Christians gather inside a large church in the DRC.
Christians gather inside a large church in the DRC.
Nov. 09, 2023 | Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Bombed Church Blamed for Explosion

[179] prayers in [11] nations have been posted for Christians in DRC.

On Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, hundreds of Christians gathered at a church in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to end a weeklong series of prayer meetings. The gathering was so large that chairs and tarps were placed outside to provide overflow seating. Those in attendance did not know that radical Islamic group ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) had buried a bomb in the outdoor seating area. Just after a children’s choir finished performing, the bomb exploded, killing 15 people and seriously injuring roughly 70 more. “Now some people are saying that we planted the bomb!” said one assistant pastor, explaining, “Those people think we are trying to gain sympathy and funding.” The pastor asked that Christians pray for those who are grieving and struggling to recover from their injuries. He also asked for prayers that the church will be vindicated, that Christ will be glorified and that peace will come to the DRC.

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  • I pray that Christ will be glorified and that peace will come to the democratic republic of Congo. I pray for the injuried that they be healed. I pray for the grieving members that they be comforted. I pray that the church continue on. That they be encouraged embolden and maintain faith. May the bombers repent and be saved. I pray in Jesus name amen.
    Eric D - USA
  • Please encourage these Christians this Easter. As they reflect on Christ's sufferings may they be strengthened in faith and love.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • God's willing, may they experience a Pe Revival. The Congolese seek peace and find comfort and guidance in God's presence. May they recognize the wonder of God's testimonies and ask for His face to shine upon them, teaching them His statutes. May seek faith, positive affirmations, creative power of His words, authority of the believer, & trust. Amen
    Tricia C - USA
  • Lord Jesus, You understand what it is to be maligned, to be accused of wrongdoing while all the while doing good. Provide encouragement, healing and vindication for our brothers and sisters of this church in eastern DRC. Comfort those who are grieving, and bring justice to those who caused this bombing. May the love and forgiveness of Christ reign.
    Toni D - USA
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    Raul A - USA
  • Dear Father please bless this group of Your people. I hope and pray they still have strong faith and know that their loved ones are with You. That You will continue to protect them and heal their wounded and hurting hearts. Let Your presence be felt among them amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Heavenly Father, all glory and honor in Your blessed name! We pray for those who are grieving and struggling to recover from their injuries. We pray that the church will be vindicated, that Christ will be glorified and that peace will come to the DRC. In Jesus precious name, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Our Father, be with my brothers and sisters in DRC as the enemy is promoting lies against them. Heal them in their grief and injuries including the emotional trauma. Give them endurance and patience with joy. Let your people and your name be vindicated. Let it be evident of the purity of your people who have been attacked. Let them to move forward
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father, please continue to heal those who were injured from the bomb and give comfort all affected by this. May the church operate in love and forgiveness. Use this tragedy to bring even greater good to your children and others in DRC. May the truth about this situation be known and may Your truth spread to many. Thank you for how you are working. Amen
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord let thy truth be known and believers be encouraged. Lord send thy gospel to the DRC and change the heart of this nation.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Christians in Dominican Republic of Congo know and believe You are great and marvelous. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • I have added the church to my prayer list.
    Clint D - USA
  • Oh Father, darkness is creating confusion and disunity among the believers suffering this outrageous act of evil and we pray that our brothers and sisters in Christ would bind together in unity and in the love of Jesus for one another and declare that they will not be intimidated or relinquish their commitment to follow Your Son alone, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of salvation, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians in Democratic Republic of Congo. We ask for physical and spiritual salvation, provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that Your comfort and strength would be seen mightily in these believers, that they would lean on Your Spirit and believe the promises of Your word as they grieve. May truth come to light and justice be served, and may the believers rest in the reality that You are the true Judge who sees all things and will respond rightly.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for comfort for those who lost a loved one, and healing for those who were injured in this brutal attack. Please reveal your mercy, love and grace in ways we can't imagine. I pray that justice would be brought to those who planted the bomb and that the church would be vindicated.
    Rosalind T - USA
  • Lord I gather with the believers in the DRC to proclaim justice and vindication for this church so the Name of Jesus will be lifted high and people will be saved! Let sin not hide and truth be revealed. Let justice prevail. Bring salvation after a humbling of hearts. Remove the hearts of stone and give hearts of flesh (Ezekiel 36:25-29)
    Atacy U - USA
  • Heavenly Father, God thank you for the Christians in DRC. Please give the church the truth about the bombers and have
    them held accountable for the people hurt and killed. Help the Christians to
    find forgiveness and healing. Bless them by bringing others to Jesus Christ.
    Pam W - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of Love, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You that Christians in Democratic Republic of content contend for the faith. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • O Lord, my heart aches as I read of this bombing that took lives and maimed others. May you bring healing to them, physically and spiritually, in miraculous ways. Let there be justice as you bring the truth to light. As the church waits for your work to be made evident, may they be equipped to continue to worship and serve you on mission. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father would YOu speak hope, courage, healing, & forgiveness to Your dear people in this church. Do a work in their hearts as well as the murderers hearts. Speak to them, convict, & draw. May there be every kind of healing to those who have lost loved ones & been injured. May they feel prayers going out for them in YOur Name Jesus.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that the church in the DRC be vindicated and cleared of any wrongdoing in the explosion that occurred. May those terrorists of the ADF group come to the know your Son, Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Strengthen the church members as they grieve for their loved ones. Amen.
    Chaplain Dale I - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in DRC: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Console the families of the recently killed. Heal the dozens injured. May this church be vindicated, Christ be glorified & peace come to the DRC. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in DRC: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Console the families of the recently killed. Heal the dozens injured. May this church be vindicated, Christ be glorified & peace come to the DRC. Amen.


    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, may Your Holy Spirit comfort those who mourn the loss of their family, friends, and fellow believers killed in the bombing. Grant spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical healing to the injured and others who were directly affected by the bombing. In the midst of tragedy, may Your Church in the DRC arise victorious and bring many to the Lord.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, may Your Grace and Peace rest upon all this tragedy involved. Bringing much comfort to relatives of deceased, and those were injured. May the injured be blessed with a speedy recovery to the glory of your name. Father, please bring those responsible for the bombing to their knees, with guilt, the hearts of stone, and replacing them with hearts
    Jennie P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in DRC: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Console the families of the recently killed. Heal the dozens injured. May this church be vindicated, Christ be glorified & peace come to the DRC. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • According to the angle Michael "may the LORD GOD rebuke you Satan" Jude 9, is my pray for the Islamics. Satan is truly their master. Their demonic hatred of CHRISTIANITY is seen worldwide. I pray the church in question will remain STRONG and continue to reach lost souls for CHRIST. In JESUS holy name i pray!! AMEN!!
    Bobby C - USA
  • Holy Father, heal Your hurting children who experienced this great tragedy. May they rely on Your promises of a resurrection of Your children. May those injured recover with the help of Your mercy and healing power. May the church continue to serve and worship You thru these persecutions. Raise up Your leaders and give grace in this time of need. Amen
    joey S - USA
  • I pray Jesus saves your church community and gives them many blessings.
    William P - USA
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