Christmas Eve attacks targeted Christians in Nigeria's Plateau state. At least 140 people were killed. Here are specific ways that you can pray now.
The Voice of the Martyrs
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Christmas Eve Attacks in Nigeria:
At Least 140 Dead
Dear friend,

Christians in Nigeria are in urgent need of prayer. As Christians in Plateau state prepared to celebrate the birth of Christ, Islamists attacked approximately 20 mostly-Christian communities, burning homes and murdering residents. At least 140 people were killed, and many more are still missing.

The hours-long attacks occurred in the country’s “Middle Belt,” between the mostly-Muslim north and mostly-Christian south, as suspected Islamic extremists from among the Fulani tribe used firearms and machetes on their victims, according to news reports.

This is the worst attack on Christians in the area since 2018, and they need our prayer support. Here are some specific needs for prayer:

  • Pray for healing of body and soul for those injured by the attackers.
  • Pray for God’s comfort of those who have lost loved ones.
  • Pray that God will give Christians grace to forgive their attackers.
  • Pray that the attacks will cease.
  • Pray that more militant Fulani Muslims will repent and place their faith in Christ.
  • Pray that church leaders will have the strength and courage to continue serving their communities.
  • Pray for front-line workers as they find practical ways to support affected Christians.

Prayer is always the first thing our Christian family members request. Thank you for praying for Christians in Nigeria during their time of great need.

In Christ,

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Jeremy Burton
Vice President, Outreach
The Voice of the Martyrs