Three evangelical churches were destroyed recently as Muslim extremists throughout Ethiopia wage a violent campaign against Christians.
Three evangelical churches were destroyed recently as Muslim extremists throughout Ethiopia wage a violent campaign against Christians.
Aug. 18, 2022 | Ethiopia

Three Churches Destroyed in Muslim Attacks

[232] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for members of destroyed churches.

Muslim extremists across Ethiopia have waged a violent campaign against Christians in recent months. Though all Christians are being targeted, evangelical churches have been uniquely opposed because of their active outreach through planting churches in Muslim-majority areas. In one southern Ethiopia region, three evangelical churches were recently destroyed.

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  • Father, You told us that all who would live godly in Christ will suffer persecution, and we see this in Ethiopia. We pray that our brothers and sisters will see this as a fulfillment of that verse. Thank You that the Church is not a building. Grant these believers courage, and show them how to take advantage of the attacks to proclaim the Gospel.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, You told us that all who would live godly in Christ will suffer persecution, and we see this in Ethiopia. We pray that our brothers and sisters will see this as a fulfillment of that verse. Thank You that the Church is not a building. Grant these believers courage, and show them how to take advantage of the attacks to proclaim the Gospel.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, church is not a physical building, but Your people, Your children, the body of Christ. No destruction like this will ever destroy your church. Give wisdom and guidance to the church in how to carry on your mission and will without a place to meet. Remove any fear from their hearts as they fully trust in Jesus. Grow her in faith and numbers.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, in the name of Jesus, bring grace and peace to the believers whose buildings have been destroyed and grant them opportunities to love their persecutors and enemies in the midst of suffering and draw the hearts of these persecutors to Yourself Father God such that many come to know Jesus and are willing themselves to follow Him publicly amen
    Forrest B - USA
  • Thank You for the faithfulness of these believers. I pray that You would encourage them to continue following You and spreading the gospel despite the persecution. May they be comforted by the fact that they are pleasing You with their boldness, and may even their persecutors come to hear and be transformed by the truth.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the beautiful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovan Shammah, God Who is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and forgiveness given by Ethiopian destroyed churches. We ask for healing, that they know You are beautiful, You are present, hedge of protection, and angels to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father please allow these churches to be rebuilt, strengthen these believers to continue in their faith and witness.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord father save our churches around the world from being destroyed by evil , the enemy and exstremnist , provide and protect fir all people being persecuted stalked harassed for being in Christ keep them strong and keep serving . Please open the eyes of the perscutirs help them repent come to Christ and change their ways
    Sherry S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of these Christians of destroyed churches. We praise You that they are in Your hands. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we ask You to protect and provide for our Ethiopian brothers and sisters in Christ as they face this onslaught of hatred and persecution at the hands of their Muslim attackers. Give them the awareness to recognize potential future attacks. Erect an impenetrable barrier of spiritual and physical protection that their adversaries cannot overcome.
    Patrick V - USA
  • We bless your name O Lord, Thank you the king of glory for the life of the christians in Ethiopia, May you continue to guide and protect them And see them through this difficult times, Maybe you encourage and continue to strengthen them in their good works, Couse them to do great exploits for your kingdom, Winning souls to Christ, To your glory Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Gracious God, Lord we lift these brothers and sisters to you, asking for protection. Lord, we know that you will build your church and the gates of hell will not prevail. Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Father God, how great You are! Lord, You see the need our precious family has. I ask that they come back stronger than ever in Jesus name. That the ones who have destroyed these churches will see with their own eyes that You and You alone are God and that You are working all things out for the good of those who love You. Thank You Lord. In Jesus name
    Lynda M - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of members of destroyed churches. We ask that their satisfaction be in Christ, a hedge of protection, and angels directly form heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord I pray for the damaged property and pray that somehow these attacks would build up and not tear down these churches. I pray for security and peace for these believers to be found in You. I pray Your Word would not come back void but fill and feed them as they read it and seek You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven. Please protect and sustain the faith of these Ethiopian believers. I pray the persecution will only result in growth in Your church. I pray that the three churches will be rebuilt and grow back stronger and be a beacon for others to come to You in faith. In Jesus name. Your will be done. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Father God, thank you that many years ago, Your gospel came to Ethiopia. Now, there are many Christians who know Your name! You see, O Lord, how your flock is persecuted. Please guard their faith. Give them joy and thankfulness. Please protect and guard them. May their persecutors be drawn to Christ by the Father, and saved.
    Carrie H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the Christians in Ethiopia. May they sense your love; give them your peace; may their faith and courage remain strong. May they know the greatness of belonging to your church. Amen.
    Steve P - USA
  • -GO AHEAD OF THEM IN EVERYTHING LORD !! BE THERE BANNER ! ALLOW THERE CROOKED PATHS TO BECOME SMOOTH!! PROTECT THEM ALL FROM DANGERS SEEN AND UNSEEN
    IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN PLEASE DO IT FOR ME FATHER HELP MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER IN ETHIOPIA !! AMEN!
    Terrell A - USA
  • -ALLOW THEM TO STILL BE ON FIRE FOR YOU LORD! HAVE THEM
    TALK TO MUSLIMS EXTREMIST WHO BURNED DOWN THE CHURCHES ! TOUCH THERE HEARTS AND SOULS AND MINDS EVEN !HAVE THE MUSLIMS EXTREMIST TO REPENT AND TURN TO JESUS BEFORE ITS TO LATE! GIVE MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS VICTORY AND GLORIFY YOUR KINGDOM MASTER! HELP THEM LORD TO RECOVER ALL !! -
    Terrell A - USA
  • -TOO LATE !! I PRAY FOR MY ETHIOPIA CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS THE CHURCH MEMBERS OF THESE DESTROYED CHURCHES !HELP THEM LORD ! TO RECOVER ALL THAT WAS LOST AND DESTROYED FATHER ALLOW THEM TO REBUILD AND PROSPER ,COVER THEM LORD WITH YOUR LOVE AND HOPE! YOUR PEACE AND PROTECTION!YOUR WISDOM AND ENCOURAGEMENT!HELP THEM FATHER AS ONLY YOU CAN!-
    Terrell A - USA
  • HOLY MASTER THE GREAT I AM FATHER YOU SEEN THIS !! FATHER YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT THIS TRAGIC SITUATION ! FATHER YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE GOING THRU !! YOU ARE WISE AND HOLY ! THE ONLY WISE GOD !! THE HOLY CREATOR ! YOU ARE FOREVER HOLY!
    YOU GIVE INDIVIDUALS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IT RIGHT! FATHER YOU ARE SO PATIENT WITH US !! BUT SOON IT SHALL BE
    Terrell A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for church members in one Southern Ethiopian region & for all believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Especially, bring Muslims to repentance where they target Christians. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I pray for the safety of believers in Ethiopia, the well being of the widows and those persecuted. I pray for the protection of those sharing the Gospel and that many Muslims come to Christ. Father, I pray that those who come to Christ are protected. Continue to send out bold disciples. Maranatha
    Claudia B - USA
  • Father, we pray you will touch the hearts of those who have been destroying churches; that they would come to know Jesus as their Savior. We ask you to protect the Christians there and give them the courage to continue in the face of adversity. Amen
    William C - USA
  • Father, I pray for the misguided believers of Islam and those they persecute as a result of their false ideology. Bring strength to our Christian brothers and sisters on the front line against this living breathing beast called Islam. May those Christians be a beacon of your love. In Jesus's name, Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Father, Thank you for these churches bold witness that even thought they knew the danger they were willing to go to Muslim communities with your gospel of peace. Please give them boldness to continue to pray for those persecuting them and to continue to bless those who are seeking to harm them. Use their example to inspire others to stand strong.
    Ross J - USA
  • Precious Father, protect, embolden, reward and bless these Ethiopian Christians and make them brave and bold in their faith. Bless them openly for their courage in the face of this persecution. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.....MARANATHA!!!!!!
    Della H - USA
  • Father, Satan will always oppose your Word and the work your children do. I pray you give these pastors and their congregations wisdom, patience, strength, boldness as they deal with this. I pray for those who are doing these evil deeds; speak to their hearts. I pray for those who see this happening; may it spark a seeking of you and your love.
    polly c - USA
  • Thank You Jesus that You are in the midst of Your people. Bless my brothers and sisters with peace and joy and hope and help them as they recover. Help them to continue to shine Your light and to be a blessing to those around them, so that even in the thing in which they are slandered, their persecutors would see their good deeds and glorify You.
    Nicka J - USA
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