Please pray for many Somali to come to faith in Christ and confess Him openly. Pray also for those who are believers to be unified in their fellowship and faith, and that the deep love of Christ in and through them will overflow to each other and to unbelievers.
Pray for a Somali woman who has a sick child in a Christian hospital. She is considering the claims of Christ and watching the behaviour of the Christians there. Pray that they will love her well and that through this crisis she will put her faith in Jesus Christ as her God and Saviour.
Ask that the Somali believers would not be ashamed of the gospel but would remember and know it is the power of God for salvation to all who believe. Pray that each would know who to declare the gospel to and for the courage to obey.
Pray for courage for the isolated believers. Ask that they would be increasingly aware of the presence of Christ and walk by the Spirit.
A young Somali man listened to the gospel from his bed in the hospital as the man next to him prayed with a missionary to receive Christ. Please pray that he will remember the Scriptures he heard, and that he too will decide to put his trust in the Saviour.
Lord, please break strongholds of lies and dissension, and save many Somalis who will spread Your Word around the world, coming boldly to worship You together in Spirit and in truth.
Pray for the community health seminar going on this week at a university. A similar seminar several months ago resulted in positive interaction between Muslim and Christian students. Pray for friendships to develop and opportunities for spiritual conversations and life-giving interactions.
This past week I was able to teach my Somali lady a few lessons in English. And after praying and seeking the Lord for a method to bring the gospel, I used the King of Glory book as part of our reading and listening lesson. She was happy to hear how God created the universe.
Let’s continue to pray for more of these lessons. Praise God that He listens to our requests.
May the God of all peace, who by Jesus’ death and resurrection broke down the barriers of the dividing walls between tribes and peoples, bring Somali people into peace with Himself and with each other through faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray for a special outreach planned for next week by local workers. Pray for God to stretch out His hand and draw many to Himself.