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Aug. 13, 2020 | Nigeria

Islamist Attacks Continue

[251] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Christians with loved ones lost to attacks.

When Islamists sent a warning letter to the Bakkai community in Kankara state, villagers requested protection from local vigilantes. But when the attack occurred, on June 28, the militants easily overpowered them, killing nine and injuring many others. And that was just one of the violent attacks in June. “About 395 Nigerians were killed and 48 injured in attacks in June 2020,” a local VOM worker said. “Muslim Fulani herdsmen have been taking siege of farmlands and killing the people.” Both Muslims and Christians have been affected by these attacks. Pray for the many families that have lost loved ones.

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Write your own prayer for Christians with loved ones lost to attacks

  • Father, I know these killings will not end till Jesus returns. I pray you move on the behalf of your children. Give them strength to endure, hope to carry them through, love to comfort them. Help them forgive. Speak to the hearts of those who don't know you. Use your children to be a light. Convict the hearts of those who do these things. Move, Father
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We come before You lifting up our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. They have, and continue to suffer greatly. Give them comfort, give them peace and grace in abundance. Pour out Your love on them as they face such lose and pain. Bless them, cover them with Your wings and heal their hearts and minds. May they grow stronger, a Light for You.
    Madison F - USA
  • You told us that we would be hated by those who hate You, and this is another example of that. We pray for Your comfort and provision for those families who have suffered at the hands of Your enemies. We also ask You that You will deliver them from fear and bitterness, from the desire to retaliate. Grant them grace to pray for those who persecute them
    Toni D - USA
  • Our Father, please send calls of faith and save all muslims in Nigeria. Who would like to hate and butcher fellow human beings forever? Surely You can be so merciful and let them realize this kind of hate Is not from God. Please help them. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Merciful God and Father of Heaven and Earth. We seek your peace and love for our persecuted brothers and sisters in the Bakkai community. Lord Jesus help them keep focus on you and remember that the sufferings in this life is for a short time and that our joy is with the eternal Jesus Christ. Lord save the Fulani herdsmen. In Jesus Precious Name Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Comfort your people, Jesus...strengthen them.
    michele r - USA
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, I pray that the attacks be stopped as only You can do it, while giving encouragement and comfort to those who have lost family members and homes. This I ask respectfully, as well Salvation to those who still don't know You as their Saviour meeting every need. In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Holy Father, gather Your children into Your arms and hold them close to You as they face the persecution they are going through. Raise up leaders who will provide protection for them. Give them strength to endure. May their faithfulness to You bring glory to Your name, In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Dear Lord, we thank You for always being with us in our time of need. We lift up our Nigerian brothers and sisters and ask You to give them strength and to know that You are with them. We also lift up the Fulani herdsmen and ask that You show yourself to them so that they may stop terrorizing our fellow Christians. Help them to turn from Saul to Paul.
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please strengthen our brothers & sisters in Nigeria! Please comfort them off their recent losses! Please use these losses for Your glory to spread the gospel further than ever! Let it have the opposite effect intended, spread Your loving gospel message wonderfully even to the Fulani & militants. Save Nigeria for Your glory! Amen!!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Father, we pray for believers in Nigeria who are suffering for their faith and ask that You hold them close, healing their bodies and their grief. We ask that You make them bold and courageous as they fix their eyes on Jesus, knowing He has died for us. May they be able in Your might to consider it all joy in spite of the hardship and death. Bless
    Gail M - USA
  • Give these Christians justice and give them peace, and compassion to forgive.
    Debbie V - USA
  • God, I come to You on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Nigeria. I know You understand their situation, the severe persecution from the Muslim Fulani herdsmen. I pray You will protect those who remain, keeping them safe and faithful. I pray You will provide peace to those who have lost loved ones, knowing their separation is only for a short time.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father God, in tears, we grieve for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Please send your divine protection and comfort. Help them sense Your love and that You are close to their broken hearts. By the power of the name of Jesus, please send divine help and protection. One day, while the wicked perish, they will be in your eternal kingdom!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Our Father, please help all born new People in Nigeria. Please help them and meet their needs. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord, we thank you. We lift up Nigeria into your hands. May you send your judgement on any wicked power operating in the land and destroying lives. Lord! Arise and let all your enemies in Nigeria be scattered. May the militants come to your light. May the Muslims come to know and may you comfort families who have lost loved ones. Thank you Lord!
    Samuel G - Ghana
  • Lord Jesus we pray for your peace, protection and love over your people in the Bakkai community in Kankara state. We ask for your strength, comfort and healing for all those who are injured and have lost their loved ones. I pray that they will continue to cling onto you in every situation, in Jesus Name, Amen
    Lynn D - India
  • Dear Jesus, send a hedge of protection around your people in Nigeria, help them to stand against these attacks. May they feel your continual presence during this time, especially those who have lost loved ones in the attacks. Amen.
    Evan L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, In mercy look down upon these your dear children who have lost loved ones in these attacks and been misplaced. Provide the necessities of life for them and grant them hope. Renew their strength in You, Jesus. Soften hard hearts of those who oppose them and may the hope of Jesus radiate form your children. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord, I ask that You will continue to be with everyone who has lost friends and family from these attacks. I ask that You will continue to strengthen them. I also ask that they will send protection for them and preserve them. I also ask that they will glorify Your Son as they deal with islamists persecuting them. I ask that they are a light to all.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Lord spread your Name and the authority Of who you are in Nigeria. Let those who are persecuting you're people repent and turn from their wicked ways, then you promise to heal their land. Bring soft hearts of flesh instead of hard hearts of stone. Protect my Nigerian family with power and love. Let them be steadfast in joy, peace, hope, mercy and love
    Atacy U - USA
  • Sweet Abba, please hear the cry of your children and the cry of the ignorant who don't know the love of Jesus Christ. I pray they have a seed planted in their hearts that grows and changes them into what your Will is for them dear Father. Protect the Christians and especially their children. Keep them brave in your Word. Amen
    diane b - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the Muslim Fulani Militants, and others from using anything against the Body of Christ and others in Nigeria. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to those of the Fulani Militants, the Muslims, and others to You; Cause them to Truly Repent according to Your Will, In Jesus' Holy Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ of the Bakkai Community in Nigeria Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Healing for their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls; Favor, Justice, Way to fellowship, minister, and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, Restoration, Permanent Housing, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ of the Bakkai Community in Nigeria up to You; Thank You for Blessing them to Believe in and Follow You, along with enduring Muslim Fulani Militants taking their farmlands, and killing people in the community, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord, I pray for the healing and restoration of those left behind by the attacks. Father ease the pain and sorrow in their hearts and restore unto them the joy of their salvation I thank you for binding up the brokenhearted and restoring these communities. Father protect them from evil and turn the hearts of the oppressors to repentance in Jesus name.
    Jay F - USA
  • Father God, These tribal disputes have gone on for centuries. Stop the people from continuing this pattern of violence. Convict the Fulani to live at peace with their neighbors, to stop persecution and destruction. Put a desire to know your truth and love in their hearts. Embrace the displaced with your provision, protection, love and guidance.
    Liane F - USA
  • Father, thank You that Your love is greater than all our sorrows and I pray You will comfort Your people in Nigeria who are suffering the loss of loved ones. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon them that they will find supernatural peace through the grief. May they walk in forgiveness diffusing the fragrance of Christ for Your glory. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy E - USA
  • Father God i pray for all the families that lost their loved ones. Touch them now and comfort them at this time. Give them the strength to go forward in Jesus mighty name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the hearts of Islamists to change. May you bring repentance and salvation to them so they may turn away from their sins. Help to open their eyes and soften their hearts. I pray for our Nigerian brothers and sisters, may you give them strength and hearts of forgiveness. And may you comfort the weeping. Bring joy to their hearts
    Melanie M - Canada
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