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

[275] prayers in [20] 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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Write your own prayer for Christian villages being attacked

  • Thank you Father for the continued work of the field workers. Please send more workers out into your harvest field. I pray that no one would be alone, but you would send someone to every struggling and hurt part of the body. Open our eyes to see and respond in love to the needs we face. May we love our brothers and sisters as our very own body God.
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • DearLORD, We lift these Nigerian villages to you. They are hungry & tired of the violence all around them. Every day is a struggle to keep their families together. Please answer our prayer for their needs of protection & sustenance. Bring help to them in their need. May their attackers lose heart in their torment. Rebuke them & turn them to you. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Lord please stop the attacks. Confuse the enemy. Strengthen the church. Protect all bringing aid to the persecuted. Win this nation back to Christian leaders and holy influence of Holy Spirit. Provide shelter and income to those displaced. Bring more converts into the kingdom of the living God. Unity and brotherly love in the church.
    Lori R - USA
  • Father God i lift up all our persecuted Brothers and Sisters in prayer. May your mighty hand be upon them. Comfort them and give them strength to endure all that they are going through in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Lord please keep your hand of protection on the VOM workers. Assist them as they carry out the work of caring for the brothers in Christ. Cover them as they distribute food. End the violent acts of the attackers. End this pandemic and bring peace and health to the land. Let people see that we serve the true and living God of heaven and earth.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray for all of these Christian villages that continue to be attacked. Lord, send Your mercy & Grace. I praise You that though this family has suffered they are all still alive. Show them how to face this persecution. Give them strength & courage. We pray for those who bring aid during this pandemic. Cover all these believers in Your love
    Madison F - USA
  • Father God, I ask for peace and mercy on the Christian Nigerian people throught the power of Your Holy Spirit strengthen them in their faith keeping hearts soft in their trials so they may, continue with their ministry no matter the cost sending the enemy straight back to hell shaking fear, because You are on their side freeing the captives! In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father God i pray for all our persecuted Sisters and Brothers. May you comfort them and give them the strength they need to endure all that they are going through. May you cover them with your mighty hand and provide their every need in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for the VOM worker. Please protect them and give them Your wisdom and equip them in full. Let every Christian brother and sister live and work for You. Please heal the wounded ones. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Father, I lift up my brothers and sisters in Nigeria to you. I pray you strengthen them and provide for them. I pray for those who are persecuting them that their eyes would be opened to truth. I pray you convict their hearts. Lord, help your children to keep their eyes on eternity. Wrap your arms around them, give them wisdom and boldness.
    Polly C - USA
  • Lord, we commit Christians in Nigeria to you. Please protect, provide, and encourage them. Make them bold to continue to live out their faith. We commit the Muslims to you; help them to understand your love and the sacrifice you made for the world. Put a hunger in their hearts for you. May they desire to know the truth that will set them free. Thank yo
    Pearl N - USA
  • Our precious Father, look now on those that belong to you and send help in their time of need. Surround them with angels and give them the peace that only You can provide. Help them to stand and to be brave and come soon to take us back to Heaven to live with you forever. In Jesus name I pray, Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Dear Lord, we thank You for everything that you do for us especially for Your ultimate sacrifice of giving Your life for us and suffering for our sins. Please help those in Nigeria who are trying to spread Your Word in military controlled Nigeria. Please give them the strength and wisdom to not only make believers, but also disciples. We love You Lord!
    Donna H - USA
  • God hears. His love is beyond our words to describe. His plan and purpose will succeed. In everything give thanks. America's church is awakening! Pray for us as we pray for you. He is continuously gathering a people for Himself.

    Rejoice always,
    "¨Romans 12:12
    Ron T - USA
  • Our Father,thank You that we can turn our heads to see Your glory.Let it manifest inside of us. Without You we are powerless.Please let as have Your strength with us and let us be Your ambassadors in this dark world.Sometimes we have only ashes to give You and plead that You will make something beautiful out of it. Please bless us. In Jesus' name.Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Heavenly Father, We give you thanks for the ways you continually provide for your children even through adverse conditions. We pray your protection and encouragement during this time. May your Holy Spirit convict those who are filled with such anger and hatred to kill. Help your dear children to stay strong in You Jesus and glow for you. Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord God, I do pray for Your protection over these dear Christians who are often trapped at home because of the pandemic. May they walk in Your strength and assurance that they are seen and known by You, and may they be able to receive the help that they need. I pray that these attacks would be stopped and the attackers would come to know You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I want to lift up my dear sisters and brothers in Nigeria. May they be encouraged &know that YOur favor restson them. We are believing for healing for those who have lost loved ones, sustained injuries, or been persecuted. May YOur purposes for them be fulfilled & may they see Your mighty Father hand working. Blessings & protection to VOM..
    Lisa T - USA
  • This news breaks my heart. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you and protect you, and help each of you through this difficult time. I pray that each of you will feel His love and presence in extra measure, and that you will each feel the love of all your Christian brothers and sisters praying for you from around the world. Stay strong!
    David B - USA
  • Father, while the global pandemic and U.S. riots capture the attention of most people, Your people continue to suffer persecution in Nigeria and many other countries throughout the world. Strengthen the Christians in Nigeria as they seek to know, obey and follow You. By the power of the Holy Spirit, enable them to endure and persevere in Christ's name.
    Patrick V - USA
  • God, I pray for protection for my brothers and sisters in Nigeria. I pray for healing for the pastor and his family who were shot, and the many injured in other attacks. I pray for peace for the family members of those who have been murdered. I pray for the safety and soon return for each of those kidnapped. I pray for the safety of the aid workers.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray that your peace and goodness and light will cover Nigeria and draw it's people to Jesus Christ who loves them and desires to give them eternal life in heaven. I pray for the family of the Pastor who were injured that you would completely heal and through their pain bring glory to your name. Exalt the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, I pray for these Nigerian Christian villages which are being attacked. Give these Christians peace and growing faith in you. May they see your hand of protection and provision and walk in forgiveness of their enemies. May they be strengthened in their faith.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father, The horror these Nigerian Christians have endured is overwhelming and horrific. I lift them up to you today as they continue to face danger and threats from militants. I pray for the family that was injured in that shooting. Thank you preserving their lives. Protect them and provide for their physical and spiritual needs.
    Betty D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for the believers in Nigeria who are bing greatly persecuted. The families of those killed, families displaced, those kidnapped and injured. I pray You will rescue them from their enemies. Fight before them and give them freedom. Comfort and strengthen them as they are suffering so much. Give them hope in Jesus' Name. Amen!
    Barry D - USA
  • Father, what difficult times the Christians in Nigeria are facing. You see the severe persecution and the suffering they are going through. Please bring strength, comfort, peace and courage to face these things. Please bring peace to this area and I pray that you will move in the hearts of the attackers that many of them will come to Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear Lord we lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ to You. We ask that You bring them relief in the North by providing them with food, shelter and means of acquiring the Word of Christ. Lord we also ask you to allow them to have education so that they may be able to be more profitable. Please suppress the Muslims & have them lead to Christ!
    Donna H - USA
  • Please Abba Father, protect these people and ensure that aid gets through. we collectively call on you, and ask you to bless. Bless them all, with your aid, ours, and with your protection. Please ensure that they receive what they require. Father Help Please, for you have said that you will not forsake us, nor ever leave us. Bless. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Geoffrey C - Maldives
  • Please have mercy on your people in Northern Nigeria. Please comfort them, protect them, meet all their needs and help them to trust you and not be afraid.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
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