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Nigerian Christians Call for 21 Day Fast

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (Worthy News)-- Many churches throughout Nigeria have begun a 21-day fast to invoke divine intervention and protection from Boko Haram, an Islamic cult that has threatened to attack on the anniversary of the death of the sect's founder.

Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria advised churches that remain open to suspend, or reschedule services; church leaders said attendance in recent weeks has dropped to less than half.

Although security was increased in the Northern Nigerian communities of Bauchi and Maidugur after authorities uncovered the sect's plan, the situation in Maiduguri remained grim as Christians and Muslims alike flee the city for the safety of the countryside.

On July 5, militants bombed two churches and on the following weekend more than 30 people were killed and 20 homes burned; the resulting mass exodus from Maiduguri has turned it into a "ghost town," leaving churches padlocked; the remaining Christians are bracing themselves for a massive assault on July 30 when Boko Haram is expected to avenge the death of their founder, Mohammed Yusuf, who died while in police custody. The sect recently issued a warning for Nigerians to avoid Christians, security guards and government officials, or face death.

A former Boko Haram member who later turned to Christ, said that the sect's rituals are reminiscent of an occult group.

"Once you join the group, it takes only the grace of God to come out of it," he said. "It seems like you almost lose your will and ability to think, and you only do what you are told."

Please consider joining Nigerian Christians during their time of crisis by fasting and praying with them.

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5 thoughts on “Nigerian Christians Call for 21 Day Fast

  1. Romans 12:19  The Right Approach, should be done in all countries run by Dictators, instead of in the Streets getting Murdered, could be Liberation Too! from a Living Night Mare!

  2. Romans 12:19  The Right Approach, should be done in all countries run by Dictators, instead of in the Streets getting Murdered, could be Liberation Too! from a Living Night Mare!

  3. America wake up. We as Christians are to pray for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith. We are related by the blood of Christ. We are to feel their pain and pray. They ask us to pray for  listen to this....  Pray for us to have strength and endurance to remain faithful to Jesus Christ. Wow they are dedicated to Jesus. Please pray for their request.

  4. I so feel the pain of hurt in my spirit, I sit and cry, any real child of God just have to hurt, don't you feel your spirit crying loud, I myself go though, ridicule, being falsely lied on, being hated, talked about because I truly stand for Jesus, I know the word of God tells me that they will hate me without a cause, I know I am a child of God because they hate me, they don't like me, the Lord shines on me.  These children are going though, my Lord, they are standing up for Jesus, head cut off, prison etc.. and people backslide because they can't stand being lied on, my Lord....let us, yes pray for our family in Christ, let our heart go out with weeping and pray. Jesus id coming bank soon and we will be alright.

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