Pray for the release of the Somali believers.
Pray for the release of the Somali believers.
Feb. 25, 2021 | Somalia

Christians Arrested in Somalia

[233] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Christians in custody.

Eleven Christians are currently in custody in Somaliland, a semi-autonomous area of Somalia. Five believers were arrested on Jan. 21, including an Ethiopian woman and a couple with their newborn baby. When they were brought to court on Jan. 25, the 11 believers were told they are suspected of spreading Christianity. Six other believers were arrested a few weeks later, and the prosecutor has 45 days to investigate and file charges. Meanwhile, other Christians are trying to flee the country, fearing that the whole house church network has been exposed. Another Somali couple was arrested in Sep. 2020 and deported to Somalia, where they would be at risk from al-Shabaab extremists. Pray for the release of those who were arrested, believers in the area who are scared, and wisdom for Somali church leadership in how to respond.

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  • Praise You, Jesus, for the Somali Christians. Give the leaders wisdom and discernment as to whether they should flee or remain. May those who were arrested be released. Jesus, comfort and strengthen Your people.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord, We pray for these precious brothers and sisters in Somalia. Strengthen and protect them. We lift up your church in Somalia, please empower and protect believers. We pray that those arrested will be released, and that all who love you will work for you building your church.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on the believers facing immediate threats and danger for their faith in Jesus and for the development of this house church network. Make these believers wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Grant them favor with their persecutors and fill them with boldness and courage to stand for Jesus no matter what the cost, amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • Dear Lord change the hearts of the somali government , bring the people home to safe haven , and give them strength and deliver them from the thorn in their side the enemy , in Jesus name amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father please protect and provide for your children. May they know your love and lean on you for all they need.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Father, thank You for Your church in Somalia. Please intervene in this situation. Let these believers be released. Comfort those who are afraid. Give them great faith, strength, and courage. Give wisdom to the leaders of Your church. Show them exactly how to respond.
    Terry K - USA
  • Father, what a difficult time for the believers in Somalia. Please give them comfort and peace as they are under very serious threat. Please open the way that those who were arrested may be released. And please give the leadership the wisdom to know how best to shepherd and lead the churches through this time. In all things be glorified.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father please let my brothers and sisters in Somalia be released back to their families and churches unscathed. May they all be blessed with what they need materially and give them the wisdom individually and as a whole to address this entire situation. Protect the little innocent baby as well so he can grow up to serve the one and only God, amen.
    Angela L - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we ask that you keep these precious believers in your arms and protect them. We are so sorry they are dealing with all this evil opposition. Satan is nothing in your hands; please provide a hedge against him. Please bring good from this situation. Let them know they are loved, by you and by us. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Alice D - USA
  • Dear Father, I thank you for our precious brothers and sisters in Christ in Somalia and Somalialand. As believers are arrested and persecuted for their faith in Jesus, we ask you to provide for them and help them show others the love of Jesus! Strengthen believers there and remove fear from them with Your Perfect Love! In Jesus Name!
    Jennifer T - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our Father, Adonai, Lord, as brothers and sisters in Christ we glorify You for faithfulness of believers in Somali. We ask that they will continue to seek You, place a hedge of protection on them, angels to directly serve them and provision for them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Yes Lord, I ask that You release the prisoners and that the only evidence authorities find is their kindness to others. I trust You Lord to provide for the members of this church. Let them see Your direction and be willing to stand for You at the appointed time. Give them strength Lord if it be Your will for them to defend themselves for their belief.
    Patricia W - USA
  • All mighty God give the strenght and the wisdom to the eleven brothers and sisters that have been arrested for their faith in Jesus.Holy Spirit guide them to be firm in their faith in Jesus.Fill them with your love and peace.We walk in faith and not by sight.God thank you for giving us Jesus.In Jesus all things will be restored on earth.God is good.
    Ivan C - USA
  • Yes, Father, we are believing with all theprayers and words of faith going out over our dear sisters in brothers in Somalia. May Your peace fall on them and may they look to You as to their next steps. May the leaders & all our persecuted family hear You clearly in Jesus' Name. We are believing for the release of those arrested & that You keep TIPP
    Lisa T - USA
  • Abba Father Somali has become a inferno for the Christians but You can make it a centre for the preaching of gospel by softening the hearts of the Muslims. Visit them Jesus as you visit Iranian Muslims. Only You can transform their lives and make them warriors of Christ. We trust in You and lay down our lives for You Most Holy One
  • Lord, I lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ to You.Keep them safe in body,mind and spirit. Let true justice be given and allow them to be released. Let them shine the light of Jesus even while being locked up.I lift up their country to You. In Jesus Christ name, amen.
    Robbie C - USA
  • Lord, I lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ to You.Keep them safe in body,mind and spirit. Let true justice be given and allow them to be released. Let them shine the light of Jesus even while being locked up.I lift up their country to You. In Jesus Christ name, amen.
    Robbie C - USA
  • Praying for Somalia and these Christians who have been arrested. Keep them safe and praying they will be freed. Calm their fears. Give wisdom to the Christian leaders in Somalia as to what to do next; how to respond
    margaret m - USA
  • Father God, I pray for all the believers in Somalia and ask that you would protect them. Keep them safe and provide for their needs. Help these believers to be released from custody and give them safe places to live. I pray for this country, that the gospel would go out in power and draw many to faith in Jesus Christ. Grow your church in Somalia. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, may the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give to each of the Somali leaders the spirit of wisdom and revelation, and that the eyes of their understanding be enlightened with what You would have them do in this crisis. We trust Your leadership even more now than ever.
    Larry N - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we thank You for the lives of these Christians and the body of believers. We seek release of those arrested and ask for Your hand upon each of them. Replace any fear and doubt with peace and clarity. Let Your words and the Holy Spirit guide and direct each member. Confound the enemy, multiply Your church. Lift high the name of Jesus!
    Peg B - USA
  • Help your servants get free from custody.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father God, we ask for the release of your people who have been imprisoned. Encourage their hearts. Protect them and all your people in Somalia from fear and the attacks of the enemy. Give the church leadership wisdom and guidance. In spite of the efforts of the enemy to crush the church, I pray that she would grow in quantity and quality. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Lord I ask for wisdom, discernment and faith for the leaders of the house church in Syria. I pray Lord that you would be with those who are held captive and have them be set free. I pray against the fear the enemy wants to ensue and pray that You would be with them so mightily and chase down fear. I pray for bold peace that intrigues and leads to You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord, be with our brothers & sisters in Somalia. Be with the church leadership & give them wisdom on how to help their people. Soften the hearts of those in authority to free the imprisoned believers. Let our brothers & sisters be the light to those around them. Let others see the love & grace you offer to everyone. Strengthen & protect them dear Lord.
    Sharon W - USA
  • LORD, please give wisdom to the believers in Somalia. Release them from prison and guide them going forward. May their lives be a testament to the authorities and others who they meet. In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen!
    Linda R - USA
  • To the church in Somali: our Lord God is with you. He is the solid and sure foundation for you to rest on. He is your strong fortress to protect you from the enemy. He is your refuge when you need rest. I pray for you to draw closer to Jesus through the Holy Spirit and to grow in your faith and courage. God bless you and keep you bold.
    Ginger B - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Somali believers. We ask that they continue to build Your temple spiritually and physically. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels sent directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Christians in Somalia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Free those who where arrested, reassure scared Christians & give wisdom to Somali church leaders about how to respond. Bring extremists to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for those persecuted Christians in Somaliland. I pray for the release of those who were arrested unjustly. I pray for the believers in the area who are scared and wisdom for Somali church leadership in how to respond. I pray for all persecuted Christians in Somalia, please change the hearts and minds of the people there.
    Brian E - USA
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