“As a people, we are continuously under attack, and nobody seems to be hearing our cries for help, while killing of our people has now become a routine,” Ayuba said to FaithWire. For months now, muslim Fulani herdsmen have been attacking predominantly Christian villages, with “villages being set upon every two days or so” (source).
Homes have been raided. People, including a Christian pregnant woman, have been killed in recent attacks. “Millions of Naira” worth of produce, sold in Nigerian marketplaces, have been destroyed. Livestock has been killed.
People are dying because of their love for Jesus, being killed in Sunday morning services and during church events. Do we hear them?
I understand: out of sight, out of mind. Sometimes we can’t help but not focus on others around the world when there seems to be so much going on in our own lives. I’m not trying to guilt-trip anyone; the Lord knows I also fall into this category.
But we must try our hardest to know the prayer needs of those around us. And not everything is sad: there are slivers of hope in every story read, like the fact that a musilm imam decided to hide 262 Christians in his home, protecting them from the violent Fulani herdsmen.
There is so much going on. The more we know, the more we can pray specifically. So, my question for you is: Do you “hear” them? May we pray accordingly.
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus Christ loves every person on this earth in a passionate, individual way. Learn more about Him, and His Love for you and for all people, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- Those in the villages of Ancha, Tafigana, Kperie, Hukke and Rikwechongu, in Nigeria. Pray that the Lord protects them, comforts them, and strengthens them in this horrible time of persecution.
- That the Nigerian government would do all they can to bring back the Chibok girls and free Leah Sharibu.
- The Nigerian government, that they would fight and win against the Fulani’s muslim ideology.
Thank you for your prayers!