One of the burned Nigerien churches.
One of the burned Nigerien churches.
Jul. 04, 2019 | Niger

Mob Torches Churches After Mosque Sermon

[201] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Church members after attacks.

A mob of Muslim radicals attacked two churches in Niger’s third largest city on June 13 following an imam’s inflammatory message. The protestors burned an Assemblies of God church in the Zaria neighborhood, along with the pastor’s car, as well as the Life to the Full Christian Church. The imam in Zaria had denounced a new government bill on the exercise of worship, saying it was against Islam, though he later said he had misunderstood the bill. Police arrested 178 rioters following the attacks. No one was injured in the attacks, but the Assemblies of God church was completely destroyed. “Please pray for the Christians in Niger,” a VOM contact said. “Many are afraid.”

Write your own prayer for Church members after attacks

  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hoe & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring their persecutors to repentance, particularly the imam in Zaria & their attackers. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Farther God we pray for this church of believers to stay faithful in the word of God. Father bless them to find another place to worship in peace. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • I bind the fear in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! Bring Your Comfort, Holy Spirit! Lord, may the imam be drawn to the Lord through the love and forgiveness of the members of the churches that have been targeted. Lord bless all the Christians in Niger with your Peace that Passes all understanding. May they feel your presence with them guiding them.
    Sharon C - USA
  • Lord, give courage and strength to all the Christians in Niger. Give them wisdom and protect them from discouragement. Lord, open the eyes of the Muslims who are neighbours or friends of the Christians to be able to see Your love through them and come to know You. Amen
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Praying you will raise up these churches in your name declaring your promises over them are Yes and Amen and Philippians 1:6 that says "He who began a good work in these churches will finish", and he salvation of these men's souls I. Jesus Christ name, amen and amen
    Jim M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray fr believers in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. In particular, I pray these things for the attacked. Bring their persecutors to repentance, particularly the imam of Zaria. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, please protect and encourage these church members in Niger. Give them the courage to continue to gather and worship together even if they do not have a building. Even if justice does not happen for them, we can take comfort in knowing that one day soon all wrongs will be made right. Come soon Lord Jesus. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring their persecutors, particularly the imam of Zaria, to repentance. May peace come to Niger. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for Your work in Niger. Many brothers and sisters are afraid in Niger, because the acts of the radicals are so brutal. Please God, our Father, You Who loved us and gave us everlasting consolation and encouragement and Hope encourage and strengthen every heart in every good work and word. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, let them put their fears in your hands. Where does this kind of anger come from. Please Lord help them find the funds to rebuild their church or make it suitable to continue worship there. Than God no one was injured in the attacks. I pray for the Christians in Niger. Please don't be afraid, ask God to send his Angels to you to comfort you.
    Betsy S - USA
  • Dear God, Please protect Christians everywhere from radical Muslims, especially in Niger. Keep these bold believers safe and move upon authorities so even they willl be won for Christ! Thank you Lord...
    Robert M - USA
  • Father, please bring peace and comfort to believers in Niger. Please encourage and strengthen those who were affected by these attacks. Help them to know what to do in light of the persecution. Please move in the hearts of the persecutors opening their eyes to see the truth. Make your people strong in the face of this struggle. You are faithful!
    Vicki W - USA
  • Daddy we thank You because no matter what Your church is matching on and the gates of IslamHell cannot prevail.Thank You for the safety of Your people.We ask double for everything lost, we ask that the love of believers for their Muslim friends will not wane but will grow more and draw them to Christ.Draw to Yourself everyone involved in this mayhem..
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Lift the fear from their hearts. Bring their persecutors to repentance, particularly the imam in Zaria. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I know that You are even now restoring what the enemy has attempted to steal and that restoration will be many fold. Thank you for these brave believers and for Your Spirit moving in and through them as You use this tragedy for Kingdom good. Lord, I boldly ask for the conversation of this man, the rioters, & officials. Lord, bind their fear
    Jacquie W - USA
  • We pray for courage and strength for fellow brothers and sisters in Niger to build their church damaged by extremists. Give them strength and grace to forgive those behind the destruction of the building. Let this act only fuel the fire of the Holy Ghost to spread into households and touch the youth who will in turn run with the project kingdom growth.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Lord, I pray for the churches that were burned. I pray Father that You will rebuild and strengthen these churches in this hostile area. Calm the fears of my brothers and sisters in Christ. Forgive the imam and rioters. Let them sense Your Spirit and accept You as Lord and Savior. In Christ's Name. Amen.
    Lisa B - USA
  • Thank you Lord for the Church in Niger, we pray that you will pls heal their wounds, help them to take solace in you and your words that vengeance belongs to you,Lord let the perpetrators sleep and never wake up again, visit them in your wrath, pls encourage, provide and meet the needs of the Church, cause this incident to bring more souls to you Jesus
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Heavenly Father, let the believers in Niger know that You are on their side, fighting for them. Give them strength to endure and grow in their work for you. Lord, soften the hearts of those who try to destroy Your church, remove the scales from their eyes. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Linda R - USA
  • Dear Lord, help the church members in Niger after the attacks and burning of a church so that they not live in fear but perseverance. Give them hope, peace and strength as they rebuild their church and their faith in you. Protect them from those who wish to do them harm. In Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Loving Lord,, please be with the Christians in Niger & bring about rebuilding of the destroyed Churches. May Imams around the world not spread inflammatory messages. Bring them all dreams & visions of You leading them to become your followers so the Christians in Niger & in no countries need to be afraid. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Am
    Linda R - Australia
  • Oh Lord, I pray for Your people in Niger! They are under such attack. I pray for Your protection, and provision in rebuilding the church. Please help those who are living in fear of attack. Please give your peace Father!
    Cheryl B - USA
  • Our Father keep these Christians close to you as they rebuild. Provide a replacement car for the Pastor and move the imam to guilt and repentance. As you did Paul strike the imam with your light and transform his hate into love for the Christians he has hurt. For the fearful Nigerians fill them with the your word and bring them closer together. Amen
    Paul M - 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
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Left fear from their hearts! Bring their persecutors to repentance, particularly the imam of Zaria. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God let no weapon formed against Your children in Niger prosper and ever tongue that rises against them in judgement be condemned in Jesus Name. Remove all fear from their hearts and replace it with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Increase their faith. Let them be strong in the Lord and the power of His might, looking towards You only.
    Marian P - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we ask that You surround these precious Christians with Your Spirit. Give them wisdom and courage as they 'hold out the Word of Eternal Life' in Jesus to the lost in this country.
    In Jesus Name, Amen

    Diana - USA
    Diana M - USA
  • Father, please strengthen my brothers and sisters in Niger, particularly those who have endured these recent attacks. Grant them supernatural peace as they trust You for ongoing protection. I ask You to provide their needs and restore their joy, causing their attackers to recognize that You are a merciful and restorative Savior. Help them to forgive.
    Gina A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Niger: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring their persecutors to repentance, in particular the imam of Zaria. May peace come to NIger. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God let no weapon formed against Your children in Niger prosper and ever tongue that rises against them in judgement be condemned in Jesus Name. Remove all fear from their hearts and replace it with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Increase their faith. Let them be strong in the Lord and the power of His might, looking towards You only.
    Norma C - USA
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