Christians in southern Chad are regularly attacked by marauding Fulani militants.
Christians in southern Chad are regularly attacked by marauding Fulani militants.
May. 02, 2024 | Chad

Learning to Let Go of Vengeance

[151] prayers in [7] nations have been posted for Akua Kwame.

Church deacon Akua Kwame was attending a morning prayer meeting in May 2023 when radical Fulani tribesmen attacked his village. When the militants shot bullets and arrows through church windows and tried to break into the building, the pastor yelled for everyone to get out. As they fled, the pastor and the church administrator were shot and killed. Akua said several arrows pierced his clothes, but none hit him. Later that day, he was tasked with the painful job of identifying the bodies of 12 people killed in the attack, including a two-year-old child. “I asked myself, ‘Why are we suffering if God loves us?’” Akua recalled after the attack. “What I have learned through this is to let go of the vengeance that I feel in my heart.” Akua has since received healing care provided by the global body of Christ. He asked for prayer for comfort, that God will provide their church with a new pastor and for his village to recover.

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  • Please Lord, greatly comfort and heal all those that were affected by this tragic loss, please stop these wicked Fulani extremists Father. I pray that this church would be blessed with the new pastor, be strengthened in their faith and greatly encouraged and provided for in the Mighty Name of Jesus amen
    AMANDA Y - USA
  • Father, continue to provide healing for Akua and others in the church who have been affected by this trauma. May they not fear, but trust you even in the difficult times. Thank you for being a compassionate God who draws us close even when we ask hard questions and grieve. Provide just what the church needs. Thank you for working your will in this.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim Shomri, our Protector, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Akua Kwame. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • I pray this in the name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • through this that thy word according to the King James Bible is believed by many. I pray the witness of the martyrs and the persecuted would be strong in Chad and that this man and many other believers would rejoice in thee as they those who bear fruits meet for repentance. May thy light so shine in the darkness.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray thy will and purpose be magnified in the midst of such persecution. May the believers here realize that to worship thee has brought persecution for most Bible believers since the Christian faith began and in the time of the Old Testament saints but we are thy sheep and some are led to the slaughter. I pray the believers here realize
    Devin C - USA
  • Father please bring healing to Akua and others who have suffered through this attack. Please bring repentance and forgiveness to their persecutors.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, thank you for Akua and that he was able to let go of his anger. You see it all, and one day all things will be made right. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Lord Father,
    Please be with Akua Kwame. Thank you for those who have helped him to heal emotionally and surrender his vengeance to You. Please protect and provide for his church and their new Pastor. Strengthen them and use them to bring others to salvation in Jesus our Christ. Amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • Lord Father,
    Please be with Akua Kwame. Thank you for those who have helped him to heal emotionally and surrender his vengeance to You. Please protect and provide for his church and their new Pastor. Strengthen them and use them to bring others to salvation in Jesus our Christ. Amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • 2 Corinthians 1:8-9. God, you alone hold this circumstance in your very hand. You have full authority. You are working your good. You are glorifying your Name. You are standing in victory. You are the redeemer of all things. You are the God who turns mourning into dancing. We claim this. We claim your provision over Akua. I claim Romans 4:18-21.
    Atacy U - 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 Akua Kwame. We ask for dreams, for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for Akua as he heals from this great trauma of losing loved ones. Heal him and the congregation, make them strong once again. Protect them from these who do Satan's bidding. And Father, may some come to know the saving power of Christ. I pray this in His name. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Oh Lord, let no bitter root take hold and grant Akua the ability to forgive as You have forgiven him. May his spiritual, emotional and physical healing be complete and bring You glory. Comfort him as doubt and questions arise, and bring him answers through Your Word and the Holy Spirit. Please bring the church a pastor who loves You and Your Word.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Chad: 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! Specifically, console Akua Kwame & his church on their losses. Give them a new Pastor. Heal their village. May all Chad be saved. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, I thank you for the church in Chad, Akua, and the faithful believers there. Please heal them after the tragic attack killing 12 members. We ask for a new pastor and administrator. May the members give you their anger and you replace it with Joy and peace. Please protect and provide for them in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Chad: 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! Specifically, console Akua Kwame & his church at their losses. give them a new Pastor & heal their village. May all Chad be saved. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray for Akua and the rest of the congregation, that they would heal physically and emotionally, and that they would process their grief biblically. Please build them up in their faith and help them grow through this deep suffering. Give their new pastor wisdom to guide them spiritually through this trial.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father God, I lift up to you Akua and his church community. You are the only way that we can live a life of love over vengeance and hate. I pray that you will fill the hearts of those affected by this tragedy. I pray for continued hope and perseverance for Akua and his body of believers!
    Jenny R-USA
    Jennifer R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Chad: 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! Specifically, console Akua Kwame & his church at all their losses. Give their church a new Pastor. Heal their village. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Loving Father, please surround akua with Your healing love and peace. Please protect him from harm and calm his fears. May the God of Hope fill him with all joy and peace in believing, that he may abound in Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
    Julie C - USA
  • 25% identify as CHRISTIANS does not mean they are all born again CHRISTIANS. As here in America, we have churches full of identifying CHRISTIANS, but few born again CHRISTIANS. So, America is now turning to socialism which has no use for GOD. May JESUS CHRIST forgive us!! I understand Akau's frustration and anger. My grandchildren do not know GOD. Sad!
    Bobby C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Chad: 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! Specifically, console Akua Kwame & his church at their losses. Provide them with a new Pastor. Heal their village. Save all Chad. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I praise you for this testimony and I pray that these people have all they need to flourish for your glory. In Jesus name Amen.
    Chelsea W - USA
  • We cry out to You merciful Father to ask you to heal the emotional scars & physical losses that Akua & his community have faced from the attack of Fulani Muslims. Give Akua peace & al raise up a new minister who could replace the pastor who was slain so that the village can live in peace & safety with a leader in the faith Peace in Jesus holy name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Chad: 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! Console Akua Kwame & his church on their losses. Provide them with a new Pastor. Heal their village. Bring the attackers to repentance
    Lisa D - USA
  • Our Father, strengthen the heart and will of Akua Kwame. Place people who have walked through similar pain as he has, and may they encourage each other to remain faithful to You. Comfort him with Your comfort, the rich, timeless and unexplainable comfort that only comes from You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear brother 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
  • Father, I pray for this deacon who witnessed such horrific persecution. I pray that his heart and mind will continue to heal. Thank you for giving Him the ability to let go of the vengeance. Continue to use him as a strong witness in spreading the gospel.
    Betty D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for those who were attending the prayer meeting and lost friends or family. Please comfort them in their grief. I pray for deacon Kwame, thankful that his life was spared and that he was able to let go of vengeance. Please provide a new pastor for the church and protect from further Fulani attacks.
    Rosalind T - USA
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