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

[421] 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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  • 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
  • My Child I am here for you. I know the desires of your heart. I know every intimate detail of your life. I am with you always. Don’t ever feel you are alone for I am with you till the end of your time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • Dear Father, please protect Xavier and his church members from harm. Please continue to use their loving kindness in making a difference in those who are persecuting them. Holy Spirit, please knock loudly on the hearts of the guerrillas, the paramilitary members, and the street gangs, so that they will be so compelled to accept You as their Savior.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Yes Lord, please protect Xavier and his congregation so that Your will may triumph in the land. I pray that those making threats would be moved by the witness of your church and that they would want You too.
    Scott B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we ask Your protection and guidance for Xavier and his church members as they take the gospel to their lost community; and we ask for the lost to be drawn to the light of our Lord and Savior; and may they praise and give glory to God as their hearts are softened to the truth. May they all take refuge in You.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Your Word says that the salvation of the righteous comes from You, that You help and deliver them from the wicked and save them because they take refuge in You. I thank You that You are keeping Xavier and his congregation safe because they take refuge in You. May they feel Your presence and remain strong in You. In Yeshua's name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for Xavier's faithful obedience to You as he serves under threat of being killed. Please send Your divine protection for him and his church members as they hold out the light of Jesus Christ for those in darkness. Please open the eyes of oppressors to Your love, expressed through the witness of Your faithful ones. In Jesus name.
    Lynne W - USA
  • FATHER GOD,
    Please give these precious Believers favor , and surround them with YOUR Mighty angels . Comfort them, letting them know that YOU are with them! Spread YOUR HOLY LIGHT in this very dark area. Convict souls being used by the enemy, and send millions of Soul Winners to this region. IN JESUS' NAME , AMEN !!
    Doris G - USA
  • Jesus Let your servants witness touch the hearts of those who have hated them and bring them to a saving knowledge of you. Let them be protected and strong voices of good.
    michele r - USA
  • I pray Xavier continues on the path the Lord has set for him, and that he touch many lives. May he know that the Lord watches him closely, writing down his pain and sorrow, and that one day He will wipe away every tear. I pray that the Lord will spare the green and take the ripe. His will be done, forever and always. Amen
    Cassie K - USA
  • Please protect Xavier so your servant can serve you. May he share your Word with boldness and live without fear. Comfort him, protect him and provide for him as he witnesses to the lost. May the blinded eyes be opened!!
    Barbara L - USA
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