Many believers have lost loved ones after a recent attack on a church service in Nigeria.
Many believers have lost loved ones after a recent attack on a church service in Nigeria.
Dec. 09, 2021 | Nigeria

Ten Killed, Dozens Kidnapped in Attacks on Christian Villages

[189] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Families of murdered believers.

Militant Fulani Muslims attacked a church service in southern Kaduna state, killing two and kidnapping dozens. Eight others, including a pastor, were killed in earlier attacks on predominantly Christian villages. Armed herdsman ambushed the villages, shooting randomly as they invaded the communities. “The pastor stood his ground by refusing to renounce his Christian faith, even when he knew it would cost him his life,” a survivor said. “There's no doubt that it is worth dying for Jesus Christ.” Pray for the Christians in these communities who have lost loved ones in recent attacks. Pray for the peace of Christ to rule their hearts as they experience ongoing persecution from those who wish to silence their faithful witness. Pray also that these militant Muslims would find salvation in Christ.

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  • Father I thank you for your faithful people who are prepared to go the last mile of the way despite the cost and let the heathen see the light shine thru to them, deal with their cruel heart and transform it to know God, who to know is life Eternam, good example of the Pastor , gun cannot stop the gospel God wants the world to hear the good news
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, I pray for those who are hurting in Kaduna. I pray you wrap your arms of strength and comfort around them. I pray that they know they are not forgotten. I pray you give them comfort and help them, Lord. Help them forgive and not lose heart. Deal with the hearts of those who did this, Holy Spirit, convict their hearts in Jesus' name.
    Polly C - USA
  • Oh God, please bring your justice to your suffering people in Nigeria! Please bring many to faith- that their lives would not have been lost in vain, but that you would use their suffering to spread your gospel like wildfire, confounding the intentions of the enemy. Please restore safety and your peace here, and bring even the attackers to faith. Amen.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Dear Lord, I'm asking in faith that Your peace rule in the hearts of those experiencing persecution for Your name. Give them courage and hope so that they will continue to be steadfast and unmovable. Help them continue to love, and let that love penetrate the hearts of the unbelievers so that they see and accept Jesus. It's in His name I pray, Amen.
    Regina L - USA
  • Holy Father, thank you for the pastor who stood his ground. Help the church to heal and to thrive after these attacks. Help them to forgive with your power. Let the attackers enter your kingdom and fellowship with the church as happened to the apostle Paul. For the sake of your name and renown.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord, please bring your comfort and peace to this community of faith in Nigeria. Help them to forgive their enemies, and we ask that you bring those who committed these horrific crimes to repentance and faith in Jesus. Provide for the needs of your people, Lord, and heal their broken hearts. Increase their faith in the God who loves them so dearly.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Lord, I lift to you the people of this community who lost a loved one. May your peace rule in their hearts and may they find comfort knowing that they will be reunited with their loved ones when you return to gather your church. Until that day may they continue to faithfully hold forth your word. May these militants find the love that only you can give
    Joyce A - USA
  • Jesus, Your people are dying for You. Send Your Holy Spirit to give comfort and wisdom to those left behind. May their suffering not be in vain. Strengthen their faith in You and heal their memories and their anxieties. Provide for their physical needs.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted, blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Thank you Jesus for the faithful witness of these believers, comfort them in their time of loss as only you can, amen.
    Samara B - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Lord, I pray you'd comfort and sustain our brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer in the face of persecution, who mourn the loss of loved ones. Give them your peace that passes all understanding. Heal their hurts. Lord, meet their needs physically, emotionally and spiritually. Enable them to forgive, to be bold and full of courage to share Christ.
    Catherine J - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I praise you for being Emmanuel. You know suffering well and you never leave us alone in ours. Thank you for your faithfulness! Lord, please bless my brothers and sisters who are experiencing persecution for their faithful witness. Lord please be a comforter to them, giving peace that surpasses all understanding. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Sharice G - USA
  • Father God, I lift up my brothers and sisters in southern Kaduna state in Nigeria that are being persecuted so harshly. Please strengthen and comfort them as only You can with Your peace that passes understanding. Please fill these believers with Your Spirit, joy and supernatural forgiveness of those that have done these evil things. In Jesus Name
    Sarah H - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, I pray for the families of the murdered believers. Bring peace to their hearts as they grieve their loved ones. Strengthen them in their faith and let their lives be a witness of the love of God to their persecutors so they will come to faith in Christ. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Father, I cry out to You for our brothers and sisters in Christ! May they shine so brightly for Jesus Christ that they will gain the victory over the evil militants thru their faith in Jesus Christ! May they tread on the enemy thru the power of Your Holy Spirit and may their persecutors be overcome, repent and turn to You! In Jesus' name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, we cannot fathom the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Nigeria and cannot comprehend the depth of their grief and their loss but You can and You do! Grant unrelenting boldness for believers to stand firm and continue to declare their allegiance to Jesus and bring many attackers to faith in Jesus as they witness first hand love & mercy.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father, I pray for the deliverance of those who have been kidnapped by Muslim extremists. I ask that you cause an outpouring of your Holy Spirit to the southern Kaduna state that will bring these persecutors to their knees in repentance & Salvation thru Jesus Christ. Comfort those who have lost loved ones & encourage the hearts of your beloved Children
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father God we pray for these who suffer such evil. May God's mercy and grace comfort them during these difficult times. Encourage them father to continue in their service to your Holy name, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father, please comfort our brothers and sisters in the Kuduna State right now who have suffered the lost of their families. Heal their broken hearts, and help them to remain steadfast in their faith and witness of your son, Jesus Christ! Thank you protecting them, guiding them and comfort the families. Thank you Lord. Amen.
    Kerene S - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Nigerian families of murdered believers. We ask for a hedge of protection be upon them and angels directly from heaven to minister to and encamp around them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • We lift up our brothers and sisters in Kaduna State, the site of so much violent persecution against Your people. May the families of those 10 who were killed and the dozens who were kidnapped experience peace and ability to forgive the lost fulani herdsmen who attack without warning. Encourage the church whose pastor has been taken from them.

    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Please, pour out Your love and Your comfort on the families who've lost loved ones in the attacks and for those who have been kidnapped. Give them Your peace that surpasses all understanding, that goes beyond all human understand. Expel fear and evil and let Your Light reign! May those who oppose them find You!
    In Jesus,
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, we intercede for our Nigerian brothers and sisters in Christ who lost loved ones during the recent Fulani Muslim attacks. May Your Holy Spirit comfort and console these believers as they mourn their individual and collective losses. Grant each one Your peace and hope, and confident assurance that the killing of their loved one was not in vain.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, through this tragedy, we praise You that many were willing to stand up for You though it cost them their lives. Would You be so close to their loved ones, encourage & speak Hope. May there be no fear in Jesus' Name. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Draw the persecutors & maythey come into Your marvelous Light in Jesus' Name
    Lisa T - USA
  • I pray for Christmas in southern Kaduna for comfort and strength, especially for the family of the deceased. I pray that the killing of these believers will lead to conversions. I pray that the faith of others will be strengthened.
    Grace A - United Kingdom
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria and their willingness to follow You despite the intense persecution they experience from Fulani Muslims. May You comfort those who have lost loved ones; may the peace of Christ govern their hearts and may they stand strong in their faith. May their attackers repent and find salvation in Christ.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father I pray for comfort that surpasses understanding for those who lost loved ones. May they be strengthened in their faith. Draw the herdsman to you and open their eyes to your truths. Bring peace to this area. I pray in Jesus' name. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the faith of the pastor who forsaked it all to keep following You and not deny You. I pray for his family, congregation and loved ones and pray that they would be comforted by Your truth and know the love You have for them. I pray they would hold fast to Your truth and be kept safe in the hope of Christ.
    Joy H - USA
  • In the holy name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of this Nigerian pastor and other believers. We ask that for provision, that they see Your face, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
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