Published: 00:00 GMT Standard Time - Friday 07 December 2012
Daily Prayer - Friday 07 December 2012
“By refusing to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organisation, the United States is sending a very clear message … that the murder of innocent Christians and Muslims who reject Islamism … are accepted losses.” Archbishop Nicholas Dikeriehi Okoh, Primate of the Church of Nigeria, gave this message during an official visit to the United States, which was sponsored by Barnabas Fund. The US State Department has refused to designate Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organisation, believing that its violence is due to competition for economic resources, despite the group’s professed religious motives. Pray that the church leader’s visit will lead to the US taking stronger action against Boko Haram, and that its violence may swiftly be brought to an end.