Nigeria: Pray for survivors of a suicide bombing at a Bauchi church that was attacked during worship.
Lord, You are our healer. Only You can bring peace to chaos, both in the physical world and the spiritual. There are so many more effects of such traumatic events than just physical wounds. People are left with emotional and psychological scars. Sometimes we are even left with spiritual damage as unforgiveness creeps in and a desire for vengeance takes hold. Lord, I pray that for those who survived whatever vicious attack took place, You would heal them from all the effects of it. I pray that You would restore function to whatever parts of their bodies were damaged, that You would clear out any infections that settled in, that You would provide ways for them to cope with the memories of that day. I pray that You would relieve them of any nightmares or flashbacks they may still experience, that You would remove any remembered cries or blasts from their ears. I pray that You would open their hearts to forgive the family of their attacker, to forgive the bomber, to pray for the salvations of other members of Boko Haram and other radical Muslims who terrorize them. I pray that You would continue to shine in their hearts as a light brighter than the sun, that all around them may see and know that You are the one true God who is able to not only deliver Your people from their enemies, but also from themselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.