In West Africa, converts from Islam often face severe persecution.
In West Africa, converts from Islam often face severe persecution.
Jun. 13, 2024 | West Africa

Former Imam Threatened for Following Christ

[152] prayers in [9] nations have been posted for Ahmed.

Ahmed was training to become an imam when he heard someone calling his name, seemingly from above. When he looked up, he saw a man on a cross staring down at him. “When I saw that, I was not able to go to the mosque,” he said. “I returned home and didn’t attend mosque that day because I was really afraid.” Jesus appeared to Ahmed several more times over a period of years, even after he did become an imam. Ahmed described those appearances to the Muslims who attended his mosque, and they thought he was seeing demons. Eventually, Ahmed placed his trust in Christ. Because of his decision to follow Christ, Ahmed’s life is in danger. “I met some men of God who have been trying to hide me from those who are shooting at me to kill me,” he said.

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  • Lord I ask for complete safety for Ahmed. I praise You Lord for how You repeatedly sought after Ahmed and didn't let him perish. I pray Lord for his faith to grow and for him to keep growing in his knowledge and experience of You. I pray for him to cling fast to Your truth and not turn to the right or to the left of it. I pray Lord for peace to be his.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, give Ahmed wisdom regarding his situation and whether or not he is to remain in country and flee the threats on his life. Only You can protect him and he needs your provision and your grace in the midst of these threats. Thank You for calling him out of darkness into Your light and reassure him of Your love in the midst of suffering, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the living name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yahweh, God of living as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Ahmed. We praise You that he is chosen instrument. We ask for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • In the Spirit name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ahmed. We ask for a filing of Your Spirit, a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen.

    Gary F - USA
  • Father please protect Ahmed and show him what you would have him do. Help him to be able to share your love and forgiveness with others.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, Jesus told us we would be hated because of Him. Ahmed is paying a huge price because he has chosen to become a follower of the Way. May You put Your loving arms of protection around him as he navigates a new way of life in Jesus. May You grant him wisdom in every day decisions as to who to trust and which way to go. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper.
    barry p - USA
  • Father, thank you for revealing your Son Jesus Christ to Ahmed. Thank you for the new life he has in Christ. This new life has come with a cost, so please protect him from evil. Continue to grow him in faith and truth. May he trust Jesus fully. Continue to reveal Jesus to muslims for salvation. Thank you for providing those helping him. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Jesus thank you for are new brother in christ. We love you Ahmed. May God protect you physical and may he give you peace in your heart and mind. GOD IS faithful he will get you through the trails in your life. I have been through many trails in my life and God has delivered me from each one. Forgive your enemies there blind by the devil. In jesus
    Craig M - USA
  • Jesus, thank you for showing yourself to Ahmed and that he surrendered his life to you. Keep him safe and let him spreach the good news of who you are to many of his Muslim friends and family. Prepare their hearts to receive you. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • In the name of Master Teacher Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ahmed. We ask for blessing, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Precious Jesus, How much you love us! The lengths to which you will go to call us! Ahmed has heard your call and answered. Praise You for the men of God who seek to protect him. Guard him also with your angels. Reveal to Ahmed your plan for him now, and grant him your "peace that passes all understanding." (Philippians 4:7) For your kingdom's sake
    Robyn P - USA
  • A blessed man Ahmed is. Protect this man you have chosen that he may be able to share with his countrymen how real Jesus is. Let those who would shoot him bother to listen to this man who has taken a huge risk to talk about Jesus. Let those particularly close to him listen to his testimony. May your Holy Spirit turn them into followers too.
    Tan-Yeo S - Singapore
  • Beloved Lord Jesus, thank You for revealing yourself to Ahmed. There is an eternal reason You called his name but he seems to fear for his life and safety. Help him to rise up now like Elijah, to take courage and to fulfill Your will and Your calling on his life, trusting You for his safety and making Your light and love known in a dark and needy world
    Jean S - Canada
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Ahmed and his willingness to follow You. What a blessing to be so pursued by Jesus! May he boldly continue to follow You despite being shot at. May You be glorified through his life. We know that You have big plans for him and pray that his heart will be willing and obedient to everything You ask. Strengthen him and sustain him.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father Lord Jesus thank you for appearing to Ahmed out of your grace n mercy and saving him thank you also for protecting him and proving men of God to help him stay safe I ask that you would provide strength of faith n courage to him him and that he will continue to grow in the grace n knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ In his name i pray
    Dean B - USA
  • Thank You for bringing Ahmed into Your kingdom and protecting him. I pray that he would trust You more and more, not just for his eternal destiny, but for the days You have ordained for him on this earth. May he be able to grow in You and have opportunities to share with other Muslim leaders the truth of the gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Ahmed: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for his faith! Bring those trying to kill him to repentance. Through the "men of God," build up his faith. Through his life, reach those around him, particularly Muslims. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God I pray for protection over Ahmed! I pray LORD You protect Him for Your Glory and I pray that he will make a difference in his community and I pray that ALL Muslims and West Africa will have visions of the King of Kings and become Christians in Jesus name Amen
    Mariah D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly I amen these previous prayers. You are the God who reveals Yourself to the seeking heart. Thank You for showing Yourself that he might believe. I pray for more stories like this! Glory be unto You who hear our prayer! You have strengthened his faith, the enemy has not overcome him. May his testimony shine bright to turn many to You. IJNA.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Holy Father, Jesus, I pray for Ahmed. That you offer him protection and mercy from those persecuting him. May he find comfort in your light and strength you offer to all who believe in Jesus Christ our Lord. May the men protecting him from harm also be firm in their faith and not waver doing good work in the name of God. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen
    Tiffany C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Ahmed: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for his faith! Bring those who are trying to kill him to repentance. Build up his faith through the "men of God." Reach others through his life, especially Muslims. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Almighty God, I am thankful for each new believer, each person whose life has been transformed by the risen Lord. I praise You for Your faithfulness in drawing Ahmed out of Islam, and into the loving arms of Jesus. I pray You would protect him physically from those who seek his death. I pray he would grow in faith, wisdom & discernment for Your glory.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father, please continue to protect Ahmed and the families that are hiding him. May he remain unseen though sometimes actually visible. May the eyes of those searching become distracted or blinded that Ahmed may escape. Please provide financially for those who are feeding him. May they all be encouraged in their faith in You. May more come to You. Amen
    Cathy D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Ahmed: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for his faith! Bring those who are trying to kill him to repentance. Through his life, reach those around him. Surround him with safe Christian community. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Africa is heavily Islamic. But Ahmed had a repeated vison ( praise GOD ) which is what is needed to make strong CHRISTIANS in Africa. GOD uses visions and dreams in Islamic countries to assure HIS chosen ones of their calling ( Hosea 12 :10 ). I pray earnestly for Ahmed's safety and courage to proclaim his CHRISTIANITY ever where. In JESUS name I pray!
    Bobby C - USA
  • God, I pray that You would continue to reveal yourself to Ahmed. I ask that You give him safety, boldness, sure faith, and the ability to reach those no one else can reach. Let him be like Paul, called to You to win many souls and start many churches. But give him joy, zeal, words, and a life full of communion with You, counting all things loss. Amen
    Kesse R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Ahmed: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for his faith! May those who are trying to kill him be brought to repentance. Through his life, reach those around him & especially Muslims. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for drawing Ahmed out of Satan's darkness into the glorious light of the gospel. Thank you for Godly men who are protecting him his enemies. Lord, use him for your honor and glory as shares his faith experience with his community. Protect him & provide everything he needs. Draw others to faith in Christ because of his message. Amen.
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Dear brother in Christ- I pray for you everyday. I pray you will stand firm, stay joyful and hopeful because Jesus is coming back soon and everything associated with this life and its sin isn't going to matter. Our Saviour's word is final and we already have victory. With God's love.
    Susan R - USA
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