Islamists attacked a predominantly Christian community in Nigeria, killing three Christians and destroying a local church building.
Islamists attacked a predominantly Christian community in Nigeria, killing three Christians and destroying a local church building.
Mar. 24, 2022 | Nigeria

Three Christians Killed in Islamist Attack

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

Three Christians were killed on Feb. 25 in an attack on a predominantly Christian community in eastern Nigeria, near Chibok. The attackers, thought to have been members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), also destroyed a local church building. The Chibok area has experienced ongoing Islamist attacks, in which many Christian women and children have been kidnapped. Pray that Christians in this area will experience peace and hope in Christ despite these brutal attacks. Pray for the release of those still being held by the Islamists, and pray that the faithful witness of our Christian brothers and sisters will move the hearts of their persecutors to seek Christ.

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  • Dear God, We grieve over our persecuted family members in Nigeria, Particularly those killed in this attack in Chibook area. How great the suffering Islamicstrs are causing there and many parts of the world. If it be your will to eased this suffering by moving on Muslims in dreams and visions etc, please do. May I be motivated to ACT for Christ in my l
    Robert M - USA
  • Father God, please come to the rescue of your people in Nigeria who are suffering persecution. Please comfort the families and friends of those who recently lost loved ones in attacks and who lost their church building. We also pray for the release of those who are still being held captive. Bring hope and peace to your people in Nigeria. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Father, how difficult these situations are for your children. Please be with those who have been kidnapped and protect and keep them. Please give healing and strength to those who have suffered physically. I thank you that you are there with them. Let them see the right hand of God moving mightily in their behalf. And work mightily in their enemies.
    Vicki W - USA
  • May the God of peace grant supernatural peace to our brothers and sisters in the Chibok area of Nigeria. Heal the hearts of those who lost loved ones. May they find their hope in You and continue their faithful witness by loving their enemies and demonstrating the power of the gospel to change lives. Use this to touch the hearts of their persecutors.
    Toni D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We ask in Your Holy name for the release of those kidnapped by these Islamists. Be with our dear brothers and sisters as they are enduring this terrible persecution. Even in the midst of it, may they know Your peace and feel You with them. Be with their families and the families of those killed. Move in this situation, Jesus!
    Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father our brothers and sisters in Nigeria suffer so much for the gospel sake. We praise You for their testimony to us. We ask that You would free these women and children that have been taken. Protect them Lord, strengthen them in their bonds, grant them freedom from fear. Bring salvation to their persecutors. In Jesus name Amen
    kathleen r - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, heal the wounded hearts of your servants. Encourage them to hold on to the hope of the Gospel. Surround them with angels of protection. May they strengthen each other and become witnesses of your love. Open the way as you parted the Red Sea for all their needs,physical, educational""whatever they are to be fulfilled. Bless them. Amen.
    Mary H C - USA
  • Dear Jesus, comfort Your people in East Nigeria who have suffered terrible violence and the death of their precious ones. May the captives be released and healed physically and emotionally. Hear their cry and assist them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Jesus, please protect your people from the Islamist extremist that seek to harm them. Please send your angels to scare the evil terrorists into fearing you.
    michele r - USA
  • In the redeeming name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of families of murdered and kidnapped believers. We praise You that they praise You with their lives. We ask comfort, for a hedge of protection, angels from heaven to encamp around and directly minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father in heaven, please provide comfort and strength to those who have lost loved ones in the recent attacks against their brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Jesus you know suffering more than any of us, you are able to completely empathize, please console those grieving. I pray also for the islamist attackers, may they repent and receive your grace.
    Peter A - USA
  • O Dear Heavenly Father.. my brothers and sisters need to be strong now, help them to know this, and that our hope as your children is always in Lord Jesus. Take care of them Father and help them to know that you are. In Jesus precious name Amen
    Faye S - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of families of murdered believers. We praise that You hear them. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father grant to your people in Nigeria peace and hope and courage to continue to follow you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, in Jesus Christ Name I pray Christians in this area will experience constant peace and hope despite the attacks of their persecutors I pray for the safety and the release of Christian women and children who have been kidnapped . I pray their persecutors of Christians will seek You and become faithful followers.
    Aderonke A - Nigeria
  • Lord I pray for those who have been kidnapped and beaten. I pray for their release and their strength until then. I pray for the city near Chibok to be strong, faithful and dependent on You. I pray for Your hope to fill them and for those persecuting them to see the power of Christ in them. I pray for my brothers and sisters in Nigeria to have peace.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, we do speak PEACE & HOPE in YOUR MIGHTY NAME over this land, which includes those kidnapped. May they hear YOur voice encouraging them as they are released in Your mighty name. What the enemy meant for evil WILL be turned for good as the persecutors hear Your voice calling upon their hearts. May they desire & turn to Your peace in Jesus'Name
    Lisa T - USA
  • Father God, we thank you for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, and lift them up to you, especially those in the North. We ask for relief for them in the midst of this persecution, faith that remains strong in you, and grace, love, and hope in You. May Your light shine brightly in the darkness around them, drawing others to You. Help them persevere.
    Charlene P - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to the womenchildren takenmurder to give them healing, strength, hope, courage, wisdom, forgiveness, peace, joy & love. Send people to help them grow in their faith. Provide for their needs physically, mentally & spiritually. Open doors for them to continue to witness and bring others to salvation & relationship with You
    Angie E - USA
  • Peace and hope, that is what you provide for those in need. May our brothers and sisters experience You in this difficult situation. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and humility of families of murdered believers. We ask for comfort, for provision, for hedge of protection and angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord god you are wonderful and righteous lord god I pray that you would help the Christians that have been kidnapped. Lord god I pray that you would help your children In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Crystal L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the families of the three Christians killed near Chibok; give them comfort and peace; may the families stay strong in their faith as well as the many others who are suffering such constant and extreme persecution. I pray for the release of those who are being held by the Islamist so they can be reunited with their families.
    Steve P - USA
  • FATHER, THE ENEMY CAN KILL OUR BODY BUT NOT OUR SPIRIT BELONGS TO YOU. PLEASE BE WITH THE FAMILIES OF THESE 3 MARTYRS, COMFORT, FILL THEM WITH BRIGHTER HOPE. FILL THEM WITH COURAGE KNOWING NO WEPON FORMED AGAINST THEM SHLA PROSPER. YOU ARE GREATE THAN ALL. JESUS SLONE IS OUR SAVIOR & LORD. HIS BLOOD CRIES FOR FORGIVENESS FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Dear Grieveing Family of God,
    I have crippled hands & have trouble typing but I am praying for God's will to be done in your lives & for all your needs to be met by our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for standing steadfastly for the Gospel & Jesus!
    Love, Mary, your Sister in Faith
    Mary K S - USA
  • Precious Family in Christ, My heart cries with you in your pain! I pray for Nigeria's plight!
    I have crippled hands & have trouble typing but I am praying for God's will to be done in your lives & for all your needs to be met by our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for standing steadfastly for the Gospel & Jesus!
    Love, Mary, your Sister
    Mary K S - USA
  • Father God, I pray your presence, peace, comfort, and strength for the families who lost loved ones in this attack. I pray Christians in this area will experience peace and hope in Christ in spite of these attacks. I pray you will make a way for the release of those still being held by Islamists and for the faithful witness of Christians.
    HELEN W - USA
  • I pray for peace in chibok area of Nigeria. Jesus You are the Way , please make a way of escape for all women and children out of kidnappers dens . There is nobody you cannot reach father use your children to reach these persecutors, so they will surrender their lives to You. Thank You for answered prayers.
    Aderonke A - Nigeria
  • Heavenly Father hear us. We pray that Christians in this area will experience peace and hope in Christ despite these brutal attacks. We pray for the release of those still being held by the Islamists, and pray that the faithful witness of our Christian brothers and sisters will move the hearts of their persecutors to seek Christ. In Jesus name amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord God, I do ask that those who have been kidnapped would be released, and that You would supernaturally protect them while they are imprisoned. Help them and their families to hold fast to the truth of Your promises as they wait. May Your comfort and peace surround those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.
    Danielle H - USA
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