Liya and her new baby son.
Liya and her new baby son.
Apr. 01, 2021 | Ethiopia

Christian Mother Recently Widowed

[290] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Liya.

Liya was eight months pregnant when her husband was killed by rioting Muslims in 2020. When riots broke out against Christians in central Ethiopia, Liya’s husband rushed home from his job in another city. While he traveled, the attackers found him and killed him. During the attack, radicalized Muslims looted and burned Christian homes, sparing properties owned by Muslims. After the attack, Liya moved in with her mother, who is also a poor widow, and her son was born shortly after. Pray for Liya, her mother and the other believers affected in the widespread riots.

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  • God bless, protect, and watch over Liya, her son, her family, and those in her circle. Comfort her in this tragedy and bring the killers to justice as You see fit, and bring them to You. Keep her from sinning and help her to raise her son to love and serve You. May all who don't know You come to You and receive Your grace. In Jesus Name amen.
    Allison F - USA
  • Dear Jesus, provide for Liya and her young son. Provide for her mother. Stand by them in their grief and loss. Provide food, clothing, and a home for them and her mother. Heal their broken hearts. Being healing to all people who suffered loss from this violence. Any who do not know You, help them find hope and healing in You, Jesus.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father God, amidst all the chaos and tragedies of the world, I praise You. I pray for Liya, her mother and the other believers affected in the widespread riots that are occurring in the Middle East. I pray for peace, Father, which You alone can give. In Jesus's Name I pray. Amen
    Mary I - USA
  • Father we bless your most holy name oh LORD! Thank you for the life of Liya, her daughter, Mother and the entire family, may they find peace in you in all their days and may you continue to protect them from every attack and may they never lose their rather may they be strengthened from glory to glory foward ever and backwards never in JESUS name Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Father thank You for Liya and her baby. Please be with them and protect them. I pray that You would be her provider and help her build a life for her and her son. Have mercy on them and help them please Lord. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Liya and her family and child. Touch them Oh Lord God that they can survive financially without the husband. Encourage your heart and mind Oh Lord God that she will know and believe that you allowed it for a reason. Give her the strength she needs even in the nights where she is most lonely Oh Lord God, in Jesus name. amen.
    Samuel W - USA
  • Dear God, I pray that you will bless that darling baby and his mother as he grows up without a father. I pray that he will come to know you at a young age and trust you as his Father to look out for him. Protect Liya and her mother and provide for them in that harsh country, and may the persecution soon end there. Grow your church!
    Martha T - USA
  • Dear God please be with Liya and her mother and her child. We thank you God for for comforting them and providing for their needs. Help them to remember they will gain eternal crown for keeping the faith. Thank you God for your mercy and love being lavished on this family amen
    Julia N - USA
  • Father God, my heart aches for Liya and her mother in their loss of husband's as well as the continue threats of Muslims because of their Christian faith. May you emotional healing, strength to endure the continued battles of faith as well as supply their physical needs. Let them be good and holy witnesses for your name and others turn to Christ. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father God, I praise You that a day is coming when all oppression and murder will CEASE. Our hearts grieve for Liya and her new baby. Please help Liya and her mother by Your divine hand and power. Comfort her heart in the death of her husband as she seeks You each day and learns from You: that You will provide for all her needs in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father we lift up Liya her baby and her mother and the many Christians that are suffering in Ethiopia and other Muslim controlled countries contineu to bless guide and provide Your presence and power in their lives
    Dennie L - USA
  • Oh Father! I pray for sweet Liya and her beautiful son. Oh Lord! Protect them and provide for them. Encourage their hearts as they grieve. Do not let your truth depart from their hearts, remind Liya that her name is engraved on Your heart. Be with them and guide them in Your glory
    Corinna H - USA
  • Oh Father, please wrap Your arms of peace around Liya, as she has lost her husband. May she lead her son to a faith in Jesus while he is still young. Use Liya, her mom, and her son for Your glory for the rest of their lives. Protect Your children as riots continue, but please bring the riots to a halt through a great awakening in Ethiopia!
    Tricia G - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ we unite our hearts in prayer for comfort for Liya and family. We praise You for their faithfulness. We praise You that they got up and walked spiritually. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So be it. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I pray for Liya and her baby and mother and ask for your tender mercies to be poured out on them. Lord, you care for the low and the needy and these are very much needing your provision and care. And I thank you that you are a gracious Shepherd over your sheep and that you will take care of them. Let them see your hand and sense your love.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, You are a God of provision, love and care. May Liya, her baby and her mother experience these things in spite of their circumstances. May Your hope, power and love sustain them each and every day as they navigate the difficult circumstances of her husband's death and the hatred of Jesus that surrounds them. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Thankyou for Liya & her precious baby who live in a violent area where they must trust you completely for their very lives & provision to survive. Keep them safe I pray, strengthen her elderly mother, & grant health for Liya & her baby. Give them an abundance of peace, grace, comfort & faith in Your promise of everlasting life. Praised be your Name
    Tracey B - USA
  • God, I pray for Liya, her mother, and her young son. I pray You will meet all their needs, and for them not to struggle for survival. I pray the adults will remain faithful and strong, despite the persecution and loss. I pray Your comfort will provide peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray for young son will grow up knowing Jesus Christ.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Father, thank You for protecting and providing for Liya, her son and her mother. Despite the loss of her husband, I pray that Liya's faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will continue to grow and she will bring her son up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. May what the enemy intended for evil, be turned into a blessing for Liya's family and friends.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord I ask for provision for Liya and her son. I pray for food, shelter, water, and peace in their hearts. I pray for a church community to come together to support one another so all can flourish. I pray for Liya's mother to also have all that she needs and for her heart to be encouraged by Your provison.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, You are a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow. Please be the protector and provider for this family. Continue to bring comfort and peace. May they trust you fully even when things do not make sense. Remind them that someday soon they will live with You in a place without death, pain, evil and suffering. Thank you for loving them
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Oh God, cover Luta and her mother and her son with your wings. Oh that You would give her fresh hope, fresh love, fresh faith! Draw so near to her and to ones in her care! That she would carry her family's legacy with confidence, knowing that her husband is one of those in the cloud of witnesses, cheering her on!
    Margaret M - USA
  • Father please remember Liya. Please be kind to her and provide for her and her family. May she live by faith alone in Jesus.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, Eternal King, as brothers and sisters in Christ we glorify You for faithfulness of Liya. We ask as Jehovah Jireh You will provide. We ask for Word of God to continue to spread, a hedge of protection be upon her and angels directly from heaven to minister to her. So Be It. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Holy Father, hold Liya closely to You as she mourns for her husband, and cares for her son and mother. Father, surround her with people who love You, and who are kind, and who will comfort her until she is stronger. Bring justice to those who murdered her husband. Watch over Your children living in the area. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Dear Liya,
    May you feel the prayers of God"s Saints going up on behalf of you and your precious newborn baby. God sees your suffering, but He will never leave you nor forsake you. Praying that God will give you strength, faith, and provide you with food, clothing, and a safe place to live. Praying that God will bring peace to your country.
    Sheila R - USA
  • Father we pray for Liya, protect her and her family from evil people. Grant them favour and continue to provide for their needs. We thank you that their faith is still with them, let it grow even stronger. Protect her and her mother and baby boy. Send help their way and let your Holy Spirit comfort them in Jesus Christ name amen.
    Diane E - Canada
  • Comfort Lyia as only you can. May the son of this martyr who is presently under the altar grow up loving You. What the enemy meant for evil you will turn to eternal good. Provide physically, emotionally and spiritually for Lyia, her son and Lyia's mother. May they be growing daily in your Word.
    Lori R - USA
  • Lord be a father to the fatherless and husband to the widow. Heal liya and her son. Bind the wounds of those hurt by the riots. Protect and keep my Ethiopian brothers and sisters from harm and evil. Bring peace to Ethiopia. Shut down the lies and violence. Bring an understanding of your love and plan for Ethiopia. Raise up a revival there.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, continue to be with Liya as she grieves her husband and bring to her heart Your comfort. We ask You to provide for Liya and her mother and the baby boy so they will lack for nothing and grow them in Christ. I pray they would find a church family. We ask You to end the riots and guard believers. Bring the persecutors to Jesus for saving faith
    Gail M - USA
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