Join us in prayer for these precious souls enduring so much suffering and persecution. We will be raising our prayers and voices on this day with our faithful brethren in Nigeria. Our prayers will not return void.
Abuja (Agenzia Fides) – The Bishops and the faithful of about 55 archdioceses, dioceses and apostolic vicariates of Nigeria, are invited to a national prayer vigil which will be held at the National Ecumenical Centre in Abuja on the evening of 13 November to the dawn of the 14. The vigil is part of the national campaign of prayer proclaimed in June by the Nigerian Bishops to restore peace in the Country, due to the violence of Boko Haram (see Fides 06/06/2014).
The prayer intentions suggested by His Exc. Mgr. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, Archbishop of Jos and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, are as follows: “for the release of those abducted in Nigeria and their return home; for people who are suffering because of violence; for agents of the security forces who have lost their lives or were wounded or mutilated to serve the nation; to eliminate corruption and promote justice; for the affirmation of family values, of family institutions and for the protection of life”.
VOP Note: Remember Nigeria and the faithful in your prayers. Pray for peace and the release of all who have been abducted. Pray all enemy plans will be foiled.
Together with your generous support, we can reach the goal to alleviate their suffering. In darkness and desperation, let us serve in love, with open arms and giving hands to provide light and hope.