The Republic of Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa, having a population numbering in excess of 158 million. There are over 520 ethnic groups.
Though Nigeria is a secular state with freedom of religion enshrined in its constitution, Christians in the northern and central states, where Islam dominates, endure severe persecution. In recent years many hundreds of Christians have died and churches have been destroyed in violent attacks perpetrated by radical Islamic groups.
- Please pray for physical and emotional healing for Christians who have lost loved ones and/or been injured in the violence.
- Pray also for wisdom and a spirit of peace and reconciliation for religious leaders in the north and across the nation.
- Pray for church leaders who are called to stand, and committed to fulfil their ministries in these extremely hostile and tense areas