Pastor Leviticus Makpa and his 3-year-old son were killed after radical Muslims attacked his home.
Pastor Leviticus Makpa and his 3-year-old son were killed after radical Muslims attacked his home.
Aug. 05, 2021 | Nigeria

Militant Fulanis Kill Pastor, 3-Year-Old Son

[202] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Pastor Leviticus's wife and daughter.

Militant Fulani Muslims shot a pastor and his 3-year-old son in Niger State, Nigeria. Leviticus Makpa, 39, served as a pastor and church planter at a Christian school that he established in Kamberi village. On May 21, Militant Fulani herdsman surrounded and attacked his home at the mission base. His wife and their daughter escaped, but Pastor Leviticus and his 3-year-old son, Godsend, were killed in the attack. Pray for comfort and peace for his wife and daughter as they grieve their lost loved ones, and pray that they can remain firm in their faith and forgive those who killed their family. Pray also that the attackers will come to faith in Christ.

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  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    My heart breaks for this pastor's wife and daughter as they endure this huge loss. Be with them Lord! Comfort them and give them Your peace! Help them to heal, to even forgive through Your strength. May these attackers be convicted and turn to You!
    In the name of Jesus we pray,
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, Thank you for Leviticus who was faithful and died for you. May his wife be comforted in his loss and proud that her husband was bold and faithful to you. May she have the faith and courage to continue in her faith even with the loss of her husband and son. Please help his wife and daughter forgive the attackers and may they be saved.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Please have mercy and compassion on this Pastor's wife and family. O Lord, we rejoice that Pastor Leviticus and Godsend are with You. But, the pain, Lord of those left behind. Please minister to his family and friends as only You can. The persecution of Nigerian Christians saddens us deeply. May all the true Christians find courage in You!!
    Rebecca L - USA
  • O God, You sent Godsend to be a blessing to Leviticus and his family. Now that You have taken both of them into Your bosom we ask You to bring comfort to his wife and daughter. We also ask You to provide shelter, safety and healing for them. Use Your Church to surround them with love in an emotional and tangible way as examples to their community.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray your peace to this family. I pray provision for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. I do pray against the hate I feel at this act and that the attackers come to salvation. In the Mighty name of Jesus. AMEN
    Iris M - USA
  • My Precious Savior, overwhelm and invade the hearts and minds of Leviticus' and Godsend's Wife and Mothersiblings. I can't even fathom the unrelenting aching of what this loss has done to them. I pray for peace and total reliance on you through this nightmare. My precious Jesus we pray to see your face soon, and your return, and the end of tears. Amen
    Steven M - USA
  • Father, we thank you for the life of pastor Leviticus indeed you are the one who sustained him and enabling him to seal his testimony with his blood. I pray for his wife and daughter to not give up and leave the faith knowing your sovereignty and who you are in their lives. Holy Spirit we thank you for empowering them for the works of the ministry.
    Kevin Gerald M - Philippines
  • Father be near! We are so thankful that Pastor Leviticus knew you and entered your presence holding his son, and your child, Godsend. Comfort momma and daughter like ONLY YOU CAN.
    Michelle J - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I pray for protection around this mother and daughter, I pray father that they feel your presence in every breath they take. I pray father for blessing for them , please father hold them close to you and may they always know you are there. In Jesus Holy name , Amen
    Laura O - USA
  • Father, it is so sad to hear of the loss of this pastor and his son and I know that there is a lot of suffering and pain that the wife and daughter are dealing with. I pray that you will comfort them with the comfort that you can give and that you will enable them to find peace and rest in you knowing that you are there. Help them to forgive.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Holy Father, we are promised that the Holy Spirit groans and gives words when we are too empty to speak; when our pain feels unbearable; and our tears run constantly. Fold Your precious daughters close to Your heart and hold them tightly. Do not let Satan crush her, but bring her comfort and make her stronger. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, may Your peace and comfort surround this grieving mother and her daughter. May they trust in Your word and lean on You for the strength to keep going and the ability to love their enemies. Please provide for their physical needs and give them wisdom in their next decisions, and may their faith grow through this fire.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, I can't even fathom the kind of evil and depravity that would do such a thing, yet I know also that we are saved by grace. I pray that those who killed Your servants would come to faith in Christ. I pray they also would be brought to justice. I pray for his wife and daughter and the horrific grief they must feel. May You be glorified.
    scott L - USA
  • Father, we mourn the loss of Pastor Leviticus and his son, but rejoice that they're present with You now and throughout eternity. May Your Holy Spirit surround Pastor Leviticus's wife and daughter with comfort and peace as they mourn losing their loved ones. May other believers come alongside them as they walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father God, I lift up the wife and daughter of Pastor Leviticus in Nigeria. Please comfort their hearts with your supernatural peace and joy and fill them with the hope that they will see Leviticus and Godsend again in Heaven. Please provide for their needs and grant them forgiveness of the attackers and let the attackers come to faith in Jesus. Amen
    Sarah H - USA
  • Lord we grieve the loss of precious life and I pray for those left behind to be comforted by You. I pray for You to draw near to them and that they would feel it. I pray they would remain close to You and be able to find hope. I pray for provision and a place to stay for them and food and clothes and what they need to survive as a widow.
    Joy H - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Leviticus' family. We ask for provision for them, a hedge of protection on them and angels from heaven to minister to them as they hope in jesus. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord my heart grieves for this family. Thank you because I know Pastor Leviticus & Godsend didn't die in vein. They will be with you in eternity. Touch his wife & daughter. Heal them and comfort them. Give them a heart of forgiveness for their attackers and give them boldness to continue spreading your gospel. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Orpha G - USA
  • Dear Lord, we praise and thank you for the life and ministry of Pastor Leviticus, and we thank you that he and Godsend are now both with you in Paradise. Please bless and strengthen Pastor Leviticus's wife and daughter, and all who are grieving. We lift up all our brothers and sisters in Nigeria.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, please comfort this dear woman and her daughter. Help them understand suffering in the light of Your Word, and to lean in You by Your grace for wisdom and understanding. May the murderers be racked by guilt and suffer remorse and may that lead to their coming to Christ for healing & wholeness.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Jehovah Jireh, I pray for Your perfect peace to wash over Pastor Leviticus's wife and daughter as they struggle with his death. Give them their daily needs as well as the ability to forgive those who have harmed them. May their attackers come to faith in You and recognize the harm done to this family. AMEN
    Linda R - USA
  • Father, we need you. The pain and loss must be unbearable for your daughters. Keep their hearts soft oh Lord, against the root of bitterness that could so easily form. Only you can do it. Let their faith never fail oh God. Hold them close Lord until the hurt stops. Cover them of God; you are their only shelter from the attacks of the Enemy. Keep them.
    Stasia B - Grenada
  • Allow his wife and daughter to heal from their loss and bring peace to them for their loss. Help them be firm in their faith and find the strength to go on. Help the Attackers learn about Christ.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord, sustain my brothers and sisters in Nigeria.Work out all this gruesome and painful persecution for good.Please save so many who are in darkness.It seems too great, but we know that all things are possible with You.Your right arm is mighty.Have mercy on those who are persecuting You.PLease comfort those mourning.Satisfy them. In Jesus' name, Amen!
    Mark A - USA
  • Father God we pray for this dear family for their loss. May God's mercy and comfort fill their hearts and keep them. Forgiveness will release the compassion of God, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Father, we can barely stomach the evil and demonic violence from mere men bent on committing atrocities. Lord be with all who suffer and grieve and protect the innocent. Guard the heart of Pastor's wife as she mourns her husband and little boy. Punish the wicked Fulani until they repent and seek Jesus for forgiveness in His name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Abba! I thank You that You are the God of the living (Pastor Leviticus and his son), not the God of the dead or those in the shadow of death (the muslim terrorists). And I thank You that Pastor Leviticus' family and brethren are also in You, Christ Jesus, the eternal living God. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Lord, I thank you that another brother is home. Please comfort the wife and daughter he left behind. Help them to process their grief and take care of every need they have. Help them to remain firm in their faith and to forgive those who hurt them. Please let the Fulani come to faith in you, Lord. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Father, you are the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our afflictions so that we will be able to comfort others. Please comfort Pastor Leviticus's wife, daughter, friends and church members as only you can. May they trust you fully even when they don't understand why. Use this situation for your glory. Draw the attackers to Jesus. Thank you.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Yes, Lord! Will you save these attackers and their whole group? Will you shepherd his family during this time? Will you allow this story to go out as a witness? Will you show many others how they can stand strong in persecution and not be afraid? We love you Lord! Will you cause us to lean on you during this hour?
    Anna P - USA
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