You might have seen the recent news about terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso. Gunmen stormed into a church celebration two Sundays in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, killing six people before setting the church on fire.

This is the third attack on a church in five weeks in the country, forming part of an upsurge in violence against Christians in the broader Sahel region, south of the Sahara desert.

We’ve heard from the General Secretary of the Bible Society of Burkina Faso, Revd Dramane Yankiné, who’s asked us to pray.

‘The churches have become the terrorists’ favourite targets,’ he says. ‘Pastors have been abducted and killed, and so have Catholic priests. We never stop asking God for his grace and support. Please remember us.’

Please join us in prayer for Burkina Faso: for an end to the violence; for the families of those killed in the attacks and for the church it immediately affected. Thank God for the perseverance of his team as they faithfully continue to run literacy programs and distribute audio Bibles to those yearning for the Scriptures.

Jesus said, “If anyone wants to be my disciple, let him pick up is cross and come after me.”