Heavenly Father, we pray for the unnamed couple in
Somaliland that has been arrested and will soon be tried for their Christian
faith. Please protect them and give them a strong sense of your presence as
they undergo this adversity. May your Light shine through them as they choose
persecution over denouncing their faith, and, in fact, may they continue to
choose you, regardless of what the justice system throws at them. Lord, we pray
for other believers in this nation, including those who have already fled.
Please give them courage, tenacity and faith. We know that suffering is a gift
(see James 1:2-3). May they be able to recognize the fruit of their suffering
very clearly so they know it is worthwhile. Indeed, may others come to you as a
result of this couple’s testimony and example. We pray that officials in
Somaliland would recognize the value of religious freedom in their nation. We
humbly pray, amen.