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

[295] 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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  • 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!!!


    AMEN!!!!!!!
    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
  • O Father, with an aching heart, I stand with these hurting families in Nigeria. While I rejoice with our shared hope of eternal life for their loved ones, I also grieve with them in their loss. Not only bring comfort to them, Lord, but also bring provision and help as they endure the ongoing persecution. Soften the hearts of the persecutors. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord comfort those who have lost love ones in this attack, especially the parents of the children. Do not let their hearts become bitter. Let them turn their hearts to Jesus and be reminded of His Love for us. I pray that they may find help from family, friends and, fellow believers. I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen
    Michael P - USA
  • Lord I pray for the village to be able to grow and heal and recover. I pray for supplies to be returned and given back and for peace to fall like rain over the village. I pray for spaces to cry and grieve and mourn for those who lost loved ones. I pray Lord for Your Word to comfort, encourage, and heal the wounds in their hearts.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father God heal and comfort the hearts of those who have lost loved ones or been displaced. Strengthen their hearts not to grow weary in doing good for the harvest is truly on it's way. Protect these precious saints from all unrighteousness. As the enemy comes in like a flood may Your Holy Spirit lift up a standard against him. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Norma C - USA
  • Father in Your mighty Name I pray that you would dispatch angels into this territory to drive out the forces of wickedness in this region of the world. I ask that you would bring incredible comfort to those suffering the loss of homes and loved ones. Father let those who attacked this village receive an experience similar to the apostle Paul.
    Michelle M - USA
  • Lord God the Most High Creator, please comfort the ones left that saw these killings...this is so sad, Father Creator...comfort us all as we read of the killing of our brothers and sisters and give those left behind STRENGTH in Jesus Name! His MIGHTY Name
    Laura D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, May your arms of compassion envelop those surviving this attack. May they know your grace and protection. Use their continuing testimony to reach many with the Gospel of Christ. Let your peace reign in this area and with these people
    sandra s - USA
  • Dear Lord please comfort those people who lost a loved one.please help them not to have pain I'm their heart.please help these attacks to stop happening in Nigeria.i just pray for all in Nigeria to know You are there with them.please bless those people who did it. Please help them to not want to live that way anymore.please protect there homes Jesus a
    Sierra H - USA
  • Oh mighty merciful God, Please place a hedge of protection around the surviving victims of these brutal attacks in Hulu Nigeria. Soothe & help the families of the victims to carry on their Christian lives despite this horrible attack. Give peace & courage & strength to the community so they can shine their lights for you. In Christ's name we pray Amen
    Robert C - Canada
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