‘Bless us through our enemies’

Kevin Linderman

Aug 2, 2021

ABA, Nigeria — “We pray that you will bless us through our enemies, as we see you doing so often in Scripture.”

Hearing this prayer stirred my heart, especially considering the context.

First, this prayer was offered in Nigeria, a country plagued by increasing violence in general and religious persecution in particular.

Second, this prayer was offered during a church service in Nigeria, immediately following announcements — announcements that were unlike anything I’ve heard at the close of church services back home.