Prayer Points For The Week: Jan 8 - Jan 14 2024

Monday 8th – Sunday 14th January 2024


The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. (Heb. hamas) Genesis 6: 11.

On 7th October, 2023, the terrorist organization, Hamas, launched a coordinated deadly attack on Israel. The attack was unprovoked. It attracted a fiery retaliation from Israel, which has led to the devastation of Gaza. Global opinion is divided about who was right or wrong.

The spirit behind the action of Hamas is mentioned in the Bible as one of the factors that made God to release the Flood upon the earth in the days of Noah. The word “ violence” in Gen. 6:11 is the Hebrew word hamas. The other factor mentioned in Gen. 6:11 responsible for the judgment by flood was corruption.

In Nigeria, both corruption and violence are recurring decimals that have brought the country low. While corruption steals the people’s wealth but spares their lives, hamas takes lives violently, and in some instances, wipes out entire families - and still steals and wastes their resources. Whenever the combination of corruption and violence manifest in a land, the judgment of God is not far.

Since 2009, the spirit of hamas has been afflicting Nigeria with pain, sorrow, and destruction. Thousands upon thousands of innocent citizens have been murdered in cold blood while many communities have been sacked and the inhabitants expelled into Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

A worrisome observation is that the activities of hamas in Nigeria appear to be a well-coordinated international conspiracy involving countries in the Middle East as well as influential local collaborators. The objective of the conspirators is to use violence to redefine the local demography of Nigeria in favour of adherents of a particular religion and an ethnic nationality.

On Christmas Eve of 2023, disciples of hamas murdered 238 Christians in Bokkos, Mangu, and Barkin Lardi Local Government Areas (LGA) in Plateau State. While the country was reeling with shock, and government played mute, the terrorists struck again on 1st January 2024 and killed over 40 Christians in Borno, Yobe, and Kaduna states. In Chibok LGA of Borno State, 10 Christians were killed while in Kaura LGA of Kaduna State, 17 Christians were killed, and 24 Christians were killed in Kajuru LGA in Kaduna State. As if the carnage was insufficient, on 4th January 2024 a COCIN pastor with 6 members of his congregation were killed by the Boko Haram in Geidam LGA of Borno State.

To date, there has been no proactive response by the Christian leadership. That has been the unfortunate pattern from Church leadership, which is expected to respond to these issues.

The recurring decimal of death and destruction in the country calls leadership capacity to question both in the Church and in the Government. While Church leadership and Government might deny complicity in these killings, they cannot deny criminal negligence. In a country fitted with the relevant security units, leadership has been worrisomely negligent.

Under the circumstances, prayers must be renewed for God to visit upon Nigeria severe judgment that will wipe out the twin evils of corruption and violence in the country. "Hamas" shall not flourish in this land. Amen.


1. 2 Thes. 1:6
Pray that God shall recompense tribulation to every nation sponsoring and supporting terror attacks in Nigeria.

2. Ps. 83
Upon all the foreign countries involved in the conspiracy of violence against Nigeria, decree the judgment written.

3. Isaiah 33:22
Section 14 (2)b of the Constitution states: “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government:” By virtue of this Constitutional provision, raise a lamentation to God that governments in Nigeria have failed in this primary responsibility. Demand justice and judgment from God against complicit Governments of Nigeria.

4. Rev. 16:5–6
Pray that God will judge the terrorists and their sponsors according to their deeds. As they have delighted in shedding blood, let God give them their own blood to drink.

5. Judges 5: 23
Pray that every Christian leader whom God has permitted to occupy leadership position, but has maintained silence and indifference at these atrocities, shall be judged according to the word of God.

6. Gen. 9:6
According to the word of God, pray that God will empower and release men to execute judgment on all those who shed the blood of Nigerians.

7. Isaiah 7: 7
Cancel and nullify, with the blood of Jesus Christ, every sorcery, spell, divination, and occult manipulations that the bloodshed in Nigeria is being used to feed. Decree that whatever the forces of darkness plan to do with the blood of Nigerians, shall not prosper. Amen.


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From 18th April 2022

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Bosun Emmanuel & Prof Kontein Trinya

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