Aug. 03, 2023 | Uganda

Students Killed by Islamists in Attack on Ugandan School

[158] prayers in [7] nations have been posted for Boarding School.

On Friday, June 16, shortly before midnight, Islamic militants believed to be part of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked a boarding school in the western Ugandan town of Mpondwe, located on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The militants killed 37 students with machetes and through arson of dormitories. They also killed four adults and abducted six students, forcing them across the border into the DRC where the ADF is based. One community leader told a front-line worker, “The situation is devastating. My neighbor lost two children, and all the surrounding villages are in tears over the death of their children. It is like ice-cold water has been poured on us. How do I bring encouragement to these people who have so many questions? Since Friday, all we have been able to do is pray for the grieving families.”

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  • Please continue to bring healing and freedom to this grieving community.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord Jesus I pray you bring comfort and your presence to these people whose children and family members that have been killed. I pray the gospel message will spread despite this attack. I pray salvation of everyone in these areas and I pray for the repentance and salvation of the attackers. I pray no more attacks will happen. I pray in Jesus name amen
    Eric D - USA
  • Lord, give these families justice and healing. Let the entire region come to thee in tears and ashes and be saved.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father, although time has past, there is still healing and comfort that is needed for those who lost loved ones in this attack. Please help everyone to forgive the attackers. Convict the attackers of sin and draw them to Jesus to be saved. Bring good from this situation as only You can do. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, I lift up this community that is facing horrible pain & suffering. Please comfort those who lost loved ones & children. Please be merciful to those & their families who were taken captive. Soften the hearts of those who are carrying out such evil violence. May Your Name receive all glory & honor for the good You will bring amidst this tragedy.
    April D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, these precious people are in deepest grief. Only You can comfort them. Send Your Holy Spirit to wrap them in Your arms so they may go forward. Rescue the children who were captured. May they know You have not abandoned them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Our Father, there are this big festival going on and many People are worried about those islamistic forces near the boarder. Please help all Christians in Uganda and meet their needs. Please help the People of Uganda. Thank You for Your Love. Send calls of faith to all rebells and save them. Let them repent their sins. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please protect Your people from their enemies, please give them everything they need on this earth and in this life while they're on their way to meet You!
    christine s - USA
  • Dear LORD,

    Please comfort those in Your body affected by these attacks by Your Holy Ghost. I pray out of this devastation comes powerful witnesses to who You are and there would be many broken and contrite hearts repentant of sin. I pray the gospel from the AV1611 Bible would become planted in those hearts and You give increase. In LORD Jesus' name.
    Devin C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, my mind cannot even imagine what these parents are going through. Only prayer can heal this community. So I pray Father, for healing, forgiveness, guidance for the pastor in this community to comfort his flock. Be with each parent as they grieve their children. Lord you will be done in this horrible act. In Jesus name Amen
    Rebecca S - USA
  • Lord,
    It is with the heaviest of hearts we pray for our brothers and sisters in Mpondwe; please be with them in their suffering. You are the Lord of all comfort. The pain is unimaginable. Please give the front-line workers wisdom in how to be of service to the suffering. May You protect our brothers from further harm. Please use this for Your glory.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, we come before you now and ask you to continue to minister to these precious Ugandan families who have lost children and been devastated by this violence and abductions. Holy Spirit - please minister to them in only the way that YOU CAN AS COMFORTER!! Heal, provide, and give JOY we pray in Jesus' Name!! Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
  • Father, we are tempted to cry out, "Why?!" You are sovereign but in no way condone this senseless violence and loss of life and now all we can ask that You pour out Your Holy Spirit to overwhelm these grieving families in a blanket of peace that they simply cannot explain. Oh God, please bring these attackers to justice and restore order to this area
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the saving power of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, Yeshua, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians at Uganda Boarding school. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we lift up the Boarding School of Uganda to Your throne of Grace. We pray for the families of both staff and students who have been affected by this tragedy. We pray that Your for peace and grace upon them. We pray for the safety of the kidnapped. We pray for the salvation of those involved. Lord Jesus in Your name we pray Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Dear brothers and sisters in Christ- I pray that you will feel the love and grace of Jesus. He holds you in his hand. Matthew 16:18, "I will build this church and the gates of hell will not stand against it." Stay strong. Jesus is coming back soon. Your reward is great in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • God, the King of Kings, I pray for those affected by the brutal murders and violence in Uganda. I pray for justice for the victims, that you may hold the perpetrators responsible, that they may repent and seek Your forgiveness. I pray for healing for the victims, that You will wipe away every one of their tears. In Jesus' name Amen
    Allison S - USA
  • Father may these families draw comfort and strength from Jesus. May they know that he walks with them, even through the valley of the shadow of death.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the interceding name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shama, God Who hears, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians at boarding school. We ask they continue to watch and pray, for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, this world is such an evil place and the enemy is so cowardly. Father, I pray You give wisdom to these leaders to know how to continue to minister to these families. May they turn to You in their grief as You know what it's like to have a Son killed by violence, and You will raise their believing children just as You raised Christ.
    scott L - USA
  • Dear God, send healing! Show mercy, give peace and comfort to the grieving families. Have mercy on the children that were forced across the border. Comfort them, show them a way of escape! Give them peace and courage. Amen,
    Ajanigo O - USA
  • Psalm 143: Hear our prayers, O Lord, cause these grieving parents to hear Your loving kindness as they trust in You. Cause them to know the way in which they should walk. Deliver them from their enemies, teach them to do Your will. Revive them for Your namesake and in Your mercy cut off their enemies.
    Julie C - USA
  • My dear Father, Comfort the families who lost loved ones during the raid on the Ugandan boarding school. You warned those if they harm one hair on the head of children where they stand with you. Welcome those that perished into paradise; have mercy on the persecutors should they come to know and believe in you. I ask this in the name of Jesus Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • DearFather, comfort these families at the loss of their children. Gather their broken hearts to Your bosom, & heal them. "Justice is mine, says the Lord." We long to see Your judgement on evil. Save these evil, lost souls of violence. Overpower evil with the blood of Jesus, our Savior. Set the captives free. May Jesus be ever praised in this place.
    SM D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for your mercy, grace and love to flood over these families in the midst of such horror. Please grant them your perfect peace, and show them your plan for the country of Uganda. Please spread the gospel throughout those who would choose evil and violence. I pray that they would repent and be saved through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God Who Speaks, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of those attacked at Boarding school. We ask for comfort, a hedge of protection on them, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • I pray the enemy would be pushed back by your power Lord and I pray they would be like the Amalekites and Hittites and the like who didn't have a chance against the armies of the Living God in Jesus name amen.
    David A - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that these dear families would come to know who You are and have the supernatural faith to believe that You see their suffering and You care. May they look to the cross and remember that You are the Savior who gave Your life for them, and look with hope to the day You will return and justly punish all evil.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord God have mercy upon Your children in Mpondwe grieving the violent murder of loved ones. Comfort and restore them. Bring to justice those who have committed these murders and violence. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • O Father God, so much pain and loss! Please comfort these grieving families and communities with your Spirit and by your grace. We plead for you to stop the extremists. Instill in them the fear of the Lord and may they repent. Let this be an opportunity for your justice and mercy to be evident and your holy name glorified! Amen.
    Diana F - USA
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