Tilahun lost his leg in when he was attacked for his Christian faith.
Tilahun lost his leg in when he was attacked for his Christian faith.
Feb. 17, 2022 | Ethiopia

Persecuted by Armed Men, Encouraged by the Global Body of Christ

[255] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Tilahun.

Tilahun trusted in Christ eight years ago and became an active member in his church. Then, in 2020, his home was burned, and he was physically attacked by armed men because of his Christian faith. As a result of the attack, his leg had to be amputated. Tilahun became discouraged as he struggled to provide for his family and pay for his medical treatment. Then, front-line workers connected with Tilahun, and VOM has helped provide for his living essentials and medical needs. “God responds to our prayers in ways that we have not expected,” he said. “I never thought I would ever be able to get help from people who do not know me. But God sent them.” Pray for Tilahun's faith to grow strong as he continues to recover from his attack, and thank God that his needs are being met.

Click here to find out about Christian persecution in Ethiopia and learn how to pray.

Write your own prayer for Tilahun

  • LORD, thank You for the strong witness of this brother. I pray he has remained fervent in Your word & having feet shod with preparation of the gospel of peace. I pray he has healed mentally of this attack by Your working he's forgiven his persecutors knowing their attacks are against You. May they repent of their sins and believe the A1611 Bible.
    Devin C - USA
  • Lord I ask your hand be upon Tilahun helping him to adjust to life without his leg ,may you continue to strengthen and encourage him thru your spirit n word and body of Christ I thank you for bringing VOM to him and for VOMs support may he be able to provide for his family n medical treatment and grow strong in the faith n witness In Jesus name
    Dean B - USA
  • Father thank You for Tilahun. I pray for this complete healing and recovery. Please strengthen his faith in You. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Loving Father, thru your Spirit please grow Tilahun's faith in you, fuel him with your healing and grace so that in his steadfast faith he continues to exalt you. Thank you for sending help to him and meeting his needs. Please lavish your provision on him. You are our rock and shelter, let him not be shaken and help him to be able to find rest in you
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Lord, please strengthen and encourage Tilahun by the power of your Spirit. May he know the joy of being part of the family of God and realize that he has brothers and sisters around the world who care for him. Please provide for his needs and lift him up. May his faith be unshakable and may he hold fast to the truth until he sees Jesus face to face.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Thank you, Jesus, for Tilahun. Thank you for his faith in You even through persecution. Thank you for providing for needs. Jesus, continue to encourage him and his family.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven above, please watch over and guard our brother in Christ in the days ahead while he continues to heal. I ask that every need he and his family have will be met through Your gracious mercy. I pray Tilahun can feel Your loving arms wrap around him and Your Holy Spirit resting on him like a warm blanket. Bless and keep him Lord. Amen
    Rebekah S - USA
  • Father, encourage Tilahun today. Make your love and provision very real in his life. May his faith in you grow. Use his story and witness to draw others to Jesus or help others grow in faith. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, my heart goes out to this man and his family. I pray you continue to strengthen them and let them know they are not forgotten. I pray you help them not be discouraged, but know that you see them and love them. Wrap your arms around them, rebuke the enemy of discouragement and doubt. I pray for those who did this, open their eyes to truth.
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father,
    We lift up our brother, Tilahun and his family, to You. Be with them in a powerful way. Bless them for being willing to suffer for Your name's sake. Give him peace, joy and comfort. Keep his faith strong as he heals from this horrible attack. Guide their family always closer to You!
    In the name of our Lord Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals. As brothers and sisters in Christ we ask for healing for Tilahun. We praise You for his faithfulness. We ask for a hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Tilahun and his willingness to follow You despite violent persecution. Thank You for using the body of Christ to provide for his family's needs. I pray that his faith would continue to grow strong as he recovers from the attack. May he be able to forgive his attackers and may they come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, I am so thankful and blessed to see how you have provided help to Tilahun in a very difficult situation. I pray that he will continue to see you working in his life, providing all that he needs. Strengthen him daily in truth and the love of Christ, growing in confidence of his walk in Christ. Be glorified in his life.
    Vicki W - USA
  • In the overcoming name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ around the world we praise You for faithfulness of Tilahun. We ask for a hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, our hearts are dismayed when our brothers and sisters suffer in the Name of Jesus, and we cry out for your mercy over Tilahun and his family. Cover them with your grace and bring glory to your Name through their situation. Thank you for their love for you, and their willingness to serve you in difficult times. In Jesus Name,
    Pat R - USA
  • Precious Lord, look on this brother and his family and have mercy. Bless them openly for their faith and make them brave. Give them the peace that passes all understanding and make him a light to all around him. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN Maranatha!
    Della H - USA
  • Father please lift Tilahun up, comfort him and help him understand that you are always with him. Help him to boldly go out and proclaim your Word in spite of his losses. Thank you for providing for him and taking care of him both mentally and physically and spiritually. I pray for renewed hope and joy for Tilahun and blessings on him. In your name.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Lord I thank you for the impact that Tilahun has made in this world. Thank you for his family and for his sacrifice. Let him always lean on you during rough trials and that his family and he, may be encouraged by you and others. Thank you for VOM and all they do. Thank you for blessing all and all the love you show. In your name Amen.
    mikki h - USA
  • Father, we thank you for Tilahun's faithfulness. We may be strangers here on earth but some day we will meet this dear brother fully healed. We ask that Tilahun's faith will continue to grow. That Your hand of healing will be upon him and strengthen him day by day. In his time of discouragement may he come to know Your comfort in a deep way.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Father God we pray for this family as they suffer for their faith in you. May they stay faithful to the gospel and continue to share the gospel to a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our Banner, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Tilahun, that he ascribe glory to Your name and strength. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father. Creator of the universe. We praise you and worship you. For who You are and all You do. We come to Your throne of grace and ask for mercy. We pray for Tilahun's faith to grow strong as he continues to recover from his attack, and thank you Father, that his needs are being met. In Jesus Name and the fellowship of the Holy Spirt Amen
    Alvin A - USA
  • Almighty God, we give you thanks for Tilahun being able to experience the love of God in such an unexpected way. May Your physical healing touch continue to heal him. And as you heal his mind from the attack, may Your peace and joy be reflected in his life to those around him. Bless his family and may Jesus be glorified. In Jesus name Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Father God, I lift up Tilahun and ask that you would strengthen his faith as he goes through this difficult trial in his life. I pray that he would continue to see your faithfulness during this time and encourage his family to trust you. Thank you for providing for Tilahun and I pray that he would be amazed at what you will do for him. In Jesus' name,A
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord heal Tilahun both physically and mentally. Send your Holy Spirit to he and his family to give them hope, peace, joy, forgiveness, courage, strength, wisdom, knowledg and love. Bring those that attacked him to salvation. Send the resources Tilahun needs to continue to grow in his faith to continue to spread the gospel to others.
    Angie E - USA
  • Jesus thank you Til shin and his strong faith in You. He has suffered much for his faith and you provided for him as he said in unexpected ways. Help recover from his physical, emotional and spiritual wounds. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father God, I pray for my brother Tilahun that you strengthen him and sustain him with your right hand of righteousness. Bless him indeed and enlarge his area of influence. Let your hand be with him and keep from evil so that he may not cause pain. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Thank You for providing Tilahun and allowing him to see Your provision. May he continue to recover and heal, and I pray that he would be able to provide for his family even with this loss. May his faith in You grow and strengthen, and may this provide him with even more opportunities to proclaim Your gospel.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Give Tllahun a new leg through modern medicine and keep his faith strong in you. Meet his needs and show him that nothing can stop him as along as Christ is with him.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Wonderful Father, let your hand of blessing and comfort be on Tilahun. Provide for employment and ways to serve despite his amputation. Let his faith be stronger and let him give testimony to you.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
Load More Prayers