One of the Many Ethiopian Christian Homes, Businesses, and Churches Destroyed in Recent Years
One of the Many Ethiopian Christian Homes, Businesses, and Churches Destroyed in Recent Years
Nov. 24, 2022 | Ethiopia

Church Rebuilt after Attack

[186] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Isayas and other church members.

Two years ago, extremist Muslims launched attacks on Christians in the community where Isayas lives. They torched Christians’ crops, homes and possessions and destroyed the church where Isayas and others worshiped Christ. The Christians fled the area but later returned and bought land on which to rebuild their church. However, the small group did not have enough money to construct a new building. Front-line workers, with the help of the global body of Christ, provided them with funding to rebuild. “It was like a miracle to us,” Isayas said. “We did not expect that we would be able to rebuild the church soon. But nothing is impossible with God, and He gave us funds.” Isayas and the other leaders in his church request prayers that they will be able to continue sharing the Good News despite persecution.

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  • Precious Lord, please give these brothers and sisters strength, courage and a bold witness. Make them brave, and bless them openly. Open the hearts of the lost around them that they too may be saved. In Jesus name I pray, Amen....
    Della H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Isayas and his Christian brothers and sisters who so faithfully worship together despite intense persecution from Muslims. Thank You for the global body of Christ and using them to accomplish Your ends. Please strengthen them in their efforts; may they not grow weary serving the mighty God who saves. Please provide for their needs.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Thank You , Father for our brothers sisters who are persevering in their walk with You. Thank You for demonstrating Your faithfulness to them. Thank You for their commitment to see friends and loved ones from their village come to You. Bless them as they re-establish. Give them courage and stamina for the long road ahead. Fill them with joy on the way.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, thank you because "Faithful is he who called, who also will do it". You are faithful. We ask that you increase the Faith and Boldness of Isayas and your children. Fill them with your Holy Spirit, work with them, confirming your Word with signs and wonders following. In Jesus Name. Amen
    Sharon-David A - United Kingdom
  • DearFather, continue to bless Isayas & the other members of this congregation. Thank you for the special help You have provided for them. Protect them from evil extremists & their plans. May their light shine in the darkness of Ethiopia. May many believe in the name of Jesus & be saved. Continue to grow your saints in this place. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, thank you for this good news that the church building has been constructed. Please continue to build your church, your people. Give them steady faith in Jesus, never wavering. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father may your gospel continue to go out in spite of this persecution. May your people be filled with your hope, peace, joy and love.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of Peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Isayas and other church members. We ask for spiritual and emotional peace. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for continuing to be with Isayas and the church members in his village. Thank You that they have land and a building to meet together in. Bless them as they minister to those around them and share the Good News of Jesus! In His name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Father God, please protect Isayas and fellow believers in this Ethiopian community from further attacks from these Muslim extremists. Lord, please grant favor to Isayas and fellow believers in the community and before law enforcement and public officials. Father vindicate them before their enemies and grant them grace to show their attackers mercy.
    Forrest B - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, Redeemer, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Isayas and other church members. We praise that they are chosen. We ask for a hedge of protection on them. We ask for angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for providing a church building for thy people to worship in. Let there light so shine before men that they may see their good works and glorify their father who is in heaven.
    Margaret D - USA
  • Father, You show up in so many ways and bigger than we can dream, think or imagine. Thank You for providing for Isayas and the other church members. May they use what you have given to bring honor and glory to You and help others to grow in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I praise You alone for Your provision of the new church and I pray that it would be built on community and faith and fellowship. I pray Lord that You would protect this church body and that they would keep faithfully worshipping You. I pray for an abundance of crops and food and provision. I pray for this church to be bold in sharing
    Joy H - USA
  • Lord let this church be a beacon to those living in darkness. Let them be a city on a hill for all to see and come to know Jesus Christ the Risen savior and king. Let your Truth go forth with power and let your Holy Spirit go before to soften hearts and bring a multitude to salvation. Defend and uphold your people.
    Atacy U - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Isayas and other Ethiopian church members. We ask that You will defend , provide, place a hedge on them, and send angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord thank you that these Christians are able to go forward in your name please continue to bless them and their ministry in these areas of Ethiopia. Thank you that you are faithful God always and let the gospel go forth from the lips of these chosen ones for the glory of God in Jesus name amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • O God, you care so deeply for your children. We praise you for their faith in you and your provision for them to be able to rebuild their church. I pray that your protection will be upon them and may the saving knowledge of Jesus and His blood continue to go forth mightily. Bring glory to Your mighty name. Precious Jesus. Amen Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Isayas and
    the persecuted members of his church. To you goes all the Glory for rebuilt church. Help to protect this new church. I pray for Islam and how misguided their believers are, some Islamist can not hear the good news for fear of punishment, put your arms around them and bring them to the fold. In Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please continue to bless our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia. Help their ministry to provide hope to a community that desperately needs Your love and saving grace. Please also soften the hearts of their persecutors so that they may also come to know your heart.
    David B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers: Isayas and all the others. Thank You for providing for them and strengthening their faith and hope in you. Please continue the good works You are doing through them. Continue to bless them and help them be a bright shining light for the gospel.
    In Jesus,
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of Isayas and the other church members. Please bless their new church building so that it draws in many people to hear the gospel as well as strengthen the flock. Please let them show their community your love. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Holy God, I believe that there's nothing too hard or difficult for you. Let the Isayas and other church members be crowned with mercy and compassion. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, thank You that members of the larger Body of Christ sacrificially gave so that Isayas and the other believers in his community were able to rebuild what the enemy sought to destroy. Nothing is impossible with You and we pray that Isayas and the other church leaders will continue to share the gospel so that many Muslim extremists will be saved.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Thank You for providing what was needed to rebuild the church, and for the desire of these believers to continue sharing Your gospel. May they continue to grow in Your grace and knowledge and have many opportunities to proclaim who You are. I pray that they would see many hearts opened and prepared for Your word.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank you, Father God, for providing what this community of believers needed to rebuild their church.I pray that they will be sustained in their faith and be encouraged to continue living for Jesus and the Kingdom of God. Please help their message of faith in Jesus alone to spread throughout the area and draw many.I ask for their protection from attack
    Julia F - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank You for our faithful brothers and sisters, Isayas and his congregation. We praise You for the rebuilding of their church building . We pray that many will come to salvation through the ministry taking place in this place. May all who enter receive Christ and grow in faith inspite of persecution. In Jesus' holy name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Dear Father, please allow this congregation to rebuild their church building, and allow them to live in safety. May they continue sharing the love of Christ with others, and may those who have been persecuting them, repent and come to a faith in Jesus. Bring a great awakening to Ethiopia, for Your glory!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, just thank You in the midst of all the struggle, hardship, and seeming loss, that You show up like this and buoy our hearts. May this new church building be so anointed that all who enter feel Your holy presence and swoon into Your great love. How we praise and magnify Your Name, wonderful Jesus.
    janie b - USA
  • EL Olam, Thank You for the perseverance of Isayas and other church members in Ethiopia despite cruel attacks on their churches, homes and businesses. May they continue to thrive and spread the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially as we enter this Holy Season to celebrate Christ's birth. In the strong name of Jesus, AMEN
    Linda R - USA
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