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Praying for the Persecuted Church

Each week we will tell the story of believers being persecuted for their faith.  Please include the people in this story, along with persecuted people around the world, in your prayers.

NIGERIA: Remember Leah Sharibu, Three Years Captive

Mar 2, 2021 

On 19 February 2018, Islamic jihadists from Boko Haram swept into Dapchi town, Yobe State, northern Nigeria.

They kidnapped 110 girls, mostly Muslim, from Dapchi’s Government Girls’ Science and Technical College. A few weeks later on 21 March, the jihadists returned 104 girls to their families. Five girls had died, and one, Leah Sharibu (then 15) was retained as a prisoner because she

“refused to cooperate”

and convert to Islam. Today, three years later, Leah is alive but remains in captivity.

Sources: Christian Faith and Freedom, International Christian Concern

Let us pray.

  • Pray for Leah and the many other young women who remain captive in Nigeria. Remember their families, desperate for word of them.
  • Pray the Lord will secure the release of these young women and frustrate the plans of that intent on evil and violence in Nigeria.
  • Ask the Lord to intervene in Nigeria to raise up a government committed to peace, justice, and righteousness.