Jan. 26, 2023 | Somalia

Islamist Violence Increasing in Somalia

[172] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Front-line workers.

The radical Islamic group al-Shabab has increased its attacks in Somalia. Early in 2023, more than thirty people were killed, and several homes were burned after a car bombing in a small village north of Mogadishu. On October 30, 2022, two massive car bombs exploded in downtown Mogadishu, killing around a hundred people and injuring more than 300. One front-line worker shared, “Tonight, I survived a huge explosion. I was coming back from a meeting. I was riding in a tuk-tuk when at an upcoming checkpoint, there was an explosion. If I had passed there a few minutes earlier, I would have been killed. I am grateful for God’s protection.” Another front-line worker reported, “The encouraging news we are hearing is that due to these attacks, many youths in Somalia are becoming disenchanted with Islam.” These workers ask for prayer for Christians growing in their faith amid the ongoing violence.

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  • Trespasses reveal the devil to separate God's People for Jesus. Boundaries are created by the devil so Jesus rises as King and God's People are filled with Holy Spirit. May your loyalty to the Church be graceful & humble as you lead all to the Resurrection. Thank You Jesus, Amen.
    Nicole P - USA
  • Dear Jesus, we know you take this all on the cross for us. Give us to Our Father and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and comfort us. 2024 Thank You Jesus Amen.
    Nicole P - USA
  • In the name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • I pray with this conviction comes repentance of sins and belief on thy word in the A1611 Bible unto salvation by thy increase. I pray they bear fruits meet for repentance to thy glory. May the front line workers be able to see the fruits of their labor as well as thy word doesn't return void. I pray this to thy great glory.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I thank thee that out of this darkness thy great light can shine more by the truth of thy word. I pray that many born again believers have been witnesses with feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace according to the A1611 Bible. May thy word not return void convicting many that they are sinners in need of the Saviour.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear Jesus, protect the Christians. May many turn away from Islam and turn to You, Jesus, whom to know is Life Eternal.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You for using what Satan means for evil into something good. I pray You'll protect and use Your people. Please use this to start a mighty revival that will spread in this region and around the world. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Dear Jesus, Please see the suffering in Somalia due to islamic oppression of Christians. May the Holy Spirit move on these Muslims even through dreams and visions. May the Word of God forth and I do my part to advance the kingdom. Amen
    Robert M - USA
  • I hope and pray in Christ Jesus' name for a daily abundance of blessings, especially your Holy Spirit, wisdom, healing, restoration, love, grace, compassion, mercy, protection, deliverance, resiliance, and so much more. I hope and pray that things are going well and improving everyday. These snakes and scorpions are crushed in Jesus' name, amen.
    Gabriel S - USA
  • ABBA FATHER, I pray that YOUR peace reigns inside front-line workers in Somalia, that is beyond all man's understanding, that only comes from knowing YOU, JESUS, and that we, as YOUR born again, HOLY SPIRIT filled children, that when we die, we will be with YOU in heaven, for all eternity! YOU are the PRINCE OF PEACE, JESUS! Bathe them in YOUR Love!
    Michael V - USA
  • Oh Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ, these people are in turmoil, and they need Your help, and they need Your presence, they need Your comfort!
    christine s - USA
  • Father thank You for the Christians in Somalia, please build up the Church in Somalia. I pray for those who are being persecuted cited and attacked because of their faith that they would find their strength in You. I pray that You would increase the faith of Somali Christians. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord Jesus, reveal Yourself to Somalian youth everywhere through the spread of the gospel. Bring into your Kingdom a vast multitude of youthful souls and raise up courageous leaders and pastors. Cause the gospel to thrive in Somalia according to your promise: for your grace superabounds in the midst of evil, conquering it and converting soulsBe exalted
    Danae V - USA
  • Father please help your people to continue to boldly witness for you. Please bring in a great harvest for Jesus.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the omnipresence of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shammah, the Lord is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of front-line workers. We praise You that You stand along side. We ask for Your presence, for a hedge of protection and angels from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, I ask You to bring al Shabab to justice and all who follow this. I ask You give relief to Your people in Somalia and that Your word would spread throughout that country. I pray You would open the eyes of the deceived and use Your people to be a strong witness for You. In Jesus's name amen
    Teresa V - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, Counselor, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of this Somali front-line workers. We ask for comfort, for peace, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we know he enemy of our souls seeks to steal, kill and destroy. We thank you for the protections of our brothers and sisters. And they don't fear the one that can kill the body, but they fear the one that can kill the body and cast the soul into hell. Lord, we pray you would grant repentance to those who are separate from Christ. Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of our Somali brothers and sisters who are facing persecution. Please give them the courage to face each day. Strengthen their faith as they continue to trust in you for deliverance. Let the violence drive people to you and change their hearts toward you. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Our Father, continue to be with Your Front-line workers as they risk all for You. May their faithfulness be seen by everyone and bring You glory. Let those who hunger for meaning in life leave the life of violence and come to Your peace. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that these workers would be filled with Your strength, courage, hope, and peace as they minister in the midst of violence. May they trust that You have numbered their days and walk in Your wisdom as they make decisions about how to minister. Please use them mightily in the lives of those they minister to.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, I pray for comfort, peace, and protection for our brothers and sisters in Christ. We can take comfort that the Lord is working. He is in control and His Will will be done. We can only plant the seed, the Lord will reap the harvest. We will continue to pray. Stand firm, Jesus is coming soon!
    Susan R - USA
  • Lord, please keep your servants in Somalia and places around the world that they be able to help the underground church in the dangerous and restricted countries on this earth. Help them to give the tools for others to pass the Good news wherever they go. Keep them safe in Jesus name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our Mediator, our heavenly Father, Elohim, God of all, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of front-line workers. We praise You that Jesus and Holy Spirit are mediating for them. We ask of a hedge of protection, and angels from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I pray for healing and safety for those in danger of the attacks. Please draw many people in Somalia to faith in Jesus Christ. Help the gospel message to spread throughout the are bringing many people into your kingdom. I thank you for those who are safe and ask that you continue to protect the front line workers from harm. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, thank You protecting this front-line worker, and no doubt many others, from the death and destruction that prevails throughout Somolia and other restricted nations. May many Somalis, especially the young people, continue to be disenchanted, disenfranchised, and discouraged with Islam. Shield the front-line workers from future attacks and chaos.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, you know the turmoil facing these Christians. Please give them wisdom, strength, guidance and peace as they live each day. Protect them from evil. Use these situations for your good and glory. Open the eyes and hearts of those that don't know Jesus and draw them into a saving relationship with You. Thank you for how you are working. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father I pray for Christians in the continent of Africa where Satan has release his slaves to destroy the brotherhood of man in ignorance, shield your people dear Lord, cover front lines workers under your protective wings and give you Angels charge over them all, grant courage to be bold" and stand up for Jesus as brave soldiers of the cross.
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, thank you for sparing the front-line worker from being killed by the explosion. May he continue to bold in his witness. Thank you too that many youths in Somalia are becoming disenchanted with Islam. May their hearts be open to the gospel. I pray for all the front line workers that they continue to be a strong witness for you.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our faithful brothers and sisters in Somalia, who so courageously serve You despite intense violence. I pray that You would give them peace beyond all understanding and protect them from the powers of spiritual darkness. May the youth be open to hearing the gospel and experiencing Your mighty hand. May You be at work there.
    Lysander S - USA
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