Lord, today we pray for Ethiopia, a majority-“Christian” land that shockingly deals with very high persecution. Lord, we pray for biblical reform within all churches claiming Christ in Ethiopia. May church leaders and members acknowledge and live by what your Word teaches. We pray against ecclesiastical arrogance, which causes different denominations to actually persecute their Christian brothers and sisters, portraying them as non-believers to justify their mistreatment. Lord, we also pray for the political situation in Ethiopia. We pray for the ruling party to bring back freedom of expression and assembly. Finally, we pray against the radical Islam that is spilling over from neighboring countries. May Ethiopians recognize Truth and Hope and not be caught up in inflammatory rhetoric and empty promises. We pray in Jesus’ powerful name, amen.