A twin-suicide bomb attack outside the All Saints church in Peshawar killed at least 85 people in one of the worst attacks on Christians in Pakistan.

ccording to reports, the attackers blew themselves up as worshippers were exiting the church after Sunday service. More than 120 people were injured in the blasts.

Two Islamist militant groups with Taliban links said they ordered the attack to hit back at US drone strikes.

Political and religious leaders condemned the attack, but angry crowds nevertheless took to the streets, denouncing the state’s failure to protect minorities.

Sources: World Evangelical Alliance – Religious Liberty Commission, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald

  • Pray for God’s healing mercy upon those injured in the attacks.
  • Pray for the families grieving and angered over the loss of loved ones, that they would experience the peace and comfort of Jesus.
  • Pray for the country’s Christians, that they would not resort to violence but would respond in Christ-likeness.
  • Pray for the Lord’s protection over the church in Pakistan.

 

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