Displaced Nigerian Christians await a food distribution.
Displaced Nigerian Christians await a food distribution.
May. 14, 2020 | Nigeria

Militant Attacks Continue Through March

[264] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.

In the last week of March, Christians reported multiple attacks by both Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani Islamic militants in the north. On March 23, Boko Haram ambushed a military convoy, killing about 70 soldiers and taking some captive. Three days later, Fulani Islamic militants attacked the Christian village of Miango, killing three villagers, injuring several others and burning Christians’ houses. The next day, Boko Haram kidnapped three Christian students who were returning home after taking university entrance exams. And on March 30, Fulani Islamic militants shot to death two Christian men in Dangwa village. “Even while we continue to pray for the world and this pandemic, let’s also continue to remember those who are still facing the attacks of Islamic fanatics,” a VOM field worker said. “Their hope lies in an ever-present, all-knowing and Sovereign King who is above all we could ever imagine.”

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  • Father God i pray for all our persecuted Sisters and Brothers around the world. Put a hedge of protection around them and their families. I pray and claim healing upon all those that are sick. Touch and heal them from the top of their heads to the soles of their feet in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Lord comfort the hearts of those who have suffered loss during these violent attacks. Help every Christian stand faithfully strong on your promises despite the evil attacks of the enemy. Remind them that God will reward them for their faithful stand. Remind them there is a day coming when their enemy will be quieted and the will have everlasting peace.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please bless and keep all Christians in Nigeria who continue to be attacked by Muslim Extremists because of their faith. Strengthen their faith and trust in You. Surround them with Your angels and deliver them from the evil one. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Our Father, I ask for the protection of the blood of Jesus Christ over Nigerian Christians.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Lord,
    I cannot begin to imagine all that these Christians have endured. Your word promises great blessings to those who suffer for Your name; shower down these blessings on them. Empower them with Love, Grace and Strength. Guide them in all that comes their way. Be their Rock and their shield.
    In Jesus name, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Oh, Father, I see where your children would cry out for you to send your Son to take us home. All the suffering. I pray you would move in this area. Lord, how much longer must this continue. Strengthen your children, comfort them, provide for them. Open the eyes of those who do such things before they are eternally lost. Father, please, move.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord God, Father and Creator of all, look down upon Your children that are suffering persecution and fill them with the peace that passes all understanding and help them to be found faithful. May these persecuted saints find consolation and understanding in Your Word. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Our Father! Please help our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Please bless us all. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heavenly Father, our hearts are grieved by the continual display of violence, hatred, anger and pain and the hurt caused by such . Dear Jesus, you are the only one who can bring hope to these your children suffering sorrow and pain. Provide their physical needs and grace to endure. May their lives reflect Jesus love and cause enemies to see Jesus. PS
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we know that only You can provide hope and comfort to those whose lives are impacted by so much pain. Please surround them with the assurance of Your presence and love, and may they be able to hear and believe the promises of Your word. Please knit them together in unity with one another and may they rejoice in all that will not be taken.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, our hearts are saddened to hear of this violence. We thank You and praise You for their faith and courage. We stand with our brothers and sisters in Christ, and pray for protection, strength, hope and endurance. May you come and surround them with Your hand. Jesus, come, in visions, to these who do not know You, the Everlasting Christ.
    Linda K - USA
  • Lord I'm lifting up my dear Nigerian family. Would You comfort those who have lost loved ones. may they feel Your loving arms around them. Would You strengthen those who have been hurt, persecuted, & who need Your touch of grace now. May their faith never be the same in Jesus' Name. May they be a light to the community as many are drawn to You IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, You are sovereign, all knowing, and all powerful. I pray that You'll demonstrate Your control, knowledge and might by showing Yourself strong on behalf of our persecuted Nigerian brothers and sisters in-Christ. I pray that You will bring the wicked rulers, principalities and powers to nothing and destroy every spiritual and physical stronghold.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father may the hope of your people remain in you, in spite of this terrible persecution. Help them to live without lack and without fear, as witnesses to their great Kind.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Our Father, we need Your help in Nigeria. Please give Your wisdom to MB to ask help also. Please do not let this present darkness have permanent grip of Nigeria. Let there be light! Let there be hope in every human heart and let us take all the nesessary steps You command us to do. Please stop the killings. In the name of Jesus Christ . Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord Jesus bless those Christians in Nigeria. Send your Holy Spirit to them to give them guidance and wisdom. Give them strength and courage to remain strong in their faith despite persecutions they may face. Send other Christians to them to help them grow in their faith and bring others to salvation. Give them peace, comfort and love
    Angie E - USA
  • Holy Father, in a world of uncertainty and persecution we know You are with us and sustaining us. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, but we know that You hold us in Your hand, we are Your sheep, the people of Your pasture. Strengthen Your children, bring their enemies to a place of knowing You. Thank You for the hope we have in You! In Jesus' name
    Eli S - USA
  • Thank you Lord for your son Jesus that there is still hope in his name! I pray for these that are being persecuted because of their faith in you. I pray for peace in their lives despite all that has happened to them and their families. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Lord, thank you that you are a king worth placing hope in. Please have mercy on these Nigerians and comfort them in their losses. Give them your supernatural peace and joy even in trials
    emily g - USA
  • Father God, in the midst of this persecution against your children, I pray that you would put a hedge of protection around each and every believer. Let the gospel message of hope in Jesus Christ permeate the lives of the Islamic fanatics. Turn their hearts to Jesus. Pull them out of the fire of the evil one. Lord, glorify your name in Nigeria. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, thank You for Christians in Nigeria. Father please stop this Boko Haram and their terrorism. Please help those who have been harmed by the evil. Please help them recover. I pray that You would provide Christian leaders in Nigeria with strength wisdom and knowledge. Please give them an understanding of what they should do in this midst of this.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for your word. Hebrews 11 speaks of Your people who were persecuted and that "the world was not worthy of them." The same is true today. Please comfort the hearts of those in Nigeria who have suffered so much loss. Please send divine helpers Lord to provide for the needs of the believers and workers in Jesus' name until He comes
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, we ask you to move in Nigeria. Please strengthen and protect believers there. Please put an end to violence and bloodshed. I pray for those militants who are so broken and hateful to find peace and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. We trust your sovereignty, Lord, even while we ask you to do a mighty work. Bring hope and peace to this nation, Lord.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father in heaven, may our prayers be in loving solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Nigeria who have experienced much persecution through the attacks of Boko Haram. Grant them healing and hope; peace and perseverance as they continue to walk in faith by the power of the Holy Spirit. Open the eyes of their persecutors as their faith stands. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord I ask for protection and sovereignty and peace over those are being attacked by the militants. Lord I ask for boldness and courage as they seek to serve You and put their hope in You. I ask for peace and courage to love those who want to kill them. I ask for no more lives to be lost and for their families to know You too.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father God, please protect your faithful in this area from further attack. Let your children see your power and mercy in action, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians facing attacks by both Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani Islamic militants in the north: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, committed to Christ. Bring members & leaders of Boko Haram & Fulanic Islam to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we call on Your mercy on our fellow Christians under attack in northern Nigeria. We also ask for Your blessings of love and grace be on the Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani Islamic militants when all seems lost. We pray for Your hope, shield, and comfort upon those believers facing persistent hostilities from Islamic fanatics. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
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