While ISIS and its supporters celebrate the attacks in Brussels on social media with #Brusselsburns, Christians from around the world are using the web to offer prayers for the city, the victims and their families.
“Pray for Belgium” and “Pray for Brussels” are among the most popular Twitter slogans hours after the attacks.
The staff at CBN News is also praying for God’s peace, justice, and protection in Brussels, as well as for the families of the victims, #CBNNewsprayingforBrussels.
Christian leader Kenneth Copeland tweeted, “Please pray for Belgium. We will not allow terror to reign. We declare Jesus is Lord over Belgium! #Brussels.”
Rev. Franklin Graham also offered his support to those affected by the deadly attacks, saying on Twitter, “Pray for the people of Brussels, Belgium after today’s terror attacks including a suicide bombing at airport and explosion at metro station.”
On Facebook, Joyce Meyer ministries said, “This morning three explosions went off in Brussels, Belgium killing 34 people and wounding 170 more. Today, we stand in prayer with the people of Belgium knowing that God is our hope.”
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) also tweeted its support for Brussels saying, “Terror strikes the heart of Europe yet again. We stand with #Brussels & pray for the victims & their families.”
On Instagram, more than 85,000 #prayforBrussels pictures have been posted.
A popular set of memes of the famous Belgian cartoon character Tintin as well as images incorporating the black, yellow and red of the Belgian flag are also being posted online to honor the victims of the terror attacks.