The aftermath of a burned out home with destroyed food supplies in Plateau state.
The aftermath of a burned out home with destroyed food supplies in Plateau state.
Jun. 04, 2020 | Nigeria

Nine Killed in Islamist Attack

[304] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Families of killed Christians.

Fulani Islamic militants killed nine people, including four children, in an April 14 attack on the predominantly Christian village of Hura, in Plateau state. Survivors said the militants surrounded their village at about 7 p.m., firing weapons and shouting “Allahu akbar!” (God is great!). In addition to killing nine people, the militants burned 21 homes to the ground and damaged seven others. After burying the dead the following day, the surviving villagers walked 10 miles to a neighboring village, fearing further attacks. Pray for those who lost family members and friends.

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  • Lord protect your children in Nigeria from physical attacks. Thwart The plans of their enemies. Comfort all those who are suffering emotionally and physically. Provide provision for those left behind in the awareness of your close presence.
    Lori R - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for all the brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Please help them. Please reunite Leah with her family. Help Philp, Garace and Clarice. Please meet their needs. Please stop these killings. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord I lift to you the survivors of this village attack. Please comfort their hearts with the knowledge they will see their loved ones again when you return for your church. Provide for them a safe dwelling place and meet their physical and emotional needs. Encourage them to continue their stand for you. Stop the killings.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father, please take care of your children in Nigeria. Please help them to be strong, to take pity on their persecutors, to forgive and to rebuild. Help them to feel the comfort that their citizenship is in heaven, and that the earthly possessions, even early life, are nothing compared to the greatness of being your children. Help us stand with them.
    C C - USA
  • Please God be near the broken hearted and provide for their needs on Jesus name I pray amen.
    Julia N - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for all the brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Please help them. Please reunite Leah with her family. Please stop these killings. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Lord,
    We pray that Your healing comfort would come to those who have lost in this attack. I cannot imagine the pain and horror they have experience... But even in tragedy You are still faithful. Protect and guide the survivors. Don't let their faith be shaken. Surround them with Your grace, peace and love.
    In the precious name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Father, I cry out to you for these believers! May no weapon formed against them prosper! May no evil come near their dwelling, not any plague come near their dwellings, give your angels charge over them to guard them in all their ways!!! Comfort those who mourn and assure them of eternal life for their loved ones! Rebuke the enemy! In Jesus
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father in heaven, precious to You are the deaths of Your saints. Psalm 72:4 "May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, save the children of the needy and crush the oppressor". LORD come quickly on behalf of these ones who have lost their loved ones & homes. Let their hearts know Your love & care for them. Comfort & provide for them in Jesus name.
    Helen O - USA
  • Dear God, You are great! Please show the enemies of Christ that to murder is not Your will. Please bring these violent persons to repentance in Jesus' Name. Please comfort Your grieving people and meet their every need. Please bring them peace, stability, renewed faith and new life. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father thank You for the Christians of Hura. I pray that You would be with them and keep them safe. Heal their hearts of the trauma and take away any fear. I pray that they would trust You Yeshua. I pray that You would provide them with everything they need and restore to them all that the enemy has stolen. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Our Father, please comfort our brothers and sisters in their losses. Please help them rebuild their lives. Guide them and meet their needs Please stop these cruel attacks. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Heavenly Father, receive the souls of those martyred in the village of Hura in Nigeria. Bless their families with courage and conviction and help them to continue to trust in You. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Father in heaven, Thank you for the brave Christians who carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Fulani herdsmen. Bless them of this labor of love. May their faces glow with the love of Christ. May they speak your Words and not their own when ever there is an opportunity. Lead them daily. Shelter. May hardest hearts open to Christs love. In Jesus name
    Shirley D - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, please Lord I ask for Your grace and mercy to help those that have lost dear ones to these violent attacks, I pray for peace and restoration in all areas of their lives. Help them to understand and feel Your presence in the midst of their suffering and sorrow. We know that You are in control Lord In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Lord God, I pray against fear and despair for these believers. Give them the oil of joy for mourning, beauty for ashes and a spirit of praise instead of heaviness. May they arise and shine. Protect them, comfort them, and provide for them. May their enemies bow their knees before You and not before false Gods. Have mercy on Your children, Father God.
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Father we come to you now in the BLOOD OF JESUS, praying for those innocent believers that has tragically lost their lives to cruel people. We pray for the remnant and their protection LORD. Cover them in your precious blood, in JESUS name amen.
    anthony c - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray for these Christians to have increased hope & faith in You as they walk through these devastating losses. Restore all that was lost & comfort them. I pray all attackers will have their hearts & souls visited by the Holy Spirit in their dreams and daily thoughts until they come to repentance, Salvation & faith in Jesus Christ.
    Patricia L - USA
  • Father, I lift these people up to you. I know their hearts must be so heavy with grief and pain. I pray for those who lost loved ones, comfort them. Wrap your arms of strength and comfort around them. I pray they keep their eyes on you knowing you have not forsaken them. Lord, speak to the hearts of the ones who did this, open their eyes. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please help our brothers & sisters in Nigeria. Please protect them from extremist Islamic attacks. Help them to love each other & their enemies. Save many in Nigeria due to their witness and many of their enemies also. Get all the glory!!! Bless Your faithful ones I pray. Firstly with Your presence, secondly Your provision. Amen!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help these families and help them to keep having faith in you. We know Lord that whatever happens and what has happened is all in your special plan. Whether they lose their Mother or their Father they will always have their eternal Father in heaven.

    We love you Jesus!!!

    Margie B - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to strengthen the faith of these families during this persecution. Call those that do not believe to become believers. Give all of them wisdom on how to proceed in each situation. Help them to feel the comfort of Your Holy Spirit in this tragedy. Lead, guide, and protect them as they try to move forward.
    Betty A - USA
  • Dear Merciful Father,
    Give this community of surviving villagers the strength to carry on and the resolve to start again continuing in the faith of Jesus Christ. Grant these Christians favour wherever the settle to begin again and soothe them with Your love in their grief. Help them to become indispensable in their new surroundings. In Jesus name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Jesus brings comfort as only you can to these who have lost family and friends. Protect and provide for all their needs. Raise up believers around them to love them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Our Father, please comfort our brothers and sisters in their losses. Please help them rebuild their lives. Guide them and meet their needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Oh God... let your Kindom comein Nigeria
    Stephen K - Korea, South
  • Father, You are great, powerful and almighty. Show Yourself strong on behalf of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Encourage their hearts and cause them to know that You have not forsaken or abandoned them. Direct their steps to other areas of the country were they may find refuge from the Fulani Islamic militants and their wicked attacks.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father God, I pray for these brothers and sisters in Christ and ask that you would bring them comfort and surround them with your protection and your holy angels. Help them to have everything they need for peace and comfort. Provide for them. Help them to share the good news of your gospel with everyone they meet. Glorify your name in Nigeria. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Oh Lord, hear these poor and needy preserve their lives of the servants who trust in you. Be merciful to them. Rejoice their souls. Scranton abundant Mercy as they call upon you. In their day of trouble. You have made Nigeria to come and worship you and glorify your name. Teach these believers to walk in your truth and fear your name
    Julie C - USA
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