Islamists killed a pastor and stole his motorbike as he was travelling home from visiting his son.
Islamists killed a pastor and stole his motorbike as he was travelling home from visiting his son.
Oct. 14, 2021 | Nigeria

Pastor Killed While Returning Home

[168] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for the family of a martyred pastor.

On Saturday, Sep. 11, Islamists ambushed and killed a pastor on the road in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The pastor had visited his son at the local university and was traveling home when the attackers confronted him and killed him. "They butchered my husband and took his motorbike," his wife said. The Islamists then used the motorbike to travel into the pastor’s community, where they attacked and killed others. The pastor leaves behind his wife and their five sons. Pray for their community as they recover from the attack. Pray for his family as they grieve, and pray that those who also lost loved ones will be comforted.

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  • Heavenly Father thank you for this Pastor who laid down his life for the gospel. Please send your comforter to minister to his grieving family. Father I trust that this godly man did not give his life in vain but that you would turn what satan meant for bad and use it for good as only you can. Glorify the precious name of Jesus. Amen
    Tammie J - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please take this evil and turn it for good, as only You can do. Please comfort and strengthen this family and the congregation. Help them not to fear, but to be bold and courageous in sharing their faith. Please help them to forgive and pray for those that are attacking them.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, I ask for Your comfort and peace for these brethren in Nigeria. I pray You would be with the pastor's family and all those who lost loved ones - meet their needs I pray. I ask that even in the midst of this tragedy Your glory and gospel would go forth. Convict the perpetrators and may they come to know You. In Jesus's mighty name, Amen.
    Beth G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. As we prayed for last week, so is committed into Your Hands. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • May the Christian perseverance of the martyred pastor's wife and five sons be a witness to people of all faiths that love and mercy are stronger and violence and draw even the murderers to the message of Christ.
    Tom H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, pour out abundant consolation and comfort upon Thy people as they grieve this horrible loss. Help them to forgive their persecutors and walk in love and joy. Provide for their needs and protect them from future attacks. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Rachel T - USA
  • Lord, have mercy on your faithful people in Nigeria. Keep them from attacks and persecution from the Islamists and others who attack and kill them. Protect and provide for the family this pastor has left behind and comfort all those who have suffered loss of loved ones, in Jesus' Name.
    NANCY T - USA
  • Father we pray for this family give them strength and meet their needs. Comfort their hearts and May they have the courage to continue the work. I pray they will be a light and win souls for Christ. Protect them in Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Lord, as I cry out for justice against the adversaries of this community, I pray also for you to comfort them. And, I pray for the guilty the kind of mercy you had on your servant Paul when you stopped him on his path of persecution. These Islamist have a zeal for their idea of God, but it's a zeal without knowledge. Open their eyes by your light. Amen
    Diana F - USA
  • God of All Comfort, Holy and Righteous One, I pray for Your Everlasting Spirit to envelope this family and church with the Love and Peace that only You can provide. Hold them in the Palm of Your Hands.
    Restore their hearts, their minds, and place and may they have strength to praise You. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Precious to You, O LORD, is the death of Your saints. Psalm 94:3 "How long shall the wicked, O LORD, How long shall the wicked exult? 9"He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?" So LORD it's You we come to on behalf of this family, & all who've lost loved ones, move as only You can to bring good inspite of evil
    Helen O - USA
  • Thora pray for this pastor's family asking for your mercy upon them and your comfort at this time. I ask for your protection and comfort over them and the rest of the villagers who were attacked and killed by these Islamists; help Christians in Nigeria God to flee their persecutors and be bolder than ever in their witness for Jesus.in Jesusname, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • We pray for this pastor's wife who has lost her husband, bring comfort to her in this time of grief. I pray for the comfort of his 5 sons that they will understand what he died for. I pray their needs will be met, spiritually, physically, and financially.
    William C - USA
  • In the delivering name of Yeshua, our heavenly Father, Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we glorify You for faithfulness of this martyred pastor and family. We pray for provision, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • We trust that thou art present even in this carnage, Father, and that thou wilt bring good of it. All of this we place in thy mighty hands, asking for witness, justice, and peace.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for this dear pastor who followed Jesus even at the risk of his own life. I pray that his killers would be brought to justice and to a saving faith in Jesus. Please comfort his family as they grieve, as well as the others who had family taken from them. May You provide for all of their needs and be glorified through their trials.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear lord please help this family provide and protect the wife a 5 kids and be w them amen and your bounding love and the gospel .
    Sherry S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for this martyred pastor's family & his community: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Comfort his family & others who have lost loved ones. Bring their killers to repentance & justice. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I ask for comfort and provision for this pastor's family. Turn their morning into dancing, Lord, that through this persecution you are faithful to protect and sustain them. Empower them by your Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel to others that your Kingdom would come. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • Father God, I pray for this grieving family & community who have lost a husband, father, pastor & friend through radical Islamic violence. I pray that those who committed crimes against this community will be unable to infict further harm. I pray for the comfort & peace of your Holy Spirit to fill this community. Bless them spiritually & physically.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, we know You have received our dear brother into his eternal home with you. His family will join him someday, but O Lord, may You comfort their broken hearts here on earth and provide for their needs. Thank You for covering our sins so we can enjoy fellowship with you. Please bring these Islamists to repentance and turn them to Christ.
    Carrie H - USA
  • O Papa, the evil running rampant grieves us deeply. Please comfort this brother's family and his congregation. Let them not lose hope that you are working and using even this horror to further your kingdom. Help them forgive and be free.
    michele r - USA
  • Lord, we await your return and long for the justice you will bring. Please help this dear family cope with their loss, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. Strengthen the community of believers that is now without their pastor. Please bring remorse to these attackers and help them be free of their spiritual blindness.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Father, what a tragedy. Please now help this family as they grapple with what is next. Give them support in their grief, provision, faith. Please deliver them as they wait for your mercy.
    emily g - USA
  • Only God can know of your great heat ach and loss. True love comes from Christ's example of His sacrifice for us. Your husbands love for Christ has cost him his life on earth yet we know that to die is gain and to live is Christ. May Gods Spirit grant you peace and comfort today and every day ️
    Bart S - USA
  • Dear Father we cry out to you because of this terrible outrage. Your children are being brutally killed. Please pour out your Spirit as your people grieve for the loss of their loved ones. May justice be done. May the ones who are doing this be convicted in their heart. Protect your children o God and provide for their physical emotional and spiritua
    Peggy A - USA
  • Lord help us to remember Your grace is sufficient in all things. We ask grace, peace and forgiveness be upon this family who have lost their father, husband, pastor. Continue to provide their every need. Bring salvation to those Islamics who are truly in darkness. Protect our precious brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Let us always remember to pray
    kathleen r - USA
  • oh father, my heart aches for the family of the pastor and all that are left behind that lost loved ones.
    please comfort them in this time of trial and strengthen their faith in you. please meet their spiritual and physical needs.
    i pray that they will forgive the attackers, be free of bitternesss and comfort each other.
    in jesus name, amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Lord Jesus, my heart is heavy as I write this. Lord PLEASE help my brother's family & community to mourn and not lose heart. Please bind the attacks of the enemy, help those who are left behind to grow in their faith & witness, & please change the hearts of those who murdered the pastor & others. Bring peace to the broken hearted. Ty Jesus, AMEN!
    Niccole E - USA
  • Dear heavenly father, I pray that you comfort the hearts of the family of the pastor who was slain without cause. I pray that you received his soul with grace. I also want to pray for the other families that were slain without a cause and that they knew you as Lord and Savior. I pray for peace and protection in the community. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
    Cierra M - USA
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