Somali is one of the world's most highly restricted nations for Christians, but God still prevails there.
Somali is one of the world's most highly restricted nations for Christians, but God still prevails there.
Oct. 15, 2020 | Somalia

Family in Police Custody

[321] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Family arrested for evangelizing.

A Somali Christian family is in police custody after being arrested for evangelism in Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia. Hargeisa police released a statement on Oct. 5 that they had captured “two individuals who were apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity … [The individuals] should be fully aware that they won’t escape the hand of the law enforcement officers and that the spread of Christianity will not be allowed.” As a result, other Christians in the region have fled the country in fear, anticipating more arrests. A safe house sponsored by VOM has been overwhelmed with believers seeking temporary refuge. The arrested couple have two children who are in prison with them, including a two-month old baby. Please pray for all Somali believers in this critical time along with the family in police custody.

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  • Father so often in your word you tell your people to not be afraid. There is a lot of fear in the hearts of your people God and I ask you to have mercy on them and fill their hearts with your perfect love that casts out all fear. May they become bold and fearless witnesses for you, walking in love and wisdom each day. Protect those in prison.
    Becky G - New Zealand
  • The wicked say, "never," and "won't," but GOD'S plan always prevails. Lord, let Your Holy Spirit convict them of their plots and foolishness to think they have "many days." You have them numbered! In Jesus' name, please help this precious family in their oppression and make a way for them to be released. Protect Your faithful in Somalia dear Lord.
    Kathy G - USA
  • OLORD, your children in Somalia need your care and protection. Give them courage and peace that only YOU can give. Release this family with the baby from prison. Provide a way for them to be safe. Put your angels of protection around them. We also pray for the other believers in this region and in all Somalia, that You will prevail. Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Our heavenly Father, please place your steadfast and loving hands around our brother and sister and their family. Please keep them together even within the confines of the prison. Please strengthen their resolve to follow Jesus and be a shining example to all other believers. Protect, encourage and care for them all. In Jesus' name. Amen.
    Jennifer H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father- praying for this family right now! Lord move on the hearts of the people who have earthly authority to let this family go! In Jesus' Name! Amen. I pray for every persecuted infividual personfamily around the world to be set freeand the gospel will be heard and conviction will fall upon the people who do not know you !
    Alicia T - USA
  • Father God, I pray against any power Satan has in Somalia, in the might name of Jesus. We hear of Somali people turning away from Islam , away from the darkness and oppression. Father, give strength and courage to this couple and their children as they suffer for breaking out of that darkness. May their chains be broken and their prison doors opened!
    Ann G - USA
  • Father, I don't know how your children are supposed to live and function sometimes. Here is this family in prison with their children. Lord, please, move and make a way for them. I pray if it be your will, they be released. Pour out your Spirit upon them. Guide and strengthen them, use them for your glory. Rebuke fear, renew hope. Open blind eyes.
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear Lord bring deliverance to this family and other believers in Somalia. I pray that those in authority will realize the value of their Christian citizens,and uphold their rights. Amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    Be with the arrested couple in Somalia. Bring good from what was meant for evil. Give them peace and grace in their trials. I can't imagine how hard it must be, fearing for their children. Lord, move mightily here! I pray for all the believers there; guide them, show them how to face this persecution.
    In the name of Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father God,

    I lift up these wonderful brothers and sisters. Strengthen and encourage them!

    May the nation and its leaders come to know You, and give true justice.

    May religious freedom come, and may Your Church move unhampered.

    In Jesus mighty Name.
    Aaron M - Japan
  • 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, I cry out to You to rebuke Satan and his demons from the nation of Somalia! Let no weapon formed against Your Church prosper! May these believers be released from their captors and have favor with those in authority. May all believers in You be free to worship You and proclaim Your name in that nation! In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Lord, shield and sustain the family arrested while evangelizing. May the Somali people's hearts be softened towards Your Word and Your Love through this family's example. Cover the two children with your love, peace, strength, and protection. Amen. "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalm 91:2
    Alicia N - USA
  • LORD, Being both Christian and Somali anywhere in Your world is dangerous for converts. And in Your world , You alone are in fatherly attendance to those who belong to You. Give Your children both rest and strength as they go in Your power to deliver Your Son's message of great grace, love and peace. And, LORD, make great provision for them. Amen.
    E P - USA
  • Dear LORD,
    In the name of the Son who conquers all, I beg You to release this family whose children share their chains. Please bring in donations to keep the safehouse running and to operate more. Grant peace and joy to believers and continue to let Your glory be known in Somalia. Let not the evil prevail in the face of Your truth. Amen.
    Valerie C - USA
  • Help release this family to serve once more.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Father God, we ask that Your presence and peace will be with this dear family who find themselves in prison for their faith in You. May they all soon be released, but until then, give them good health and keep them safe. Let their lives be a witness of Your love, O God, so that others in prison, will come to know Jesus as their Savior. Amen
    Linda K - USA
  • Sovereign Lord, please protect the believers and help them to be released from custody. I pray that you will oversee the spread of the gospel in Somaliland and that the name of Jesus Christ will be glorified and exalted. Draw people into your kingdom. May there be a mighty harvest of believers in Jesus. Show your power and glory, in Jesus's name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father God! We come before You with hearts on fire for Your church in Somalia! Break the stronghold of unbelief here! Be with Your people who are imprisoned, or fleeing. Protect this family in prison - especially the children. Bring Your word to them to encourage! Let them know You are with them. Show Yourself strong and mighty here and now!! Amen
    Jennifer L - USA
  • Father, be with this imprisoned family and may they know Your Presence surrounding them. We ask You to provide all their needs and that of their little ones and Your strength uphold them. We ask that they may be released, esp. the children. Grant Your peace to the fearful. May they be strong in their faith, knowing You died for them and will keep them.
    Gail M - USA
  • God, let peace and joy guard the hearts of these Christians and their family. Lord, I ask that the police, leadership, their spiritual opposition would see their faith and joy, their rejoicing and be convicted of their sin. Lord, I pray the dissatisfaction of false religion would overflow within the hearts of those around them that they would be...
    Melanie W - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the somali brothers and sisters in Christ please strengthen their faith and protect them from all the evil that surrounds them . I pray the family that is imprisoned for their act of bringing others to Christ. I pray for their release and safety. I pray that they will stand on your truth. I. Jesus name, amen.
    Kymberly S - USA
  • Father God we pray for these who must flee for their safety. Father God provide for these so they may continue to worship and serve you. Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • We are praying for this dear family that what satan has intended for evil the Lord will turn into Divine good, that souls will be won to Christ in the prison, that believers there will take heart and not faint and continue to spread the Gospel to those living in fear of the gov't, revealing to them the Love that casts out all fear.
    Jennifer P - USA
  • Dear Lord, please strengthen the faith of these believers. Help them to know that they serve as examples to those of us who have never experienced this type of threat to our lives and faith. Keep them safe and give them wisdom to handle each situation. Soften the hearts of those that seek to harm them, so that they, too may believe.
    Betty A - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, I do ask that You would work and allow this family to be released. May they be knit together by Your unity and love in this difficult time, and may they have what they need for these children. May the believers be strengthened and encouraged by Your word and make wise choices in this time of uncertainty.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, bless this family in police custody. May they sense Your Presence with them. Set the captives free Lord Jesus! By Your authority we bind the fear & hatred of the police toward Christians & ask that the persecution will end. Give all Christian's a sense of Your Presence, guidance as to what You want them to do, & hearts of forgiveness & love!!!
    Sharon G - USA
  • Lord, please rescue these thy servants and release them to a safe location.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father God, release these faithful believers and protect all of your children in Somalia. In Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Hear our cry O God and attend unto our prayers. From the end of the earth, we cry unto thee. We ask for mercy for this couple and their two children in prison with them. We pray for other Chrstians seeking refuge. Please protect, deliver, save and set free, for your glory. All souls are yours. We ask in faith, believing. Thank you. Amen.
    LISA H - USA
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