Gabriela continues to advance the gospel in rural Mexico amid ongoing opposition.
Gabriela continues to advance the gospel in rural Mexico amid ongoing opposition.
Jan. 25, 2024 | Mexico

Bold Witness Beaten 40 Times

[247] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Gabriela.

Gabriela lives in a rural village in Oaxaca, Mexico, where members of her Mixteca community adhere to Christo-paganism, a syncretistic blend of pagan practices and Roman Catholicism that is opposed to the gospel. Because of her boldness in sharing her faith, she has been attacked by her neighbors as well as her husband, who is embarrassed by her commitment to Christ. She has been beaten an estimated 40 times and hospitalized on several occasions. Despite this opposition, she continues to make outreach trips into the Mixteca regions of the mountains of Oaxaca to spread the gospel where few others can go.

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  • Heavenly Father God. We lift up Gabriela to Your throne of grace. We pray for her protection and Your peace as she goes village to village preaching the gospel. We pray for many to come to the saving knowledge and grace of Christ. Bless this sister for her obedience. In Jesus Precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father, you love your daughter, Gabriela, dearly. Thank you for how you are working powerfully through her life. Give her wisdom and guidance each day. Prepare the hearts of those who will hear the message of Jesus through her. Please protect her from evil. Heal her body from the past abuses. Thank you for accomplishing your will through her. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord God, thank You for this brave woman and her heart to share You with others. May she continue to increase in courage and joy and have many opportunities to share the gospel with hearts that You have prepared. I pray that You would use her witness to draw her neighbors, and particularly her husband, to Yourself as well.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the agape love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of love, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your compassion to Gabriela. We ask for provision, for healing, for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I want to lift up my dear sister Gabriela who has endured so much in Your Name! Father minister to her grace, forgiveness, strength, & we are believing for Your shield of grace around her acc to Your Word. Ps 5:12. We lift up her husband that You would speak to his heart. May he & the persecutors hear Your calling upon their hearts &turn2You
    Ciera I - USA
  • O mighty Lord, what courage and strength you have given Gabriela. It's evident her heart is very devoted to you. May many people she shares the gospel with become devoted disciples as well. Let her example encourage the rest of us to share boldly as we seek you for courage and strength. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, I thank you for Gabriela's faith & trust in you. I pray that she will be comforted & encouraged that you're always with her. I pray for strength & boldness to continue to share the gospel. Also, for divine healing, your protective hedge around her and wisdom. I pray that her husband & prosecutors will come to the knowledge of your salvation
    Patricia A - USA
  • Father, it's humbling to read of Gabriela's suffering for Jesus' sake, but it's an honor to pray for a dear sister in Christ who wholeheartedly follows Him. May Gabriela's bold witness be instrumental in leading many lost souls in the Mixteca regions to a saving knowledge of the Messiah. Grant Gabriela discernment and wisdom as she declares the gospel.
    Patrick V - USA
  • God, please provide a protective hedge around Gabriela as she travels and preaches the gospel in sections of Oaxaca mountains where few have access. Please supply her needs and grant her favor with her husband and deeply convict him of his sin and need for forgiveness through the cross so that he too is radically saved and willing to risk his life amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father, I want to lift up my dear sister Gabriela who has endured so much in Your Name! Father minister to her grace, forgiveness, strength, & we are believing for Your shield of grace around her acc to Your Word. Ps 5:12. We lift up her husband that You would speak to his heart. May he & the persecutors hear Your calling upon their hearts &turn2You
    Lisa T - USA
  • Precious Lord, please grant wisdom, discernment and patience to these fellow Christians as they face what You've placed before them. May they continue to shine as lights where they are and may many be drawn to You because of their bravery. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. MARANATHA!
    Della H - USA
  • God, I am so thankful for the bold, courageous witness of Gabriela. I pray You would heal her of any physical injuries from these beatings. I pray You would protect her as she seeks to witness to the lost in Mexico. I pray her husband would cease being embarrassed by her, and instead, repent and become a Christ-follower like her. I pray for much fruit.
    Curtis M - USA
  • In the name of kind Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of kindness, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for Your kindness to Gabriela. We ask for a healing, for boldness to share Gospel, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to her. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • God willing, may Mexico experience an Ayin Revival. The nation becomes a beacon of justice and mercy, where the people long for God's justice and ask for His mercy, declaring their love for His testimonies. Mexicans seek intimacy with God and find guidance and hope in His presence. In Jesus' Mighty name, Amen!
    Tricia C - USA
  • Praise the Name of Jesus who is worthy of all trials. Allow Gabriela to lift high the Name of Jesus with protection and boldness. Empower her with Holy Spirit power to set the captives free and give sight to the blind. Let deaf ears hear. Let a firestorm of revival spring up from you working through her precious obedience. Cover her with joy& peace.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Lord, I praise you for Gabriela's commitment! Surely this is from you and only you can sustain it! Do so as you promised. Give her courage impossible for the world to understand until her husband comes to you, falling on his knees before you. unite them as a team. Encourage Gabriela until then with safe travels and much fruit. Comfort and bless her!
    Lydia S - Uganda
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Gabriela: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide her. May she stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for her faith! Bring her husband, neighbors & others in her outreach areas, to repentance & faith. And so save all Mexico. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. You have made her bold as a lion. She suffers on Your account. Great is her reward. I pray those she speaks to will see the God who provides and protects her despite all this. May they be an awe. Jesus reach their hearts; destroy the cultural & religious barriers. Save also her husband. IJ Holy NA.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Gabriela: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide her. May she stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for her faith! Bring her husband, neighbors & others in her outreach scope of influence, to repentance &faith. And so save all Mexico. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Merciful Father, We ask for Your protection for Gabriela from beatings for puttimg Jesus Christ at the centre & forefront of her life in an area where people mix pagan practices into their pseudo Christian practice. Bestow power on her that she might bring hope where there is none & shine brightly to witness to your great love. In Jesus holy name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Lord thank you for Gabriel's courage given through your Holy Spirit. May she continue to heal each time she is beaten. May many come to know you personally due to her faithfulness. In Christ I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • family, I declare, IT IS DONE, AMEN!! As believers in Jesus Christ, we possess the ability and freedom to confess His word for ourselves and intercessorily for others.
    I did CAD below for them, May she and others as well:
    C) confess- Genesis 12:2
    A) acknowledge- Romans 8:38-39
    D) declare- 2 Timothy 2:21
    In Jesus' Mighty name, Amen.
    Tricia C - USA
  • Beloved and compassionate God: bless and protect your daughter, Gabriella,
    As she grows in her Christian faith. Strengthen her as she not only lacks community support, but actually is attacked by them. Let her know that You, God are Enough for her. I
    n Jesus' Name . men. Sr. Mary
    Mary L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Gabriela: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide her. May she stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for her faith! Bring her husband, neighbors & others in her outreach areas of influence, to repentance & faith. May all Mexico be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, please bless Gabriella with your peace, power and love. Prepare the hearts and minds of these people to understand and accept salvation. Remove whatever barriers are in the way. Save her husband and family and let them join her in this work. Bring about a huge harvest of souls in Mexico.
    Keep her safe and heal her injuries.
    JEAN H - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank You for giving Gabriela the willingness to proclaim your Name in such a place as this. I pray that you would continue to do not only that, but that her witness would change others. I pray that each person in this community in Mexico would experience a relationship with You starting with Gabriela. In Your Name, Amen.
    Liam F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Gabriela: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide her. May she stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for her faith! Bring her husband & many others in her outreach areas of influence, to repentance & faith. And so save all Mexico. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I pray you bless Gabriela as she shares your love with her neighbors. I pray you strengthen her and heal her, guide her, give her wisdom. I pray you speak to the heart of her husband; may his eyes be opened to the truth. Holy Spirit deal with the hearts of those who hear the gospel; open their eyes. Supply all of Gabriela's needs.
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear sister in Christ, I pray for you and your family. May God keep you in his hand. The mighty name of Jesus is powerful. Look up! For our redemption draws nigh. Jesus is coming back! We're fighting a battle that he's already won. In His Love. Amen.
    Susan R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please protect Gabriela as she travels and shares her faith Lord would you please send people into her life to help her and strength her as well May you Lord lift the veil from their hearts and minds and that they would be receptive to hearing the gospel I pray for healing for her as well as she heals from her beatings in Jesus name
    Deborah M - Canada
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