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

[208] prayers in [11] 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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  • 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
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians 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 hears of their opponents to You. And so may those like Full-Gospel Church members resolve their conflict in unity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God we raise every believer in Ethiopia into your arms and ask that you fill every Christian with a strong manifestation of the Holy Spirit, in unity and love, for their brothers and sisters in Christ. Bring the promise of Your scripture to fulfillment in their midst by uniting every believer in peace and respect. Thank you Lord. In Jesus name, amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • May the God of all peace, resolve the destructive inter church fighting. May He be the administrator of all activities performed, & may His peace, & grace overcome pride & selfcenteredness in all who call themselves Christians.
    mark m - USA
  • Lord, please help Your people to seek peace with each other. Let the glorious Gospel unite them; let them stand firmly on the common ground of peace with God through Jesus. Let this strife resolve in a way that brings You honor and shows the watching world Your beauty, majesty, and power.
    In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Mark A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for members of churches 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 officials & others around them to You. May those like Full-Gospel Church resolve the conflict with unity. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, please let these Christian brothers and sisters not fight. Please help protect the Full-Gospel church from this persecution and bring back unity to the Body of Christ here in Ethiopia. Lord, please grow the church in Your Word and in love and peace. Lord God, how we need Your help in these places. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come near.
    Amy G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for these believers. Please resolve this conflict in a spirit of unity. May the verse in Romans 8:26 encourage them," Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
    Rebecca L - USA
  • Come, Holy Spirit, come and lead your people, uniting your church. Grant wisdom and discernment to the leaders of Full Gospel Church in Axum. Reconcile your children to one another. Grant special grace to your people in Ethiopia, to forgive and stand in the truth of your unifying Resurrection.
    Jim T - USA
  • Lord, please work in the hearts of the Ethiopian believers. Show them how grieved You are when Your children are not in unity; not uniformity, but unity. Help them to put away the fleshly motivations and divisions, and embrace each other in true Christian love and brotherhood. Bring about repentance and reconciliation for Jesus' sake. Amen.
    Mrs. R. 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 hears of their opponents & others around them to You. And so may those like Full-Gospel Church resolve differences with unity. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Abba! How wonderful it is, how pleasant, when brothers live in harmony. For harmony is as precious as the fragrant anointing oil that was poured over Aaron's head and ran down onto his beard and onto the border of his robe. Jesus, root out the selfish ambition of the church in Ethiopia so that our brethren may live in harmony. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father I pray for unity among Christians and churches of different denominations in Ethiopia. I pray against the seed of discord among denominations. I ask for wisdom for church leaders to resolve all the issues facing the church. Amen
    Sola O - Nigeria
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
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