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Nigeria. The following day the Muslim governor of Kaduna State ordered the arrest of those who had signed the anti-Igbo statement, which he strongly condemned. Pray for more Muslim voices to defend Christians in the North. As the Igbo eviction deadline falls tomorrow, pray that there will be no violence against any Christians.

October SUNDAY 1 Father God, our brothers and

MONDAY 2 “We are worried that the murderous activities of Fulani herdsmen have continued unabated and unchecked. The recurring and orchestrated killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna, mass killings in parts of Benue State and others across the country have increased suspicion that the so-called herdsmen are an extension of terrorist groups carrying out an evil agenda of ethnic and religious cleansing . . . They sack [ransack] entire villages, rape women and girls, maim, kidnap, kill and commit other forms of violence while destroying farmlands and economic sources . . . We therefore call on the Church today to

TUESDAY 3 Praise God for Nigerian imams who have been calling on the Boko Haram militant group to stop attacking Christians and destroying church buildings. However, Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, responded by video in June condemning these imams and saying that there can never be peace and reconciliation until the Christians convert to Islam. Pray that the peaceable interpretation of Islamic sources will gain increasing support amongst Nigerian Muslims and that the violent interpretation which motivates Boko Haram will be strongly rejected by all other Muslims. WEDNESDAY 4 The families of the “Chibok girls” make Wednesdays a special day of prayer for their missing daughters and sisters. Nearly 300 teenage Nigerian school-girls, mainly Christians, were abducted by Boko Haram militants in April 2014 from their school in Chibok, Borno State. Over 100 are still held; pray for them. Pray also for the girls who have been released in recent months, as they recover from three years of life with the extremely violent Islamist group, who forced them to become Muslims, at least outwardly. Ask the Holy Spirit to be their Counsellor and to remind them of everything that Jesus said (John 14:26).

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sisters in northern Nigeria live day by day in great danger, just because they trust in Your Son Jesus Christ. You know the heart of each one, and what feelings of fear or anger they may wrestle with, wondering when men of violence will attack their homes, crops and families. Help them to keep in step with the Your Spirit, and to show in their lives love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. May their Christ-like response to such a stressful and perilous situation bring glory to You. (Galatians 5:22-25)

wake up, be keenly observant, watchful, vigilant and mindful of the enemies of our souls and our faith . . . Christians must be more prayerful, focused and strategic . . . being conscious that the world is coming to an end and at last to triumph and be able to stand before our Lord Jesus Christ.” - statement by Ughelli Diocese, Nigeria. Pray as the Lord leads you in response to this.

Barnabas Prayer September October 2017  

Barnabas Prayer September October 2017 A bi-monthly diary of daily prayer points for the persecuted Church around the world. It is part of t...

Barnabas Prayer September October 2017  

Barnabas Prayer September October 2017 A bi-monthly diary of daily prayer points for the persecuted Church around the world. It is part of t...