Xavier serves at great personal risk in paramilitary country.
Xavier serves at great personal risk in paramilitary country.
May. 19, 2017 | Colombia

Pray for a Church Planter Receiving Death Threats

[431] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Xavier.

“Xavier Gonzalez,” a church planter working in one of Colombia’s most dangerous areas, receives frequent death threats. Years ago, he felt God leading him to start a church in one of the country’s poorest cities. Although friends warned him that he could be killed, Xavier remained faithful to God’s calling. Since planting the church, he has received threats from guerrillas, paramilitary members and street gangs. Xavier and his 130 church members are hated by many in Colombia, but they choose to love their enemies. And their acts of love are making a difference, as many in the community have grown to respect them. Pray for the protection of Xavier and his church so they can continue sharing the gospel and serving others.

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  • Our Father, please help all Christians in Colombia. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our Father, please let Xavier live and work for You. Thank You for taking care of him. Please meet his needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our Father, thank You for Xavier. Please let him live and work for You. Please meet his needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Fear is the enemy. Our Father, please let Xavier fear no more. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our Father in heaven. Thank You for Xavier's life, Please tie up and kill the spirit of fear in his mind. Let Your love flow freely in his spirit and let it make a diffirence in the lives of nonbelievers. Please send calls of faith and save this people. Please let Xavier live and work for You. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our loving God Almighty, we bless You for the faithfulness of Xavier and their church to put on the armour of God and stand for truth. We ask for physical and spiritual provisions. We entreat You for a hedge of protection and angels from heaven to encourage and minister to them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • We claim victory at every turn. What the devil means for evil we claim that You, Heavenly Father, will turn it around for good. Protect Xavier and the other believers from the enemy. Give them courage and fill their hearts with divine love for their enemies.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Let thy gospel be spread through the ministry of Xavier.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for always being with us. I pray for healing for those persecuted and forced to flee homes, comfort for family and friends of those lost or injured, security for those sharing You despite threats, and salvation to those who are persecuting your Church. I pray Your light would shine for many to see through these trials. Amen
    Olga G - USA
  • Father I pray for this brother in Christ. Strengthen him in deep soul places for the work in Colombia. Thank you for his faithfulness to your calling. I pray your favor upon him like a shield as it was with King David.
    Danelle R - USA
  • Lord I pray for Xavier a church planter in Columbia. The death treats of he and his church always is there from guerrillas, paramilitary and street gangs. Help he and his church that they will always be faithful to You and be a witness of Your love and goodness to all. Thank You for their willingness to You.
    Joel H - USA
  • Lord, I pray that your hand would be upon this church and pastor, that you would protect them from the hand of the enemy and continue to use them to bring many to Christ. Give them wisdom in sharing your love with their community and even their enemies. Give them courage and faith to obey God rather than man and to share boldly the gospel with all.
    Dawn B - USA
  • Father, I pray for this brother that you would protect him as he works for you. I pray you give him wisdom. Watch over him and guide his every step. may he feel your presence by his side. Speak to the hearts of those who he ministers to. Pour out your Spirit of conviction.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, ( Isaiah 9:6 ) 
              Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN. (Luke 11:13 )
    eric H - USA
  • Lord I praise You for Xavier's faith and for his faithfulness in the ministry You have given him. I pray Lord for protection and favor to follow him as he continues to plant seeds of the Gospel and see more people come to trust You. I pray that the needs of the church would be met and then some, both physically, spiritually, and financially. Amen.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear God I pray Your blessings, Your protection and Peace for Xavier and the church members in Colombia. Lord allow for Your Light to continue to shine that many more can see You Jesus! As they walk by faith and not by sight allow for them to know that their labor is not in vain & all of the Glory and Honor belongs to You, Holy God. In Jesus name Amen!
    Geria M - USA
  • Cover these believers with Your protection Lord as only You can do. Amen!
    Dotty P - USA
  • Father, I pray for Xavier, his family, and the members of the church he pastors. Please give them protection and boldness as they proclaim Your saving Word. Help them to forgive their enemies who persecute them. I pray for their enemies to repent and ask for Your saving grace. In Jesus Name, Amen.
    rebecca a - USA
  • Father, God, thank you for Xavier and his boldness. May he and the Body of Christ continue in a great commitment toward you to do a good work that many will be saved and do the same. Keep them safe.
    Victoria R - USA
  • Please embolden Xavier by Your Spirit. May he walk with power and holiness that would baffle his enemies, so that they would fear fighting him and know that they are fighting against the Sovereign Lord! Amen.
    Boyd M - USA
  • Thank You Father, for Your love, the same love that Pastor Xavier and the church are showing to their enemies and community in Colombia. Please continue to protect and bless them and to grow Your church. In Your Son, Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Yes Lord, we thank you for the boldness and faith You have placed in Xavier. And Lord we aks You to protect him and double his faith. Let his church grow in numbers and in love. That everyone will know and see the love of Christ they are reflecting. Please empower their actions so many lost will find the salvation and freedom found in Jesus!
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Thanks you Lord for Xavier and the churches he is planning. We release your angels to protect and minister to him. In Jesus name we cancel, bind and rebuke plans of devil over him and your will for his life. Lord you will use him greatly and mightly. Bless him in his ministry, and thru him so many will be saved and accept Jesus as personal savior Lord.
    Morrison S - USA
  • I declare and believe that many of Xavier's worst enemies will be touched by the love and grace of God and will soon become some of his greatest allies and fellow brothers in Christ. To God be all the glory !!!!
    Laura H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I pray that Your grace abound as they manifest Your love through their deeds to their enemies. Let nothing stop them or hinder them to continue their work to build church. I pray Bro Xavier and his 130 members will continue Your work their. Through signs and wonders conform Your Word in this place. In Jesus' Name Amen.
    Remila M - India
  • I pray Ps 91 over my brother & the others..Cover them with Your wing & let them be hidden in Christ. TY for the influence of this church in a dark place & may the darkness recede as thelight grows. Strengthen Xavier & others in Your Word, prayer, & support for ea other. May the church grow like wildfire & also their faith. Let it be rock solid.Amen
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord, believers like Xavier are an inspiration to all of us. Only by Your Holy Spirit can normal people like us find the courage to stand for Your Kingdom and take action. We pray that Xavier's boldness will be a witness to those who hate You Lord, that their hearts might be softened, and that one day they will surrender their hearts to You.
    Michael M - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for Xavier who as been called to go and start this church and to love his enemies in this most dangerous area. But you are the God who watches over his children. Give Xavier peace and comfort and your mighty protection as he faces these death threats. May his Christ like attitude turn many to Jesus Christ. Amen.
    John Y - USA
  • Lord thank you for Xavier faithfulness. I pray his strength in you. I pray the enemy will flee or be changed and turn from their wicked ways. I pray for peace. In Jesus holy name.
    Yulanda J - USA
  • Father, please protect this brave man and his church group so they may continue to faithfully worship you. Please help those opposed to the church find faith. Amen.
    Lauren M - USA
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