Thousands of Christians have been abducted and/or killed in Nigeria since the beginning of this year.
Thousands of Christians have been abducted and/or killed in Nigeria since the beginning of this year.
Jul. 01, 2021 | Nigeria

"Nowhere Is Safe Anymore"

[186] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for those attacked for their faith.

A VOM worker has reported that ongoing attacks by militant Fulani Muslims in many regions throughout Nigeria have resulted in the deaths and abductions of thousands of Christians since the beginning of the year. “Nowhere in Nigeria is safe anymore,” the VOM worker said. “People are being killed by militant Fulani Muslim men for no reason. They are not even safe in their own homes.” Amid the violence by radical Islamists, Nigerian Christians also face opposition from government authorities rather than receiving the help they need. “The police and army, who are supposed to be protecting lives and property, disappear or refuse to come when Christians cry out for help,” the VOM worker said. “They are quick to arrest Christians who take it upon themselves to defend their people.” Pray that God will comfort those whose loved ones have been killed, and pray that those who have been kidnapped will be returned to their families safely. Pray for those suffering from trauma after the brutal attacks. And pray that the Muslim persecutors will come to faith in Christ.

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  • Father God, from Your word, we know the days are evil. Our hearts break over the violence against your people. Please give them DIVINE help! Hold accountable the dispassionate police and give comfort to the believers grieving such tragedies. May Your judgment prevail in Nigeria until many repent. Please help your people by Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Father,
    Please answer our prayers for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. When they hurt, we hurt! Seeing evil play out against them makes us so sad and angry, too. You can do all things , so we are asking You to send relief and respite to the kidnapped and their families. Make them feel our love and prayers and most of all, Your presence.
    Christina C - USA
  • Father God, I know you are with each of your children during this time of great persecution & violence. Its hard to hear of is so much suffering & hatred being endured by our brothers & sisters in Nigeria. We stand with them in prayer & ask for a mighty move of Your Holy Spirit in this land of so much darkness. In Jesus Name, amen
    Tracey B - USA
  • TY Father You are over Nigeria & ministering to Your people. Minister grace & forgiveness to those who have lost loved ones & healing to those traumatized. May those kidnapped be returned safely to their families In JESUS NAME. May the perscutors respond to Your call upon their hearts in Your mighty Name. Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Faithful and everlasting Father, I come to you humbly asking that you provide a line of protection for our Christian brothers and sisters. Pour out your grace when they cry out to you and shelter them in love. Our missionaries are involved in such an incredible movement that their strength silences me. I ask that you lead the way!
    Lorie O - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray for these believers. May they be surrounded by Your comfort and healing, and may they have Your supernatural strength to trust You in the midst of this pain. I pray that those who have been kidnapped will be returned to their families, and that You would sustain their faith as they suffer for You. Help them to remember Your word.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, my heart aches for my Nigerian brothers and sisters. God that nation needs your healing and I pray that you would be with those who have been kidnapped and experiencing the grief of loosing their loved ones. Keep them safe God. Most importantly, give them strength to continue living for you no matter the consequence. Heal the land of Nigeria
    Orpha G - USA
  • in the joyous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the God of joy and gladness, we praise You for the testimony and faithfulness of Nigerian believers in Jesus. We praise You, You used him to bring joy and gladness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I cry out with the people of Nigeria and ask that you come to their aid providing protection from such evil. Please help family members return home safely. I pray the Holy Spirit, Our Comforter, will move within each Christian helping them to overcome any trauma. I pray the Muslim persecutors cry out to Jesus and repent! In Jesus' name, Amen
    Carol W - USA
  • Father, Thank You for being at work in Nigeria. Strengthen these believers who are under such brutal assault for their faith. Help them stand for Jesus and share His love in such darkness. Comfort those hurting from loss or the death of loved ones. Return those missing. Touch the hearts of Nigerian persecutors. May they cry unto You for salvation. Amen
    Stephen Y - USA
  • We pray for transformation to Christ up in hearing the gospel also we pray for justice for those who have been persecuted against also for protection and keep them safe in Jesus name
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father, I pray for my Nigerian brothers and sisters were being attacked for their faith in Jesus name I ask for strength, protection, favor, hope, strategy, victory, comfort, greater revelation of who you are and your love. I thank you for the immeasurable harvest that has taken place there. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, I pray for my Nigerian brothers and sisters were being attacked for their faith in Jesus name I ask for strength, protection, favor, hope, strategy, victory, comfort, greater revelation of who you are and your love. I thank you for the immeasurable harvest that has taken place there. In Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. I pray that Your will is done in Nigeria. Please provide for the physical and spiritual needs of the Christians under severe persecution. Give them peace that only You can give in all circumstances. I ask that those kidnapped are returned safely. Cause the captors and persecutors to be under severe conviction and to repent.
    John S - USA
  • God, please stop this senseless madness! Help these Christians to remain strong in their faith - may they turn to you for everything that they need, & may they receive it in Your name. Psalm 32:7 says, "You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs & shouts of deliverance." Hold on, Heaven awaits you!
    Tracy H - USA
  • Father, we ask You to be very near to our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. You are their hiding place, You will gather to Yourself those who are suffering and will wipe away all of their tears. There is no help for them from men. You alone have said that there is comfort under Your wings, and that You will bind up the broken-hearted. Do this for them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord I pray for these men attacking and assalting Your people, that it would stop and not continue. I pray that it the attackers would be struck by the message of the Gospel. I pray for those recovering from brutal attacks and in pain that they would find healing and comfort and be made well. I pray for Your hand to be upon them and bring them peace.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please comfort and strengthen these precious believers as they fear for their lives and have lost loved ones. Please turn this evil for good, as only You can do. Please let them see you at work and give them hope. Please rescue those who have been kidnapped.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Holy God please hear the cries of your people in Nigeria. May they experience your abundant life, even in these traumatic circumstances.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord we grieve with our brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Please heal help comfort and strengthen them. May they not falter but ever praise You. Take pity on their attackers and grant them repentance
    Lisa H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please bless the nation of Nigeria, please bless those who follow Christ in the nation, please bless those who do not follow Jesus. Lord, you have a plan for Nigeria, and you have a plan for each Nigerian. Please, Lord, give us strength and courage to follow you, to be wise and faithful, and Lord please draw many Nigerians unto Christ.
    Ruby R - Australia
  • My Lord and My God, I raise my hands asking for your help. Please protect your children who are suffering because of Your Holy Name. Please bring relief, consolation and peace. Bring conversion to the perpetrators of evil. They know not what they do. Please bring healing to this country.
    Denise G - Canada
  • Keep those are who being attacked for their faith stay faithful and strong.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. I am so sad for evil that is so prevalent around the world. please Lord come quickly. We know that your timing is perfect. I pray for comfort and peace for believers that are suffering pain and persecution. In Jesus name we pray
    wendy s - USA
  • Father God, there is a great spiritual battle raging in Nigeria. I pray that you would push back the evil one and bring light and hope in Jesus to the people there. Protect your children from attacks and brutality. Help the gospel to go out in mighty power to save many. Draw the Fulani to faith in Jesus. Please provide comfort and healing for your peop
    Julia F - USA
  • LORD, Mighty One of Israel, I worship You Sovereign God for who You are LORD! I cry out for Nigeria praying Your justice prevail! Jesus we need You! LORD I cry out for Your peace! Let Your peace flow like a river! LORD I cry out for Your sons & daughters comfort, strengthen & keep them in Your mighty Hand! Jesus Touch, heal & deliver the persecutors!
    Kisha M - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah MKaddesh, Holy God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we honor You for faithfulness of Nigerian believers. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So be It, Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father we bless your most holy name LORD for Nigeria, we thank you for this great Nation Nigeria, may your name be glorified forever and ever in JESUS name Amen! May you bring peace in Nigeria LORD! Cause your peace to reign in Nigeria mighty GOD, please bring permanent peace in Nigeria, at the end may your name be glorified forever in JESUS name Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • God pour out Your Holy Spirit on this nation. Convict the Fulani & others, may their violent & hateful attitudes make them sick. May they seek Your healing. Encourage Your church in Nigeria. Comfort them in their grief & loss. Give them wisdom what to do, how to be, that You be glorified. Convince the government to uphold rights of Christians
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our faithful brothers and sisters in Nigeria and their willingness to follow You. I pray that You will comfort those whose loved ones have been killed and that those who have been kidnapped will be returned safely. Please heal those who are suffering from trauma and may the Muslim persecutors come to faith in Christ.
    Lysander S - USA
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