Many Ethiopian churches have been destroyed in recent years.
Many Ethiopian churches have been destroyed in recent years.
May. 23, 2024 | Ethiopia

Church Destroyed by Fire

[144] prayers in [9] nations have been posted for Ethiopian churches.

While Ethiopia is a majority-Christian nation, Islam is a growing force. Muslims now compose nearly 40 percent of the population, and Islamic extremists actively persecute Christians, sometimes violently, especially in areas close to the Somali and Sudanese borders. Sometimes the extremists destroy churches, and they recently set fire to one in Homosha, located in the far western part of the country near the border with Sudan. “Now the Christians in that area don’t have a place to meet for worship,” said a front-line worker. Numerous churches have been destroyed in that area, but the worker reported that VOM has helped rebuild many of those churches. He requested prayer for the congregations who have suffered in that region: “Please pray for the Christians to stand firm and preach the gospel.”

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  • In the resurrected name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim Chay, Living God, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Ethiopian churches. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father,
    As muslims seek to burn down churches may your church reveal itself as not being limited to a building or a tradition. May the ashes of the buildings remind your church that they are free to be like Jesus with no place to lay his head. May they be even more bold in their witness and in their loving acts to reach their enemies with the gospel.
    Ross J - USA
  • Father, the enemy of our soul wants us to fear and be quiet. I ask you to rebuke the enemy and the spirit of fear. I ask you to give your children strength, wisdom, and boldness. I ask you to help them stand strong against the one who wants them to surrender. I ask you to speak to the hearts of those they minister to; may their hearts see truth. Move
    Polly C - USA
  • Lord we ask that the Christians in Ethiopia would stand firm in their beliefs and preach the gospel to those who so desperately need Your salvation. We pray for those persecuting them, as they are in true darkness. May the light of Your children shine so brightly that those Muslims would be drawn to You. May You be glorified, Lord.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia and Homosha, especially, for their willingness to follow You despite violent persecution. Thank You also for the front line workers helping to rebuild their churches. I pray that they would stand firm and preach the gospel. May You be glorified through their trials and may this bear fruit.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Lord, reclaim thy land of Ethiopia and let as many as are called Christians live as befits it. Strengthen and preserve those who remain.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Ethopian Churches. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • thine increase. I pray this to thy glory in the holy and almighty name of the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, amen.
    Devin C - USA
  • Dear LORD, I pray no matter the persecution here, thy body is obedient unto thy word according to the King James Bible. I pray they would be a strong witness given the persecution and be ready to give a reason for the hope that is within him- even the blessed hope. I pray many would repent of their sins here and believe on thy word unto salvation by
    Devin C - USA
  • There is none like you oh God! Thank you for the witness these saints are to the rest of us. I pray you give them the strength and courage to endure. Provide them the resources to rebuild. May the gospel go forth with every encounter of persecution
    Dana V - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ethopian churches. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, like Saul on the road to Damascus, cause Muslim persecutors of Ethiopian Christians to have dramatic, life changing encounters with Jesus "" unto salvation. Raise up three converted leaders who will favor and protect Ethiopian Christians, telling the violent they are a peace loving people. Confound the hearers and soften their hearts. Amen.
    Danae V - USA
  • El Sali provide your rock-solid strength faith to our Ethiopian brothersSisters whose place of study & worship has been destroyed, keep them uplifted & remind them of your omnipresence so they can praise you anywhere & call upon you at any time because you're always with us as Immanuel. Jehovah Mauzzi give refuge & security. In Jesus name Amen!
    Andre M - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for congregations that had their churches destroyed to stand firm in the faith and continue the work of the Lord. I pray all provisions be made for them as they rebuild. I pray their persecutors would be convicted of their need for Christ. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Lord raise up my Ethiopian brothers and sisters to faith and complete trust and surrender to your sovereignty. You are working in the wastelands. Show yourself compassionate and victorious! Remove the hearts of stones and give hearts of flesh to those standing opposed to You now.(Ezekiel 36;25-29) heal the emotionally, spiritually and physically.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring Muslims, particularly along the SomaliSudanese borders, to repentance. And so may all Ethiopia be saved. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I pray the Christian nation of Ethiopia holds firm to You. No weapon fashion against Your people will prosper, in Your Name, may Islam fail in influence here. Give these Christians faith to endure; shine the Light boldly where they are. You shall provide their meeting place. In Jesus' Faithful NA.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Ps 10: O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget these humble believers who commit themselves to You. You observe their trouble and grief. Thank You that You will do justice for the oppressed.
    Deal bountifully with this congregation by providing a place to worship in safety. Empower them to trust in Your mercy and rejoice in Your salvation.
    Julie C - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    I have been to Ethiopia, and know how sweet and precious Your dear children are there. Please help them to stand strong as they face persecution for their faith in You. Please protect them and give them a place to worship safely. We pray all these things for Your glory. Amen.
    Joel C - USA
  • Gracious Lord God, thank You for all the believers in Ethiopia. Your church there is small and vulnerable. Please provide shields of protection for them. Teach them to pray for victory in heavenly places over Your enemies. Give strength and hope to all who have suffered loss. May they all stand firm for Jesus. Provide for these churches to be rebuilt.
    Jean S - Canada
  • Father I pray for Christians in Ethiopia that they will not be discourage but be firm in their faith and preach the gospel and amidst their provocation let love prevail do put an end to their plight and help them to persevere, put an end to the destruction of the Churches and thank for the help provided for rebuilding, do stand by ur people
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring Islamic extremists, especially along the SomaliSudanese borders, to repentance. May all Ethiopia be saved. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, despite setbacks and persecution, may our Ethiopian brothers and sisters in Christ stand firm in You and continue to preach Your Word to the unsaved, even their persecutors. Thank You for the VOM front-line workers who've come along side the Ethiopian believers by helping them to rebuild the places of worship destroyed by the Muslim extremists.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring Muslims, especially along the SomaliSudanese borders, to repentance. May all Ethiopia be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, come to the defense of these Christians. Make haste to help them! Help them not to be overcome with discouragement. Give them a future and a hope here as well as in Heaven.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord God our Heavenly Father, Bless the believers in Ethiopia who have had their church buildings destroyed by Islamic extremists. May their faith remain strong in Jesus Christ and may they continue to spread Gospel. May they pray for and bless their persecutors so that they hear the truth, repent and put their trust in Jesus. In Jesus name. Amen!
    Bill P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring extremist Muslims, especially along the SomaliSudanese border, to repentance. And so may all Ethiopia be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • FAther, it is GOOD that Ethiopa is a majority Christian nation, & we pray that this will continue in Your mighty Name! May many come to You & show Yourself to the extremists. May the persecutors tire of evil & be drawn to You. TY for already providing places to worship for all your people. May they worship YOu in a building or without. In YourName
    Lisa T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for these Ethiopian brothers & sisters facing persecution & hardship. I pray they will stand strong & united against the attacks of the enemy. I pray the gospel message would spread, and for each persecutor to repent of their sins leading to salvation. I pray for each of the destroyed churches to be rebuilt.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear family in Christ- I pray for you every day. God is faithful and he hears our prayers. I believe he's coming back soon and how glorious it will be when we see Jesus face to face. The Apostle Paul and so many of our brothers and sisters fought the good fight. Stand fast. Look up. Our redemption draws nigh.
    Susan R - USA
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