(As listed on The World Factbook Website)
•Pray for God to defeat the plans of Al Qaeda, al Shabab and other terrorist groups operating in Somalia. Pray that the demonic forces that are using these terrorist groups will be toppled, and that the people will be set free to worship the Lord. Pray that their leaders turn to Christianity. (1 Timothy 2:1–4)
•Pray for Somalia’s government to stabilize and become vigilant against combating terrorism.
•Pray that the influence of violent groups operating in neighboring countries will not spread to Somalia. (2 Timothy 2:24–26)
•Thank God that Somaliland in the northwest has been able to stabilize the region and restore order.
•As Christians immigrate out, Christianity is projected to slide from 2% of the population in mid-1995 to 0.7% of the population in 2025. Pray that Christianity will not be snuffed out of Somalia.
•Somalis are desperate for peace. Pray that peace would come and that God would be glorified in it.
(As listed on 2015 Window International Network (WIN) Website:)
•Although the majority of the population are Muslim, the greed and fighting between Islamic groups has contributed to the civil war. Some people are turning to more radical Islamic groups but many are totally disillusioned with Islam. Pray that they would find Jesus and find a real, dynamic and consistent faith.
•Pray for the protection and safety of those delivering vital food aid and medical care.
•The Somali church has been driven totally underground; some leaders have been named on a hit list for execution. Pray that God would protect them and that they would remain strong in their faith.
Prayer moves the hand of God. Once there is sustained, strategic, and informed prayer in the 10/40 Window, we will witness massive numbers of unreached people coming to Christ. Pray that it will happen in our generation. – Beverly Pegues
My additional prayer points:
We pray for believers in Somalia to have access to empowering Christian teaching and teachers, that would help them stand strong in the faith. Most of all, we pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit’s anointing on them; to turn them from fearful believers into bold witnesses for Christ (Acts 4:13); bold as lions, innocent as doves and wise as serpents (Prov. 28:1, Matt. 10:16), giving and bringing glory to their Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen