Islamic terrorist groups regularly target Chistian children for abduction in Nigeria.
Islamic terrorist groups regularly target Chistian children for abduction in Nigeria.
May. 16, 2024 | Nigeria

Hundreds Abducted by Islamists

[194] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Christians in Nigeria.

In early March 2024, Islamic militants raided several boarding schools in northern Nigeria and abducted more than 300 people. “I spoke to a pastor who personally knows an elderly Christian woman who was among those abducted,” a front-line worker shared. “Her son was shot in the arm when trying to protect her and is currently hospitalized.” Officials do not know if the attackers were members of Boko Haram or ISWAP, two Islamist groups active in the area. The attackers demanded ransom to return those who were abducted. Amid the risk, the front-line worker reported that pastors and evangelists in the region are committed to serve. “These realities are not new to them,” he said. “They have already counted the cost of serving Christ in such areas and remain faithful to their calling.”

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  • Father,
    Help those who have been abducted and held for ransom. Strengthen them in their faith and encourage them to be a light to their abductors even when they face such great darkness. Encourage their families and the leaders who are working to free those who are held captive.
    Ross J - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Nigerian Christians. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Precious Lord, please look upon these, Your precious children and hear their cry for help and mercy. Bless them openly, make them brave and show all that You alone are God. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
    MARANATHA!
    Della H - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians in Nigeria. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that You foil satan's attempts to destroy in Nigeria. Please provide Your divine strength for Your believers in Nigeria. I pray for Your love and truth to bring many into Your kingdom.
    Joel B - USA
  • Father, thank You for faithful, Christ-like pastors, evangelists, and front-line workers who serve Your people in Nigeria. Preserve and protect their physical well-being as they risk life and limb to bring the good news to a region of the world that's overrun with Christian persecution. Shelter the Nigerian believers beneath the shadow of Your wings.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, we praise you our sisters & brothers are committed to You no matter what in Jesus' Name! May many turn to You through this, incl the evil ones, and may the faith of Your people be strengthened through this! Let Your peace rest on those abducted & their loved ones like they have never experienced before. We pray for Your resolution & rescueIJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear family in Christ- I pray for you every day. God is faithful and he hears our prayers. I believe he's coming back soon and how glorious it will be when we see Jesus face to face. The Apostle Paul and so many of our brothers and sisters fought the good fight. Stand fast. Look up. Our redemption draws nigh.
    Susan R - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Glory & praise to You, for I heard from another source that You have returned more than 150 abducted! I don't know if it was this abduction, but I continue to pray for Nigeria & lift up all of my prayers for them. I thank You for this reminder that You are working there! In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yeshua, Our Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for saving Nigerian Christians from sins. We ask for release, healing, provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father I pray for Good to come out of evil with all that's going on in Nigeria in Jesus name. I pray that more and more people would come to Christ despite the evil that is manifesting everywhere as a response to the great harvest that you are doing there. I pray that people would remain strong in Christ. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father, may the attackers cease their hatred of You and not harm these innocent ones. Protect the kidnapped from the horrors of evil and return them to their families. Help them to not recant their faith but to stand firm, knowing that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. As they count the cost, strengthen them through Your Word and Holy Spirit.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers in northern Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring area Islamic militants. including those over 300 people who were abducted, to repentance. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers in northern Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring area Muslims, including those who recently abducted over 300 people, to repentance. Save this region. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for those precious souls who are abducted. I pray that You would work mightily on their behalf and allow for them to be released, and to be protected even while they are in enemy hands. Please strengthen Your people and enable them to proclaim the hope and peace of the gospel in the midst of this suffering.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers in Northern Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring area Islamists, including those recently abducted over 300 people, to repentance. Save all this region. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Our Father, rise up and scatter Your enemies, those intent on harming Your children. Place hedges of protection on Your children as they suffer persecution. Bring those who are abducted back to their families. Strengthen those who serve Your children with boldness and wisdom. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord, protect the Christians in Nigeria from the many cruel acts that Boko Haram or ISWAP inflict upon them. Strengthen their faith and give them all a joy that passes understanding. I pray that this very joy would draw others to you that they would be saved. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • Jesus thank you for the commitment for the pastor's and evangelists in these church in Nigeria. Give them the gift of forgiveness and love for there enemies. Give them boldness in there witnesses and love. Jesus loves you and is pleased with you we ask this in Jesus name.
    Craig M - USA
  • Dear Father, please strengthen the church in Nigeria and come to the aid of all those who have been abducted. Please protect Christians and others from abduction and attack by extremists, especially the woman, children, elderly, disabled, and sick. I pray You help Christians, missionaries, and aid workers know how to help. Thank You for Your grace. IJN
    Allison F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers in Northern Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring Islamic militants, including those who recently abducted over 300 people, to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord please stop these wicked attacks in nigeria, please stop these Muslim extremists Lord. I pray that this woman and the others that were abducted would be released and that the man that tried to protect her would be completely healed, please restore all that they've lost and comfort their hearts and strengthen their faith in the name of Jesus
    AMANDA Y - USA
  • There is much I do not understand about Nigeria. It is one country so where is the government? Where do the Islamis of the world get there funding?? These are children that are being captured and sold as slaves, mostly sexual. How are we CHRISTIANS supposed to pray when the world is doing the buying??? We are to pray with FAITH (Mark 11:22-24).
    Bobby C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers serving in Northern Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring Islamic militants, including those who abducted over 300 people, to repentance. Save the whole area.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I lift up my brothers & sisters in Nigeria who are facing horrible evil & persecution. Please protect them. Pour Your favor & mercies over them. Please provide for their release & healing from the trauma. Thank You for their faithful obedience to You. Thank You for the promise of eternal hope You have given to Your Bride. Be near & comfort them
    April D - USA
  • Lord god, I pray Psalm 142 for Christians in Nigeria, especially for the abducted children. We plead for your mercy. You know their way you know those who are hidden you take notice. You care for their soul. We cry to you Lord. You are our refuge you are our portion in the land of the living. Give these people in captivity a reminder of this hope.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord protect our brothers and sisters in nigeria. Keep them safe. Take care of their fearful hearts. Let trust in you dispel all fear. Fill them with your joy and peace. Let their captors be kind to them and not harm them. Send ypur angels to guard them and deliver them from captivity and let them safely return home. In Jesus mighty name we pray
    max d - India
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christian workers in Northern Nigeria: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Specifically, bring Islamic militants, including those who abducted over 300 people, to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we so desperately need You to intervene on behalf of the believers in Nigeria. The church needs healing of all sorts due to the trauma they are experiencing. Please protect them. Please give them wisdom and provide for them. May they completely trust Jesus in spite of all the things that they see and feel. Draw the attackers to Jesus. Thank you
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim Shomri, our Protector, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Nigerian Christians. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
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