USA
  • Father, we intercede for our martyred brother in Christ's widow. Enable our sister to emotionally and spiritually cope with what she experienced and gradually overcome the trauma of witnessing her husband's lifeless body. Surround her with believers who'll lovingly allow her to grieve her loss and not be impatient if the grieving process is prolonged.
    Patrick V - USA
  • In the living hope of resurrected name of Jesus, our heavenly Father Elohim Miqweh, God of hope as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for living hope of Cameroonian Christians. We ask of a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
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