Pastor Aklilu
Pastor Aklilu
Jan. 21, 2021 | Ethiopia

Pastor Martyred While Preaching

[335] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Pastor Aklilu's family.

A man enraged with a pastor went to the pastor’s church and stabbed him just as he began his sermon. Pastor Aklilu of Hossana, Ethiopia had been intentional about sharing the gospel in his community. He often went home to home and shared on the streets with anyone willing to listen. A member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church did not like that Pastor Aklilu shared about Jesus’ death, resurrection and the forgiveness of sins with members of the Orthodox Church, so the man began a campaign against the pastor, often insulting him publicly. When the man came into the service at Aklilu’s church, he sat in front. As Aklilu began to preach, the man rushed the stage and stabbed the pastor in his left kidney. Aklilu passed away before medical attention arrived. Pray for his wife and children.

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  • O God. We thank You for the life of Pastor Akiklu. Praise be to you for they martyrdom of another victory in Your glorious Son. God I pray for Akiklu's wife and children. I pray they have provisions of love and care. May his name be talked about in sermons and may his death bring even more of a defeat to satan by continuing to bring more people to You
    Amanda W - USA
  • Lord I'm angry for the loss of Aklilu and we grieve alongside his family and they grapple with the why and how and the pain to follow. I pray for comfort for them and Your provision over their needs. I pray for them to talk to You and pour their hearts out before You Lord. I pray for the man who killed Aklilu to be like Saul who become Paul for You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    We lift up to You the wife and children of the courageous Pastor Aklilu. He literally gave his all for the sake of the Gospel and will receive a martyers crown. His enduring Faith, faith that he was willing to die for, will continue to touch hearts and souls even now. Comfort his family in this shocking loss; may they feel You near
    Madison F - USA
  • Help our brother's family be comforted.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, I lift up this perpetrator, and all who claim to belong to You yet disobey Your commands. I pray for conviction and repentance by confrontation with Your Word. Draw the EOC to renew its commitment to You by condemning acts of persecution, and for dedication to the Truth at any cost by all Christians of Ethiopia, resulting in love and unity.
    JennyBeth G - USA
  • Oh God, Please protect and provide for the family of Pastor Aklilu. Help them to be comforted by your love. Give them hope for the future ,help them to put their trust in you. Give them strength to persevere through times of sadness. Send them good people to support and help them. Heal their broken hearts and help turn this tragedy to blessing. Amen
    michelle k - USA
  • Holy Father, our hearts grieve with Pastor Aklilu's family in the loss of their husband, father and friend. May they be strengthened by Your constant presence , and comforted by Your Spirit. May their faithfulness to You, in this time of sorrow, be an example to everyone who knows them and be a witness to those who need You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • In the kingship of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Pastor Aklilu's family. We ask for that no harm come upon them like Jabez prayed, that a hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven come to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for pastor Aklilis wife and child Lord that you,would comfort them surround them with strength and encourage them Lord to keep the faith no matter what. Let them know you are with them Father and that their loss is great but honored for your name. In Jesus name amen
    Miranda H - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of pastor Akilu's family. We ask that they hope in eternal life, have sound doctrine, have a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to protect and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Father, we lift Pastor Aklilu's family and congregation to you. Comfort them. Heal their memories, and help them remember this brave man's efforts to serve you. Provide for their needs. Thank you for Pastor Aklilu and the love he showed for his community. May his life be a beautiful reflection of your love for us. AMEN
    SM D - USA
  • Our Father in heaven, I pray for the family, friends and brethren of Pastor Aklilu, for strength, courage and peace to continue his legacy of sharing the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. May they be blessed with your love at this most painful time. My heart and prayers go out to you all. "✝️
    Joe S - Canada
  • Heavenly Father, It is so hard to hear how a man faithful to You and to draw people to You has been struck down like this. Lord, You work all things for good and Your glory. I pray that somehow You will use this tragedy to draw the murderer and many to You. I pray that You will provide for his family, strengthen their faith and give them Your peace.
    Michele C - USA
  • O Father, for this dear widow and her children, please provide, strengthen, comfort and grant peace amidst these troubled times. We praise you for the faith and boldness of dear Aklilu to proclaim the message of Jesus. May the troubled man who inflicted deadly wound be brought to saving knowledge of Jesus. Help him to see Jesus. Amen Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father, bless Your holy name. Thank you for all your righteous works through our Lord Jesus Christ. I tank you Lord for the service and witness of our brother Aklilu, and I pray the fruit of the Spirit through the work in Him, by the Lord, would abound and cause increase to the body of Christ, to the glory of God. I ask provision for his family in love
    Sean H - USA
  • Lord we thank You for the faith of Your son Akilu. We ask that You please strengthen the faith, watch over, comfort, and protect his wife and children after his passing. Please let no harm come to them & as their faith remains allow more souls to be won to Christ through their faith and ministry. We love You & we thank You Lord. In Jesus name. Amen
    Crystal B - USA
  • Father we praise You for the faithfulness of this pastor. He is now seeing all those promises he was teaching to those here on earth. We lift up his wife and children. comfort them in their loss, supply their every need. We pray for this man who stabbed him. We ask that You use this time to bring forth a great work of salvation in his heart. Amen
    kathleen r - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, I pray for the wife and children of this dear brother in the Lord. May they know Your comfort and peace as they walk through this deep grief, and be surrounded by other believers who can care for them. Please provide for their physical needs as their husband and father is now gone, and give them faith to trust Your promises.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, we praise You for the strong faith of Pastor Aklilu who had counted the cost and trusted You to work out the details. God of all comfort hold his grieving family close to Your heart and heal them. May their church surround and support them at this time. We lift the assailant before You and ask for his repentance and salvation,
    Gail M - USA
  • Father God, I thank you for the amazing witness for Jesus that Pastor Aklilu had. I pray that his beautiful witness would go on and draw many people to Christ. I pray for the murderer, that he would repent and seek forgiveness for his sin and draw near to the cross of Christ. I pray that the gospel would go out in power throughout Ethiopia. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father God, comfort the family of Pastor Aklilu in their grief. Please provide for them the help they need and protection against those who hate them. Keep them strong, Holy Spirit in their faith and help them to forgive their enemies. I pray also for this man who committed this crime, reach him and help him to see Your love for him, have mercy on him
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Thank You LORD Jesus for comfort, strength and courage for Aklilu's family! And also for many that will be saved for the sacrifice of our beloved brother's life
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Father, thank you for giving your comfort and peace to Pastor Aklilu's wife and children. Help them not to lose faith in you. Thank you for those who will help and provide for them. Thank you for bringing another pastor to these people.
    Carol D - USA
  • LORD, I pray for His family. Watch over them. I pray ,also,for unity amongst the churches,in Jesus Christ name, amen.
    Robbie C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please comfort Astor Akilu's family and congregation at this terrible loss. Help them to be faithful in forgiveness and in prayer for those who are attacking them. I pray for justice to be done.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Father God, I pray that in Your great mercy You will open the heart of the man who killed Aklilu for sharing the gospel. Open his heart to receive Jesus and know the hope and joy that the death and resurrection of Jesus and the forgiveness brings to us. Please comfort and strengthen Aklilu's family dealing with his loss. May their faith remain strong.
    Helen W - USA
  • Lord God, let Pastor Aklilu's legacy be a continued proclamation of Truth and belief in you. Provide for his wife and children as he trusted in you. Grant them the ability to forgive the murderer and to trust in you. Open the eyes of the heart of the murderer.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Lord, I praise you for the legacy that Pastor Aklilu leaves to his family, church, and community. I pray for them all, that they may know your comfort as they grieve his loss. I pray for all who oppose you, that they may realize the truth of the Gospel. May your church grow in Biblical ways as a result of this event. Thank you, Lord.
    Joe P - USA
  • Father thank You for Pastor Aklilu and his family. I pray the pastor is resting with You. Please bring comfort to his family and help them with Your Holy Spirit. Have mercy on those who came against the pastor and I pray that they would turn to You. In the Name of Yeshua Amen
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord thank you for your son Pastor Akhilu.comfort his family. Keep them for falling. Let d gospel prosper forever beyond what the desires of men. Let that murderer surrender to you now. Give the missionaries the boldness and strategies to be adopted for the work of the gospel which you put in their hands.Thank you Jesus for answered prayers.
    Margaret O - Nigeria
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