Pray This Powerful Prayer Alongside a Believer from Yemen

August 22, 2017 by Brian O. in Prayer updates

Jaden* is one of the many faithful Christians in Yemen, serving God’s Kingdom there despite the persecution, the civil war, the hunger and the diseases so prevalent in the troubled country—No. 8 on Open Doors’ World Watch List—that has experienced one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent memory.

He shared this prayer with one of our contacts. We invite you to pray it with him—and to keep supporting the believers in Yemen in your prayers.

Dear Lord,

We pray for the Holy Spirit—Christ in us—to send a spirit of forgiveness to Yemen. We invite You to make us act like true sons of God.


We pray for the bombing and the violence to stop; for the gunfire to stop; for the deaths to stop; for ignorance, hunger and fear to stop.


We—God’s children in this country—ask You, Lord, to engage believers from all over the world to pray spiritual and intense prayers on our behalf.


We—Your children in Yemen and Your children from all over the world—pray and lift our hands towards the heavens and call upon your name to make Christ known to many in our nations; for Him to bring hope, and peace and love.



* Name changed for security reasons

The church in Yemen

In Yemen, Christians are predominantly converts from Islam who must live their faith in secret. They face persecution from the authorities (including detention and interrogation), their families and radical Islamic groups who threaten converts with death if they do not re-convert.

Christians are suffering from the country’s humanitarian crisis. But Yemeni Christians are additionally vulnerable since emergency relief is mostly distributed through Islamic organizations and local mosques. These groups allegedly discriminate against all who are not considered to be pious Muslims. Read more about Christians in Yemen.

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