Ethiopian believers in Israel experience double persecution.
Ethiopian believers in Israel experience double persecution.
Mar. 25, 2021 | Israel

Tough Times for Ethiopian Believers

[292] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Ethiopian Believers in Israel.

The extreme circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic have led to great highs as well as difficult valleys for Messianic members of the Ethiopian expatriate community in Israel. Many Ethiopian Jews have immigrated to Israel, and some of those have embraced Jesus as Messiah. However, Ethiopians often experience discrimination in Israel, and choosing to follow Jesus only adds to these barriers. Recently, a VOM partner wrote that many young people from the Ethiopian community came to faith in Jesus during the pandemic, and many of these new believers are already facing persecution for their faith. Additionally, a group of activists has decided to campaign for a law against evangelism, further adding to the pressure. The partner says some of these activists have gone on the radio encouraging people to harm any believer they meet. “I would like to pray that God will destroy the plans of the enemy,” the partner wrote.

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  • Jesus, stand by these new Christians. Bring many Jewish people to stand against their persecution and come to know You, Jesus. Give judges and authorities courage to fight all religious persecution.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thou shall love thy Lord with all thy heart,and with all thy soul ,and with all thy mind -Math.22:37
    Thou shall love thy neighbor as thy self Math.22:39
    Kayla H - USA
  • Father, I pray that the land of Your promises to Abraham will begin to experience a new awakening to their Messiah, embracing the faith that these Ethiopian believers have. Strengthen our brothers and sisters as they walk the land of Your Incarnation; let them feel Your presence in fresh ways as they grow in faith, and give them boldness in witness!
    Gina A - USA
  • Father, stop these persecutions and allow the Ethiopian believers to flourish in Israel, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • LORD, please strengthen the faith of the Ethiopian believers in Israel. May they remain steadfast in their belief in Christ. May the Jewish people come to realize that Jesus is the Messiah they have been waiting for. LORD, the time does seem short. In Christ Jesus'name, help us all to remain faithful to You. AMEN!
    Linda R - USA
  • Dear Father, I pray for peace and acceptance of Christians in Israel! May eyes be opened to what You are doing in the hearts of those who are coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Reveal Your truth to the people of Israel that they fully embrace what You are doing in Israel in these times! In Jesus' name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Dear Father, please help this anti-Christian activist to see that You are the Savior of the world and to accept You. Please protect these Ethiopian Jewish Christians - they are Your kids. Bless them with peace and protection. Please bring more Ethiopians and Jews to a faith in Jesus Christ. Bring a great awakening to Your land - Israel!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father God, You are the hope & Salvation of these Ethiopian brothers & sisters who suffer persecution by a nation that should be merciful, even as you have shown them mercy. I pray other Israeli Christians will show love & support for these people from Ethiopia who need help adjusting to their situation & encouragement from other believers.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father, the weapons of our Ethiopian brothers and sisters in Christ living in Israel are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Destroy the plans of the enemy in Jesus' name.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious new believers. Please cause the government in Israel to protect their rights , and cause confusion and discord among the enemy. Please ground their faith and help them to pray for their enemy and love to triumph over fear.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, thank you that you are growing the faith of these Ethiopian believers. May they live by faith, truth and the Spirit. Even when they feel afraid, may they not live by fear knowing that You are with them. Give them courage, protection, wisdom and strength. May they experience a peace that goes beyond understanding. Thank you for working in them.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ we glorify You for faithfulness of Ethiopian believers. We ask for Word of God to continue to spread, a hedge of protection be upon them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I pray for my brothers and sisters in Israel and I pray for the remnant you have kept from Ethiopia to be strong and steadfast. I ask for provision and jobs and food and needs to be met. I pray for them to remain strong and be fed by Your Word and Your truth in these times. I pray for peace and hope to prevail in their hearts and keep them steady.
    Joy H - USA
  • Please God please destroy the plans of the enemy in Israel, please keep your believers encourages and safe from harm in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, we lift up the Ethiopian church in Israel and ask Your blessing on it and for its continued growth in the knowledge and love of Jesus. Help them when they face persecution in Israel for faith in Jesus. May they rejoice as Peter and John did after healing the lame man in the Temple. But we also ask that their persecutors would desire to know You
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord God, destroy the plans of the enemy against the Ethiopian believers in Israel. Give them strength and maturity, and provide occupation, health care, education, shelter, and safety. Because you are good and unstoppable we pray this.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father I lift up these believers. You know what they face; encourage, strengthen, and comfort them I pray; provide for them. May every weapon formed against them be stopped in Jesus's mighty name. May what the enemy meant for evil be turned to good. Grant them perseverance and favor, LORD, drawing many to Jesus. In His name, Amen.
    Beth G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, By your might and power we pray that you will intervene for these Ethiopian Believers. Please provide protection, increase their faith in You amidst hardships. May those who oppose them be brought to conviction as they see You at work in lives of believers. Give increase to their faith and fill them with your peace. Only Jesus US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord
    We do ask You to destroy the evil plans of the enemy. Instead of causing further difficulties for the Christians, let them come to a saving knowledge of You thru the believers witness. Take what they means as bad as a means to reveal Yourself and Your love. I pray for these Ethiopian believers in Israel; lift them up and fill them with Your Spirit
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, we know the world will hate us as it hated your son. I pray you would strengthen your children here in Israel who are facing the enemy. I pray your Spirit would fill them, and they would walk in your peace and strength. Give them boldness and wisdom. May the peace that passes all understanding flow over them. Speak to the hearts of the lost.
    polly c - USA
  • Indeed Father, we ask You to destroy the plans of the enemy just like you destroyed Haman who intended to destroy the Jews of Mordecai's day and grant these new believers boldness and faith to stand firm in their new found faith. Grant them unspeakable joy and peace in the midst of this unrest and persecution and fill them with mercy for their enemies
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father Lord as we thank you for these Ethiopian believers we pray that you will intervene , defend your name and come to their rescue. Arise Lord and let all the enemies of your gospel be scattered. Please encourage, strengthen and protect these believers as we stand against and nullify the activities of the enemies of your gospel in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Lord God, please give strength and courage to Your people in Israel. May they know how to stand for You and be able to grow and mature in their new faith. I pray that You would unite the believers in Israel and they would love across ethnic lines. May their love be a strong witness and testimony of You to the watching world.
    Danielle H - USA
  • With God all things are possible and nothing can separate us from the love of our father Jesus Christ. Never give up and stand strong with The LORD. God bless you and I thank God for your existence and the joy of meeting you brothers and sisters one day. My heart goes to you all.
    Gloria B - USA
  • Dear Lord, We pray for all Ethiopians and our Ethiopian brothers & sisters in Israel. Give them strength, favour, faith & faithfulness Lord, and may many more come to know & love you. We pray against Satan & all his influence. Protect Israel, please Lord, and please block efforts for a law against evangelism.
    Susan G - Australia
  • Jesus I lift up my Ethiopian brothers and sisters who facing many challenges as they enter into Israel. May their faith be strong and use them to reach this historic country where you walked while on earth. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Lord Jesus I beseech you to cripple the plan of Satan, you died to save a lost world let him not prevail in trying to destroy what you died for. Come against the plan to ban Evangelism bound that devil that he will not prevail, go into the world and preach the gospel and I will be with you always,strength believers and command the authority to mercy
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord Jesus, You are all powerful, all knowing, all seeing. Hear our prayers for those who are being persecueted for believing YOU. Give them strength, leading, healing and freedom. Jesus, please hear our prayers for Your people.
    In Jesus Name, Amen
    Gail P - USA
  • Dear Lord, we praise your name that a remnant have seen you as Messiah in Israel. Now open the rest of your people to the truth of your son. May they glorify your name thruout the land. May their voices sing with praise to the Messiah, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • father those without you walk in darkness. They stumble and are blind. Please destroy the evil plans of evil men whose hearts want to destroy your kingdom. Protect my Ethiopian brothers and sisters in Israel from harm, and encourage their hearts with hope in you. Amen
    Alex A - USA
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