This woman in northern Nigeria received food aid at a VOM distribution.
This woman in northern Nigeria received food aid at a VOM distribution.
May. 21, 2020 | Nigeria

Pandemic Hasn't Stopped Attacks or Aid

[238] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Christian villages being attacked.

The global pandemic has not stopped Muslim militants from continuing their attacks on Christian villages in northern Nigeria. VOM workers have documented attacks on 15 cities in Plateau and Kaduna states since Jan. 8, 2020. At least 86 people have been killed, 13 kidnapped and 24 injured in the attacks, and more than 400 families have had to relocate. In the most recent attack, on May 5, eight militants shot a pastor, his wife and their two children at their home; thankfully, all survived. Despite pandemic lockdown measures, VOM workers have been able to distribute food aid on the three days per week when travel is permitted, and safety measures are in place to protect those receiving the aid. “We continue our commitment to serve the persecuted in the midst of the pandemic,” VOM’s regional director for Africa said.

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  • Jesus, thank You for showing Your people how they can help each other in the middle of this pandemic. Please bring remorse and repentance to the hearts of Your enemies, and change the situation in Nigeria so that Your love and light are welcomed there.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Loving Lord, please be with all Christians in Nigeria where such atrocious attacks occur, even in the midst of the pandemic. Thank you for the survival of the pastor and his family who were shot. May the pandemic begin to slow the attacks to provide a good outcome of such difficulties being experienced by so many. In Jesus mighty name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Holy Father, I pray for those who are being attacked, and for the families who have experienced deaths of loved one due to persecution. Thank You for Your committed children who are serving their brothers and sisters among the pandemic, as well as the dangers of being persecuted. Fill them with Your deep, abiding love. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, and for Your continual protection and provision for them. We ask You to strengthen them in their faith; give them courage when they face impossible situations and boldness to stand for You. Let them feel Your presence in mighty ways when they are hurting. Build Your kingdom in Nigeria!
    Gina A - USA
  • Lord, be thou their defense and shield, their ever-present help in time of trouble.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we love you and praise you... we come to ask you to protect these Christian villagers in Nigeria. They need your help, and we want them to be protected by you. Oh Lord, we don't understand how these things can continue to go on; help us to trust you about everything, and that you are in control. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Alice D - USA
  • Father I ask you to be with these villagers that are being attacked. Please protect them and help them to grow in Christ during this time of persecution. I pray also that their food supplies would be miraculously extended like you did in the old testament. May their spiritual lives be enriched may they continue steadfast in the faith in Jesus name I pr
    William S - USA
  • Holy Father, may your word run swiftly & be glorified in Nigeria. deliver these believers from evil men and preserve them from this violence. Keep them from the hands of the wicked and cover their heads with the helmet of salvation. Supernaturally multiply the resources of VOM with protection and provision.
    Julie C - USA
  • Father I lift up my brothers and sisters in northern Nigeria that suffer from the hands of these muslim militants. Lord in the mighty name of Jesus I pray for a wave of your mighty hand. Bless them and thank you for helping provide for them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, protect and bless all of Your persecuted children throughout the world who are going through the Pandemic. Grant to them the aid that they need wherever they may be, and protection from persecution. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - 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
  • Oh Heavenly Father, I pray for justice and mercy to prevail in Nigeria. Let Your Will be done in this country and may all these militants see Your Almighty Power and repent of their sin toward you. Cause great unrest among them and their power destroyed. Continue to provide the means for VOM to support the persecuted and may Your Name be Praised!
    Joan B - USA
  • Lord, we ask and ask for righteousness and peace to come to Nigeria, and only You can do this. Please provide for these precious people and heal the wounded. Break the hearts of stone of the attackers and give them hearts of love alone. Thank you for the provisions and please bring them comfort, hope and peace.
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord, please have mercy on your believers in north and west Africa. Thank you for the aid coming to believers in Nigeria. Please pierce and convict the hearts of their persecutors. Turn many to Christ, and give your followers supernatural comfort and peace.
    emily g - USA
  • Father God, we ask You to continue to watch out for the VOM. Our hearts grieve at the attacks and the hurting and grieving. Thank You for the strong faith of these believers as they endure the virus and the attackers. May they sense Your Presence and remain faithful to the Gospel. We ask that their witness speak to their attackers and draw them to You
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our fellow believers in Nigeria and their willingness to continue to follow You despite intense persecution from Muslims. I pray that You would strengthen them in their faith, give comfort to them, and provide for all their needs during these difficult times. Please work in the hearts of their persecutors, leading them to Christ.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian villages being attacked: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Comfort the bereaved. Safely relocate the displaced. Free the kidnapped. Heal the injured. Bring the attackers to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, please protect our brothers and sisters against the Muslim militants. Encourage them and give them warmth, knowing You're with them. Protect them as well against the COVID disease. Lord, bless and strengthen the VOM workers to continue working faithfully; bless their work that it may be successful and that our brethrens may continue being blessed
    Bryant T - Indonesia
  • father in Jesus name we pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria Lord keep them under your wings Jesus you are their shield and buckler Surely you shall deliver them from the plots and schemes of the enemies of the cross We pray for those that were kidnap that no evil shall befall them and that you will give your angels charge over them.
    Naomi L - Bahamas, The
  • Heavenly Father, thank You that in the midst of this pandemic food is being distributed to those in Nigeria who need it. Thank You for safely protecting those receiving the aid. By You great might and Holy Spirit transform the hearts of those who are attacking Christian villages in northern Nigeria. I pray your blessings and protections for them.
    Helen W - USA
  • Yah please protect our brothers and sisters in Nigeria! Please thwart the plans of their oppressors. Please provide them shelter and food as well as safety.
    Kara N - USA
  • Blessed Father of Heavens Army. Our brothers and sisters have been dying because of their love for you. May you hide your children in the shadow of your wings. May you dispatch your Holly angels to to shield. Miracles belong to you.
    In Jesus name Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the communities of Nigeria. I pray that you would bring peace and healing to the traumatized citizens of these communities. I pray that you would provide financial resources to assist the harmed in their recoveries and with medical bills, and I pray that you would continue to be their refuge and strength.

    Bre F - USA
  • God please intervene and stop the attacks. Please help these people. Only You have the power to save, Lord, so i pray that these Christian brothers and sisters will keep their faith, even if persecuted, and i pray they will keep looking to You as their savior and provider for all eternity.
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • God, thank you for your precious children. I pray that they would feel the love of their father. You are close to the brokenhearted and crushed in spirit, so I pray they would feel your closeness. Send your angels to surround them and protect them. In Jesus's name amen.
    Jessica D - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for Your divine intervention on behalf of Your faithful children. They have suffered for such a long time and are in need of strength, encouragement and Your peace that passes understanding. Please guide them as they continue to shine Your light in the darkness, so that enemy hearts might be softened and eyes opened to Jesus. Amen
    Lynne W - USA
  • Great are You, O Lord God, Maker of Heaven and Earth. Great is Your Power, so manifest is Your Glory and Godhead to all the World. Now we pray for the manifestation of Your Gospel, in the Love and Forgiveness your persecuted Church in Nigeria shows to their attackers and detractors. In Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen and Amen.
    John Gentry C - USA
  • Heavenly Father,You promise to meet the needs of Your People. Thankful that you sustain & nourish our Christian Brothers & Sisters in Nigeria. Protect the workers as they distribute aid & keep they healthy during the pandemic. Put an end to the physical violence from Muslim militants & reach their souls to receive the Gospel of Salvation in Christ.Amen
    Veronica R - Canada
  • In the name of Jesus Christ I say enemy you stop attacking these children of the most High God.
    Father send your angels to protect your children in Nigeria and sent dreams and visions to those
    of the enemy is using so they will turn and believe in you and your son, Jesus Christ. Amen
    sue g - USA
  • Father, send the power of Your Holy Spirit to these Christian villages to protect them & to convert those militant Muslims to Christianity! Cause them to have dreams & visions of Jesus & have a Damascus road experience! Heal those who have been wounded both physically & spiritually and provide every need! In Jesus name, AMEN!!!
    David H - USA
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