Monday, October 21, 2019

Prayer about Nigeria’s abusive “Islamic schools”

Heavenly Father, we are slightly overwhelmed by the revelation of Nigeria’s abusive “Islamic schools.” To hear of more than 1,000 young people released from abusive conditions in supposedly religious schools is distressing, to say the least. Lord God, we pray for healing from the trauma these young souls experienced while chained to walls, beaten and sexually molested. We thank you that truth has come to light and that these schools have been exposed. We pray for any other raids that need to happen to occur quickly and effectively. We pray that no similar schools will be able to cover up their unhealthy practices before being exposed. We pray for President Muhammadu Buhari as he evaluates taking action on the loosely regulated Islamic schools called Almajiris that dominate mostly northern Nigeria. Grant him wisdom as he discerns next steps in assuring the safety and education of his nation’s children. Lord, please provide these families healthy alternatives for their children’s education. May your people step in to help however they can. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

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