Miriam is the only Christian left in her Iraqi village and is being looked after by Kurdish neighbors and the local church
Miriam is the only Christian left in her Iraqi village and is being looked after by Kurdish neighbors and the local church
Apr. 15, 2016 | Iraq

Pray for Miriam, a 93-year-old Christian Living in a War-Torn Village

[608] prayers in [25] nations have been posted for Miriam.

Miriam, a 93-year-old Christian woman, is the only believer left in her Iraqi village. In 2014 the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) overran the village, forcing thousands of Christians, including her children and other relatives, to flee. Miriam has survived a series of tragedies in her life involving the persecution of Christians, and her village is still a very dangerous place to live. Some nearby Kurds have been checking in on Miriam from time to time and bringing her supplies. In addition, VOM is helping meet her needs through a local church partner. Please pray for Miriam’s health, safety and spiritual encouragement.

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  • Father God , thou art wonderful thank you for Miriam protection and provision, thank for spearing her life , and I know you will continue to do so , Sheila her from danger and suffer no one to do her harm, comfort her heart mind, and physically , when she is cast down speak peace to her soul continue to provide for her dear Father in Jesus name, Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Our heavenly Father, we praise You that Miriam belongs to You. We praise You for her faithfulness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them. As Jehovah Jireh we entreat You that her needs be met. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, send people to Miriam who will learn of you from her.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Father God, please sustain Miriam and let those tending to her needs see her faith and help them to come to the knowledge of Christ. Let Your truth reign over the hearts of the Muslims as You reveal Your Son Jesus to them through Miriam. Please give her believing friends and give her a timely word for her Kurdish friends, In Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Thank you Lord for Miriam's faithfulness. She is a hero of the faith, and we pray that she will daily find her hope and encouragement in you. Please keep her safe, and may she have health to continue to live for Christ in a very difficult place. May she be a shining example to others of the beauty of your love.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Thank You, Lord God, for Your faithful servants, Miriam, and those who help her. Bless them all with Your Spirit of joy and grace. Encourage Miriam and keep her strong and safe in her village. May she continue to be a powerful witness for You to those with whom she comes in contact. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Craig M - USA
  • Dear Miriam, May God bless you richly as you continue to live for Christ. I pray for continued health. May God give hold you dearly for His Glory. I pray you and those around you are encouraged each day with God's love and hope. May God give you strength to continue to live for His Name. In Jesus precious Name. Amen.
    clyde f - USA
  • Lord God, I lift up sister Miriam to remain strong in the Lord's love and His mighty power. I pray for her to be of good courage and never to loose hope in Christ our Lord and Savior. Please Lord hide her from all dangers and keep her in good health in Jesus Name. I pray for all other christians to remain bold and fearless in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Dear LORD, don't let my prayer be in vain for this prayer that was requested about 3 month ago. Thank You for those who check in on Miriam and pray that through Miriam, others are led to Christ. We ask that You remember Miriam and her children and other family members who were forced to flee because of ISIS. Remember them for Your Namesake. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Father, We love you!!! Thank you for protecting Miriam in that hectic environment. Please keep your hands all over her. Give her a sense of your peace always. Thank you for sending VOM to her rescue. May they continue to be blessed for all there good work in Jesus name!!! I pray Miraim would stay encouraged and strong. Let your Presence surround her.
    Deidre S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for the steadfast faith You have given sister Miriam. Continue to give her courage and keep Your hand of protection upon her. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Abraham J - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    We pray for the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing of Miriam. Continue to bless and protect those who are providing food and working for her. I pray for comfort, peace, and protection for her family who has fleed in jesus name.
    Maggie K - USA
  • Please, Abba, keep this woman in Your mighty hand for You our God is able to do all things even what is impossible is possible to You! I know Your heart is torn & grieving for this woman & all believers in such tragic areas. Please, bring peace for this woman & all believers & well being, please, Abba, give strength. Thank You, in Yeshua's Name, Amen
    Enile F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Lord for Miriam, I pray Lord that you will encourage her in her faith, provide for her physical needs, And for me, that utterance may be given into me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel. Thank you Lord for the Kurdish people, who are reaching out to her. Praise God, in Jesus name, Amen
    Kevin G - USA
  • I pray that you keep sister Miriam safe throughout this rough time and walk with her when she is scared let her believe you are right beside her and she shall not fear . Amen!
    Juniper B - USA
  • really BIG PRAYERS and LOVE for you
    Teresa H - USA
  • Lord, thank you for Miriam and the work you are doing through her. Continue to pour into her an overflow of you onto the kind Kurds as well as all the others in her village. Allow her to keep praising you for all of eternity. In Jesus name, Amen.
    caroline c - USA
  • Father, I continue to pray for Miriam and ask you for her protection. Lord, I thank you angels are encamped about her to keep her safe from her enemies. I pray that your provision abounds on her behalf and that you bless everyone that blesses her and curse everyone that curses her. Keep her safe, healed and provided. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Robert P - USA
  • Father god we thank you for this beautifully spiritually woman that not only has became a difference in her village but a believer in your faith. We ask that you protect her and guide her through the right paths. Give her faith and hope to you that any battle she is going rhrough, and you help her defeat the battles.
    Elizabeth H - USA
  • Lord we thank you for women like Miriam who serve as an example of faith. Father we ask that you keep Miriam safe and at peace during this difficult time. Move the hearts of those around her with compassion and continue to provide for her needs. May your Holy Spirit reign in her home till her last breath and may all who know testify of your faithfulnes
    Ingrid V - USA
  • Thank You, Father, for those that are helping Miriam. Encourage her and You shine brightly through her in that village with Your love & grace for Your glory in Jesus' name. Thank You!
    Mariel C - USA
  • Lord I thank You and pray for Miriam. What a dear older woman who loves You NO matter the cost as she has stayed in her village with no other Christians. Please strengthen her health give her safety and spiritual encouragement. Thank You for the Kurds who are looking in on her and bringing supplies to her. Bless her in Jesus name, Amen.
    Joel H - USA
  • Lord I pray for Miriam, this blessed Saint, and I pray for protection over her physically and spiritually. I pray that you would comfort her and be a very present help for her in trouble. Thank you for her life and her faithfulness to you. May she stay faithful to you to her last breath . Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord I loose to you Miriam. As You know she has no Christian fellowship. I ask that you would protect her from evil and send her Your Word. Give her Christian fellowship oh God. Thank you for her. May all the people who would wish to harm her come to know Jesus as savior and the Lord. In Jesus name I ask. Let it be.
    Chris N - New Zealand
  • Lord Jesus, Mother Mary, continue to provide for our dear sister Miriam who has survived so many trials in her life . Still she clings to her faith. Lord, You are ever faithful to those who love You. Protect her and bring her peace and protect and bless those through whom you bring her provisions. Praise You, Lord for her precious life. Bless Miriam
    Jeanne L - USA
  • Miriam may God continue to love you and give you peace in your life. And may God use you as a light for God in your community. Christ will always be with you and share Him with all who will listen. And please pray for your persecutors that they may get to know the Lord. Amen.
    Norman A - USA
  • Father, thank you for Miriam and her faithfulness to You! Thank you for providing for her through her neighbors and VOM. Please encourage her and keep her safe from harm for the rest of her days. May Your light shine through her and be a blessing to the Kurds who are taking care of her, so that they may learn more of You. In Yeshua's name, amein!
    Embriette H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you the help of VOM and the Kurds who help Your servant, Miriam. Be with her as she lives separated from her family. Protect her and cover her with Your hedge of protection as you protected Job before his trials with Satan. Above all, Your will be done in her life. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Jeremy F - USA
  • A prayer of thanksgiving for Miriam and her faithfullness. Father please keep her safe and filled with your love as she awaits your call home to eyernal joy and peace. Amen
    orvis m - USA
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