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

[155] prayers in [13] 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 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
  • In name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the great and awesome God, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Imprisoned believers in Jesus. We ask for release. We ask for healing. We pray for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to come and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father we lift up our brothers and sisters to you; Somali Christians. Despite imprisonment we know that you are faithful and choose to trust that all things work together for the good of those who love you and are called by you. So, we thank you for their constant protection, favor in this situation & strength to continue doing your will. Amen
    Orpha G - USA
  • Father, Our hearts break for such persecution that would use Sharia law as an agent of Satan. May the Somali government and judicial system hear and obey the Holy Spirit to cease such persecution and invite Jesus into their hearts and into the country. Thank you for the strength of these imprisoned believers to share the Gospel amidst these trials.
    Stephen Y - USA
  • Dear Father, bless these believers & their families. May the judges and officials hearts be turned from wickedness to Jesus. As they wait for word of the outcome, soften hearts to you. Give a bold witness to prisoners & guards. May they see Your reflection in your servants, & turn to you. May the beauty of your Son & His sacrifice be lifted high. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, we lift these brothers and sisters before You as they await trial. We praise You that their cases will be tried under international law. Please work in the judge's heart to free them. While they are still in prison, keep them and their families strong in You. And may they share the love of Christ with all. We pray these things in Jesus' Name.
    Liz M - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for imprisoned believers in Somalia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Work in the Judge's heart to release the Christians. May Your kindness to them impress those around them & strengthen the Church. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Thank you Lord for these Christians as we pray for divine protection, strength,unity, courage,favor,and their unconditional release.Please Lord perfect that which you have started as touching the case, speak and work through the judge for their release,And let them be salt and light in the prison to as many that come in contact with them in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father, I pray for those in Somalia who have become your children in the midst of great persecution & danger from Islamic radicals. I ask that those in prison will be given a chance to share the Love of Christ with other prisoners as well as court officials. I pray that truth will prevail & they will be released soon. I pray for peace in Somolia.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Lord please give them justice work in the hearts of the government and officials and the judges ,have mercy lord on the persecuted ,in Jesus name en
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father Comfort & give wisdom to those in prison in Somalia. Give them strength & help them to share Jesus saves. Amen
    Rhonda F - USA
  • Dear Father, please help these faithful in Somalia. Let them find favor with their authorities, that they may be released. Keep them strong in their faith and provide opportunities for them to witness to others in prison; in the name of Jesus, amen!
    Edwin P - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for Your mighty work in the lives of these, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ who have been persecuted in Somalia. Please draw the judge and all other high officials to Jesus in Somalia, that they will lead that nation in great transformation--from Islam to life and freedom in Christ. In Jesus' name, we ask it all. Amen!
    Karen H - USA
  • Father, thank You for movement in setting our brothers free in Somalia. Speak to the judge and officials that they should be freed and protect them from sickness and evil in prison. Strengthen their faith, Lord. Use these followers of Christ to be Your witnesses in prison and to lead many to Jesus. Pour out Your Spirit upon our family in Somalia.
    Alan G - USA
  • Holy Father, continue to be with those in prison. May they be planting Your word in the hearts of those they are in contact with as they wait their trial. Bless them, and allow the case to be tried in a court that is more favorable to Christians. Fill them with Your strength, and love. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for these brave Christians and their witness for You in Somalia. I pray that You would comfort them and that they would grow in their faith each day. Thank You for this positive turn in their case; please work in the judge's heart to release these brothers and sisters. May their faith remain strong and may they share Christ with others.
    Lysander S - USA
  • God please sway the heart & mind of the presiding judge that he judge according to international law & release these brethren in Christ. Cause him to be satisfied this is the right decision. May he search to know You & may You draw him to Christ. Help these believers in prison stay steadfast in trust & hope in You. Give them opportunities to shine.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Lord, Your will be done! Thank You for this development. Thank You for the freedom Your children have, even when locked up. God let Your Kingdom come, and let the faith and the efforts of these Christians result in more freedom and more truth and more salvation! Please bring about their release, and let Your name be glorified!
    Jocelyn L - USA
  • Father God, I lift up these brothers and sisters that are imprisoned in Somaliland in Somalia. Please comfort and strengthen them with Your peace and joy. Please work sovereignly in the judge's heart to release them quickly from prison. Please allow them to share Jesus with those they are in prison with, please comfort their families with Your peace.
    Sarah H - USA
  • Father, thank You for softening the judges heart, and please continue to do so. May he even come to believe in You himself, and others in positions of authority in Somalia. Please help the Christ followers to be joyful, forgiving and loving of their persecutors and fellow prisoners. May they lovingly witness to others in prison effectively as well.
    Anne W - USA
  • Father, Your word tells us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. These believers have found themselves in prison because of their faith in You. The truth of Your word doesn't end at the prison walls. So, may the hope or Your word strengthen and uphold them in the midst of this great trial. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
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