Nigerians driven from their homes and living in a camp for internally displaced peoples.
Nigerians driven from their homes and living in a camp for internally displaced peoples.
May. 27, 2021 | Nigeria

33 Christians Killed in Recent Attacks by Islamists

[275] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for the believers.

Islamic militant Fulanis have targeted and killed several Christians in a series of attacks across predominantly Christian communities in Benue state. Fulani herdsman attacked the Guma, Makurdi and Agatu Local Government Areas on April 21, killing six. On April 24, another band of radical Fulani herdsman attacked five Christian communities in Guma County, Benue state, killing 17. Most recently, on April 26, 10 Christians were killed and nine others injured in an attack on a camp for internally displaced peoples in Abagena, Benue State. Pray the families of those whose loved ones were killed will be comforted. Pray that Christians in Nigeria can show love and forgiveness to their Fulani attackers, and that these radical Islamic Fulani will come to salvation in Christ.

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  • Lord Jesus, I ask you to please bring peace and comfort to those family members who have lost loved ones. I pray that the persecution stop and that there be many conversions among the perpetrators of evil.
    Denise G - Canada
  • Father, I pray that the militant Fulanis that target & kill Christians will be delivered from the darkness of their Islamic religion by the Light of Your Love that continues to shine in your children despite the great loss of life & persecution they endure. I pray You will break the power of those who do evil & bring Your Grace & peace to this region
    Tracey B - USA
  • God, we come boldly to claim many Islamic militant Fulanis for the Kingdom, in the powerful name of Jesus and by His blood! We are asking for bold warriors in Christ to preach and teach the good news among these desperately lost militants since we recognize darkness' stronghold in Nigeria among this people group. Fill those being persecuted with love.
    Matt B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We ask that You would pour out Your grace, love and comfort on the many who have lost loved ones in these attacks. We mourn with them. Help them, provide for them and give them peace. Bless them and empower them, through You, to br able to forgive and show love to the attackers. May Your name be glorified!
    In Jesus we pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, help your children remain faithful and help them forgive those who are persecuting them. Lord, comfort their hearts as they grieve. Please, provide for them. Open the eyes of those who seek harm to these in this camp. Provide protection. Lord, only you can change hearts. please move in this area. Guide your children. Pour out your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, may Your Holy Spirit come along side and lovingly comfort those who have lost loved ones during the most recent Fulani herdsmen attacks in Benue state, Nigeria. As difficult as it may be, help the surviving family members and friends of the deceased to forgive their enemies and love them. Bring repentance to the Fulani herdsmen in Jesus name.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father we thank you for the lives of these 33 people who died for their faith in Christ in JESUS name Amen! May you continue to protect their families, may they never relent in following you rather let them wax stronger and stronger ever, give them the heart to forgive those that killed thier loved ones and make them to win Souls for your kingdom Amen
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Help those families whose loved ones were killed find peace and seek love, not revenge. Help those radicals learn that this is against their beliefs as well.
    Debbie V - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, great and awesome God, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of believers in Nigeria. We ask for a hedge of protection on them, comfort for sorrow, and angels from heaven to minister directly to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father forgive them for they know not what they do, on the blood of your Son, who died for us while we were yet sinners...and help the Christians who remain to forgive and strengthen them day to day. In Jesus name .
    Jasmene R - USA
  • Holy Father, our hearts grieve with the senseless killing of Your children. Bless those who have lost loved ones. Let Your love reign to the point that those persecuting those who love You will be convicted and turn to You for salvation. Comfort those who are grieving with the comfort only You can give. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord God, please comfort and bless these suffering and grieving believers. May they remember that You are the God who daily bears our burdens and may they experience Your love that is poured out through Christ Jesus. Please help them to heal from bitterness and anger and extend Your love towards their persecutors, bringing many to saving faith.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Oh Lord, why? Break the hold of evil in this Fulani people. Jesus, you who are the God of comfort, visit with open arms these that have lost family. Lord, help them to see beyond now to your eventual triumph. We thank you because you have called us to, but we hurt for them anyway.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Father, my heart grieves for my brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Please comfort them and heal them. Remind them that this world is not their home, but soon we will live forever with you in a perfect place with no evil, death, pain, or suffering. Help them to love their enemies and forgive. Draw the attackers to Jesus and save them. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father please have mercy on your people in Nigeria. Help them to know your all-sufficiency and to know joy in their suffering. Please grow your church through this persecution.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the omnipresent name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, the Lord Who is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Nigerian believers in Jesus. We ask for a hedge of protection on them, for comfort for family, and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Yes, LORD, I pray for the families of those killed in recent attacks to be comforted, to stand strong for Christ, and to grow in their knowledge of Him. Please guide, protect, and provide for them, especially the children. May the church be triumphant there and persecution stop.
    Martha T - USA
  • Father, our hearts ache for the suffering of the Nigerian church and we ask Your continued hand upon them for healing and the assistance they need. God of all comfort, comfort Your people. Enable the church to show love and forgiveness to their attackers. May the Spirit draw many of the terrorists to salvation in Christ alone.
    Gail M - USA
  • LORD,
    Be with these believers & cover them completely in Your love. Heal there broken hearts. Help them to forgive those that have killed there relatives. Fill these believers with Your Hope & peace as they move forward. Strengthen them all in there faith. In Christ we pray Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Father, I pray for the families of the 33 Christians killed by Islamists. May they sense your presence and know that You love and care for them. Give them grace to show love and forgiveness to their Fulani attackers, that they may come to know Christ.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord, you know the pain, suffering, and sorrow these dear people are feeling. Bless them with peace and comfort reminding them who they are in you. Bring peace to this troubled area. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father, I pray for the Nigerians in Benue state who have suffered loss of loved ones, may they sense your presence and comfort during their hardship. I pray they will experience their God-given love to their persecutors and that the persecutors will come to know and accept you as their Lord and Savior. Amen.
    Steve P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Sustain the families of those killed, in their loss. Bring the attackers of these believers to repentance. May believers forgive their attackers. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father we pray for your children in Benue State, protect them and give them peace. Provide for these families that lost a loved one to the attacks. We pray for strength and courage for your people, that they will be able to heal and pray for the attackers. Save the attackers Lord. Holy Spirit move on theirs hearts in Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • We pray for grieving families in Benue State Nigeria. May they receive comfort through the Holy Spirit and from their brothers and sisters in Christ. Deliver the Christians in this area from fear, and use them to proclaim the gospel to those who live in fear, darkness and hatred. May many Fulanis come to trust Christ because of their testimony.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God thank you for your unconditional love and mercies I pray for Christians in Nigeria who are constantly under attack by their oppressor, come to their rescue and intervene, put an end to their brutal attack, command those aggressor to hold their peace, touch their heart with love and empathy,let them see themselves as children of one father Go
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father I pray for the family in Nigeria who have come under such persecution , please protect them and surround them with you presence , I lift up those who have lost family members and ask you comfort them and help them to forgive those persecuting them ...........Amen
    Hilary M - USA
  • Lord we lift up our dear family in Nigeria and may those who lost loved ones be comforted in You HOly Spirit. May they feel Your arms wrapped around them. Grant them peace, forgiveness, grace & everything they need. Do a work in them, that they are grateful for how You turn evil into good, good outcomes later. We lift up the murderers, draw, convic
    Lisa T - USA
  • SOS Jesus! God, we come to You for our brother & sisters in Nigeria. God, may Your Holy name be exalted there. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done in Nigeria as it is in heaven. In Jesus' Name.
    Claire C - Barbados
  • Father thank You for the Christians in Nigeria. Please be with and strengthen the Body in Nigeria. I pray against these militant fulanis and their plans to kill steal and destroy. The Lord rebuke them! I pray that Christians in Nigeria, and around the world will be able to show love and forgiveness to those who attack them. In Yeshua's Name. Amen.
    Kia W - USA
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