Pastor Jacob is now caring for the children of Christians who were killed.
Pastor Jacob is now caring for the children of Christians who were killed.
Sep. 13, 2018 | Nigeria

Pastors Targeted in Fulani Attacks

[236] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Pastor Jacob.

Fulani herdsmen continue their attacks against Christians in northern Nigeria, specifically targeting pastors. Pastor Silas was talking with a church security guard after choir practice when Fulani Muslims attacked, killing the pastor and wounding the guard. “Silas was the target because he was a pastor,” a VOM worker said. In a separate incident, Fulani raiders killed the Rev. Vincent Damina as he fled an attack on his church. And in still another attack, Pastor Jacob Magit’s wife and six of his church members were killed in an attack on his church. He is now the sole caretaker for his children as well as the children of the other church members who were killed. As a result of ceaseless attacks throughout the year, about 7,500 people are now living in area camps for internally displaced people. Pray for those who have lost family members or been injured in these attacks. Pray also for the workers who are providing aid.

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  • Dear Lord, we lift up Pastor Jacob and the other Christians in northern Nigeria, hear our plea. We know Your timing is perfect, but we ask Come Quickly to their aid! We cry out to You Father - Psalm 121:1-2 Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth. We join as one accord, in agreement. Jesus saves!
    Peg B - USA
  • Heavenly Father Mark this blameless man and observe the upright, for the future of that man is peace. Thank you for the Salvation of this righteous man is from the Lord and that you are his strength in this time of trouble. May the Lord deliver them and help them deliver them from the wicked and save them because they trust in Him Psalm 37
    Julie C - USA
  • Father in heaven, the God of Jacob. The days seems to be like the longest nights and in night time there are darkness that has no limits. But we are still waiting. We are still believing. We are still calling Your name, we are still leaning on Your aid. Help us! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Blessed be our Lord, the God of Israel, amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, I don't even know how to begin to call out for these hurting people. You see them, you love them, Father, wrap your arms around them. May they feel your strength and know you are with them. I pray you heal their broken hearts. Give them guidance as to what to do. give those strength and supply the needs of those looking after these children.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Pastor Jacob; give him Your grace. I can't fathom all that he has been through. Help him as he cares for all the children. May his faith in You remain unshaken. Help him as he ministers to others who have lost. May all of their faith only grow stronger in this persecution. Be with them all in an amazing way. In Your name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
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  • Holy Father, I do pray for my brothers and sisters in Nigeria who have endured this persecution from the hands of these evil men. Father, I pray for Your protection for Your children as well as others who are targets of these radical muslims. Lord they need Your safety. I pray that You will be their protection right now. Thru Jesus I pray.
    joey S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please provide for Pastor Jacob and the children he is now caring for. Protect them and help them, Lord. Please increase their faith during this time. May they see all that you are doing to help them and may they praise your name. I pray that those killed will not die in vain but that their sacrifice will bring many into your kingdom. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Oh Heavenly Father, thank you for Pastor Jacob, please give him the strength & love & peace to care for these precious children, who have lost so much. Despite the nasty violence, help them forgive and pray for their enemies, who obviously do not know you. Move their hearts in love for them. We pray for your church in Nigeria. Bless them.Help their aid
    Grace O - USA
  • Intervene in the lives of these who have suffered and especially the children. Father, be their father and bring them up in your ways so that the enemy does not reign over their souls.
    Kathleen R - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, bless Pastor Jacob as he cares for these children. Give him strength, patience and endurance everyday. Please work in the hearts of the persecutors. Give the persecutors knowledge of who You are.
    June W - USA
  • LORD please give pastor Jacob the patience to overcome these terrible persecutors and all those who oppose your dear Son and the gospel, for thy name sake and their good. come soon LORD JESUS, because they've through many trials, and save those terrible ones that oppose you.
    Donald F - USA
  • Dear Father, thank You for sending the Comforter to these Your precious ones. You love them dearly. Nothing can separate them from Your love. I pray for Your peace that passes all understanding! Provision! Healing and wholeness in all areas of their lives! And protection. Strong faith in You. Abiding in Your presence. Oil of joy for mourning. Amen!
    Sandi T - USA
  • Jesus pour down Holy protection for all families that have lost family members bring them comfort, strength, restoration & healing, Father GOD, that attacks from the enemies will STOP, and protection, strength, wisdom, decernment, to come to all these people including all aid workers. Send your messengers Lord to Fight for your people. Amenā„ Thank you
    Nancy W - USA
  • Lord, I pray for the families and caretakers of those left here on earth by these attacks. I pray for Your supernatural provision, peace and endurance upon each one. I pray for the aides and all involved. May countless come to faith in You through their witness.
    Tricia W - USA
  • God, thank you for pastor Jacob's willingness to care for the orphans and not being stopped by thinking of his limited resources and the sorrow of losing his wife. God, strengthen Jacob and the other church members to show love to and disciple the children. Holy Spirit fill them with love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
    Audun B - Norway
  • Lord God, we cry to You on behalf of Your suffering Church in Nigeria. We especially lift up Pastor Jacob who has the responsibility not only for the spiritual lives of his flock but for the material support of the orphans caused by the attacks. Comfort him in his own grief and provide what is needed. Protect the aid workers who are supporting them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Holy Father, wrap Your arms around Pastor Jacob and those in his care. I pray for the Spirit's conviction on those who attack Your people and that they will come to know You and Your salvation.
    Surround Pastor Jacob with other believers who will strengthen him and provide for his needs. In Jesus' name,Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my dear brother Pastor Jacob who has endured so much pain & all the others like him. Please lift their burdens & replace them with Your peace, even joy in the Lord. May they have Your peace & joy despite unbelievable heartache. May they be surrounded by supportive people, as they reach many others for You! Blessings on all the cdnIJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord may e wry loss be accounted for in heaven and by your name and power may every loss and every tear be justified by breakthrough in this country let no mans heart and faith go unnoticed by this world in jesus name amen
    Crystal M - USA
  • Oh Father, flood your people with your mercy. Comfort and strengthen them. Give them love for their enemies. Open the eyes of the herdsman to your love and grace and remove their hatred. Bring them to faith in Jesus, by your mighty arm. For your glory, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please hear our humble cry, fight for Your weak and feeble children in Nigeria. Political leaders, the rich, Religious leaders have use our christian brothers and sisters, our family as pets and tools for their ambitions. Remember us, help us. Fight for Your course. Protect us. Give us Your peace in Jesus name. Amen
    Ruby J - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord, Please bless Pastor Jacob, his family & congregation. Comfort them with hope & a strong sense of your presence. Bless the church in Nigeria greatly, persecuted & persecutors. May there be a mighty movement of your Spirit in the Fulani people Lord. May they be won to you thru dreams, visions, witnessing & realising the evil they now do. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Our father and Our God, I pray God that you watch over your faithful ones. guide and protect and keep them safe from the wicked hands. O God you see all that happens and you know best. let your will be done in our lives and help us to stand strong in our faith. protect your children from the hands of the enemies. give us victory in your name. amen
    Oghomienor H - Canada
  • Father, please protect Your servants and their families. I pray You will provide for them, including giving Pastor Jacob a new helpmeet and others to care for these children. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Ps 68:1 NKJV Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him. The enemy was defeated more than 2000 years ago on the cross. These barbaric acts are only translating these martyrs into the kingdom of the Son. I pray for their families for strength in the Lord and in the power of His might, in the name of Jesus.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • My heart bleeds for these Christians and the pastors. Please my dear Jesus, I pray for their safety. May you deliver them from these atrocities. Provide for the pastor and kids. Comfort them and be their strength. Reveal yourself to the fulanis and those who hate Christianity to surrender to you. Jesus you are Lord forever. Amen.
    Miss D - USA
  • Father God, Thank you for people like Pastor Jacob and others who are stepping forward to care for children who have lost parents in these attacks. Thank you for their provisions and strengthening. Please bring safety for your followers in this area so that they can return to their homes. Comfort and heal those in need of them. In Jesus' name, amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father, I ask for a movement of your love in Nigeria as more attacks against your children take place. Comfort your children in their lost of loved ones. Provide their needs as they take care of the children of martyrs. May these Muslims be convicted of their sins in their hearts and see themselves in need of the only Savior, Jesus Christ, amen
    Elaine H - USA
  • I thank YOU for the faith of persecuted believers in Nigeria, LORD. Please comfort, protect, and empower Pastor Jacob as he takes care of the children and continues to bring people into the family of GOD. LORD, we know that those who love darkness are bound to hate those who shine the light of YOUR love into that dark and hate filled land.
    Paul H - USA
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