Ethiopia is a majority Christian country, but most Christians belong to the Orthodox church.
Ethiopia is a majority Christian country, but most Christians belong to the Orthodox church.
Jan. 16, 2020 | Ethiopia

Churches Hire Protection After Inter-Church Conflict

[220] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Full-Gospel Church.

Some churches in northern Ethiopia have had to close their doors and hire police protection after facing strong opposition from the country’s historically dominant religious group. When the Full Gospel Church in Axum decided to build a new facility, members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church held mass protests and threatened to destroy the church. “The situation grew so serious that the churches decided to close for a week,” a VOM contact said. The Full Gospel Church is still meeting in homes, while another evangelical church in the area has hired police protection for its services. Pray that this conflict will be resolved in a spirit of unity.

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  • Father of All, bring unity & strength to your church in Ethiopia. May believers share the gospel unhindered. I pray, by this time, the conflicts from rebuilding have been resolved. May Axum be growing in truth according to your Word. Open hearts to the mercy & grace of Jesus. Draw those who are thirsty for living water to You. May they be satisfied.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, let nothing stop the movement of your word and the salvation of so many people. Bless the members of this church wherever they worship you. Stop the hand of the enemy and end his attempts to stop people from coming to you. Bless this faithful people and prosper the work of their hands. in the precious name of Jesus Christ I pray.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • The Lord Jesus Bind and Rebuke Satan, His hosts, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and others from using anything against the Full-Gospel Church, and the Body of Christ in Ethiopia. Lord Jesus, Please Open and Give Different hearts to those of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and others to You according to Your Will, In Thine Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Lord Jesus, Please Grant the Body of Christ who attend the Full-Gospel Church Your Protection, Fortitude, Comfort, Growth in You, Favor, Justice, Spiritual and Physical Provision, Way to fellowship, minister, and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, and Blessed Assurance, In Thine Holy Name, Blood, and Stripes Lord Jesus, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, IN JESUS' NAME, we lift the Body of Christ who attend the Full-Gospel Church up to You; Thank You for Blessing them to fellowship, minister, and spread Your Gospel to others and each other, and endure persecution, protests, and threats from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
    Marcia H - USA
  • Dear God, May the people of these churches come together in Christ. Please help these Christians to unite and have peace with each other, as we can't fight each other and still thrive. Please protect members of these churches and help there to be peace. Please hear these people. Let no one be alone or alienated. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Our Father, Your plans and Your will are allways best. Let Your good will happen in the lives of the members of Full-Gospel Church in Ethiopia. Please bless and protect all family and friends of Y.B's. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Lord I'm praying late for this situation but believing You have it all under control. TY that this has been resolved in a peaceful manner. May YOur Holy Spirit bring his peace and calm to each individual. Ty that your wing is over this entire situation as we are believing for great things in Jesus' Name.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, be with opposing Christian Groups in Ethiopia and enable them to resolve their differences and become united with one another. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Father God i pray for our Brothers and Sisters. Father go before them and fight their every Battle in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Keep this church safe.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord God Almighty I pray for unity in the body of Christ. I pray for religious tolerance between different denominations in Ethiopia. I pray for the Full Gospel Church to be afforded the right to fellowship without intimidation. I pray also that church leaders would meet and sort out their differences.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Praying for the evangelical churches in Ethiopia. For their safety and security. Praying this conflict is solved. Thwart the works of Satan who would wish to divide Your people, oh Lord. Those who know God and are saved love the brethren! Praying for this situation and for the furtherance of the gospel in Ethiopia.
    margaret m - USA
  • Oh Father, what a blot on Your name when there is disunity in Your Body. Only You can resolve this conflict between brothers and sisters. We trust You to cause the healing of division to become a means of the proclamation of the gospel. Remove those who would create strife between the churches and grant a spirit of peace and forgiveness between them.
    Toni D - USA
  • Please Lord I pray that this conflict will be resolved in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Please bless them with a spirit of unity. I pray that all of the Christians in Ethiopia would be of one heart and one mind in Christ Jesus and that many more would be added to their number in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Lord, you desire that your followers be unified, and I pray that all true followers of yours in Ethiopia would truly be of one mind and spirit as they allow you to lead them. May your Holy Spirit fill them with grace and peace, so that those who are watching know what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Please bring healing to this conflict.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God I pray for the churches in Ethiopia to be strong and endure this present persecution. I pray that it will only cause your Word to spread even further to the unreached. Strengthen the leaders and give them wisdom in what to do for their flocks. Bring your protection to the church.
    Paula L - USA
  • Lord, I pray that you would break the spirit of religion in this area of Ethiopia and I ask that the Holy Spirit and his unity would come upon the true believers in Ethiopia and this would be resolved for the glory of Jesus"s name. I asked this in Jesus"s name amen .
    Nancy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father in Jesus Name I ask you to bring unity to this area & let them all realize we're all 1 body in Christ. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Michael H - USA
  • You are the God who brings true unity and peace, and I ask that it would take place for the Ethiopian believers. May they be able to meet and speak graciously to one another, may the conflicts be resolved through the power of Your Spirit. Please protect the witness of Your church through this conflict and may Your truth be made known.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Jesus bring conviction to the pastors of the churches persecuting the other churches. Let reconciliation and repentence bring unity. In your name I pray Jesus.
    michele r - USA
  • Holy Father, may Your Spirit convict Your children of their sin in being divided. May the Spirit bring about reconciliation. and a resolution that is so compelling, that outsiders will have no choice but to see You at work in their lives. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord, may You bring peace and unity to those who believe in You. If any are not being faithful to obey Your Word and be witnesses of Your grace and mercy and love, may they repent and seek forgiveness. Only You can bring reconciliation and unity. May the need for police protection subside. Grant wisdom, unity and peace.
    Beth P - USA
  • Jesus, this is not what You want from Your people. Please soften hearts and send Your Holy Spirit to restore the unity You so earnestly prayed for in John 17.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Father, the devil opposes the truth. I pray for your children in Ethiopia. I pray you direct their path. Give them wisdom in knowing how to deal with this. Open the eyes of those who think they know you but don't. I pray you would help your children shine brighter than ever before. May Jesus be seen by all who look upon them. Pour out your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, our hearts are saddened by this divisiveness, we raise every believer in Ethiopia up to You and ask that You fill them with Your Holy Spirit, in unity and love. Fill them with Your knowledge and wisdom to bring every believer together in peace and respect for Your Praise, Honor and Glory, in Jesus's precious name, Amen.
    Ar B - Canada
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the Full Gospel Church in Axum and their new facility and their willingness to expand even in the face of opposition. I pray that You will protect them and their property from any harm that would otherwise befall them. I also pray that this conflict can be resolved peacefully and in a spirit of unity.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in northern Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of their opponents to You. As a result, may those like Full-Gospel Church members resolve their issues in unity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Oh Lord, we are saddened by this disunity. Please soften hearts of those in the Orthodox church. Let them see that "he who is not against Us, is for Us." May Jesus be exalted in their hearts rather than secondary differences. Give believers love for their enemies and bring peace to this situation. May there be renewed love for You. Amen.
    Barbara B - USA
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