This family received a new house after theirs was destroyed in the 2017 attacks.
This family received a new house after theirs was destroyed in the 2017 attacks.
Jul. 25, 2019 | Ethiopia

Attacks Spur Church Growth in the South

[317] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Attacked Believers.

After large scale attacks against Christians in southern Ethiopia left three people dead and 38 homes destroyed in 2017, it would have been easy for Christians in the region to give up. Instead, church leaders in this rural region committed to encouraging their people. Two years later, the church in the area is stronger than ever. Attendance has doubled in one church while another has planted two daughter churches. One pastor said the love and determination displayed by Christians in the aftermath of the attacks inspired Muslims in his community to approach him to ask how they could become followers of Christ. God’s glory is being displayed in southern Ethiopia, but believers there still face many challenges. Pray for provision for these believers and for more hearts to be won to Christ.

Write your own prayer for Attacked Believers

  • Merciful powerful Father ,
    Persecuted Christian believers press on and do the work of bringing the gospel to others so that their hearts may be won to you. Continue to bless their work and put a hedge around them to protect them from their would be opponents. Melt the hearts of the attackers so they can be like Paul strong advocates In Jesus name Amen
    Robert C - Canada
  • Father God, please bless VOM for sending these updates about persecuted believers all over the world and also what God is doing as He brings many sons and daughters to Christ. Let people notice that all other religions use oppression, violence, and lies to promote their "gods." You are the true God and You are being made KNOWN!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, thank you for turning bad into good. I pray You will protect, provide, anoint and use these wonderful churches. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Oh Father, pour out your Spirit. Guide your children here in Ethiopia. they are a great witness to what the Spirit can do through us. Strengthen them as they continue to work and share your Word. Speak to the hearts of the neighbors and families. May they see Jesus in your children and desire to know him. give your children wisdom and boldness.
    polly c - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on these individuals.
    Peter K - USA
  • Please Lord I pray for believers in Ethopia to be protected and provided for. I pray that these attackers would be brought to legal justice and that they would come to You in repentance. I pray for many more to be added to the church here in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Lord I praise You that You are still at work in the people of this village. I ask Father, that through Your power they would have their needs provided and even more. Continue to get the Word of Hod in their hands & strengthen them & comfort them. In Christ, Amen
    Denice D - USA
  • Our Father, there are many Christians in Europe Who forget that we are at war. We do not take a gun or machete but the Word of Yours. We are Your soldiers and we truly understand
    Loyalty - Duty - Respect - Selfless Service -
    Honor - Integrity and Personal Courage but we need Your help to press through, so help us! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Oh Lord, thank you for how your people have rallied and are glorifying you. Let their light shine brightly and win more to your kingdom.
    michele r - USA
  • Thank you Father for filling their hearts with Your strength and love! Please continue to help these churches grow, and to have the hearts of nonbelievers soften and come to follow You. Your love and mercy is awe-inspiring. I pray that many others will come to follow You and become gracious individuals. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
    Sarah M - USA
  • Lord, Thank you for sustaining your people, for continuing your work, for the faithfullness of your own, for conversions from it. Jesus continue the mighty work you do in this country. Bring greater knowledge, great faith, servants hearts, let your love pour out of your people. Provision, protection, peace to these people in your name.
    kathy C - USA
  • Father we ask you abundantly provide for the Ethiopia believers and for continued growth for a great awakening in this country bringing thousands to Faith and repentance in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Increase the Faith of the church with widespread teaching of your Word with a mighty out pouring of your Holy Spirit. Fill the Believers with Joy
    Marian P - USA
  • Father, thank You for the overcoming faith and determination demonstrated by our Ethiopian brothers and sisters in-Christ in the aftermath of these attacks. Please continue to provide for their spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs as they obediently follow Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. May dozens more Muslims come to Christ for salvation.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Praise God for the fruit being borne out of tragedy! May a great spiritual awakening occur throughout the region. Protect and bless these believers and pour out Your Spirit upon all who come to follow You! May their faith be a shining light in the darkness there! In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Lord bless Your children there in Ethiopia that they will have all heir needs met in Christ and be seeing Your hand of salvation extended powerfully as well as many reach up to receive You. Keep them in Your Word, fueled by Your love and presence and growing in love for You and people around them. Continue to hold them close Father please!
    Melissa S - USA
  • Keep your servants safe.
    Debbie V - USA
  • My Father, we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness of this world. Still, You prevail! May these believers be filled with Holy Ghost boldness to continue to stand for the Lord Jesus Christ! Make provisions for them to not only survive but to thrive. All glory be to You!
    David C - USA
  • Dear Father God, we pray for continued growth for these attacked believers in Southern Ethiopia, that you would send your Holy Spirit to them and dwell among them so they would continue to grow and worship you. May more and more Muslims come to faith through Jesus. Bless them and guide them in Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Thank you, thank you, Lord. What the evil one meant for bad you have redeemed for good. Please continue to spread your truth all over Ethiopia and the world
    emily g - USA
  • Father, thank You for the church in Ethiopia, I pray for believers there that You would protect them and keep them safe. Please empower them with Your Holy Spirit and bless them with wisdom. In the Name of Yeshua. Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father you wonderful we thank you oh Lord for the faith and persistence of your children in Ethiopia and all over the World, may you provide them with whatever they may need to serve you in abundance and may you also strengthen them from glory to glory forward ever and backwards never in the mighty name of JESUS Amen.
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Father, we thank you for what you are doing in Ethiopia. We praise you for the believers whose faith is growing and for the church growing in new lives following you. May this continue as you give them all wisdom and knowledge in your Word so that more people will be won to Christ.
    Paula L - USA
  • Father, glory be to you, Lord. This is possible because of your grace. You are a conqueror. No one is greater than you. THANK YOU for what you've done & what you will continue to do for your children. Please provide for your children and may more people come to Christ for Your glory and the glor of King Jesus. We pray in Jesus' name, amen.
    MJ D - United Arab Emirates
  • HF, thank you for keeping and helping to increase the members in spite of the attacks, please provide the needs of the church in Ethiopia, and help more and more to be won to you by their love.
    Jasmene R - USA
  • Father God may your hand be upon them and give them the strength and courage to stand strong no matter what they face. I pray and claim for many to come to Salvation in Jesus name Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • The Lord blessed those who serve Him. Thank you for your faithful service and may your blessings abound. Walking with the King through times of trouble make us stronger. May He continue to guide you as you make disciples for Him. We are praying for you and trusting that God will continue to do a marvelous work with the Muslim people through you.
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. For You know what we have need of before we ask. Praise and glory to you for taking care of our needs. Let Your fear fall upon those who do these senseless things against Your people until they are weighed down & come true repentance lasting and true. Shine Your Light. In Jesus' Precious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • I Amen what was said before father I pray your children would remember nasb John 16:33 and father I pray that the wicked would remember Nasb Gen 6:5 I pray that the wicked would turn from their ways remember that verse repent accept your son and obey you all the days of their life in the name of your son JCIP Amen
    Josef S - USA
  • All praise and glory be to you God for faithfulness of your children through times of persecution. Thank you for grace and power you provide your children. We praise you for touching hearts and opening eyes of those opposing them and creating the thirst in their lives for Jesus! Draw many to you by your children radiating love of Jesus. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord, thank You for these faithful church leaders and that Your church is still strong and vibrant. Grant them increased faith and the joy of leading others to Jesus. Please call many Muslims out of Islam into Christianity and fill them with the love that can only come from You. May there be many who seek and find You, with all their hearts and minds.
    Beth P - USA
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