Families in the village weep over their losses.
Families in the village weep over their losses.
Apr. 12, 2018 | Nigeria

Pray for Christians Recovering from Repeated Attacks on their Village

[251] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Miango Christian Villagers.

Christians in a central Nigerian village are feeling betrayed after Muslim herdsmen attacked and killed several people and then attacked again after the funerals. Fulani herdsmen attacked Miango, a village in Jos state on March 8 around 10 p.m. A family on the edge of town lost three boys when the Fulani came in wielding machetes and shooting. Their 4-year-old cousin, Chanka, remains in critical care. That night, the Fulani also killed Iliya Isa, a former Muslim who had accepted Christ. Five days later, the villagers wore black and marched silently to the government in Jos in protest for not being protected by Nigerian security forces. After that, they buried the three boys who were killed, but on the way home to the village, they were attacked again by Fulani men. The evening before, Fulani attacked a home where villagers had gathered to mourn someone’s death and killed 27 people. Pray for the people of Miango, who are angry with both the Fulani and the Nigerian government. Pray for comfort for those who have lost family members. And praise God that the 4-year-old boy who was injured is improving.

Write your own prayer for Miango Christian Villagers

  • Father please comfort these people who are grieving. Help them to know your presence and be assured that you are Almighty God who will work this for good.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, these brothers and sisters in Nigeria are hurting greatly by these attacks. They need Your protection right now. They need the gov't to step in and protect its people. Father, in all of this I pray that You will strengthen Your people who have gone thru great persecution. Keep them safe Father and at this dangerous time may they look to to You
    joey S - USA
  • "Thank God for the opportunity to help those around you who need most, and your courage in God's name. I pray that your faith in God will not be deterred by your opposition but will strengthen your resolve. Know that others are inspired by you and that God will always love you" Middle Schooler student
    Andressa B - USA
  • "Dear God, thank you for this world and being here, but I would like the people in Nigeria be safe from anyone who attacks them and the government protectors would help them too. Amen" Middle School student
    Andressa B - USA
  • "I pray that the Nigerian Christians have comfort in their loss and know that you have still not forsaken them. I also pray they still believe and follow you. I ask that you can help them not live in fear in sharing their belief" Middle Schooler prayer
    Andressa B - USA
  • Prayers from my middle schoolers: "praying for the Nigerian believers and their protection by their government, and that their Christian faith grows"; "God I pray that the people in Nigeria will be ok that you will protect them and help them now, you are good".
    Andressa B - USA
  • Lord, may the Miango Christian villagers take comfort in you during this time of great loss. May they feel your loving arms supporting them through their grief. May they be able to trust that you can bring good out of such a horrible situation. Jeff F.
    Jeff F - USA
  • Lord, please send a fresh wind and fresh fire today. Breathe life into the weary. Thank you for the truth of your words that you sing over us. Praise your name alone until the end of time. Thank you, Lord.
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Lord, come and have mercy on Nigeria, come and heal our land, cast out evil from amongst us and let us turn to you with a repentant heart seeking your forgiveness. We pray for the people in Jos - Benue state, come and shield them, come and judge the wickedness in the land and save the righteous. I Jesus name, AMEN
    'Dipo O - USA
  • Father God, we pray that Your righteousness will flow like a river and Your justice like a might stream when it comes to the plight of Christians in persecuted areas of Nigeria. We pray for the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of the affected families, including Chanka, who we thank You for sparing His life. Glory to God!
    Everett T - USA
  • Fathergod I pray fulani and the nigerian government will come to know christ and learn of him, who he is and what he represents, the salvation he provides for earth's citizen's abroad. I pray fulani and nigerian government will stand for peace; for christianity establishment for nigeria a new way of life for them. I pray the injured boy recovers. amen.
    Misha B - USA
  • Dear Father God, Your heart must ache about the evil that has been done to these Fulani believers! I cry out to You to end this evil in the name of Jesus! Work this all together for good in some way for these Christians, called by Your name that they might rise up and overcome this evil by Your Spirit! Protect them and strengthen them. In Jesus name
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father God, protect your faithful in Nigeria. Stay the hands of the oppressors, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Lord I pray for those who have been persecuted by both the Fulani and Nigerian government. I pray You will give them the ability to forgive those who hav wronged them and witness to them of Your great love and forgiveness. I pray for Your peace to wash over those who have lost loved ones and those who are injured. May they find You here.
    Tricia W - USA
  • Father I commit Miango village in your care I commit the entire Southern Kaduna and also Borno State in your absolute care.

    Lord your children are been massacered at these areas in their numbers everyday, Father please rescue, Lord please help.

    Hear the cry of the widows, motherless, fatherless, homeless & persecuted there in JESUS mighty name Amen
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Lord, I lift up my dear sisters & others who have lost loved ones. May they feel Your arms around them. Minister comfort, hope, healing, & more..We pray that Your believers be hidden in Christ. Speak to the hearts of the attackers. Draw them out of the darkness desiring to be in Your kingdom of light. Let there be no more attacks in Jesus' Name!!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, please bring emotional healing, peace and comfort to the families in Miango. Help them to trust in You and to choose to forgive the attackers. Remind them that this world is not their home and that someday soon Jesus will come to take us to our true home in heaven where they will see their loved ones again. Provide for them and protect them.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, remind these believers of Matthew 22:22-23 "And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake, but he that endures to the end shall be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another, till the Son of Man be come. In this world we have tribulation but You Lord Jesus have overcome the world for us.
    Irma F - USA
  • Father I lift the Miango people, help them understand you are with them & will work the horrible attacks for your Glory & their good. Encourage their hearts to seek you for forgiveness & pray for the attackers & gov. Holy Spirit, move on the hearts of those that would attack and kill & gov to come to Jesus and be saved. Thank you for the little one.
    Debby S - USA
  • Lord, please keep Your servants in Miango safe and bless them with the boldness we all should have to share the gospel. May this tragedy lay heavily on the Nigerian government's hearts and minds so that they are more diligent in protecting the rights of these Christians to worship You. May many more come to You through the witness of those in Miango.
    Marian P - USA
  • Father, You are mighty to save so please show Yourself strong on behalf of these believers. Convict the persecutors and Nigerian security forces who have failed to do the right thing. May this child fully recover and grow mighty in You. Cover Your people here in this area. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Lord, we have no idea what it's like to have our children murdered by ruthless men. We don't know real suffering like this. But, we know that You know it, because Your only begotten Son suffered at the hands of wicked men. He was beaten and hung on a cross. Grant these dear saints the grace to continue and grow in faith. Bring salvation to the lost
    mark m - USA
  • I pray Father God that the 4-year old boy be speedily healed totally, for Your protection of the Miango people, & Your abundant provision, unity, wisdom be poured out in their lives, that many more, including Fulani men will come to Christ & join them in worship, please send Your angels to help & protect the Miango people, in Jesus' mighty name, amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • How long will you stay silent concerning our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, Lord? Arise and act on their behalf! I pray that you would convict the hearts of the government security force to protect these people and that you would send your Spirit in double measure for comfort. I pray that the Church in Nigeria would unite for justice and healing.
    Brad H - USA
  • Praying.
    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Father God, in the name of Jesus, I ask that you bring down the Fulani and convict them of their sins. Please stay their murderous hands and give divine comfort to the victims and their families. Please comfort them dear Lord and bring healing to those who are injured. Help the believers to mourn with those who mourn in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father God,
    Please heal this precious 4 yr old as well as this entire group of believers. Please give them the ability to forgive as it is not possible under these circumstances without your interventions. We will never understand this type of suffering in this life and please give them the strength to continue steadfast in their faith.
    In Jesus Name
    Cathleen W - USA
  • I do praise you for the recovering health of our little brother, but God, I plead with you to turn back the evil of the Fulani. Open the hearts and eyes of the government leaders and bring justice. God, please comfort the Miango villagers. Give them strength. Give them hope and courage. Help them in their anger to be righteous. How long, O Lord?
    Jason S - USA
  • Father, we thank You that You are our Great Shepherd and you are with us and lead us, (Psalm 25). We ask in the name of Jesus Christ Your continued will, way, salvation for need Jesus, mercy, peace, the ability to forgive those who have wronged us, Your Providence, growth and strength. Ty for your mercy, in Jesus name, Amen.
    Carmen L - USA
  • Father, i pray You pour out a spirit of grace upon the people of Miango who have been angry w both the Fulani and the Nigerian government. Please remind them that vengance is yours and of your Word in Proverbs 20:22. I pray you comfort those who have lost family members by Your Holy Spirit, especially in times of suffering and pain. In Jesus' name.
    Susan L - USA
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