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

Somali Christians Mourn Loss of Fellow Believer

[174] prayers in [14] 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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  • 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
  • We pray for the comfort of those that are grieving the loss of our dear sister! May her life be an encouragement to those left behind to carry on her work and legacy! Lord I pray that you pour out you Holy Spirit on our brothers and sisters. Encourage, Strengthen and Grow them. I pray that they would be able to meet together safely. In Jesus Name
    Amanda H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thankyou for this women & the lives she touched with your message of love & hope. I pray that the seeds of faith that she planted in so many lives will continue to grow & bear fruit among the Somali believers as they hold onto your promises. I pray the Holy Spirit will comfort the lonely & bring peace to our Somoli brothers & sisters.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Dear Father. Believers in Somalia face challenges most of us cannot imagine. Please give them extra grace to withstand the persecution. I pray that others will see their faith and want it for themselves and that the church in Somalia will grow. Please provide opportunities for them to fellowship and when they cant let them know YOU are with them.
    John S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for all that You did through this women. May You bless my brothers and sisters in Somalia and help them to have more fellowship please. Please help persecutors of Christians there to see that Jesus You are the way to heaven and that You love them. Please help them to be kinder to my brothers and sisters in Jesus name ame
    Sierra H - USA
  • Dear Lord, we thank You for this Christian woman who spent her life spreading the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She left her family and home and followed You. We thank you for the inspiration of her life's work and we ask that You be with the remaining followers to do the same. Be with them and help Somalia to become Your church!
    Donna H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers in Somalia. Thank you that you strengthen them in such difficult circumstances and help them not to fear or lose hope. Please turn good from this loss , and many would be encouraged. Please help them stand firm in the faith, leaning on the Rock.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Help the friends and family of our sister.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for another encouraging example of a sister in Christ who was so steadfast in her faith and trust in you. Thank you for her sacrifice while on this earth and now we thank you that she is now rejoicing in your presence. But I ask that you comfort those she has left behind. Please encourage those who are struggling in Somalia.
    Christa B - USA
  • As I prayed for this woman's passing and the poor conditions I thought it would seem hopeless to many, but my prayer was (and is) that there would be tangible evidences of fruit from the seeds this woman planted and watered. May those who take her place be amazed as they watch God bring to life the harvest she didn't live to see!
    Dick B - USA
  • Baba katika jina la Yesu tunakumbuka watu wako kaitka taifa la Somolia. Zaidi sasa wakati ambopa kanisa imepoteza moja wao. Tunaomba kitika nafasi yake Utaweza kuweka wengi amboa watukufuata na kutangaza upendo wako nakuinua jina lako ndio kukaweza kuona watu wa Somolia wakujue nawapate uzima wa milele. Wewe peke unaweza na tunajua utatenda. Asante
    Hannah M - Kenya
  • Señor Jesús oro en conjunto con mis hermanos en la fe, que ellos sean confortados y sus necesidades básicas sean suplidas.
    Lord Jesus I pray together with my brothers in the faith, that they be comforted and their basic needs are supplied, according to your mercy, you are our provider and strong tower, in the name of Jesus !!!
    Enrique R - USA
  • I pray for all the innocents who are being killed as a result of their faith. They sought to live lovingly in this world but there were rejected ,Jesus, just as some rejected You. May they know Your loving embrace and the joy of eternal life. I pray for those who live in the shadow of violence. May they cling to You and be sustained by Your love.
    Mary S - USA
  • Lord I pray that you will comfort those that are grieving and I also pray that you would give them boldness to continue to be witnesses for you in Jesus name amen
    Robbie C - USA
  • Father I lift up these grieving brethren before Your throne and ask for Your comfort to surround and uphold them. Raise up workers, I pray, to continue her work, providing for needs. Please grant wisdom, courage and favor for believers in Somali that many might come to know You. Provide ways to gather safely I ask. In Jesus's mighty name, Amen.
    Beth G - USA
  • In the love of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of mercy and comfort, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of this Somali Christian. We ask for mercy and justice for her and family, for hedge of protection be on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
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