Islamists armed with guns attacked a Christian worship service, killing one and abducting three others.
Islamists armed with guns attacked a Christian worship service, killing one and abducting three others.
Dec. 16, 2021 | Nigeria

One Killed, Three Abducted in Church Attack

[182] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Kidnapped Christians.

Islamists attacked an evangelical church in Kabba, Kogi during a Sunday service, killing one and abducting three others. The attackers, armed with guns, invaded the church as the service had just begun. “They shot sporadically,” one survivor said. Pray for comfort for the family whose loved one was killed. Pray that those who were kidnapped will be returned unharmed. Pray that the church will show the love of God to those who seek to silence their witness for Christ.

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  • Oh God please bring your justice to this suffering part of the world! Avenge the blood of so many martyrs here! That Islam would be totally rejected because of these terrible atrocities, and many would turn to faith in you through the courage of your church. Please free these three captives, and draw so close to the loved ones of the dead. Bring peace!
    Margaret M - USA
  • My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
    My heart aches for you. I pray for comfort and healing for your congregation and especially those who lost a family member. I pray for protection for He is with you.and release of those who were abducted. I pray that you will all experience the peace of Jesus Christ that surpasses all understanding.
    Hannah W - USA
  • Dear Jesus, send Your Holy Spirit to this place of deep pain. Comfort those who lost their family member. Help those captured to be free and to be safe from harm. Heal their bodies and their minds. Convict those who captured them. Help them turn to You, Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord I pray for the healing of the family that lost their loved one. I pray for deliverance for the believers who were kidnapped that they may safely be returned to their homes. I pray that these acts of violence do not stop the movement of your word. May the people who caused this harm come to know you and receive salvation as you are love.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, please help those who were kidnapped to be released and give them strength and hope to endure in captivity. May the families of these believers, as well as the dear one who was killed, cling to Your strength and trust Your love even as they deeply grieve. May these believers only grow in their faith through this pain.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Lord, Heal the hurt & frightened in Kabba Komi. Return these loved ones to their families. Bring your peace & protection to them as we wait on your work in this place. May the evil one be bound. May their plans be thwarted. May the glory of God shine out to your power to the enemies. Surround your church with Jesus glory in Nigeria. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, please keep safe these Christians who have been kidnapped and return them to freedom. Please comfort the family and friends of the believer who lost their life. May the persecutors come to know you because of the love they see from these believers. Thwart the attempts of the enemy around the world to stop the movement of the gospel.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord, for you hear your people's cry for help, in your compassion please console the surviving families. Who but you can heal their anguish souls & hearts! For you have returned your people unscathed from burning furnace and army in pursue, in your sovereignty return the kidnapped. By your justice and love, disarm threats of silence for our fellows.
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Lord, we thank you for always being with us and we reach out to You in this time of trouble firstly for the family of the person who was killed. Please bring them peace in their mourning. Also give the families of those kidnapped peace and compassion for their attackers. You asked us to love our enemies, so please have their attackers find You! Amen
    Donna H - USA
  • Our Father, please help our sisters and brothers in Nigeria. We don't forget Leah Sharibu, Nathan, Ruth, Clarice, Philip or Grace. Thank You for remembering their cases. Help them in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, these attacks are becoming more and more common in Nigeria and we are crying out to You for a cessation of this violence. Please restore these kidnapped individuals and bring comfort to the family of the murdered loved one and grant dreams and visions to the attackers such that they would see Jesus and be brought to faith and repentance, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our Banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of attacked and kidnapped Nigerian Christians. We ask for release, deliverance, sustaining, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I lift up my church family in Kabba, Kogi in Nigeria that was recently attacked. Please comfort and strengthen all the members of the church during this time especially the families of the one killed and those kidnapped. Please bring back the kidnapped members quickly and unharmed. Please let these attackers come to faith in Jesus.
    Sarah H - USA
  • Father, I pray deliverance & protection for the people in Kabba, Kogi who are targeted for their Christian beliefs & desire to Worship You in Church. I ask that the comfort of Your Holy Spirit will fill the hearts of those who lost their loved one in this Islamic attack & that the ones who were kidnapped will be returned to their families.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father God we pray for these who have been taken to be returned safe. We lift up the family of the lost loved one in prayer, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Dear Father, Have mercy on those who would do such evil things to Your children! Bring a mighty conviction upon them that they would repent and turn to You as their Savior. Bless those who mourn, may they be comforted! Restore all that has been taken from these believers and may those taken be returned unharmed. In Jesus' name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, as our Nigerian brothers and sisters continue to suffer because of their faith in Jesus Christ, we pray specifically for those who lost their loved in the recent attack in Kabba, Kogi. Comfort, strengthen and encourage them as they grieve in the valley of the shadow of death. Help them to fear no evil because You are with them now and forever.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father, I pray for the people of Kabba, Kogi! I pray that you will comfort the families who have lost a loved one and those who were kidnapped. I pray that you will return the captives to their family and I pray for the church to continue in their witness for Christ! Thank you Father, in Jesus name! 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 kidnapped Christians. 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
  • I pray for comfort for the family whose loved one has been taken away from them. I pray for healing for all who were there from the trauma they experienced. I pray for those of abducted to be returned home safely and soon. We pray for the salvation of the attackers.
    Lori R - USA
  • Abba, touch the grieving hearts and bring them comfort. Abba cover the ones taken by your hands of protection. I pray that these Islamists are visited by you and repent and turn from their wicked ways. I pray that they find forgiveness and return the taken to their families unharmed in any way! Adonai - God of Angel Armies rescue your children AMEN
    Kim L - USA
  • Holy Father, be with those kidnapped Christians right now to comfort them and heal them and restore them. Be with the loved ones who lost a family member, your martyr. Help this church to regroup and be stronger. Give them peace and protect them from any future attacks. Show yourself to be our refuge.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father, we lift up those who have experienced this that You continue to bring Your grace, comfort, & forgiveness. Would YOu wrap Your arms around the dear loved ones of the precious one who was lost. May the kidnapped be released In Your mighty name if not already! Draw each to a closer place of trust in You & may fear play no part in their lives IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father, we lift up the suffering Church in Nigeria. May they continue to follow You as they count the cost. May their persistent faith speak to unbelievers as their love for You outweighs their fear and the desire for peace and safety. Bring hope and healing to this family who has lost a loved one, and return those kidnapped to their own families.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray that you will end the violence in Nigeria. End the chaos. Specifically, please free those kidnapped and comfort the family of the martyr. Strengthen the faith of all Christians living under the threat of violence. I pray that the Islamist attackers will lay down their guns. Please move in their hearts to seek your love, mercy, grace
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father,
    We ask that You would pour out Your grace & comfort on the family who lost their loved one. We ask that You would please bring those kidnapped back home unharmed. May the church show Your love in response to this violence. Let Your gospel, Your peace, triumph over this evil. Convict the hearts of the attackers, that they might come to know You
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord I pray for comfort for the family and friends of the deceased. I pray that the three people kidnapped will not be harmed but returned safely. I pray for protection for Nigerian believers. I pray for peace and justice in Nigeria. I pray that you will expose all those who plot to cause disorder and terror. Thank you for answering, in Jesus name.Amen
    Grace A - United Kingdom
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our faithful Nigerian brothers and sisters who follow You despite intense persecution. I pray for the comfort of the family whose loved one was killed and that those who were kidnapped will be returned safely. May the church show the love of God to those who seek to silence their witness for Jesus.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord. I thank you for the faith of these Christians and I thank you that another saint is safely home. Please bring comfort to the family who lost one of their own and give courage and strength to the families who don't know what is happening to the kidnapped Christians. Give them courage as well. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
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