Thursday, February 20, 2020

Prayer about recent attack on Christians in Burkina Faso

O God our God, what do we say about the latest attack on Christians in Burkina Faso?! There is so much grief. We are thankful that your Spirit intercedes for us when words fail (Romans 8:26). We may be five or 5,000 miles away, but we should all be impacted when we hear of attackers arriving at a church, separating men from women, shooting to death 24 of them, injuring 18 more, kidnapping three youths, looting the church, and then burning down the church. Lord, bring your peace amid the pain. Please protect the kidnapped youths from further harm and enable them to escape. Lord, we are concerned about the religious leaders being targeted in Burkina Faso. We are concerned about the 1,300+ civilians killed in targeted attacks last year in Burkina Faso, which is more than seven times the previous year. Lord, please show us what to do. Show Burkina Faso’s leaders and people what to do. We pray against the rapidly escalating violence in this nation. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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