Prayer Alert, December 6th
A 17-year-old Christian girl is in hiding in Pakistan after she escaped kidnappers who brutally abused her. She’s been left pregnant – and terrified.
Please ask God to comfort and heal this young girl from Lahore who has suffered so much.
‘Sara’ (not her real name) was abducted seven months ago, allegedly by Muslim neighbours who invited her round for food – then drugged her. For the next seven months, they held her captive and subjected her to appalling abuse.
Last week, Sara managed to escape and return home to her family. Release contacts are now caring for her at a safe house as it is not secure for her to stay in the neighbourhood. They are also seeking justice for Sara through the courts.
- Pray that God will pour out His healing and love over Sara, and restore her as He wipes away every tear from her eye (Revelation 21:4)
- Pray for justice for Sara and her family – and for every poor Christian family in Pakistan suffering abuse and discrimination because their faith makes them ‘second-class’ citizens.
- Pray for a sea change in attitudes towards religious minorities in Pakistan. Pray that the government and state officials will lead the way, speaking out against religious intolerance and taking firm action against those who persecute families such as Sara’s.