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

[297] 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

  • 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
  • Lord, how encouraging to hear Your mighty works in Ethiopia!! May many more hearts be won to You as You mobilize Your people. Draw many incl. Muslims to Your love. TY for ministering to Your people to jump over these hurdles in Jesus' Name. TY You have already provided homes for them, and we lift up the dear families who have lost loved ones IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Praise you, Father for the growth of the church and the love unbelievers are seeing and turning to you. Thank you for the provision you have in store for your children as they follow your word. In Jesus name
    sue g - USA
  • Praise you, Father for the growth of the church and the love unbelievers are seeing and turning to you. Thank you for the provision you have in store for your children as they follow your word. In Jesus name
    sue g - USA
  • Praise you, Father for the growth of the church and the love unbelievers are seeing and turning to you. Thank you for the provision you have in store for your children as they follow your word. In Jesus name
    sue g - USA
  • Thank You Father for encouraging our family in Ethiopia! I pray that You help the growth to continue especially amongst those converting from Islam! Fill them all with Your love and servants hearts for their enemies but especially amongst themselves.Guard them from the enemies devisive attacks. Grow Your church in Ethiopia and guard their doctrine,amen
    Caroline O - USA
  • LORD God,
    Thank You! Thank You for what Your doing there in Ethiopia. Thank You for giving these believers courage & great faith to rebuild, & Trust You thru it all. GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS. Continue to do miracles for these people with there needs. Use Your people to be a light to win others to Jesus! Draw Muslims to Jesus in the mighty name
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Southern Ethiopian believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. May this Church thrive. Through their lives, may many keep being drawn to Christ. In His Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, we praise you for Your work in the hearts and lives of believers in S Ethiopia. Thank You for leaders who encouraged those who lost homes and that Christian love has inspired the Muslims to seek the Lord. Thank You that Your glory is being displayed across this area and we ask You to protect them and bless them in the hard road ahead.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we praise you for Your work in the hearts and lives of believers in S Ethiopia. Thank You for leaders who encouraged those who lost homes and that Christian love has inspired the Muslims to seek the Lord. Thank You that Your glory is being displayed across this area and we ask You to protect them and bless them in the hard road ahead.
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, we praise you for Your work in the hearts and lives of believers in S Ethiopia. Thank You for leaders who encouraged those who lost homes and that Christian love has inspired the Muslims to seek the Lord. Thank You that Your glory is being displayed across this area and we ask You to protect them and bless them in the hard road ahead.
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Southern Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Bring their persecutors to repentance & may hearts keep being won to Christ. In His Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Southern Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Through their lives, may people keep being drawn to Christ. Bring peace to this region. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God, I am so pleased by the faithfulness, forgiveness, and love offered by my brothers and sisters who have been through so much pain. I am thankful for each and every soul which comes to Christ, and pray they be strengthened and encouraged through each trial. I pray many, many more Ethiopians would come to know Christ as Savior and Lord.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord bless Christians in Ethiopia. Provide for all their needs. Fill them with your Holy Spirit. Continue using them for your glory preaching the gospel and winning souls for the kingdom of heaven despite the persecution and tribulation. Strength them in their faith. Don't allow they get discourage due to this hard trial. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
  • Lord thank you for the powerful faith of our Ethiopian brothers & sisters, it just an another example how hell cannot prevail against your church. May our brethren there continue the good work you started through them and may the church in Ethiopia continue to experience amazing growth.
    Lynn S - USA
  • Father, we praise You for the faithfulness and witness of the Ethiopian believers! We pray that the Holy Spirit will draw more unbelievers to Jesus through their testimony. We pray for Your provision and protection over these Christians as they continue to worship and serve You. We ask these things in Jesus' holy and precious Name, amen
    Julie M - USA
  • To God be the glory, it's no secret what God can do, thank you Father God for the courage you have given to your people in Ethiopia to be bold and strong, and for rewarding their courage, continue to bless their effort to stand for you as brave soldiers and help them to win their community for the kingdom of God in Jesus name Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Southern Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Through their lives, may many be drawn to Christ. Bring many Muslims to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord God Almighty we pray for our brothers and sisters and the church as a whole in Ethiopia for growth spiritually focusing on Jesus Christ as the author and finisher of their faith. Let the church arise and live for death in Christ Jesus. ARISE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and let your enemies be scattered and your love to influence families and communities.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Praise You Father that these believers have stayed strong in Jesus and that others have come to embrace the gospel of Jesus. Praise You Father. May Your great work continue in Ethiopia and I pray for their protection from the evil one. Grow Your church. I pray this thru Jesus. Amen.
    joey S - USA
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