Christians have very limited access to Christian material in Mauritania.
Christians have very limited access to Christian material in Mauritania.
Apr. 18, 2024 | Mauritania

Christians Arrested, Threatened

[140] prayers in [8] nations have been posted for Mauritanian Christians.

In December 2023, Mauritanian authorities arrested a group of around 15 Christians after a video of them participating in a baptism was posted online. All of the arrested Christians were former Muslims. Mauritania is dominated by Islamist leadership, and conversion from Islam is illegal. “At first, no lawyer would defend them,” said a front-line worker. “The officials tried to get them to apologize on social media for spreading the gospel, to agree to never promote Christianity, and to return to Islam,” he added. All of the Christians were released late in December after agreeing to only hold Christian services inside their homes. “This is an answer to prayer,” said the front-line worker, who requested additional prayer for the small Mauritanian Christian community and for more Bibles to be distributed in the restricted nation.

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  • Father, thank you that these believers were released and allowed to worship with others in their homes. In spite of the restrictions, please draw many more people to Jesus. Protect your people in Mauritania from evil. Give them courage and boldness to let Jesus live through them. May they trust Jesus no matter what happens.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for these 15 brothers and sisters who so boldly proclaimed the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ through their baptism., We thank You for their boldness in refusing to deny the Christ. Thank You for answering the prayers for their release. May the Mauritanian Christian community be strengthened and may more Bibles be distributed.
    Lysander S - USA
  • In the name of the Good Shepherd, Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rohi, The Lord is our Shepherd, we praise You for faithfulness of Mauritanian Christians. We ask for dreams, for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • I pray that Your Spirit would strengthen these believers and give them the wisdom and courage they need to proclaim the gospel and grow personally in their country. May Your word be widely distributed, may all believers have their own copy, and may those who are curious have access to Your truth as well.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear family in Christ- never stop believing what the one true God can do! He's alive and moving as we get closer to His return! Don't stop believing He cares for you. Your reward is great in Heaven. May He bless you and keep you in His hand.
    Susan R - USA
  • In the ever present name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yahweh Shammah, God Who is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for Your presence with Mauritanian Christians. We praise You for answered prayer. We ask for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to and through them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • I thank you Jesus that you got the Mauritanian Christians released from prison. I pray that you will help them flourish in their house church and to still somehow get people to accept the gospel of Christ and be saved. Make their witness effective. May those who imprisoned them repent and find the Lord. I pray for the toppling of false religions.
    Eric D - USA
  • Father, may the hope of the gospel reach into the hearts of more and more people in Mauritania. May those who are believers be strengthened in their faith. May Your Spirit be unleashed in a powerful way in their lives and upon all those who hear of Your truth. May Your word become available to all so the truth can set them free. In Jesus name, Amen
    Bruce B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for these Christians who are willing to risk their lives to spread the gospel. We thank You for the missionaries who have gone there to start the spread of Your Word. We thank You that the country has allowed gatherings inside the houses and help more see that the gospel is just spreading love. Help them to find You!
    Donna H - USA
  • In the eternal name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Olam, God eternal, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Mauritanian Christians. We intercede for redemption and restoration, for blessing, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You Heavenly Father that these faithful believers can continue to gather. May their testimony bring many to Christ in spite of laws against it, and let Your Word be distributed. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Please, dear LORD, continue to protect this ministry in Mauritanian. Give these servants wisdom, & power to do all you have planned. Take them to people of peace who you have prepared before their meeting. Open the hearts of these who long to know you. Please bring scriptural literature & Bibles to be used in the ministry. Praise the name of Jesus!
    Shelly D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mauritania: 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! Build them up in faith through increased Bible distribution. In this way, save all Mauritania. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we praise You for these MBB's faith and perseverance and ask for a protective hedge around their lives and their gatherings. Grant them the wisdom of serpents in sharing the hope that lies within them with fellow countrymen and grant them favor before local authorities to practice their faith. Fill them with joy and peace, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mauritania: 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! Build up this Church through Bible distribution. And so may all Mauritania be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Christians in Mauritania. Thank you that they were released after being arrested. Please protect them from further persecution. I pray that the Christians will be able to get Bibles. Help them to stay strong in faith, in Jesus' name.
    Rosalind T - USA
  • Lord I praise You wholly for the release of these believers and I pray for them to be strengthened and encouraged by one another. I pray for the meetings in their homes to be filled with joy and for them to keep growing in their knowledge of You. I pray for them to keep seeking Your face and trusting You for all things life and Godliness.
    Joy H - USA
  • w wHeavenly F ather thank you for intervention , I commit all those converts to your embrace and pray that you direct them and grow them in their faith in knowing you as saviour, I pray that the be left to practice and grow in in faith in Jesus Lord do direct them in paths of righteous and provide bibles that will help them to grow in you
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mauritania: 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! Build them up & grow them through increased Bible distribution. IN this way, may all Mauritania be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God, we praise You for their release. Keep them safe. Keep the persecution away, and keep their faith strong. Thank You for giving them justice, for keeping them faithful. Please let this strengthen Your church, and let Your Word continue to show truth to hungry hearts. Let there be freedom to worship, in homes and out, by law and practice, soon. Amen.
    Kesse R - USA
  • Father, I pray for the believers in Mauritania. Islam is such a heavy deception and stronghold. Thank you that these Muslims were able to find Christ, may many others come to know Jesus through their testimony. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mauritania: 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! Let more Bibles be distributed to the believers & seekers who need them. And so may all Mauritania be saved. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank You Father for the courage of these former Muslims, now Christians, to be baptized. PTL for their release & bless their home churches as they grow together in faith. Please provide more Bibles for those hungry for God's Word. Let their witness radiate far & wide & for many to come to salvation including those who arrested them. In Jesus' Name!
    Kristin S - USA
  • Lord Jesus thank You for my brothers and sisters in Mauritania. Build Your church and strengthen the faith of my brothers and sisters. Lord provide Your word to them. Amen
    Andrew S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Mauritania: 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! Open doors for more Bible distribution among them & seekers. And so may all Mauritania be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God I am glad to hear that my brothers and sisters in Christ were released to still have services and worship You! BUT I pray that You dismantle all of Islam in Mauritania! May they all come to Christ Jesus as Lord and be set free from Hatred and Sin, and may more Bibles be distributed EVERYWHERE! In Mauritania In Jesus' name Amen
    Mariah D - USA
  • Father, thank You that our Mauritanian brothers and sisters in Christ are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ because it is the power of God unto salvation. Thank You for answered prayer regarding the open door of opportunity to enjoy fellowship in their homes. Make a way for more Bibles to be distributed to those who hunger for the Word of God.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, thank you for delivering Mauritanian Christians. Let your light shine throughout that country by causing hundreds, then thousands of home Bible studies and home churches to flourish. Cause the numbers of Christians to multiply exponentially, such that believers soon hold important positions of authority in police and government. Be exalted!
    Danae V - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for these brothers and sisters in Christ who boldly live their faith out in Mauritania. I pray that you will protect and defend them as they come against attacks. Give them boldness and strength. I ask that you will provide for their needs and help them to have all the Bibles they desire. I pray that the gospel will go out.
    Julia F - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for the strong faith of these new believers. Please deliver them from all their fears and save them out of all their troubles. Deal bountifully with them that they may live and keep your word. Grant them understanding and establish your word to these servants. Revive them in your righteousness and glorify your name in Mauritania
    Julie C - USA
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