An Islamic extremist group has killed multiple Christians since the beginning of 2022.
An Islamic extremist group has killed multiple Christians since the beginning of 2022.
Feb. 03, 2022 | Kenya

Christians Killed in Suspected Al-Shabaab Attacks

[280] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.

Multiple Christians have been killed since the beginning of 2022 by attackers who are suspected to be connected to Al-Shabaab, an Islamic extremist group that targets Christians throughout Somalia and Kenya. Since Jan. 3, attackers organized in groups of around 30 people and armed with guns and knives have led brutal assaults on multiple villages in Lamu County. Several Christians were shot, stabbed or burned beyond recognition, and one woman was tied up and forced to watch the attackers behead her husband. “The main purpose of the attacks is to create fear,” a front-line worker said. “They are not happy with churches being built and are opposed to the preaching of the gospel. They want to threaten Christians’ safety so that they may run away and possibly go back to where they came from.” Pray for the Christians in this region to remain firm in their faith amid this hostile opposition. Pray for comfort for those who have lost loved ones in the attacks.

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  • remission of sins by Your increase. I pray in this way , they would be born again believers in Your body and bear fruits meet for repentance. I pray they would have a burden to lead others who are still persecuting Your body to the A1611 Bible. I pray this to Your glory in Your holy and almighty name LORD Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, may these murderers come to a place of repentance of their sins. I pray the witness of believers might lead them to search the A1611 Bible as Bereans so that they will have Godly sorrow realizing they are actually persecuting You- the living God. I pray they would be broken to broken spirits, contrite hearts, and repentance unto the
    Devin C - USA
  • Oh Lord, O Lord! We need you! You tell us in your word to cry out you and you will hear and you will answer us. We are calling out to you. Please stop this evil and please comfort and protect your precious children! Inspire them to have even greater faith and to sense your presence with them even more as nothing is too hard for you O Lord. Amenn.
    Michele H - USA
  • Father, I lift up these who are hurting so deeply only you can comfort. I pray you strengthen them, wrap your arms of love around them, I pray you rebuke all fear. Give them a spirit of boldness and wisdom in dealing with this. I pray you deal with the hearts of those who do this evil. Open their eyes to the truth and your love for them. Lord, move.
    Polly C - USA
  • Lord I pray that the attacker groups would crumble. I pray for confusion in their leadership and for peace to abound among Christians. I pray for their attempts to be thwarted and for believers to maintain hope. I pray for life and healing for injuries and miracles that display Your power. I pray for strength and power for these disciples in You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I cannot begin to comprehend the persecution that my brothers and sisters here have endured. They have stood firm in their faith, even to death. Keep them strong, Lord! Comfort them; heal their hearts, minds and bodies. Guide them in all they do. And through their powerful faith, may their very attackers come to know You!
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, only by your grace and strength could anyone come through this kind of suffering. Please move mightily in their lives bringing healing and peace and faith. Please let them see your strong right arm move mightily on their behalf. Please bring calm and peace to this violence. Open up the eyes of the persecutors and save the lost.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Dear Father please protect these vulnerable Christians from further evil and harm. Please protects their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Show the extremists that the Christians have a powerful all consuming God who love them and will protect them. Open the eyes of their persecutors so that they repent, bow down to You and cease to do evil. Amen.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Father God we pray for these dear brother and sisters who suffer such evil. May God's grace and comfort meet them no matter where they are. Provide a place father for them to worship in peace, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our Banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Kenyan attacked Christians, that they ascribe glory to Your name and strength. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God, please be the Comforter to these dear ones. May they have supernatural faith to believe Your promises and trust Your goodness even as they suffer so deeply. May they be able to be a witness of Your truth in this pain, and may their witness bear great gospel fruit throughout the region.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord God, you told us we do not struggle against flesh and blood but against rulers of this present age. Break down the schemes of the enemy and let them fall into their own pits. Let the workers for the enemy enter into fellowship of the redeemed like Paul. Give spiritual eyes to those who are being attacked so they will have strength for the battle
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father please comfort your children who are hurting. May they have faith to love and forgive their persecutors. Please help your church to continue to live in love and to preach love to those around them.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • God, bring healing, peace, and strength to your people! Rescue them from the evil one!!
    Heidi C - USA
  • In the healing name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of attacked Christians. We ask that they know You are their dwelling place. We ask for healing, for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, the on-going attacks in Kenya and Somolia threaten the survival of your people. They are in desperate need of Your divine intervention. Please make a way where there is no way and work on their behalf to end the persecution and suffering. We pray especially for our sister who was forced to watch her husband's execution; Lord have mercy on her.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, they persecuted you so we know that we will be persecuted for our faith, let your grace be sufficient during their times of trouble. I thank you theirs is the kingdom of heaven there soul belongs to you, help them stand firm and let nothing move them. I pray that this adversity will not draw ther from your presence. Be their refuge. IJN, Amen
    Victoria L - USA
  • Pray for these precious brothers and sisters in Kenya and ask for your protection over them and for supernatural faith so they will not be shaken through these attacks. I pray the gospel continue to go forward even in this county were all of these attacks have been done. I pray the attackers would repent and come to Christ. In Jesus name I pray amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Jesus, our hearts go out to these persecuted Christians. We pray that their witness will not be in vain, but that your name will spread all the more and be glorified among their Muslim persecutors. We pray our Christian family will not cave into fear, but triumph over it mightily! We also pray that you will grant your incredible peace to these families
    Ben F - USA
  • Father God, I pray for spiritual strength, wisdom, courage, and comfort for these attacked Christians so that they remain firm in their faith. Whether they stay in this region or leave, may they do so out of the direction of the Holy Spirit rather than fear. Bring healing for those with traumatic memories. Bind up the brokenhearted. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of these Christians. Please strengthen their community and give them courage to remain faithful to you. Let all of those who are persecuted forgive their attackers and bless their witness as they continue to serve you. Give comfort to those who have lost loved ones. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Almighty, please be with these Christians which have been suffering attacks. Please give them comfort and Peace and strength to continue to serve you. Please protect them from more attacks and also give opportunities to the oppressors to find faith in You and change their lives. May You be glorified. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • Dear Father, please heal these Christians who are in distress. They are suffering greatly for their faith. Please thwart the efforts of Al-Shabaab. Give them strength, courage and the peace that passes understanding. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Nancy P - USA
  • In the gracious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Most High, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of attacked Kenya Christians, that they seek Your face. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I can't imagine what these brothers and sisters are enduring. I pray You give them the grace and mercy to endure and You provide a way of escape if possible. May their tears be turned to joy as they focus on You for only You can bring that about. Father may those who are committing this evil be brought to justice and, more importantly, to You.
    scott L - USA
  • Lord God, You have promised to Your people a peace that passes understanding, and we ask You to fulfill that promise for our brothers and sisters in Kenya. Frustrate Al-Shabaab's plans to create fear among Your people. Use the trust that Your people have in You no matter what, and their love for their enemies serve to draw their persecutors to you.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord bring healing balm around these brothers and sisters and lighten the darkness around them. Praise you that you are the great redeemer and you will take this horrible tragedy and make the devil pay with the beauty you bring to and through these persecuted people. Love them so tangibly that they sing for joy even now. You are the Great I AM!
    Atacy U - USA
  • Heavenly Father lift up your hand and show your mercy on this Christians attacked with suspected alshabab. Please give them strength and show them you are together with them, let them know that they are not alone. Amen.
    Onesmus M - Kenya
  • Please Father, grant that these Christians stand firm in their faith and bless them openly for their courage. Make them brave Father. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Maranatha!
    Della H - USA
  • Almighty God and Father of Heaven and Earth. We seek Your strength, Your power and Your mercy in this prayer. We pray for the Christians in this region to remain firm in their faith amid this hostile opposition. We pray for comfort for those who have lost loved ones in the attacks. In Jesus Precious Name and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
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