Pray for Christians Under Continual Threat from Islamists


Church attendance is at an all-time low in northern Nigeria because of unceasing threats and intimidation from Islamist groups such as Boko Haram. In Rigim, Jigawa state, Muslims often throw rocks at churches during worship services, as they continually pressure Christian groups to leave the area. Three members of one church were killed by Boko Haram two months ago, and seven others have been killed over the last year. A pastor's family narrowly escaped being burned to death recently after they were locked inside a home that was set on fire. In addition, local officials have prevented a group of believers from meeting in their recently built church and prevented another church from beginning construction.

  • Pray for Family of Farah, Who Died from Injuries Sustained in Bombing

    Farah Javed passed away on Jan. 11, 2015, almost 16 months after being injured in one of the deadliest attacks against Christians in Pakistan's history.

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  • Pray for Two Sisters Persecuted by Their Family for Following Christ

    Two sisters who converted to Christianity were forced to flee their village recently after their brother threatened to kill them for leaving Islam.

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  • Pray for Christians in Nuba Mountains

    A church in the Nuba Mountains was destroyed in a bombing on Sunday, Nov. 30, during worship service.

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  • Pray for Four Christian Workers
    Central African Republic

    Four VOM partners who work in the Central African Republic face increasing danger as rebel groups continue attacks in the area where they live.

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  • Pray for Book-Store Workers

    The employees of a Christian book store in Egypt are at continual risk of attack by the Muslim Brotherhood. "The workers can be killed anywhere," a VOM contact said, "even ... in their homes for working in the book store."

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  • Pray for Arrested Believers

    Ten Christian workers and three girls under the age of 6 were arrested in the central region of India on Dec. 28 and charged with "deliberate and malicious acts intended to hurt religious feelings."

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  • Pray for Wenxi Li's Continued Ministry

    Wenxi Li was released from prison on Dec. 18 after completing a two-year prison sentence in central China.

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  • Pray for Believers

    Malaysian Christians continue to face harassment from Islamic authorities, with the apparent collusion of government officials.

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  • Pray for Syrian Family and Ministry

    A Syrian family is committed to working with Christian ministry that is reaching out to other Syrians who have fled into Lebanon.

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  • Pray for Bible Ministry after Books Burned

    The ministry office of a Bible Correspondence Course (BCC) was broken into on Dec. 7, and an arsonist set fire to ministry materials.

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  • Pray for Five Pastors
    Central Asia

    Five pastors who minister to communities in Central Asia have found that the gift of a motorbike has improved their ability to "visit more homes and do more work."

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