Some young women in Benin
Some young women in Benin
Oct. 26, 2023 | Benin

Christian Teenager Attacked by Father

[159] prayers in [10] nations have been posted for Urbi.

During a fall 2022 revival meeting in her village, 19-year-old Urbi Izegbe committed her life to Christ. Her family was not happy with her decision and responded by insulting her, threatening her and even withholding food from her. Her father also forbade her from attending church. But Urbi decided that her relationship with Christ was the most important thing in her life, so she continued participating in church services and activities. On August 11, 2023, when she returned home from a church meeting, her father attacked her and tried to kill her using a broken bottle as a weapon. He viciously slashed at her and severely lacerated her face. Urbi escaped with the help of several women and is now in hiding. VOM front-line workers and the local church are working to provide for her needs.

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  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of Love, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Urbi contends for the faith. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I prayer that u will protect urbin her father .and give her the courage to keep on serving u lord and helping with the church .
    White L - USA
  • Lord I pray for Urbi and her wounds to heal. I pray for medical bills and anything that she can't pay for to be taken care of and for her to be aided by those around her. I praise You for the church when people gather around and love one another. I pray for Your peace to be upon her and for safe work for her to do. I pray for Your glory to shine too
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Urbi and her willingness to follow You even at the threat of her own father attempting to murder her. It breaks my heart that a father would try to kill his own daughter over choosing to follow You. May You heal her from all her wounds and strengthen her faith each day. May she be enabled to forgive her father.
    Lysander S - USA
  • In the comforting name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of all Comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Urbi. We ask for provision, for a hedge or protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray Your kind comfort and encouragement for Urbi as she recovers from her father's cruel attack. I thank You so much for the women who helped her escape, and I ask Your continued protection as she heals. Please protect her from despair and uplift her in the knowledge of Your perfect love and salvation. May her father come to You. Amen
    Lynne W - USA
  • Dear Father. I pray that you will bless Urbi through her persecution. Please provide her Your Word and I pray that it will be a blessing to her. I pray You will provide for all her needs in every area of her life. Provide love from other Christians. I pray her father will realize what she has is real and will turn his iife over to you. I Jesusname
    John S - USA
  • oh Father this breaks my heart. Please strengthen Urbi and thank you for helping her to escape. Thank you also for this women who helped her. Help her earthly father come to repentance and surrender his life to Christ. Help Urbi continue this journey in Christ. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • In the intercessory name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shema, Lord of prayers, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Urbi. We ask for prayer for, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to be with her. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Almighty God, we raise up Urbi before Your throne of grace in order that You would bless her in her new found faith in Christ our Saviour. Heal her heart broken by the savage attack upon her from her own father. Abba you are our real father, please encourage Urbi & cause her devotion to You to bring others to know You Hallelujah In Jesus holy name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Our Father, hold Urbi close to Your heart as she faces persecution from her father. Keep her safe where she is. Thank You for those who are providing for her. May she be encouragement to others in her situation, and a blessing to those around her. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Thank You for Urbi and her faith to follow You despite the persecution she faces from her family. Please heal her face and protect her from her family. Thank You for the women who have helped her and the VOM workers and church who are caring for her. Please soften the hearts of her father and family to follow You. Please help them all to You. In Jesus
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Dear Lord I pray that Urbi will be kept safe by You from her family that had harmed her. May she find strength to remain faithful and many blessings from Jesus. I pray for the salvation of her family and one day they can be reunited in love. In Jesus Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Lord, this young woman is under pressure to reject You. Please keep her strong. I praise You for the ways You are already doing that. Please help her get to a hospital or other place to receive medical care. Bless and protect the women & front line workers helping her. Please support her through the pain of being persecuted by her family. In Jesus Name
    Allison F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Urbi, her church & area front-line workers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring Urbi's family, particularly her father, to repentance, faith & reconciliation. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • I have added Urbi to my prayer list.
    Clint D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Urbi, her church & area front-line workers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring Urbi's family, particularly her father, to repentance, faith & reconciliation. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I lift up my prayer to you for Urbi. Help her to feel your love, Lord, even though her earthly, father has forsaken her. Help her heal physically for wounds to her face and body, and to her soul, as she deals with this abandonment of her earthly family, but let her find strength in you her Father above. In Jesus' name. Amen
    Jewel M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Urbi, her church & area front-line workers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring her family, particularly her father, to repentance, faith & reconciliation. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for allowing Urbi to escape the violence of her father, and proving a loving place for her to recover from the physical and emotional damage. Bless these local believers who are working to provide for her needs. We pray for her to remain steadfast in her faith, and that her testimony will encourage others to stand boldly for You.
    Toni D - USA
  • Comfort, comfort, this your daughter; speak your peace to her. Let Your love be her joy, and let her know the love of the Father who will never attack us. Let her know He is her shield, her defence, her refuge that is higher than her. Provide for her, and let love keep her heart soft and clean. Restore joy and songs to her. Amen.
    Kesse R - USA
  • Father, I pray that you will comfort Urbi and surround her with Your love. I pray for her healing physically and emotionally. I ask that you completely heal her face. I pray that you would soften her father's heart and may her family see the truth of the Gospel and all of them come to know You. In Jesus' Name.
    Margaret H - USA
  • Father, How can someone be so deluded as to try to kill their own daughter for her faith in You? I pray for his deliverance from the evil force controlling him. Please heal Urbi's face of any disfigurement and help her to find a safe home among believers. Thank You so much for her faith and that of those who are helping her, In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Urbi, her church & area front-line workers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring her family, particularly her father, to repentance, faith & reconciliation. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, what trauma for this dear girl to pass through! Comfort and reassure her that when she passes through the water you won't let her drown. When she passes through the fire you will not her be set ablaze. Healer, place your hand upon Urbi's face! Give frontline workers the words, love and resources to care for Urbi. Use what her dad meant for good
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Thank You Heavenly Father for preserving her life. The power of darkness came up like a flood against Your child, but You raised up Your standard & indeed it must flee. Your healing & provision over her I pray. Break up follow ground. Remove the veil from their blinded eyes. IJ Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Jesus we pray for Urbi for protection and peace in her heart and mind. We ask thath you would help her to forgive her father and know that he is blind by the devil. We ask thath holy spirit thath you would bring him to christ and that he would expect you as savior and lord. We ask this in jesus name.
    Craig M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Urbi, her church & area front-line workers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring her family, particularly her father, to repentance, faith & reconciliation. I praise You for Urbi's faith! In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Urbi, her church & area front-line workers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. I praise You for their faith! May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring Urbi's family, particularly her father, to repentance, faith & reconciliation. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Urbi, for her protection and safety. I ask that you will completely heal all of her wounds, both inside and out. You are Jehovah Rapha, the Great Healer. I thank you for those who are caring for Urbi and providing protection for her. Please provide for them to have all the resources they need to continue to help her.In Jesus name
    Julia F - USA
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