This cleric issued a warning against a Christian ministry.
This cleric issued a warning against a Christian ministry.
May. 14, 2020 | Somalia

Somali Scholars Urge Followers to Defend Islam

[196] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Somali Christians.

Realizing that a growing number of Somalis are leaving Islam and embracing Christianity, Somali Islamic leaders are issuing warnings and urging their followers to defend Islam. A prominent Somali sheikh in Nairobi, Kenya, used his Friday address to warn that Somalia is not 100 percent Muslim anymore and that many young Somalis are leaving Islam. He urged his listeners to do something about those who leave Islam or share Christianity on social media. Another sheikh, exhorting his listeners to be on guard, cited a statistic that 24 percent of young Somalis leave Islam every year. Somali Christians and those who minister to Somalis report a corresponding rise in threats and attacks against them, including one murder. Pray for Somali Christians, and praise God that many are turning to Him in faith.

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  • Father God we thank you for the lives that you are saving!!! Father God i pray for all our persecuted Brothers and Sisters. Give them peace and strength to endure all that they are going through in Jesus mighty name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Praise God for the growing Christian population in Somalia. May the numbers continue to grow. Dear Lord place your hedge of protection around these believers as they grow in faith with you and the Lord Jesus. Give each boldness to speak your word and to continue adding numbers to the church daily. Thank you for your grace, peace and love.
    Joyce A - USA
  • A hostile environment is where our brothers are in danger. Lord let the gospel take root in the lives of each moslem that is converted that they will never turn back to Islam. Let their convictions be strengthened to withstand the onslaught of persecutions in Somalia. You are their fortress and defender, put each young Christian under your protection.
    Tan-Yeo L - Singapore
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on our faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Somali. Lord, I pray your Spirit would become so real to them that no enemy could stop them. I pray you give them holy boldness and wisdom to stand tall for you and love their enemy. I pray you convict the hearts of those who try to stop them. May they see they need you. Move in this area. Anoint!
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for each and every Somalian Believer right now. Give them Your grace, Your Peace and Strength to face whatever may come. Give them courage and boldness. We thank You that so many people are coming to know You there! Continue Your great work! I pray that these people who are against You: bring them into Your love, into Your family
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that the spiritual hunger in Somalia would continue and that many more would come to know You as Savior and Lord. Equip Your church, and give them the courage and wisdom and love they need to continue proclaiming You, despite the opposition. May Your Name be lifted high and worshiped across Somalia.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, turn this land upside down for Jesus! We are believing that 24% will turn into 100% in Jesus' Name! May the new believers grow strong in You & in Your Word, and know they are hidden in Christ. All praises to YOu Father that many have turned to You and a multitude will turn to You in the future! We are believing for & expecting great things IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • I pray the our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will bless each of you and protect you as you grow stronger in faith. I pray that each of you will feel His love and presence in extra measure, and that each of you will feel the love of all your Christian brothers and sisters praying for you from around the world. Stay strong my friends!
    David B - USA
  • Father, thank You that the Gospel is being communicated and the Somali people are responding to the good news that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. May the number of young people leaving Islam continue to increase as more and more are exposed to Your Word. Enable these new disciples to grow strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
    Patrick V - USA
  • What a wonderful testimony, Lord, of the work you are doing in the lives of the Somali people. Encourage these new Christians to hold on to you and their faith in you. That they may grow in spiritual strength, wisdom and faith. May they be able to share the love of Christ with their Somali neighbors. Protect them.
    Clarice M - USA
  • Thank you God for the many Somalis who are turning to you. May these numbers continue to grow. Help them to withstand the persecution they endure and to know that what you offer is so much better.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord Jesus bless these Somalians who have converted from Islam to Christianity, Send your Holy Spirit to them to give them guidance and wisdom. Give them strength and courage to stay strong in their Christian faith and to lead others to salvation. Give them strength to stand the persecutions they will face. Give them peace and comfort through it
    Angie E - USA
  • Holy Father, watch over Your children who are facing persecution for teaching Jesus. Be with those who place their faith in Him. Protect them from the evil one. May their faithfulness to You be a witness to those who need You so that others will find salvation. Surround them with Your love. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord let the truth be known and your name be praised in Somalia.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, strengthen Somali believers to defend their faith and to trust in You in spite of being made to accept Islam. I ask for this in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Praise God for the move that so many are turning to you Lord. I ask in the name of Jesus that you defend those turning to you. Provide for and protect your children Lord. In Jesus name I pray! Amen!!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • 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
  • Father, thank you that many are turning to you through Christ in Somalia. Please strengthen these converts and give them a shining witness Amon those who would criticize them. Continue your revival and send one to the West, please mighty God.
    emily g - USA
  • Father God, I thank you that the gospel of Jesus Christ is spreading throughout Somalia bringing good news of salvation to many. I pray that you will continue to glorify the name of Jesus as you draw many into your kingdom. Please protect the Christian ministries and those who share the good news. I pray for the leaders of Islam to recognize Jesus.Amen
    Julia F - USA
  • Father thank You for the Somali people. Thank You that many are turning to You. I pray for more to turn to You. Please send out laborers into the Somali harvest. Please help and provide for Somali Christians. Please be their protector and send Your angels to help them. Please send Your Holy Spirit to help them as well. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father God, in the name of Jesus, please encourage the believers in LaosSomalia to stand on Your word that tells us You use "the foolish things of God to shame the 'learned and the wise'". I praise you that so many are coming to Christ. Convict those that "scholars" without Christ will face His judgment seat one day. We ALL need Jesus!
    Kathy G - USA
  • Lord, we praise you for those who are turning to faith in Jesus in Somalia. Please protect and encourage them, and help them to grow strong in your Word and in faith. We ask that you open the eyes of Muslim clerics to your truth, and that they would not fear turning to you. Please send your Holy Spirit in power to this land.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Gracious Father, I pray for Somali Christians who face persecution and hardships every day. May you have mercy on families who have killed the Christian member because of hate and ignorance to the truth about who you are, Lord Jesus. Thank you that many are coming to faith in the midst of turmoil. Strengthen and establish your church. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Lord I praise You for all those turning to You in large numbers and choosing to follow and serve You. Lord I pray for even more to choose You. I pray for vast numbers to still keep choosing You and for peace to overwhelm them. I pray for prominent skeiks to be turned to You and for their hearts to be softened to Jesus. I pray for dreams, visions too.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father God, protect your faithful who are coming to you. In Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Somali Christians: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You that so many Somalis are turning to Christ! May they keep doing so, growing in numbers & maturity. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • O Lord our GOD, we praise Your work in the hearts of many Somalis. May Your love and hope inspire more Somali Muslims to see who You really are and accept Your grace, Lord Yeshua. We pray that You protect and strengthen our fellow Somali Christians against threats and attacks as they continue to minister Your Gospel to their neighbors. AMEN.
    Sirian T - USA
  • Lord God, strengthen the Somali believers for the sake of your name. Protect and guard them. Praise you for those leaving darkness and entering into your love and grace. Continue this great work. Let the genuineness of Christianity be proven in the actions of the Muslims and response of the Christians. All good things from, through, and for Jesus Ch
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord God, thank You for the many Somalis leaving Islam every year, Please protect & guide them with Your Holy Spirit, that they may be strengthen in their faith & serve You with Joy. Protect the Somali Christians from the persecution, give them fellowship with other believers & give them boldness in proclaiming the Truth of Your Word! Glory to God!
    Sharon C - USA
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