A key Somali believer died recently.
A key Somali believer died recently.
Oct. 28, 2021 | Somalia

Somali Christians Mourn Loss of Fellow Believer

[189] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Friends and family of a Somali Christian.

Somali Christians are mourning the loss of an influential Christian woman. A man who served alongside her wrote, “Those of us left behind may grieve because we miss our brothers and sisters, but the believers who die are happy to be with Christ. In [Somalia], followers of Christ look forward to heaven where there is no more pain. Here on earth, life can be lonely. The families and community of Christians [cannot] share their beliefs. The few disciples they manage to share the gospel with seldom meet regularly. There are no church buildings and no fellowship gatherings. On rare occasions, they may meet for worship in private houses. These believers also do not have the comfort of getting proper care in hospitals when they get sick. The challenges go on and on. [Our sister who died] dedicated her life to serving her people because of her faith in Christ. She left comfort to travel to a country suffering from war, famine, the collapse of civil foundations, and terrorism. She spent years apart from her family, apart from her brothers and sisters in Christ, and apart from a comfortable lifestyle.” This fellow believer has pledged to continue this woman’s legacy. Pray for those mourning her passing, and pray for believers in Somalia to remain strong amid trials.

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  • Lord, this sister in Christ is still missed terribly by those who were touched by her love and testimony for Christ. Please help her legacy continue as believers share your love with others. Thank you that she is with you and receiving the reward for her faithfulness. Please reveal yourself in Somalia. Pour out your Spirit on this place Lord!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God as we read of this dear sister and her commitment to your gospel may you encourage others to follow her path and share the gospel to a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Heavenly Father
    Open up the eyes of the Somali people to the gospel
    Please let the government treat Christians in righteousness and give them freedom to love and seek Your face
    Please bless the Somali Christians in loneliness You are there
    In mourning you comfort them
    You are a righteous God
    Let Your kingdom come in Somalia as it is in heaven
    Renato V - Netherlands
  • Thank you, Jesus, for this faithful worker who is now with You. Encourage and help those left behind to mourn her death. Send Your Holy Spirit to give them wisdom and encouragement.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Father, comfort the hearts of those who are grieving the loss of this sister. I pray you raise up another to follow in her footsteps as you raised up Elisha to follow Elijah. Wash over your children with hope and peace knowing their work is not in vain. I pray you open doors, open eyes, Convict hearts, give wisdom, comfort in Jesus' name.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, it is such a difficult world to live in for so many as these Somali believers. Please give those that are grieving peace and help them to be able to rejoice that those who are gone are now with Jesus free from the troubles and pain. Thank you for the hope that you give and the eternity your children have to look forward to.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father God, please comfort the hearts of those grieving the loss of this courageous sister. I pray for a harvest of souls in Somalia for Jesus. In Christ's name I pray Amen
    Marti V - USA
  • Father
    We pray for all those who are mourning the loss of this faithful sister in Christ. Comfort their hearts. We pray for the man who has pledged to carry on the great & heavenly work she'd dedicated her life to; be with him, guiding him & directing his every step. Move powerfully in the church of Somalia; bless the believers with peace & strength!
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, thank You for the witness of this woman's life of faith and service. I ask that You call others to step up and take her place. Father, I ask for wisdom and love for Your people in how best to serve You and make Christ know in different communities in Somalia. Draw people to Jesus as they hear of the faithfulness and love of this woman.
    Karen K - USA
  • Father, for you have lifted up Joshua to succeed Moses and Timothy to succeed Paul to carry out your good will, please completely fill this brother with love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to continue our sister's legacy. Help yours in Somalia to experience and produce an unswerving hope in you.
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Dear Father, I thank you for the life of this wonderful sister who you know by name. I ask that you will comfort those she left behind and I pray that the Gospel will reach the ends of Somalia and that many will be drawn to Christ and His Holy Spirit will abide with them. Amen
    Abimibola A - United Kingdom
  • Dear Father in Heaven,
    Thank You for the faithful witness of Your child who has now gone to be with You. Please comfort the family members and friends who are left behind, strengthen them, and provide for their needs.
    In Jesus' name, amen.
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the life and witness of my beloved sister in Christ Jesus. I praise the riches of the glory of Your All Sufficient Grace. All glory to Jesus. In His Mighty Name, for His Sake Amen.
    kay a - USA
  • i pray the men and women who are mourning find the good in the situation that the Lord guides them and stays by their side during this hard situation. I pray that they are able to meet for worship soon and that the violence against them comes to an end. I pray that the Lord protects them from illness but it is his will.
    lydia m - USA
  • Oh God, I thank You for the awesome, faithful, inspiring, hope-filling testimony of this sister in Christ. Bear up those who miss her and help them to continue her faithful works hear on earth. Show them the way to sharing Christ in Somalia. Provide them all things to fulfill this Commission. Amen.
    Joan B - USA
  • Thank You for this faithful woman's life lived for You. May those who loved her know Your comfort as they grieve, and may they be spurred on to greater unity and steadfast faith as they continue in Your way. May the church in Somalia grow, and may the believers have wisdom and hope as they navigate so many challenges.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father, please comfort the family and friends of this dear sister. Thank you that we can celebrate her life of faithfully following Jesus. Continue to give strength, courage, and protection to the believers in Somalia. May they fully trust Jesus. Give them daily guidance and help them to find other believers and support each other. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, this sister in Christ KNEW the priority of serving others while here on earth as she knew that heaven was her forever home. I pray we all have her mindset. Lord, Your Spirit remains to lead these precious people who are sad and feel lonely. Please strengthen them and make a way they can congregate and trust you more in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for the faithfulness of friends of this Christian woman. We ask that they be conformed to the image of Jesus, a hedge of protection placed around them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Comfort the bereaved but strengthen Your people against the enemy. May they not be discouraged but empowered. I commit all the rest into Your capable Hands. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Lord I pray for those grieving the loss of this sister. I praise You she is not in pain but I pray for those who knew her as they grapple with death and struggle to keep hoping. I pray Lord for Your comfort to surround them and for You to personally speak to them and encourage them. I praise You for her legacy and pray for the believers in Somalia.
    Joy H - USA
  • The friends and family of the Somali Christian saw Christ in the life of the sister, and were encourage. My prayer is that the life of Christ they saw in her will continue to radiate in their own life too, and that in every situation they would be encourage that one day we will all be with Christ.
    Adekola A - USA
  • Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints, and this dear sister must have had a wonderful homecoming. We ask Your comfort for those who are left behind. May the testimony she left them inspire believers to remain strong amid the many trials they face. Thank you for the one who pledged to fill that gap; equip, and show him how to help
    Toni D - USA
  • O Savior, what a testimony of your transforming work in this Somali woman's life, such that her deeds for the kingdom are remembered after her death. By your grace these believers find comfort in your promised hope of communion with Christ upon death. May your comfort them in their grief and grant them means to meet together for worship. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for the faithfulness of this Christian woman and friends, we ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Please bring peace and justice help us to love one another and have faith and give in Jesus name
    Sherry S - USA
  • Father God,
    Thank You for giving Somali Christians this wonderful gift of a woman who was so devoted to You that she served others at great cost to herself. Comfort those who are mourning her death. Use her death to encourage her coworker in You to continue her work. Keep the Somali believers strong amid trials. In Jesus's name, amen
    Debbie D - USA
  • God Bless this beautiful woman who lived a beautiful life, God Bless her family and friends and everyone who is mourning her death. I pray for strength and comfort for her friends and family. I pray for peace in the war torn land of Somalia. I thank you God for the way of peace and love and this life that you call us to.
    Paul K - USA
  • Father God we pray that You will use this dear sister's story of triumph in her faith to encourage other believers around the world!

    In Jesus name,
    LaVoy N - USA
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