Release International Prayer Shields, Sri Lanka and Nigeria
Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka, about 50 protesters, including a dozen Buddhist monks, recently demonstrated outside a church in Divulapitiya, demanding an end to worship services. When the pastor called the police, officers joined in with the protesters’ threats. Ask God to protect this congregation.Sri Lanka Please continue to pray for all those affected in Sri Lanka by the Easter Sunday bombings of churches and hotels in Colombo and Batticaloa: the bereaved and those who are coming to terms with life-changing injuries.Nigeria Please pray for wisdom, courage and steadfastness for the Nigerian Government and military so they will bring an end to the violence and persecution.Nigeria Please pray that Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria will grow weary of bloodshed. Pray specifically they will release all those they have abducted, including the remaining Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, a teenager kidnapped in Dapchi who has refused to deny her faith in order to secure her freedom.Nigeria Ask God to comfort the family of Thomas Wollo and his seven-year-old son, Nggwe, who were brutally killed in Nigeria by militants on their way back from choir practice in Tafigana, Plateau.Nigeria Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed Margaret Wakili in Ancha village, Plateau, as she brought food to her husband who was working in a field. Pray that the Fulani will renounce violence and their suspected links with Islamist extremists Boko Haram.Nigeria June marked the first anniversary of co-ordinated attacks on 15 communities in Plateau state in which 233 people died. As yet no arrests have been made. Pray that officials in Nigeria will harden their resolve to identify and arrest the culprits.