Pray for Somali Christians who are imprisoned for their faith in Christ.
Pray for Somali Christians who are imprisoned for their faith in Christ.
Jun. 10, 2021 | Somalia

Hopeful Update for Imprisoned Christians Awaiting Trial

[175] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Imprisoned Christians.

Several Christians who were arrested earlier this year have recently seen a positive turn in their case. These Christians are currently in custody in Somaliland, a semi-autonomous area of Somalia. They were arrested earlier this year and were originally accused of spreading Christianity. After several court days, however, the prosecutor charged the Christians with denouncing Islam, which carries a death sentence for Muslims who decide to follow Christ. However, the judge has now decreed that the case will be decided according to international law instead of Sharia, which is more favorable for Christians. Pray that God works in the judge’s heart to release these brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray that their faith can remain strong while they are in prison, and pray that they can share the love of Christ with other prisoners as well as prison and court officials.

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  • Father, I thank you that the case has been removed from Sharia law. I pray that you will move in the minds and hearts of those who will decide their case and that they will be released. Please keep them in perfect peace and I pray that Christ will be made known to those around them as you continue to keep them in the power of your Holy Spirit.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank and praise you for interceding on the brethren's behalf. May they be encouraged as you continue to lead them for your glory, in Christ's name, amein
    Elisheva T - USA
  • Father, I lift up my dear sisters & brothers & would You speak hope & courage to them. May their faith go to a deeper level than it has ever been in Jesus' Name. Lead those imprisoned to share with those in prison searching for YOu. Draw multitudes to You. Surely O Lord You bless the righteous and surround them with Your favor as with a shield IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for our Christian brothers and sisters who are facing trial. We thank You for the judge's decision; we ask that You would continue to move powerfully in their lives and in this case. May Your name be glorified as they are a living witness for You! Give them peace in their fears and quiet their souls with Your unfailing love! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father God I beseech your intervention in these prisoners situation , innocent citizen enslaved by Satan the enemy of good and and God , I pray that you guide the Authority in dealing with their case and let justice be done, touch their heart and cover them under your protective wings and help them to shine the gospel in the cells that others will
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • In the loving name of Yeshua, our heavenly Father. El-Elyon, God Most High, as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness of Somali imprisoned Christian believers in Yeshua. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to teach and minster to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I lift each one up to you. I pray your wrap your arms around each one in prison, strengthen them, use them to share your love to all those in prison with them. Deal with the hearts of the prisoners. I pray for the judges that they would have mercy on these. Deal with their hearts. Lord, may your will be done in this situation. Speak peace
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless these precious brothers and sisters. Let them know daily how much you love and care for them. Please bless the judge Lord, and have him work favourably for you and all. Please bless Somalia, Lord, we ask for miracles of peace and salvation. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Lord I pray that you would work on the judges heart regarding these Christians awaiting trial and Somali. I pray they will be released in Jesus name. I pray you would strengthen them in their walk with you while they wait in prison and embolden them to be able to share the love of Jesus with the others. In Jesus name I pray, amen .
    Nancy G - USA
  • Lord Jesus, grant grace and peace to these Somali believers awaiting a decision regarding their case in Somaliland and grant them boldness to proclaim Jesus to their fellow prisoners and turn the hearts of many to Jesus in this prison where they are being held. Grant them supernatural favor with prison officials and grant peace to their families amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • O Father in Heaven, I thank You that you are at work. I pray that God works in the judge's heart to release these brothers & sisters in Christ. I pray that their faith can remain strong while they are in prison, & pray that they can share the love of Christ with other prisoners as well as prison and court officials. Have mercy, In Jesus' name, amen
    BETTY F - Canada
  • Father, I pray for the families of those imprisoned. May they trust in you to the point of having peace. May those in prison sense your presence and boldly share their faith with the prison guards and other prisoners. May the judge rule favorably in their case. Praise you for holding the keys to the prison door.
    Nothing gets by you. Our God reigns
    Laurie P - USA
  • 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 God, I pray for these dear brothers in Christ. I ask that you will work mightily in their lives and grant them peace while they wait for trial. Please minister to their needs and give them a fruitful ministry in prison. Help the gospel to spread to many through their witness. Please glorify your name in Somalia and help these prisoners. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, we pray for those who are in Somalia awaiting trial. We thank You for the change of heart of the judge and allowing them to be tried by the international law. May You find it in Your heart to have their charges dismissed so that others following Christ will be less reluctant to spread the good news allowing You to bring salvation to them, Amen
    Donna H - USA
  • Jesus, I pray for these precious Christians imprisoned for their faith in Somaliland. I pray that the judge's heart would be softened and they would be released Lord. But Jesus, as they are in prison, I pray you strengthen them and help them to feel your presence deeply. I pray that cling to you and find comfort in you and bring others to you Lord.
    Sean H - USA
  • Father, may the Holy Spirit influence this judge so that his ruling is favorable to our imprisoned family members. May their faith remain strong as they patiently await the judge's decision. As they wait, provide an open door of opportunity to share the gospel with other prisoners. Give the prisoners ears to hear and eyes to see how much You love them.
    Patrick V - USA
  • God, I thank You for this surprising judicial ruling. I pray You will work on the heart of this judge, and for these believers to be set free. I pray You will create opportunities inside the prison for these brothers & sisters to witness to other prisoners and prison officials, and for these efforts to produce much fruit!
    Curtis M - USA
  • Jesus, I pray for these precious Christians imprisoned for their faith in Somaliland. I pray that the judge's heart would be softened and they would be released Lord. But Jesus, as they are in prison, I pray you strengthen them and help them to feel your presence deeply. I pray that cling to you and find comfort in you and bring others to you Lord.
    Katherine S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers. Please take this bad situation and turn it for good, as only You can do. Please grant the judge godly wisdom and may he come to know you as Lord and Savior. Help those in prison to be a bright shining light for the gospel. Encourage and strengthen them.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Father please be with these believers imprisoned in Somalia. I ask provision and comfort for them & their families. Give them Your words as they minister to other prisoners and their captors; Soften hearts for salvation. I pray for justice and freedom for them. I pray for the truth of the gospel to be a light in the darkness. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Beth G - USA
  • Thank you Father for the lives of your children in Somalia may your name be glorified for their lives forever in JESUS mighty name Amen! Reveal yourself to them LORD especially the influential Men and Women of the society in your own way, may they and all the people they are leading come to the knowledge of the Truth in Christ JESUS in JESUS name Amen
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Thanks for taking care of our brothers and sisters.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father in Heaven, please put your comforting arms around these brothers & sisters in Christ, as they are going through this persecution. I pray that they are released from prison unharmed & that they can reach other prisoners & court officials with the Gospel of Christ. I pray that many are saved due to their example. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
    Beverly M - USA
  • Father, You are the Great Deliverer! I pray that you will deliver these believers from the law, the courts, and the prison in Jesus' name! May the charges be forgiven and they be released! Keep them safe under the shadow of Your wings. I pray Psalm 91 for them that no evil will befall them and no plague come near them In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • Father, You are the Great Deliverer! I pray that you will deliver these believers from the law, the courts, and the prison in Jesus' name! May the charges be forgiven and they be released! Keep them safe under the shadow of Your wings. I pray Psalm 91 for them that no evil will befall them and no plague come near them In Jesus name!
    Carolyn L - USA
  • My Lord I ask that you be very near to these sisters and brothers who are suffering for Your Holy Name. I pray that they do not give in to despair, fear, but always look to You. May they be constantly reminded that our lives year are temporary but Heaven is forever. I pray for the conversion of those accusing them, those lying about them.
    Denise G - Canada
  • Father God, use this trial to free the imprisoned by changing the heart of the Judge, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • Psalm 22:24
    For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.

    Lord GOD we ask that you see & act out of your great mercy. We ask that you protect these children & let them see the power of your hand and strengthen their faith. NOTHING is impossible to you!
    laura w - USA
  • Lord, may YOUR justice and mercy reign in Somalia. We thank You for working in the judge's heart and ask that You continue to use this judge for Your purposes. As the accused await their future, may they bring many to salvation in the prison. Grant them increased faith, trust, boldness, courage and perseverance for You are merciful and gracious.
    Beth P - USA
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