The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reported that the frequency of terrorist attacks has slowed.
This is an answer to prayer! However, CAN also stated that they believe the attacks were part of a scheme to remove Christian leader Goodluck Jonathan from office and put a muslim, Muhammadu Buhari, into office. Now there is more banditry and kidnapping of pastors (source).
Whether this is true or not, we must pray for those in Nigeria who still adhere to Islam, Buhari included. Fellow Believers (Christians) are being persecuted all over this world for loving Jesus, and this is sadly going on in Northern Nigeria.
We know that this is not surprising, because the Bible says we will be hated for Christ’s namesake (Matthew 10:22). May our brothers and sisters not lose heart, and continue on in their work for Jesus. Let’s pray they do.
Dear Father God,
Thank You for each and every brother and sister we have, especially those in Northern Nigeria. We ask that You would put Your Hand of safety over them, and would strengthen and encourage them. Give them wisdom and guidance, and let more and more people come to know You.
In Jesus’ Name we pray, amen.
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