Jan. 26, 2023 | Somalia

Islamist Violence Increasing in Somalia

[161] 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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  • 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
  • Father, I pray for Somalia. I pray you move. Lord, help the people there to see that the god they are serving brings no peace or hope. Watch over your children, guide them, strengthen them, use them to shine brightly in this time of turmoil. Provide for your children, protect them, give them boldness and wisdom to shine brightly. Pour out your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • God, I pray You would protect the frontline workers in Somalia physically, emotionally & spiritually. I pray the continued violence would draw them closer to You. I also pray that many young Muslims would become dissatisfied with the Muslim faith, and seek the truth. I pray their search would lead them to the only way to eternal life, Jesus Christ.
    Curtis M - USA
  • The courage of those willing to go to church against the heavy storm of threatenings and hatred God has used to smash through the lies of the devil. God has blessed these brothers and sisters for their work. I pray much light is shed in this dark land from their martyrdom, and peace to their loved ones.
    Clint D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray Your blessings and protection on frontline workers and Christians in Somalia. Father, help them be firm and steadfast in their faith and be a strong witness for Christ. May the group al-Shabab come to know Christ as Savior and Lord. Keep Somalian Christians safe. Thank you that Somalia youth are disenchanted with Islam.
  • Father God, please be with your people in Somalia where al-Shabab has increased its attacks. Please be with Christians growing in their faith amid the ongoing violence and for the many youth becoming disenchanted with Islam because of the attacks. Please bring dreams & visions of You to all who persecute around the world. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Lord, when things seem so challenging, so fearful, so inconvenient, so hard, who else do we and believers in Somalia turn to. It has to be you, their and our help, healer, encourager, and our God over all. Do this is Mogadishu and beyond. You can, we ask you help to believe that you will use this violance to silence voices raised up to accuseChristians
    Gustav J - USA
  • Heavenly Father we ask for Your provision and protection for front line workers in Somalia. As terrorist attacks increase we pray that You embolden these to teach the Gospel to those that don't know Jesus as Lord and Savior. May many people come to Salvation. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus. our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Front-line workers. We praise You they are standing firm. We ask for a hedge of protection, and angels from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Oh Father thank You for protecting Your people! We thank You for those who are starting to see the Truth I pray their eyes fully open to you and they come running to You Father. Please keep protecting the front line workers, give faith and strength to those who need it, give peace to all who believe in You and Jesus in Jesus name I pray amen
    Shelly L - USA
  • Our Father, please help Christians in Somalia. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Lord i place all the religious extremists into your powerful hands in your great mercy touch each one .open their eyes and minds let them see the harm they are doing to your children father.we pray for our
    Brother's and sisters suffering for their faith lord in your great mercy keep them their loved ones safe .Somalia belongs to you draw them to you .
    Shinie R - India
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