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

[183] prayers in [15] 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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  • 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
  • Lord, thank you for the growing number of your followers in Somalia. Strengthen their faith and their resolve to stand firm against the persecution happening now and to come. Enlighten the hearts of those who persecute them.
    William T - USA
  • Father, thank You for how You are working in Somalia. I pray for our family there that You would protect them from Islam, violence and evil. Destroy the works of the devil that seek to interfere with Your church growth in Somalia. Bless those who turn to Christ from Islam and meet their needs, granting them favor. Pour out Your Spirit on Somalia Jesus
    Alan G - USA
  • Father, thank You for every Somali who leaves Islam and comes to Christ! Open the eyes of those remaining with the militants, that they will come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. In the name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!
    Linda R - USA
  • Praise God praise God for conversion of Somali to Christianity praise God ,
    Sherry S - USA
  • Praise God praise God for conversion of Somali to Christianity praise God ,
    Sherry S - USA
  • Praise God praise God for conversion of Somali to Christianity praise God ,
    Sherry S - USA
  • Praise God praise God for conversion of Somali to Christianity praise God ,
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father, thank you that you are bringing many Somali's to a saving relationship with Jesus. Grow them in faith and truth. Continue to draw many more. This has drawn the attention of those who wish to harm those who follow Jesus. Please work on the hearts and minds of the persecutors. Protect the believers. May they trust Jesus no matter the cost. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, Thank you for the faithfulness of these new Christians, who are risking all to follow you. Protect them and use them to further your Kingdom so that many more Somalis will leave Islam and embrace Christianity. Protect them against threats and attacks as they faithfully follow You,
    Betty D - USA
  • thank you dear Lord for was going on there I am happy I just pray that you will continue to move in a mighty way please open their eyes to see that Jesus is the way the truth and the life thank you for your power and your presence Lord.please help the Christians that I have come to know you to defend the faith please disciple them and help them to grow
    Sierra H - USA
  • Praying. Sorry this post is late.
    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Jesus, thank you that many Somalis are seeing the light and experiencing your love. Let this be a continuing pattern.

    michele r - USA
  • Father God, You are worthy of all praise and glory. Please protect my Somalian brothers and sisters from harm. Please may they remain strong. I praise You that the are turning to You in spite of their persecution. In Jesus's name I pray these things. Amen
    Mary I - USA
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