Day 13: EthiopiaBy Brooke M.
During this Secret Church on Good Friday, April 6, we are focusing our prayer time on the people of the Horn of Africa. Throughout the weeks leading up to Secret Church we will post information and prayer requests on this blog. We invite you to join us in learning about and praying for the people of the Horn.
Located in the middle of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia has long been at the crossroads of African and Middle Eastern societies. Ethiopia itself has existed as a sovereign nation that can be traced back some 3,000 years. Known for its lush land and mild climate, Ethiopia is famous for the discovery of coffee, its main export. However, with over 80 million people, Ethiopia struggles each year to produce enough agricultural products to ensure that everyone has enough to eat. While famous for large-scale famines such as the one in the mid-1980s, every year 2 to 5 million people on average cannot get enough to eat. Ethiopia has long been a country of religious pluralism. In Ethiopia Muslims, Orthodox, and Evangelicals live side by side in relative peace. The Ethiopian Orthodox church is the dominant religion in Ethiopia. Due to the sheer population size of the country, Ethiopia contains more Muslims than Saudi Arabia.
Ways to Pray
- Pray for the peoples of Ethiopia. The nation has seen a lot of suffering over the past thirty years. Pray that people would turn to the Father who hasn’t abandoned them in spite of the adversity they have faced.
- Pray for God to provide rain in Ethiopia to help alleviate the suffering due to the drought and famine.
- Pray for the gospel to go forward and for the church to grow. Pray for believers in Ethiopia to be bold in sharing the truth with their family and friends.
For more information about and ways to pray for the people of the Horn of Africa, visit Pray for the Horn.
Source: Pray for the Horn