The Muslim jihadist group in Pakistan that murdered dozens of women and children on Easter Sunday warned that more killing will come.

Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a jihadist group in Pakistan with ties to the Taliban, boasts that it is planning more “devastating” attacks on Christians. The group, who bombed two churches last year, claimed responsibility for the Lahore-area suicide bombing on Easter Sunday that killed 72 and injured over 300 others.

Rather than reviling such actions, many Pakistanis deluded by Islam consider violence to be justified by their religion. A month earlier, tens of thousands of Pakistani Muslims openly celebrated the assassination of Salman Tanseer, a politician who publicly defended a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.


“Christians in Pakistan . . . are surrounded by a culture that hates the Cross.”


Families of the victims of Easter Sunday's suicide bombing in Pakistan mourn outside a hospital.  PC: Rahat Dar—EPA

Families of the victims of Easter Sunday’s suicide bombing in Pakistan mourn outside a hospital. [PC: Rahat Dar—EPA]

Christians in Pakistan make up less than 2 percent of the population and are treated as second class citizens. They are surrounded by a culture that hates the Cross, and many do not have access to Scripture or the ability to read the Bible for themselves.

They need our prayers! Anger, violence, revenge– all these are understandable human emotions, but the Spirit of God brings healing on God’s terms, not human ones.

“But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation … For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ.”— Colossians 1:22,3:3

Pray —

5/8 — Pray for believers in Pakistan to be diligent to fill their minds and hearts with the truth of Scripture every day.

5/9 — Ask God to comfort and strengthen the families of the Christian martyrs in Pakistan.

Pakistani Christians rallied in support of the Christian community after another similarly deadly Sunday suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar and in Lahore in 2013 that killed 78 people.  [PC: Christian Post]

Pakistani Christians rallied in support of the Christian community after another similarly deadly Sunday suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar and in Lahore in 2013 that killed 78 people. [PC: Christian Post]

5/10 — Pray for nominal Pakistani Christians and Muslims to take a closer look at what Jesus and Muhammad actually taught and to turn from unbelief to full adoption into the family of God through His Son Jesus Christ.

5/11 — Ask that God will raise up faithful Christian leaders and lawmakers in Pakistan who will serve with integrity.

5/12 — Pray for Pakistani Christians to shine the light of Christ brightly and draw their Muslim neighbors to Christ.

5/13 — Pray that the schemes of the Taliban-splinter group in Pakistan will be thwarted and the group will dissolve.

5/14 — Ask God to uphold the Church in Pakistan and enable them to “hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”. (Hebrews 10:23)

5/15 — Pray for complete physical, emotional spiritual healing for the Easter bombing survivors.

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