Chaltu's family refused to help her when her husband died unless she returned to Islam.
Chaltu's family refused to help her when her husband died unless she returned to Islam.
Nov. 04, 2021 | Ethiopia

"Jesus Is My Relative"

[188] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Chaltu Abdalla.

Chaltu Abdalla was born and raised in a Muslim family, but she found faith in Christ when she was young. She later married a Christian man and started a family. Earlier this year, her husband was killed by gunmen, and their home, crops and possession were burned to the ground in violent ethnic-based conflicts that targeted evangelical Christians. Chaltu went to her family for support after her husband's death, but they refused to help her and her children unless she returned to Islam. But she remained firm in her faith. "I will not forsake the Lord Jesus," she told her family. "He is my relative." She has returned to her home village and is struggling to get by, yet she continues to hope in God. "When people ask her how she is going to continue living like this, she tells them, 'Jesus is my relative,'" a front-line worker said. Pray for Chaltu and her children as they rebuild their lives after losing everything. Pray that her unwavering witness will lead her Muslim family to faith in Christ.

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  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and goodness of Chaltu Abdalla. We ask for a hedge of protection on her and angels directly from heaven to minister to her. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank You for this dear woman and her desire to follow You. May she continue to hold fast to Your truth and know Your comfort and grace as she suffers. Please provide for her physical needs, and may she know Your steadfast love as she grieves so many losses. May her family see her witness and be drawn to You through it.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Father,
    i pray for this family. i pray that Chaltu Abdalla will be comforted by you. i pray that her children will know who you are and know that no matter what happens everything is in control. i pray that her muslim family will learn about you and believe in you. i pray that Chaltu and her kids don't hold this sin against the gunmen.
    Amen
    melody b - USA
  • Father, You deeply love Chaltu and her children. Please be the husband and father and brother that they need now. Provide for them and protect them. May Chaltu continue to trust Jesus fully. Draw her relatives into a loving saving relationship with Jesus. May she find family in the people in the church. Continue to comfort her and give her strength.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, "We don't know what to pray for" when someone is hit with such tragedy and are thankful that the Holy Spirit "steps in" where we are lacking. I thank you that Chaltu knows she is in the family of Jesus. Help her as you comfort her as her loving and mighty Father. Please provide her needs through the generosity of Your people 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 Chaltu. 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 Father in heaven, Please continue to take care of Chaltu Abdalla and her children. She has been so brave and faithful to You in her witness for Your Son Jesus. Please protect her and her children and send other Christians to encourage her. May she feel Your love and comfort all around her and the children.


























    Madeline T - USA
  • What a witness, your child, Chaltu Abdalla, is of your transforming love! Thank you for giving her the courage to stand firm in her faith even when family offered to help if she returned to Islam. Bless her, Father, with foremost spiritual strength for her faith to remain strong, then with physical provisions for her and her children. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, A sister in you. She needs your help and mine. Oh Lord. Thank you, that you can help and can do it soon. Amen.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Chaltu Abdalla and her willingness to follow You despite the intense persecution she's suffered. I ask that You would provide for all of her needs and that Your provision would bring You glory, that others may directly see Your faithfulness to those who trust in You. May her witness lead her family and other to faith in Christ.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord I ask for provision and hope for Chaltu. I pray for her to be taken care of by You and have all she needs to live. I pray for her heart to be kept save in Your arms and for her family to see her unwavering dedication to You. I pray for her family to know You deeply and for them to join her as a child of You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Glory be to God for your faith, many of us in the so developed world will not be able to withstand this situation. The faithful Lord will always remember you. Please keep holding on and you will see the glory of god in your life.
    Adekola A - USA
  • Jesus, You are a Husband to the widow and a Father to the children of Your faithful, martyred servants. May Your strong presence uphold Chaltu and her children and may other believers come alongside her as she struggles to rebuild her life after her husband's murder. Thank you for her strong, sacrificial witness as she shows the love of Jesus.
    Gina G - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please bring caring people to Chaltu's aid right now. Thank you that she knows you and can be blessed by her hope in you. You promise to provide for all of your children's needs. Please move people to be your hands and feet in her time of need. Amen
    Linda W - USA
  • Holy Father, bless our sister, Chaltu, as she holds on to You faithfully. Comfort her in the death of her husband. Provide for her, and supply her needs. Let her know that she is not alone, and that we are praying for her. Let her love for You be a light that shines in the darkness and draws people to Jesus. In His name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Oh Father, bless our sister Chaltu. You are the God Who cares for the widow and the orphan. You will not abandon one who fully trusts in You. As she tells her relatives that Jesus is her relative, use this to draw them to Yourself. Show Yourself strong on her behalf. May her children also come to faith in Christ through the testimony of their mother.
    Toni D - USA
  • Holy God, I pray for our sister in Christ Chaltu Abdalla that you reveal yourself in her life as Jehovah Jire the Lord our provider. Let your hand be with her and keep her from evil so that she might not cause pain. Let her faith in you draw to your those behind these acts of atrocities. I pray those enemies of the cross that you have mercy on them.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Glory to Your Name Lord for the faith & faithfulness of our Sister Chaltu. We thank You for preserving her & children. We pray for Your continuing covering & provision upon them. Empower them through Your Holy Spirit to become an irresistible Witness for Christ in their community. Father, may many be led to Christ through her strong commitment & examp
    Maureen E - USA
  • Lord, please provide for Chaltu! Provide everything she needs and more! Help her to take comfort in you! Bring your Word to her mind so that she does not become overcome by discouragement!
    Heidi C - USA
  • Please Lord abundantly provide for this precious sister. Please cause her family to repent and come to You for salvation in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Chaltu Abdalla & her children: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Sustain them as they rebuild their lives after losing everything. Bring Chaltu's Muslim family members to repentance & faith. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father,

    I praise you for Chaltu's faith and courage. May she know your protection, inner strength and heavenly protection.

    In Jesus's powerful name,

    Amen
    Emily W - Chile
  • Abba! I thank You that You will meet all of Chaltu and her children's needs according to Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus. That You have granted her eternal blessings and have made her glad with the joy of Your presence. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - 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 Chaltu and family, we ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God, where this world fails You will provide. Bear up Chaltu and her children as the mourn the death of a husband and father. Provide mightily for them and may it be a witness in her community. In His Name I pray, Amen!
    Joan B - USA
  • I know can it be hard to lose everything which I've never known, but I pray God that she can also be set free knowing that she will receive a hundredfold in the kingdom of heaven for leaving her family for Christ's sake. Even so, Father. May her family come to know your love, and the power of the cross because of her dedication.
    Jordan M - USA
  • Father please bless Chaltu with peace & joy in her relationship with you. Keep her firm in her devotion. Bring caring believers into her life to encourage & help her. Please provide for the needs of her family & may she find you always faithful. Use her testimony to draw her parents & siblings to Christ & that they will see you are the one true God.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Dear Lord God, I lift up Chaltu to you and ask that you would greatly bless her. Let her see your faithful love for her in many ways. I pray that you will draw her family to faith in Jesus Christ. Help her children and please provide for all their needs. I pray that you will minister to her in her grief and help her to have hope in the future and joy i
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we lift Chaltu and her family up to you and ask that You would provide her needs and especially that she would be surrounded by believers, even in that dry and barren land spiritually. Lord, give her a double portion of Your presence as she suffers the rejection of her family and remind her of Your suffering for her and Your presence, amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Jehovah jireh open Your windows a provision for this woman & let her persecutors know the God of the universe walks with her in her suffering. Let them know that You are protecting her that she may be provided for. Save their souls who persecute her, esp. her family. In Jesus' Gracious Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
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