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

[196] prayers in [19] 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
    Please bless the widow and her sons
    Please have mercy upon them and provide in their needs
    I pray that their faith will not fail and that they may grow in wisdom and the fear of the Lord. Please deliver them from evil and open the eyes of the murderers to the gospel
    Renato V - Netherlands
  • Father God we pray for this dear family and friends who have lost loved ones to evil. May God's word comfort and lift them up knowing their loved ones are safe and at peace, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for the life of this wonderful pastor. Comfort his precious family in their grief. Provide for his wife and 5 sons. Help the sons to turn to You in their grief and not bitterness. Protect them and comfort them with Your own presence.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for this pastor's entrance into Your presence. He now is in the presence of Jesus Christ. I ask, Holy Father, that You will comfort and provide for those who love and miss him. I ask also that You will comfort and strengthen his community, and the families of others who died. Give them peace, grace and power to forgive.
    Karen K - USA
  • Dear Father,
    I pray for this family who endured the loss of a husband and a father. Comfort them in their deep grief; be all those who lost loved ones in these violent attacks. Heal their hearts and homes. We know that Your power is greater than satan's - do not let evil prevail! Let Your glory be known, that all will see that You are the Lord.
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, please give comfort and encouragement to this dear family. Meet their needs. Please protect them. May they trust Jesus fully. Remind them of the hope that they will one day see their father and husband again in a place where there will be no death, evil, or pain. We long to live with you in that place soon, Lord Jesus. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, help us, we the people of Christ, not to grow weary in hearing these true stories of such violence and evil against Your beloved all over the world. Please convict the wicked of their great sins and the judgment to come. Please bind-up the broken hearts of the pastor's wife and loved ones, comforting them by the name of Jesus.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, I cry out for justice, for an end to all this evil. Lord, comfort the families who lost loved ones. Help them not lose hope and know that you are with them. Lord, I ask you to give them boldness and wisdom in dealing with those that persecute them. Raise up mighty men and women who will stand in the face of the enemy and declare truth. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father, it is with sadness and joy that I come before you because of the martyrdom of my brother in Nigeria. Sadness as I pray for the comfort of his wife, sons, and friends left behind. You tell us to count the cost of following our Saviour as it may cost us our earthly lives. Joy for he is with you. Thank You, In CHRIST'S name, amen
    Elisheva T - USA
  • Lord I grieve with this mother who lost her husband and these boys who lost their father. I pray for Your hand to be upon them and for Your healing. I pray for the anger and the pain and pray they can bring it all to You. I pray for the wife to be held by You and for her to feel Your care for her.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. This community of believers needs the hope and grace only You can provide. Please comfort them in their sorrow and give them the confidence of a bright future. I pray that their faith remains strong so You will be glorified and many more saved as a result. In Jesus' name. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Help the family of our murdered brother. Help them continue on his legacy.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord, I thank you that another brother is home with you. Please comfort his wife and sons as they mourn his loss and adjust to life without him. Please provide for them in this trying time. For anybody else who lost loved ones in this attack, please comfort them as well and give them hope. I pray this in Jesus's name. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Holy Father, glorify your name. Return and make things right for all the martyrs. Use these sins to grow your kingdom. Give your people peaceful, steadfast hearts to trust you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for those affected in this tragedy, the pastor's wife and sons and others in the community who suffered in similar ways. Help the community as they recover and the pastor's family in their personal loss, grief, and recovery. Give comfort and peace and hope. In Christ's name, Amen
    Steve P - USA
  • Father would YOu wrap YOur arms around this dear family & all the others that are grieving right now? Grant them hope, forgiveness, & all they need. Let them be surrounded by those who will encourage them. We lift up the murderers that they see their evil & repent. May they leave the darkness & come into YOur marvelous light. We are believing IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, may Your Holy Spirit come along side our brother in Christ's widow and family to comfort them as she grieves the loss of her husband and her sons grieve the loss of their father. May they not grieve as others who have no hope but remember Your Word that says "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father please give comfort to those who are mourning this loss. May they know that their loved one is safe with you. May they be encouraged to follow his example of faith.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father please give comfort to those who are mourning this loss. May they know that their loved one is safe with you. May they be encouraged to follow his example of faith.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, I pray for Your martyred believers families and communities in Nigeria and through the world. May You be glorified, and their testimony bring a great harvest of believers. Please comfort, protect and provide for the families left behind. May the plan of the evil one be thwarted and many come to Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Susan S - USA
  • In the hearing and touching name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of this martyred pastors. We praise You that You hear, that You teach them and us to pray, we ask for comfort, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for this pastor's wife and their five sons. and ask that you comfort and strengthen them. I pray for their community as they recover from the attack. May his family and loved ones be comforted with your presence and strength during this difficult time. Please open the eyes of these Islamists to see you, God.
  • Lord God, please comfort those who are mourning. I pray that they would receive justice for this murder. I ask that you would provide for all of their needs. Help them to see all that you are doing on their behalf. Please help this community to grow closer together and to recover from this attack. Help their faith in you to increase.In Jesus's nameAmen
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, how tragic for this man to lose his life in this way and for the suffering that his family is undergoing by this loss and also others who suffered loss as well. Father, please comfort them in a mighty way. Let them feel your arms surrounding them and keep their faith strong. Help them through every stage of grief and be glorified, even in this.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Thank You that our brother was faithful unto death. We pray for the comfort that can only be found in Christ. But we celebrate that our brother will have a better resurrection because of his testimony. Draw near to those who have lost loved ones in his community. Deliver them from bitterness and the desire for revenge, especially his wife and sons.
    Toni D - USA
  • Desr Jesus, please help Your people. Please comfort the pastor's widow and orphaned children; please meet their every need. May everyone who lost a loved one know Your Divine Comfort. Please protect Kaduna and stop this violence and draw the persecutors to You in repentance. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, we ask You would provide for this family. They have lost a loved one. Please avenge this atrocity. Bring the evil ones to repentance or they will one day face Your Holy wrath at judgment. Comfort this family as they grieve. Shower them with peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
    Leonard B - USA
  • OLord, comfort this family & community of your children. Hold them close & give peace. Provide for their needs body, mind, & spirit. Turn the evil into good for your saints. May loss turn to glory for you. We know this pastor & the others are in your arms, give their grieving families hearts a image of them in glory with you. Bring your peace. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • 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,
    Lis S - USA
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