Muslim Fulani herdsmen have long sought to remove Christians from grazing lands, but in recent years their close ties with Boko Haram have worsened attacks.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen have long sought to remove Christians from grazing lands, but in recent years their close ties with Boko Haram have worsened attacks.
Feb. 08, 2018 | Nigeria

Pray for Christians Suffering from Recent Attacks

[223] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Kitibu Christian villagers.

On Jan. 16, Fulani herdsmen attacked the village of Kitibu, Taraba state, in northern Nigeria, killing more than 100 people. They burned more than 1,000 homes, some with people still inside, and many people are still missing. Most of the village’s 7,000 residents are now scattered throughout Taraba state in camps for internally displaced people. This is the latest attack in a wave of similar raids carried out recently by Fulani herdsmen and members of Boko Haram. Pray for the comfort of those who lost family members and friends. Pray that those who lost homes and businesses will find permanent shelter and sources of income. Pray that those who carried out these attacks will repent of their sin and follow Jesus.

Write your own prayer for Kitibu Christian villagers

  • Father, thank You for the people of Kitibu. Please have mercy on them please send Your comfort fill them with peace. I pray that everything they've lost would be restored, I pray the lives lost are resting with You. And I pray that the attackers would repent and turn to You.
    Kia W - 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 time. I will walk through the valley of death with you. Do not fear! www.Heistheword.com
    Estelle S - USA
  • Father, your word says "that if any two of you shall agree on earth as having anything that they shall ask it shall be done for them by my Father which is in heaven". So we agree that "no weapon formed against these shall prosper and every tongue that rises against him shall be shown to be in the wrong. This is his heritage as a servant of the Lord".
    Rob N - USA
  • Lord, we bring before you the broken people of Nigeria. We ask for strength, provision, and hope for the persecuted, and we beg for repentance and lives changed by the power of the Gospel for persecutors. Shine the light of Jesus in this dark place, dear Jesus. You are their only hope and Deliverer. Send your Holy Spirit to bring lasting peace.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Savior, we need your loving hands and your saving grace daily in our lives. Be with our brothers and sisters suffering under persecution in Nigeria. May their lives of faith turn the evil hearts of those who persecute them, and may your glory reign! In Jesus’ name!
    Ryan M - USA
  • Lord, please heal the physical & emotional wounds of these people. Comfort them with the knowledge that this life is short & we have eternity to enjoy your presence. Provide housing & jobs. Let the witness of Your providence & peace bring their attackers to a saving knowledge of You. Amaze the survivors with the sense of peace You provide!
    JEAN H - USA
  • Father God, What a tragedy! Please help those displaced to find homes and ways to support themselves. Show them the way you would have them go. Please comfort those injured and their families as well as those who have lost loved ones. May you heal their wounds and memories. Please soften the hearts of those who did this. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father God you are the Father of the Fatherless helper of the helpless please come to the aids of these your son's and daughters whi are killed, maimed, slaughtered and burnt even those survived but their houses and means of livelihood are destroyed please Lord God be their Father and helper and may you touch the heart of those killing them to repent
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Father comfort these believers in all their afflictions so they will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which they are comforted by God. Let them know just as the sufferings of Christ are theirs in abundance, so also their comfort is abundant through Christ. Fill them with your joy and peace.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Father, may these individuals have strength to rise every morning and do what is needed to survive. May they face each day with a new hope that You are bigger than their situation. May they walk in newness of life because of the encouragement and strength You provide. May the hope and power of the Gospel bring energy for each and every day. Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • I pray for wisdom, protection, provision, and knowledge of the will of God. I plead the Blood of Jesus over each and everyone of you, in Jesus’ name. Blessings!
    Carmen G - USA
  • Lord help my brother and sisters, give them so much power to defeat this enemy and never let it happen again, ijn, AMEN.
    Shirley W - USA
  • Jesus lives were lost here on earth but many have gained heaven. Comfort your people and the others that have lost their loved ones. God you even love their attackers. You want them to repent and turn to you and I know some of them will. Give your people grace and peace. In your precious Holy name. Amen.
    Reatha G - USA
  • Father I ask in the name of Jesus that you would begin to draw the Boko Haram members to Jesus. I pray they will dream dreams of Jesus & His love for them. I pray the emptiness from their lives now will overwhelm them, that the faith of followers of Jesus would be great testimony to these people. I pray you will comfort those that have lost loved ones
    Debby S - USA
  • Jesus I pray for shelter and supply for your children. Overwhelm them and may their persecutors repent and find you. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father, I Pray for the comfort of those who lost family members and friends. I Pray that those who lost homes and businesses will find permanent shelter and sources of income. I also Pray that those who carried out these attacks will repent of their sin and follow Jesus. Amen
    Kate G - USA
  • Heavenly Father we come before you clothed in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ and we stand with these persecuted Christians and their families as they take authority over the forces of darkness in their area. As God protected Daniel and made him triumph over his enemies, these workers have all Your power and authority. Praise God.
    julia i - USA
  • Father God, let your people not despair in this horrible pogrom. Give the survivors blessings upon blessings as they try to piece their lives back together. Show your mighty hand of providence in this region for your faithful, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Father, destroy the Boku Haram influence among Kenyan Muslims. Open eyes to the Gospel, to the only Savior, Your Son. We pray for the grieving, scattered, and now impoverished villages from Kitibu. Rebuild their lives, strengthen their faith and hope in Jesus. And give their attackers the spiritual eyes to see their own sin and Your Savior.
    Carol M - USA
  • Father have mercy on these brethren and give them your peace.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Your people are suffering in Nigeria. Protect them from Islamic militants. Restore what was taken 1000 fold and may their faith in you spread...
    Robert M - USA
  • Holy Father, You know the needs of Your children who are suffering pain and loss. Surround them with fellow believers who will carry their burdens along with them. Grant them Your comfort that goes far beyond anything we can do or say. Help them to find homes and jobs. May those who are harming them come to know You so they can praise Your name.
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, thank you for sparing the lives of so many. I pray those whose lives were lost knew you and were a witness for you to their persecutors. Please allow the villagers to see Your love and kindness despite this tragedy. Provide comfort, protection, food, clothing, and shelter for those who are displaced. May your name be glorified.
    Bergina I - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, we ask your comfort and peace for family and friends of Kitibu villagers. We know that You have the power to heal, comfort and provide ALL needs. Thank You. As 7,000 have been scattered, You write the story of how they will spread the gospel to others. Your divine appointment will be met. Draw attackers to repent and save lives.
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear God, May the dependence on You strengthen their faith. May they fight in spiritual warfare by putting on Your prayer armour. May they realize it's not people but spiritual powers that are their enemies. May they forgive the Muslims that persecute them, knowing that if they knew the goodness and love of God they would cry out for forgiveness. Sozo!
    Jim E - USA
  • Heavenly Father, you are our guard, protector, and mighty warrior. Pour out your healing, grace, and comfort upon your people. Give peace and rest to those that now sleep. Give them strength and provisions to help rebuild their homes and lives. May the evil perpetrators be drawn into your light and salvation. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Sandra K - USA
  • Lord, may those demon filled attacker's plans to eradicate Jesus followers from their area fail. Empower the believers to flourish and spread your love and truth so that others have no choice but to surrender to Jesus
    randy r - USA
  • Father God, great and glorious and holy, please grant this persecuted and displaced brothers and sisters and extra measure of confidence in you and peace in their hearts in this place where there is so little love, or kindness, or peace.
    Make them a blessing and a witness o your power and Grace to their neighbors and their persecutors, alike, please.
    Stephen L - USA
  • Lord, our hearts grieve for these people who have lost their family members, friends and homes- Lord you are the great sustainer and provider please provide these people with strength boldness courage and your sweet presence along with providing for physical needs-make a way for them and turn good out of tragedy as you always do for your people - amen
    Julie R - USA
  • Jesus, i pray a dispatch of angles upon Kitibu, send waring angles to do battle on their behalf. Lord there are so many battles. I pray that our prayers will bring additional fighting strength against the enemy in those places. I pray that we are standing firm against the enemies of our bothers and sisters in Christ and that we will send breakthrough
    Kim B - USA
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