Al Shabab seeks a pure, Muslim society.
Al Shabab seeks a pure, Muslim society.
Apr. 30, 2020 | Kenya

Christians Face New Threats Along Somali Border

[215] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Christians Threatened by Al Shabab.

Christians in the Kenya-Somalia border region are concerned about new threats and attacks by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. The militants released a video recently in which they threatened “infidels” coming into the region, calling the settlement of Christians in Muslim areas “Kenyan colonization.” Kenyan teachers and other professionals were withdrawn from two counties near the Somali border recently, and local churches in another county have stopped meeting. When Christian workers met to discuss a plan of action, however, they agreed to stay and continue their work despite the risk. Kenya’s economically challenged border region is populated with people of Somali origin, but the Kenyan government sends teachers, police and other government workers from elsewhere in Kenya to serve there. Many of these workers are Christians. Please pray for VOM partners working in the Kenya-Somalia border region.

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  • Our Father, please send calls of faith to every member of Al Shabab and save them all. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • I plead the Blood of Jesus upon all our sisters and Brothers and i pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Dear Lord thank you for the beautiful feet of these believers that preach the good news of your gospel. I pray that Your Word will move to others seeking to know you because of their courage and commitment to you. Protect them from hands that would do harm. Envelop them in Your love and give them peace.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father God, I ask your mercy over the VOM workers in Kenya-Somalia. Please protect them. We know the lies are getting greater as Satan knows his time is short. Those who believe in Jesus Christ know that His truth is being revealed from heaven and is shining a bright light that will prevail over all lies. Your gospel will prevail against all schemes.
    Kathy G - USA
  • I pray for the safety of all who are volunteering and risking themselves for others to know Jesus. I pray that God will open the hearts of those unbelievers and turn them to the light of Jesus Christ.
    Angela R - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father, thank You for laborers whom You raise up for specific times and places. Anoint my brothers and sisters in Kenya who are laboring on the border of Somalia; pour out such a blessing that they cannot contain the harvest. Lord, raise up workers to disciple these new converts so that Your church can be strong in these nations and powerfully used.
    Gina A - USA
  • Father, I pray for your hands of protection around those who are serving in this region. You are our shield and refuge. I pray you remove all fear from your children. Give them wisdom and boldness. Put in their mouths the words to speak. I pray you would fight for them. Speak to the hearts of those who oppose them. Open eyes, deal with hearts, save!
    polly c - USA
  • dear father, i pray that you may keep your faithful children in kenya safe living their lives proclaiming the gospel, praying and gathering together. please guide them daily on how to avoid persecution and provide for them. please keep them strong in the face of a growing muslim opposition. may they feel your love always. in jesus name, amen
    esther l - Germany
  • Oh Lord Jesus, we pray for those VOM partners who are at risk to be protected and be safe by the shadow of Your Wings. And may those Christians of Kenya-Somalia be strengthened to carry out Your work Lord. Amen
    Johnnie C - USA
  • Dear Father God, please bless these people with your protection. Please post angels about them. Please keep them safe and well. As the enemy attacks, please warn them, and protect them, and keep them safe. please give them thy spirit to be with them, and strengthen them, and comfort them. Please help them we ask, we implore. In Jesus' Mighty Name, Amen
    Geoffrey C - Maldives
  • Father thank You for VOM and I pray for Kenyan and Somalia Christians. Please be with them and keep them safe from al Shabab. I pray that this terrorist group would be disrupted in the Name of Yeshua. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • O Lord of creation, we proclaim Your name in areas afraid of You, Lord Jesus. We pray for all our Christian teachers, professionals, and the VOM partners working along the Kenya-Somalia border, ministering to those in need of You. We ask for Your protection, provision, and perseverance upon them as they face Islamic militant threats. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • LORD ALMIGHTY GOD, I pray for our brothers and sisters threatened by Al shabab to continue to be the salt and light in those border areas in Kenya and spread the message of hope. I also pray for the extremists to see the light of salvation in Jesus Christ and be converted to Christianity.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father I lift up these Christians who are threatened by al-shabab. Father God I ask you to protect them from violence help them to be established in the faith may peace Christian workers and teachers lead them to Christ. I asked you for a great harvest among these somalis you need Jesus and forgiveness of their sins in Jesus name I pray amen
    William S - USA
  • Lord, please diffuse this situation as only You can. Holy Spirit, blow over this region & may YOur peace & calm settle here. We are believing psalm 91 over all YOur cdn here &may they experience Your Word. strengthen their faith at this time. Draw many to You incl the persecutors. may the kingdom of darkness be turned upside down. Draw them toYou
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord
    We pray for the Christians in Kenya that are threatened by Al Shabab. Protect them as they face these ever-growing challenges. Give them strength, wisdom & Grace to follow Your will. Protect them & cover them with Your wings. May their love be so evident that their enemies may come to know You through them.
    In the precious name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear God,
    May you guide these people. May they thrive. May you comfort them in their fear and suffering. May you never be far, for they need you more than I can probably imagine. Please, Lord. May love and peace win over the minds of those who would otherwise persecute these beautiful people. Thank you for their bravery. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Father God I pray you bless those who are risking their lives in this region with strength, wisdom guidance and protection LordHoly Spirit of Jesus put Satan on notice by the name of Al Shabab they have already lost and with authority command them to bow and confess Jesus is Lord taking them captive and break the strongholds there Hallelujah! In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Father, You are God and You are a great shield and protector. I ask that You be with the VOM workers and other brothers and sisters in Christ's who work and serve on the boarder. I ask that You will protect them from harm. I also ask that they are successful in their work and that they glorify Your name. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Romans 8: 38-39 "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things to come, (39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us (them) from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Dear Jesus, please give the Christian workers and VOM wisdom as they minister.
    Rebecca L - USA
  • Help these Christians stay strong in their faith and show these terrorists that this is contrary to the teaching of their own faith.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, please protect your children and all the VOM workers in this region. May the good news of Jesus Christ spread very quickly, and may thousands upon thousands come to accept you as Lord and Savior. Please God, bring a great world wide Revival!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord, we declare that Somali will become a Christian nation in the mighty Name of Jesus. May all who shake their fists at You, God be defeated. The work of the enemy will not stand! Grant to the workers sent from Kenya who are Christians, as well as VOM workers, wisdom, courage and many opportunities to share the gospel. Protect them from the evil one
    Cheryl W - USA
  • Father I pray for the Christians threatened by Al Shabab on the Somali Kenyan border. I asked that you would protect them father and allow them to serve there in your name freely. I pray that there would be an opening for the gospel in this area among the Somali people. Please push back the darkness of these extremist groups in Jesus name amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Christians in this area that you would protect them and keep them safe. Lord, guide them in their work and help them to have all their needs provided for. Father, place a hedge of protection around them. Let the word of God go out in power and truth and do mighty things in the area. I pray that the name of Jesus would be glor
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Lord, protect your faithful servants who are willingly and for your sake, putting themselves in harms way to show what Christianity is all about. Loving thy neighbor regardless. We pray that Somali Muslims will come to know the true God as a result. In Jesus' name. Amen!
    Diana W - USA
  • "God's Law of harmony continuously operates throughout the length, breadth, depth and height of the universe." With love!
    Nancy S - USA
  • Father in heaven, great are you. Your word is powerful. I pray that your word will go forth and and accomplish what you please at the Somali and Kenya boarder. Protect and strengthen you servants. Provide them with favour. Hide them under the shadow of your wings. Let your angels encamp around them. Save souls . In Jesus Christ name. Amen
    Diane E - Canada
  • "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you"
    Bre D - USA
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