A pastor of a Nigerian church that was burned down continues to praise God.
A pastor of a Nigerian church that was burned down continues to praise God.
Jan. 22, 2015 | Nigeria

Pray for Christians Under Continual Threat from Islamists

[372] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Nigerian Christians.

Church attendance is at an all-time low in northern Nigeria because of unceasing threats and intimidation from Islamist groups such as Boko Haram. In Rigim, Jigawa state, Muslims often throw rocks at churches during worship services, as they continually pressure Christian groups to leave the area. Three members of one church were killed by Boko Haram two months ago, and seven others have been killed over the last year. A pastor's family narrowly escaped being burned to death recently after they were locked inside a home that was set on fire. In addition, local officials have prevented a group of believers from meeting in their recently built church and prevented another church from beginning construction.

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  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Turn their morning into dancing; give them joy for ashes. The Nigerian Christians still suffer; there has been no long-term relief. Therefore if it is not your will, give them strength to endure to the end to the greatness of their reward. Your Light shine and destroy the darkness in the end. IJNA.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ we lift up these Nigerian believers and churches that they t will continually be found in Christ, that a hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I ask by the power of the name of JESUS that you BREAK the demonic spell of violence in Nigeria being perpetrated through Boko Haram and other powers. Greater are you, Lord, than the evil one who roams this world. Please send angels and divine power to thwart their attacks. Beat them up with their own wickedness until they turn to JESUS.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Dear Lord you know all that has happened to them. They need your encouragement and peace. Keep them safe and their church too. Save the souls of the evil ones in this area and across this country. Reveal yourself to them. PF
    Pamela F - USA
  • Dear Jesus, help Your people and give them wisdom.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You Father for all my sisters and brothers in Nigeria. I praise Your Name forever and share their joy of knowing You and Your love. I pray Your protection over my family members in Nigeria. Help them, Father. Meet their needs and let them live for You glorifying Your Name. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • God I pray for my brothers and sisters. Keep them under the shadow of your wings, in Jesus' name. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,

    Please help your dear servants, who have suffered much for you name, at the hands of your enemies. Help them to have your eternal hope and peace, and your agape love for their enemies. Help them to grow closer to you through this tragedy, and to love into the kingdom, those who will otherwise spend eternity in hell. Amen.
    mark m - USA
  • We are praying for you here in Dallas Texas remember the Lord your God shall be with you wherever you shall go Joshua 1:9
    Charles O - USA
  • Wonderful heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love In Jesus Christ. Thank You for hearing our prayers and for those faithful Christian brothers and sisters who died trusting You. I ask for the Holy Spirit to protect Your children. I know that Your Truth will stand against persecutions and the testimony of Your faithful Will not be quieted.In Jesus name
    Jacqueline H - USA
    Please Protect these Precious Christians. Bless and Heal their hearts .Give them secure places to worship YOU !! Surround them with YOUR fiercest of angels. Give them favor with the enemy and help them to establish YOUR Covenant in the Earth and win many souls. Strengthen, Teach, and Encourage and Comfort them. IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.
    Doris G - USA
  • Lord protect this Nigerian church from continued harassment and intimidation by Islamist groups like Boko Haram. May they remain strong in You and continue to grow in the Lord Jesus. I pray for those who are causing the trouble for the church and that they would come by faith to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.May love preveal.
    I pray Amen
    Joel H - USA
  • Hail Mary Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
    Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death Amen.
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, put a Holy Spirit hedge of protection around all Christians in Nigeria, provide for their needs, & restore all that was lost. Give them endurance, courage, & a strengthened faith. Make every action & word against the Christians lead to conviction, repentance, & salvation in the souls of all Nigerian unbelievers, in Jesus Mighty Name!
    Patricia L - USA
  • Father thank You for feeling the pains and persecution by Boko Haram of Your church in north Nigeria.I ask that You continually protect and build Your church even in the face of Islam.Comfort the Christians there,continue to make them strong in faith.I ask that You draw the souls of these extremists to Yourself in Jesus name! Amen
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Dearest Heavenly Father God, please let US all KNOW without shadow of doubts that your Son arrived on Christmas Day, to weather every storm of life thrown His way including death on the CROSS. A carpenter Himself prior to becoming your preacher of TRUTH, He began to build your Earthly kingdom forever indestructible , in order to please you. AMEN!
    RUSS S - USA
  • Oh Jesus, we here in the U.S. cannot imagine these situations where these folks continually praise and worship You while putting their lives continually on the line for You! Thank you for Your faithfulness for giving them strength and encouragement and for the presence of Your precious Holy Spirit!
    Carol Y - USA
  • Jesus we need you in Nigeria. Protect Christians from further harm and evil there and let them thrive under your protection. Open the hearts and minds of Islamic Terrorists to worshipping You and you alone. Heal their darkness and have them seek your light. Turn them by the millions to You and your Glory. Strengthen the Faith of Nigerian Christians.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father, their faith in you amazes me. Their joy unspeakable even in adversity. Strengthen my brothers and sisters. Give them boldness, wisdom, and always let them feel your arms of comfort and hope. May your Spirit deal with the hearts of their persecutors. Open their spiritual eyes to truth.
    polly c - USA
  • Father Boko Haram seek to strike terror in the hearts of Christians in Nigeria. I pray for their salvation; that they could find the peace that only comes from Your son Jesus. Give the believers in Nigeria courage to stand strong in their faith. Help them to be salt and light. May the church grow victoriously in Jesus' name.
    Debbie S - USA
  • Dear Lord please keep my fellow brother and sister Christians strong and keep them safe from persecution. Thank you for their faith in you. In your precious name amen.
  • Lord God support the persecuted Christians in Nigeria. May they praise you and trust in you daily. May you provide for their every need. May their lives be a sign and a real wonder to Boko Haram and to others who wish to know you. May You provide healing and peace beyond understand to those who have lost loved ones and may you turn hearts of the proud.
    Sarah M - USA
  • Jesus the enemy hates that many are turning to You. Give our brethren wisdom to discern when danger is near and when to leave, and to know who is trustworthy. Thank You that Boko Haram will crumble as many begin to confess Jesus as Lord. Please provide and protect all the believers in Nigeria. Your will be done Jesus. Bless the believers with provision
    Grace H - New Zealand
  • Dear breathren, may you continue be faithful to our Lord and Saviour despite all those threats and attacks (Romans8vs18) and may your lights shine upont the ungodly in Jesus name. Amen
    Precious N - South Africa
  • Lord give our Nigerian brothers & sisters supernatural Psalm 91 protection! Give them Joshua & Caleb & Daniel & David & Esther hearts of courage to stand strong in the face of danger! Keep them safe as they meet together to Praise the True & Living God! Many pray for you every day because we love Jesus too! God will never leave nor forsake you!
    June H - USA
  • Dear Lord, we believe that You alone is worthy of our praises and adoration. We cling on to you, we put our hope and trust in You as You have promised that You will never leave us nor forsake us. especially in times like these, where Your children are being persecuted, help our brothers and sisters to stand firm in their faith and continue to serve You
    Kayo-Lycia P - Philippines
  • Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever. In Jesus Name. Amen. Renee H.
    renee h - USA
  • Father we know that Your church is not a building. Please help us remember that where two or three are gathered in Your name, You are there. Please build the faith and courage of Your children in Nigeria and protect them. Help them to follow You and strengthen each other as they spread Your good news in ways we may not yet know. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Father God, May Your power and glory be displayed in this dark area. Please bind the evil one away and free your children to worship and spread the love of Jesus to all those around them. Thank You for hearing the prayers of Your children and meeting their needs. Please soften hearts of Christians everywhere toward these persecuted ones.
    Thank You
    Glenda D - USA
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