(Voice of the Persecuted) With a heavy heart, we request prayer for our dear brother and correspondent in Nigeria. Yesterday, his father was killed by the Boko Haram. His family has long suffered persecution, the loss of family members and abuse at the hands of this evil group. Please remember this family, the nation of Nigeria and all who are suffering there.
Father God, we thank you for the love, mercy and grace you continually give to us. Humbly and earnestly, we ask You to hear this plea for our brothers and sisters and the nation of Nigeria.
We pray for the horrific violence and senseless slaughter to end. For all agendas, evil plots (political and religious) against them be foiled. We pray for mercy on the suffering believers. That their strength and faith to stand and endure be increased. Father, make them a Light in the darkness spreading over the region. For Your Gospel to be boldly preached by them without any fear. For the lost to be found and for the lands in which we all live be more pleasing to You.
We thank you that our Christian brother who has lost his life is saved by Christ’s ultimate gift of love in sacrifice. And the promise that we will one day worship and rejoice together with him. Stay near to his family in the extreme pain of their grief. May they feel Your presence surrounding and holding them. Father, we ask for divine protection for his son who bravely goes where others will not—ministering and bringing aid to the victims of the ongoing violence.
We pray all this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen
Thank you and may God bless you for caring enough to learn about our suffering family in Christ, globally. And for continually remembering them in prayer.
Lois Kanalos, VOP Founder/Advocate and the VOP team
My heart is breaking. I am numb with sorrow and a heavy heart for what our brothers and sisters are enduring. I will lean on God’s understanding, and pray for love, for comfort, for peace that can only come from God. I will pray that God will place a veil around those trying to help. I will pray for God to open the eyes of the lost in this region. I will pray for conviction for the leaders, and those perpetrating these crimes.
Kamil, my heart is aching for your loss. Your loss is shared by many. Your precious loved ones are in the arms of our Savior. They will receive a crown of righteousness. You will see them again, our Lord promises us eternal life, and tells us we are not to fear the man that can take our life. As our eternal hope rests in eternal life with God. I am praying for you brother. Praying for peace and comfort, praying for healing. Their memory will live on in our hearts. Many blessings to you!
Praying in agreement. May God bring comfort and strength to the bereaved.
Thank you for praying with us for this dear family. God bless you
So so sorry and so so sad!! Praying in agreement, dear sister. I so much appreciate the faithful way you keep us informed.
Thank you for your faithful prayers for the persecuted.
How can this be? I know the answer to this question but really … how can this be?