Lord, the hurt and pain of our Nigerian brothers and sisters is more than we can stand to think of—show us how to stand with them. May the Spirit help in our weakness; for we don’t know how to pray as we ought.
Lord, give EYN (the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) the steadfastness they need to endure suffering without giving up hope. We pray for those whose lives are held in the control of others, ruled by fear and violence. We pray for those who escaped, as they try to re-build their lives. We pray for those who may have lost their lives. We pray for the parents and families whose daily lives remain wracked with grief and anguish. We pray for unnamed victims whose stories will never be heard. God, meet all the victims in their terror and sorrow and surround them with your comforting embrace.
Embrace Jummai Paul with your loving presence and guide her to safety, Lord. We pray that Jummai & all suffering violence in Nigeria will put their trust in you and not feel forgotten. #ACoBAmen #BringBackOurGirls