Prayer for the Rescue and Return of the the Nigerian School Girls

The April 14th kidnapping of over 230 Nigerian school girls calls us to prayer and action on their behalf. The issue of human trafficking is not only global and increasing, but goes largely unnoticed unless there is a particularly horrendous event like this. We urge you to pray, take the recommended actions that follow and share this information. Together we hope to bring awareness to this atrocity.



O God of mercy and compassion, we come before you to pray for the safe return of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their school, separated from their families, and may be sold into slavery and forced marriage. We pray for their safety, swift rescue and return to their homes.


We join our prayers with those of their grieving parents and families. Comfort them in their distress and hear our prayers for their beloved daughters.


We pray that the Nigerian government, with the assistance and support of the international community, will make every effort to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls and reunite them with their families. We also pray that all nations will affirm the right of girls everywhere to pursue an education, and will protect them and their schools from violent and unwarranted attacks.


O God, look with compassion on the Nigerian schoolgirls and all victims of human trafficking and child exploitation. We pray for an end to their captivity, for the safety and well-being of children everywhere, and the success of efforts throughout the world to end the sin of human trafficking. Amen.


Also, sign the petition asking Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls from slavery and forced child marriage.

Finally, join the social media campaign by “liking” Bring Back Our Girls on Facebook and Tweeting #BringBackOurGirls.