Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Monday 23 July 2012
Daily Prayer - Monday 23 July 2012
The anti-Christian attacks in Northern Nigeria bear the grim marks of Boko Haram. This militant Islamist group has been carrying out attacks against Christians, the police and the security forces in its malevolent campaign to create an Islamic state in the region. At New Year 2012 it issued a three-day deadline for Christians to leave the North, and in March it declared “war” on them, saying that it was planning coordinated attacks to eliminate them from some parts of the country. Its attacks on churches and individual Christians have been unrelenting. Pray for the Nigerian authorities as they struggle to contain the violence of this group, that they will succeed in restoring order to the region.