VOM workers say many people fled the area after the attacks.
VOM workers say many people fled the area after the attacks.
Jun. 02, 2017 | Philippines

Pray for Christians Kidnapped and Terrorized in Extremist Attack

[412] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Kidnapped Christians.

Fourteen Christians were kidnapped on May 23 during an attack on Marawi, Philippines. About 100 Islamic extremists overran the city, firing machine guns and marking the territory as their own by raising black ISIS flags. In addition to the kidnappings, the Islamists burned a cathedral and Christian-run college and seized a hospital and jail. The city’s terrified residents remain locked in their houses. Pray for the safety and quick release of the 14 hostages. Pray for the Christian community as they rebuild the cathedral and for the largely Christian college staff, who serve a predominantly Muslim student body. Pray for peace in Marawi and that those responsible will be brought to justice.

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  • Our Father, please help the kidnapped Christians. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Our Father in heaven. Thank You for Your work in Philippines. Are there still Christians in the hand of kidnappers? Thank You for remember their case. Thank You for keeping them and please release them from their kidnappers. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Intervene among the believers this very day and lead them as to what they should do in each situation. I pray for the Christians here that they will shine with the love of Jesus to every soul they come in contact with. Overtake the trauma with your peace.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Grant thy peace O Lord, and thy salvation.
    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, please strengthen those who have been kidnapped and terrorized. I pray that there will be peace in Marawi. In Jesus name, amen.
    Shiloah P - USA
  • Lord, we pray for your intervention and justice in Marawi. Please bring a peaceful release to captives, and heal their minds, bodies, and hearts. Help those who are living in fear after these attacks to turn to you in full dependence, and please give them safety and provision to rebuild their buildings and their lives.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, please release your children & return them to their loved ones. Please provide for the Christian community. Help them to be a light in the midst of evil. Prince of Peace, bring Your peace to Marawi. Convict those responsible for this evil. Turn their hearts to Christ. Bring justice for your children & convict the government to promote it, Amen.
    Donna S - USA
  • Oh Father, please use these horrid circumstances to save extremists. Bring them under the conviction of the Holy Spirit. May Your light expel the darkness of their hearts by the living powerful
    Word of God. Help the kidnapped to hope and rest in your promises. Deliver them as you know best. Use them to love the lost. Encourage, help and bless. Amen
    Martha M - USA
  • I lift the 14 kidnapped Christian workers to Your throne room, where grace is extended and where the Perfect Lamb of God lives to intercede for Your children. Bring you presence and comfort the afflicted in the Phillipins. Strengthen the church in these time of persecution and trial to no compromise and declare boldly Your name. Draw Muslims to Jesus.
    Sarah L - USA
  • Lord I pray for the 14 Christians kidnapped in the Philippines their release and safe return. Isis seems to be the cause. And I ask for help in rebuliding the cathedral and Christian college. I pray for peace in Maraw and those who did this be brought to justice. And those their be a witness to them that they might come to know Jesus.
    Joel H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, my heart breaks for these Christians who have been taken hostage. Lord I pray that You will free them so to return to their families. I pray that the Muslim students will see Christ love and peace in the Christian staff and see the evil that is done in Allah's name. May the renounce Allah and call Jesus Lord and savior. Amen
    Jason H - USA
  • Oh God, please help!
    Scott B - USA
  • Father, you see this mess here. I pray for those who have cause such pain, open their eyes. Touch your people, comfort and strengthen them. Speak to the hearts of those who don't know you. I pray you step in and work a miracle. Give your children wisdom and boldness to stand in this dark hours. may your presence fill the area. Move , Oh God.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord we Know you see all that is happening in Malawi. Give these people some form of peace. Take there fear away, help them to sense You near even in the confusion and battle. You are Vindicator. Bring Justice quickly for your people!! We pray those token hostage would be released without harm. Thank You Lord for intervening for these people. Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Holy father in heaven I come before your throne of grace today for help in a time of need for my brothers and sisters in the Philippines turn the hearts of those we have kidnapped these people to release them back to their families bless those teachers who teaching Muslims that they will understand the love of Christ in their heart in CHRIST name AMEN
    Ronald R - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the safety and quick release of the hostages. I pry for your peace and comfort on Malawi and the people living there. Please protect them and help them to be a witness for you in the places they live. Help them not to fear evil even though they walk through the valley of shadow of death. Let your presence be with them and protect
    David A - USA
  • Dear Merciful God,
    Bring peace to Marawi & freedom to the 14 Christians who are hostages at the hand of ISIS extremists. God put an end to the power of ISIS all over the world as it continues to threaten your body the church on many fronts. Keep the kidnapped safe & full of courage & hope yielding their lives completely to you. In Jesus we pray Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father, we ask for you grace for these hostages, that they will soon be released and that you will sustain them with your power. Please continue the work that you have been doing through the Christian college. Make it evident that your people spread peace and hope, while the enemy's people spread terror and destruction.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you that you know the plight of these brothers and sisters. It didn't take you by surprise. Please encourage, protect, & provide for them. Watch over their families. Help them to rebuild their lives, & grant them grace to forgive their enemies. We know in your own time, you'll bring these wicked people to justice. Help them to repent.
    Pearl N - USA
  • Lord, I pray for justice at the face of these extreme act of terrifying evil. I pray Lord that You would convict those and that Your name would come to them in dreams and lead them to the cross of Jesus. I pray Lord for peace and hope and the funds to rebuild what was broken in the attacks. I pray for deepened prayer and dependency in You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the safety and quick release of the 14 hostages. Please strengthen and protect the Christian community as they rebuild the cathedral and Christian college staff; may Your love in them draw the Muslim students to You. Please bring peace to Marawi and the perpetrators of the violence to justice. In Jesus' Holy Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the safety and quick release of the 14 hostages. Please strengthen and protect the Christian community as they rebuild the cathedral and Christian college staff; may Your love in them draw the Muslim students to You. Please bring peace to Marawi and the perpetrators of the violence to justice. In Jesus' Holy Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Forgive my flesh for wanting these extremists to be on the receiving end of the pain they cause others. But stir their conscious so they are aware of the evil they do. Place a supernatural hedge of protection around the city of Marawi that will make the extremists flee. Then let them be brought to justice for their crimes.
    Michelle B - USA
  • cont'd) .I pray for the safety of the Christian community of Marawi, the quick release of the 14 kidnapped Christians, and that You strengthen Your people so they do not fear. I pray they sense Your presence with them as they rebuild and face the everyday challenges of living among those who do no know You as Lord and Savior. In Yeshua's name, amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Lord God, please visit these ISIS men in dreams and reveal Yourself to them. I pray that their hearts would change, O God. Lord, we are so open to seeing Your power move there for Your glory. Please do miracles that witness to You that will change Isis and Marawi hearts. Please help the captives and please help Your church to rally together and pray.
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear Jesus, send Your Precious Holy Spirit to bring wisdom, discernment, healing and comfort to the Christians in Marawi. We beg you for the lives of those kidnapped. We ask that you would protect them by Your strong Name--Jesus! We pray that You would glorify Your Name because Christians care even when suffering. Help and encourage Your children.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Our Father, you know the condition of those who have been kidnapped. Please meet their needs and keep them safe. Give them songs and scripture to sustain them and give them opportunities to share the word of God with their captors. I pray for their families and for the students at the college that was burned. Today bring them encouragement in Jesus.
    linda b - USA
  • Lord God, help!Only You can.Plz release the kidnapped quickly.Plz encourage and heal them.Plz protect them.Plz send Your angels to them.Plz use them to draw the workers to You.Plz soften hearts.Plz strengthen all affected in the attack and provide as they rebuild.Plz use this to draw Muslim students to You.Plz Father, act quickly. Your will be done
    Gina L - USA
  • Jesus I pray for the situation. I pray that you would come for your people. I pray Isis would be stopped. I pray for you to send help. Protector these people give them peace of mind help them and strengthen them
    Amie H - USA
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