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Daily Prayer

The Lord has promised, "I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."
(Jeremiah 31:25)

Many Christians living in ongoing situations of discrimination and persecution are weary and faint, worn down by the year-in, year-out struggle to survive and the frustration of the injustices they suffer.

Help them to find strength and hope in God by praying for them, with us, daily.

Join with us daily in praying for the persecuted church around the world.

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Daily Prayer - Wednesday 22 October 2014 

Please pray for Christians in northern Cameroon, where Boko Haram is terrorising people, especially Christians and security forces, just as in neighbouring Nigeria. The Islamist militants openly declare themselves to be Boko Haram, and issue threats by letter, including to pastors telling them they must leave. Two pastors were killed in the village of Assigashia on the night of 25-26 August, hich has caused great distress and consternation. The Cameroonian Christians ask for prayer that God will bring peace and security, that the kidnapped will be released, that believers will stand firm despite being targeted, that God will comfort the traumatised, and that church leaders will know how to prepare their people for persecution.

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Daily Prayer - Tuesday 21 October 2014

“The cathedral in Damaturu now has only about 40 members instead of 450 members. The church in Potiskum now has only about 15 members instead of 500 members… the southern part of [Yobe state] is still...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 20 October 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray to You for our Christian brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria, who are so vulnerable in the face of attacks by Boko Haram militants. We remember especially those who ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 19 October 2014

Pray for a pastor in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania whose home was attacked on 17 May; two of his children were injured. When he went to report the incident to the police, he was falsely accused o...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 18 October 2014

A church on Mafia Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago, was attacked on 9 May by around 80 young Muslim men armed with arrows and knives. The church members, who are mainly converts from Islam, ha...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 17 October 2014

Cry out to the Lord for the many Christian victims of kidnapping by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Remember especially the more than two hundred teenage girls who were taken from the Government Girls Secondar...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 16 October 2014

Deadly attacks by Boko Haram continue relentlessly in Northern Nigeria. On 15 June, gunmen descended on the remote Christian village of Daku in Borno state; they killed 15 people, chasing and shooting...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 15 October 2014

Praise the Lord that for over five years Barnabas Fund has been supporting the ministries of 103 Christian workers in Pakistan by paying for 50% of their monthly needs. Patras, one of the workers, who...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 14 October 2014

God of justice, we lift up to You the family of Sanwal Masih, a Christian teenager in Pakistan who was raped and killed by a young Muslim man. We give You thanks that his grieving family resisted inti...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 13 October 2014

Militants from ISIS have confiscated houses and land belonging to Christians in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The seizures took place on 1 June in Ein al-Issa; the owners of the property were forced to le...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 12 October 2014

Praise God that Islamist rebels who took over the Christian town of Kessab, Syria, in March have withdrawn. The siege by militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and other Islamist groups dro...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 11 October 2014

Pray that the Lord’s healing hand will touch the nine or so Christians who were injured, one of them stabbed, in an attack on a church near Bethlehem in May. Muslims interrupted a service in the villa...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 10 October 2014

Pray for the widow and three children of a church leader in Somalia who was murdered outside his home earlier this year. Abdishakur Yusuf was found lying in a pool of blood, having been shot multiple ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 09 October 2014

Pray for the protection of four senior Eritrean church leaders who took the extremely courageous step of publishing on 25 May an open letter criticising conditions in the country, which is one of the ...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 08 October 2014

Heavenly Father, we lift up to You the nation of Egypt as it faces many challenges and ongoing instability in the wake of the “Arab Spring”. We pray that the new president, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, will ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 07 October 2014

Thank the Lord that, with the help of Barnabas Fund, three Christian nurseries in Upper Egypt were able to buy educational resources, classroom furniture and kitchen equipment last year, and that thes...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 06 October 2014

Lift up to the Lord two Egyptian Christians who have been sentenced to jail in spurious cases under the country’s “blasphemy law”. Kerolos Shouky Attallah (29) was said to have defamed Islam by “likin...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 05 October 2014

Pray for a Christian convert from Islam in Kenya who was beaten senseless in a mosque and later arrested. Hassan Hussein Mohammed (26) was converted on 10 April in Mogotio through the witness of a loc...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 04 October 2014

“The attackers entered my house, took my boy out of the house, then killed him by shooting him, leaving my wife and daughters inside.” The son of a pastor was one of around 50 people killed in an atta...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 03 October 2014

Pray for Christian communities in Kenya’s coastal region, who have been targeted in attacks by militants from the Islamist group al-Shabaab that left around 30 dead. Heavily armed fighters descended o...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 02 October 2014

Pray for the residents of Gorsi Tourou, a village in northern Cameroon that was ravaged in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on 6 June. They ran for their lives as more than 300 heavily arme...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 01 October 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray for Kim Jung-Wook, a South Korean Christian who has been sentenced to hard labour for life in North Korea for “spying” and attempting to establish house churches in the countr...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 30 September 2014

Two Christian families in Uzbekistan who meet in a private home to read the Bible and pray together have been repeatedly fined and had property confiscated. Alisher Abdullayev and Veniamin Nemirov wer...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 29 September 2014

Leaders imprisoned for up to 60 days and members for up to 45 days; fines, corrective labour or community service: these are the penalties for taking part in religious gatherings in Kazakhstan held wi...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 28 September 2014

Give thanks that 55 Christians, almost all church leaders and converts from Islam, received Bible training at a three-day seminar in Kyrgyzstan that was supported by Barnabas Fund. The participants ha...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 27 September 2014

Christians and other minorities in Burma (Myanmar) are extremely concerned about a proposed religious conversion bill that will require people to seek permission from the authorities before changing r...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 26 September 2014

Pray for the members of two churches in Yogyakarta that were attacked in separate incidents in June. On Sunday 1 June, members of Islamist groups and local residents threw stones at one church buildin...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 25 September 2014

A group of Christians came under attack by Islamic extremists while praying together in a private home in Yogyakarta in Indonesia on 29 May. The assailants threw rocks and stones in the raid on the pr...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 24 September 2014

Loving Father, we pray for Christians in one district of West Java, Indonesia, who have seen seven of their churches closed by the authorities because of alleged building permit irregularities. We pra...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 23 September 2014

Around 40 church leaders and members in Nepal were arrested on 13 June, accused of forcibly converting Hindus. They were detained in Boudha by the police, who were pressured by Hindus to take action a...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 22 September 2014

“The training helped me to establish the foundation of my faith in the Word of God and build my life on it. I deliberately teach the course to my friends.” Mr Lepcha, a Nepali living in India, had par...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 21 September 2014

Pray for a Christian family in Kandhamal in Orissa state, India, who have been left devastated after their home was destroyed for the third time by Hindu extremists. The Digals of Budruka village were...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 20 September 2014

The landslide victory of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s general election in May sparked alarm for Christians and other minorities in the country. The BJP is the politica...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 19 September 2014

Pray for Christians in Sri Lanka facing attacks from Buddhist extremists, who have forced the closure of numerous churches. In an apparently positive move, the government has created a Religious Dispu...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 18 September 2014

Cry out to the Lord for Alexis Prem Kumar, a 47-year-old Christian minister from India who was abducted in Afghanistan on 2 June. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but three Tali...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 16 September 2014

The case of an Egyptian Christian man arrested following complaints by Muslim neighbours that he had been using his home as a church without a permit highlights the need of the Christian community for...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 15 September 2014

Kidnapping for ransom has been a persistent problem for the Christian community in Egypt amid the political upheaval and instability following the “Arab Spring” revolution of 2011. On 14 June, Wadie R...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 14 September 2014

On 18 June, Bishoy Armia Boulous (31) was sentenced to five years in prison and given a fi ne of 500 Egyptian Pounds (US£70; £40) for “disturbing the peace by broadcasting false information” in connec...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 13 September 2014

Saudi Arabia remains unique in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam.” In its annual report for 2014, the United States Commission on International R...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 12 September 2014

On 23 June, Vahid Hakkani, a Christian convert in prison in Iran, resumed a hunger strike in protest against the refusal of a court to grant him and two other Christians conditional release. Vahid had...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 11 September 2014

Pray for imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been severely beaten and forcibly returned to jail from hospital in Iran. He had been recovering there for two months from injuries received in past b...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Father God, we pray for the 30 Indian Christian families who were left homeless after the authorities demolished their homes in a slum on 11 June to make way for a new road in Bhubaneswar, Orissa stat...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 09 September 2014

“We killed your father because he refused to deny Jesus Christ.” This is what the killers of Indian Christian Nimmaka Laxmaya (50), a convert from Hinduism, told his son after he found his father’s bo...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 08 September 2014

Continue to lift up to the Lord Aasia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. The appeal hearing that was scheduled for 27 May was cancelled; this is the fifth ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 07 September 2014

Lift up to the Lord a group of 52 Indian Christian families in Sirisguda, Chhattisgarh, who have been suffering in various ways. After they had been denied food rations from the public distribution sy...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 06 September 2014

Cry out to the Lord for the two orphaned daughters of a Christian couple who were hacked to death in a savage attack in India. The Bhutia family, Tibetan converts from Buddhism, were targeted in their...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 05 September 2014

Lift up to the Lord Tandin Wangyal, a pastor in Bhutan; the authorities seem determined to pin a charge on him. He was arrested on 5 March along with another pastor, M.B. Thapa, and they were held for...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 04 September 2014

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been raging on despite the presence of peacekeeping troops from France and the African Union. On 28 May, Christians were left reeling from one of the...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 03 September 2014

Give thanks that two small Christian communities in Niger have received livestock from Barnabas Fund to help them become self-sufficient. The Christians also received three days of training to learn h...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 02 September 2014

Almighty God, we call to You for relief for Christians in the Gwoza area of Borno state in Northern Nigeria, as they face repeated violent attacks by Boko Haram militants. We pray for comfort for the ...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 01 September 2014

“This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution. Allah says we should finish them when we get them.” The leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram was speaking i...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 31 August 2014

Pray for Bible school students in Vietnam who were subjected to a terrifying night-time raid by police and hired thugs. On 9 June, officers swooped from adjacent rooftops into the church compound that...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 30 August 2014

In an earlier incident in Saisomboon village, three teenage Christian girls were disqualified from taking their final school examinations because of their faith. The village chief said that in followi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 29 August 2014

Five Christians have been charged with murder in Laos after a sick woman sought prayer at her local church, converted to Christianity and later died. Mrs Chan, from Saisomboon village in Savannakhet p...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 28 August 2014

A Christian from Loynam village in the Savannakhet province of Laos was arrested on the morning of 29 May and tied to a post before being imprisoned. Two weeks earlier, police and village security off...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 27 August 2014

Iraqi Christians are losing even previously safe havens under the relentless assault of ISIS. On 25 June, the militant group attacked the historic Christian town of Qaraqosh, near Mosul, driving its m...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 26 August 2014

Heavenly Father, we cry out to You for the Christians left in Mosul, mostly elderly and sick, as they now face the threat of sharia penalties introduced by ISIS: the amputation of limbs for thieves, c...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 25 August 2014

The militant jihadist group ISIS launched a terrifying attack on Mosul, the second city of Iraq, on 6 June. They seized weapons, freed prisoners and looted and torched church buildings. Three days lat...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 24 August 2014

Give thanks that Barnabas Fund is helping many Christian families from Aleppo, Syria, to survive. One group of over 240 families originally lived in one of the city’s poorest neighbourhoods, but on Go...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 23 August 2014

As the Syrian civil war rages on, the militant Islamist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) now controls extensive territory in eastern Syria. The group is acutely hostile to Christi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 22 August 2014

Give thanks that members of a Pakistani Christian family who have been trapped in bonded labour for years have been rescued by Barnabas partners. The owner of the brick kiln where they worked had kept...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 21 August 2014

About 1,500 Christians staged a protest in Lahore, Pakistan in June 2014 over the grabbing of church-owned property by the government of Punjab. Over ten large properties, including a church, schools,...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 20 August 2014

Praise God that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has instructed the government to take specific steps to protect religious minorities from violence and intolerance. The ruling was issued partly in response to...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 19 August 2014

Loving Father, we cry out to You for the loved ones of ten Egyptian Christians who were murdered in Libya in February and March this year. We ask that You will bring your healing and peace to their fa...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 18 August 2014

Pray for Egyptian Christians who are leaving Libya in the face of growing violence against them. Many have gone there seeking work, but following the recent spate of killings, they are now fleeing. An...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 17 August 2014

A young Christian woman in Somalia was killed by a group of armed men who broke into her house in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, earlier this year. The assailants dragged her outside and shot at n...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 16 August 2014

“We know these two people are Christians who recently came back from Kenya. We want to wipe out any underground Christian living inside of mujahidin area.” The words of an al-Shabaab militant in Somal...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 15 August 2014

Pray for Meriam Yahia Ibrahim (27), a Christian woman in Sudan who has been sentenced to death for apostasy. Meriam was born to a Christian mother and Muslim father; her father left home when she was ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 14 August 2014

Praise God that the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a strong resolution on North Korea’s abuse of human rights and has requested the UN Security Council to take action. The resolution “...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 13 August 2014

Our Father, we pray for Christians in Brunei as the authorities there begin to enforce a new penal code based on sharia law. We pray that You will protect them from the harsh punishments laid down in ...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 12 August 2014

Saudi Arabia remains unique in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam.” The US Commission on International Religious Freedom report for 2014 has drawn...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 11 August 2014

Lift up to the Lord eight Christians in Iran who were rounded up during a social picnic on 5 March and interrogated. The believers were arrested near the city of Shush-e-Daniel, blindfolded and questi...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 10 August 2014

Christians in Tanzania are experiencing increased discrimination and violence at the hands of the country’s Muslims. In Muslim-majority Zanzibar, a church on Mafia island was targeted in an arson atta...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 09 August 2014

“They have been hunting for me directly and indirectly, because when I left them and converted to Christianity it pained them so much.” Hassan Muwanguzi is a former sheikh in Uganda who has suffered g...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 08 August 2014

In a similar incident, Wenene Nuru (23), a convert from Islam in the Iki-Iki township in the Pallisa district of Uganda, has had to fl ee from her home after her father attacked her. He beat her with ...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 07 August 2014

Heavenly Father, we pray for Nawudo Hasifa, a Christian teenager in Uganda whose 17-yearold sister, Nanvunani Shamimu, was beaten to death by their father when he discovered they had converted from Is...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 06 August 2014

“My little brother and my own son were murdered by Seleka of my neighbourhood. My house was burnt down with all its contents. I was left with the clothes I have on me.” The words of Michel, a Christia...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 05 August 2014

Join Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) in crying out to God on behalf of their stricken country. A group of churches devoted the month of March to prayer, as sectarian killings continue...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 04 August 2014

A Barnabas-funded Christian leadership training course in Tajikistan has enabled 60 lay leaders from a Muslim background to grow in their understanding and develop their knowledge of the Bible. Becaus...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 03 August 2014

Christian families in Uzbekistan are being blocked from burying their loved ones in state-owned cemeteries as local officials bow to pressure from Muslim leaders. In one of three known cases already t...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 02 August 2014

Pray for a church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, whose building has been confiscated by the authorities, who claim that the sales contract signed more than 14 years ago was invalid. The seizure of the buildi...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 01 August 2014

Give thanks to the Lord that Barnabas Fund is able to help oppressed and persecuted Christian communities by providing grants to Christian students in higher education. Pray for those who have receive...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 31 July 2014

Almighty God, we pray that You will protect Your people in the Holy Land. We pray especially for the congregation of a church in Gaza City, whose church compound was attacked with a small explosive de...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 30 July 2014

Taliban militants attempted to attack a Christian-run day-care centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 28 March, saying it was “a church used to convert Muslims to Christianity”. The attackers mistakenly tar...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 29 July 2014

“He was always a light for Christ and he had a love and commitment that he expressed for the Afghan people because of that love for Christ.” The widow of Dr Jerry Umanos, an American doctor who was sh...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 28 July 2014

“We ask all Christians and members of other faiths to reconsider their own beliefs and join Hinduism.” Krishna Hari Baskota, secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister in Nepal, was speaking about ...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 27 July 2014

Lift up to the Lord a group of Christians in Pali village, Jharkhand state, India, who were attacked by Hindu extremists on two consecutive days in an effort to force them to convert to Hinduism. On 4...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 26 July 2014

Pray for Christians in the village of Gudrikia, Kandhamal district, who lost their church building in the 2008 anti-Christian riots in Orissa state, India. Earlier this year, they planned to rebuild t...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 25 July 2014

Pray for Christians and other non-Hindus in India following the landslide victory of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the country’s general election. The BJP is the political wing...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 24 July 2014

Heavenly Father, we lift up to You today the heartbroken family of Mary Sameh George, a young Christian woman who was killed in an Islamist attack on a church in Egypt. We pray that You will comfort t...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 23 July 2014

Give thanks that as believers in some areas of Egypt continue to be at risk of violence from Islamists, Barnabas Fund is able to provide various kinds of practical help for needy Christians there, esp...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 22 July 2014

Give thanks that the authorities in Egypt are pursuing justice for the Christian community following widespread violence against them by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood last summer. Christians we...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 21 July 2014

“I was so happy and treasure this Word of God. It brings me so much peace and hope.” Uu Dee KoMang, an elderly woman in Burma (Myanmar), was one of many Christians who recently received a Kachin Bible...

 

Daily Prayer - Sunday 20 July 2014

Pray for three Christian prisoners of conscience in Vietnam who are being denied access to Bibles and other sources of spiritual support. Prison guards in Hanoi and Thanh Hoa province have refused to ...

 

Daily Prayer - Saturday 19 July 2014

Five ethnic Hmong Christian families in Vietnam have been attacked by their neighbours in attempts to get them to renounce their faith. On 26 February, Hang A Khua and his family were ordered to recan...

 

Daily Prayer - Friday 18 July 2014

Pray for around 400 Christian families in the Con Dau area of Da Nang province in Vietnam whose homes have been demolished. The Christians were driven from their homes in a raid by police, security ag...

 

Daily Prayer - Thursday 17 July 2014

Father God, we lift up to You Aasia Bibi in her agonising wait for justice after her appeal hearing was deferred for the third time. We pray that her case will soon be heard, and that You will sustain...

 

Daily Prayer - Wednesday 16 July 2014

Pray for Saira Iqbal, a seven-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan who was gang-raped by four Muslim men on 23 April. At this time of intense suffering and trauma for her, pray that the Lord will be he...

 

Daily Prayer - Tuesday 15 July 2014

A Pakistani Christian couple, Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, have been given the death penalty after they were accused of sending text messages insulting Muhammad to two Muslims. The couple’s l...

 

Daily Prayer - Monday 14 July 2014

Pray for Pakistani Christian Sawan Masih, whose appeal against the death penalty he was given under the “blasphemy law” is scheduled to be heard tomorrow (25 July). Sawan (26), a father of three, was ...

 
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    • Please pray for Christians in northern Cameroon, where Boko Haram is terrorising people, especially Christians and security forces, just as in neighbouring Nigeria. The Islamist militants openly declare themselves to be Boko Haram, and issue threats by letter, including to pastors telling them they must leave. Two pastors were killed in the village of Assigashia on the night of 25-26 August, hich has caused great distress and consternation. The Cameroonian Christians ask for prayer that God will bring peace and security, that the kidnapped will be released, that believers will stand firm despite being targeted, that God will comfort the traumatised, and that church leaders will know how to prepare their people for persecution. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 11 hours ago

    • “The cathedral in Damaturu now has only about 40 members instead of 450 members. The church in Potiskum now has only about 15 members instead of 500 members… the southern part of [Yobe state] is still very dangerous and most of the churches here have closed down.” A senior church leader in Nigeria wrote to Barnabas Fund in August about the impact on the Church of Boko Haram’s violence. Nevertheless Christians were still holding worship services every Sunday, discipling the young people and even commissioning pastors. Praise God for such perseverance, and pray that a Christian presence and witness may remain in north-east Nigeria. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Heavenly Father, we pray to You for our Christian brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria, who are so vulnerable in the face of attacks by Boko Haram militants. We remember especially those who used to live in Madagali, in Adamawa state, until their town was seized by Boko Haram two months ago. We think of those who were betrayed into the hands of Boko Haram by their neighbours pointing out Christian homes or places where Christians had hidden. We bring before You those who saw their menfolk beheaded, and women forcibly converted to Islam. We cry out to You to intervene and bring an end to the murderous attacks by Boko Haram. We pray for all the thousands of Nigerian Christians who have suffered in similar attacks that they will not lose hope or faith in You, but will know Your peace which passes understanding. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Pray for a pastor in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania whose home was attacked on 17 May; two of his children were injured. When he went to report the incident to the police, he was falsely accused of raping a young woman who had left Islam to follow Christ. The pastor had taken her into his home, along with four other converts, after she was thrown out by her family; it was they who made the accusation against him. He has faced much opposition because of his fruitful outreach to Muslims, and several failed attempts have been made to frame him with false accusations. Pray that the sovereign Lord will help him and that he will not be disgraced (Isaiah 50:7-9). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Oct 2014 00:00

    • A church on Mafia Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago, was attacked on 9 May by around 80 young Muslim men armed with arrows and knives. The church members, who are mainly converts from Islam, had gathered for their weekly overnight prayer session when the attackers appeared, shouting “death to ritad’i” (those who leave Islam). They set fi re to the church, leaving the interior in ruins, and then went in search of the pastor, but he was not at home. The incident followed a bomb blast at another church in Mwanza in mainland Tanzania on 5 May, in which a worker at the church rest house was critically injured. Pray that the authorities will effectively address the increasing incidence of attacks against churches. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Oct 2014 00:00

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