Comoros  

Flag of Comoros Rank: 42
Score: 48/100
2013 Rank: 41
Leader: President Ikililou Dhoinine
Government: Republic
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 773,000 (6,400 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Comoros -768x1024The main form of persecution affecting Christians on the Comoros Islands is Islamic extremism. In 2009, a referendum was held enabling the government to change the constitution and install Islam as the state religion. This constitutional change severely curtails the existence of other religions. Additionally, there has been a rise in sympathy for Islamic extremism, especially on the islands Anjouan and Moheli, causing fear among believers. Economic hardships and their subsequent economic dependence on each other, makes it difficult for individual Comorians to break away from their Muslim families and become Christians.

PRAY:

  • Praise God that Open Doors field reports suggest that there are a number of Comorians showing interest in the Christian faith and the church.
  • Persecution intensified this year in comparison to last year. Pray for believers to remain strong.
  • Open Doors provides support and training to persecuted Christians in Comoros

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  • thinkingabovemypaygrade

    Prayed!

  • Amy

    Lord, I come to You tonight on behalf of the nation of Comoros. I join my prayers with the prayers of those around the world who are joining together to pray for the persecuted church. I pray and ask in Jesus’ name that the relationships would be strengthened between believers in Comoros and Malagasy. I know that it is Your will that Your people be united and of one mind and heart, so I ask that You would help these individuals that make up these people groups to be able to put their differences aside and allow their belief in You to unite them. I ask that You would especially move among the leaders to reconcile so that the people would then follow suit.
    It’s amazing that despite intense persecution, there is still a growing number of believers and especially MBBs. However, it seems that mostly the husbands are getting saved. I pray specifically for the wives of the new MBBs and for women in Comoros all together. I pray that there would be a way to reach the women of this country with the gospel, so that they too would come to know You as their Savior. Raise up women to go to Comoros and minister specifically to the women there with Your truth. I also pray that the number of believers in Comoros would continue to rise despite the persecution that they undergo. I also thank You for the way that so many of the MBBs have gained acceptance into society and pray that this continues so that they can continue to make a living and keep strong relationships with those who don’t yet know You.
    Finally, I pray for the Open Doors programs in Comoros to continue to develop relationships with the people of Comoros. I pray that these relationships would be platforms for the gospel to both be preached to the those who don’t yet know and also to encourage and to equip those who do. Please bless and provide for the Open Doors programs and volunteers with all that they need to continue to this work – and please strengthen and comfort the missionaries who work for these programs when it gets difficult! Use them mightily for Your glory, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  • David

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    God please be with these people God, please Lord encourage your children, give them hope and peace and strength in the face of the enemy. I pray that you would comfort them Lord Jesus, and give them overwhelming joy in the face of all these things. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  • Michele

    Thinking about you today and praying for courage for believers there. Thank you for being an inspiration to us here in the west!

  • Michele

    Thank God that the Holy Spirit is moving mightily there, mightily and irresistibly!

  • Edith Kurie

    I pray Holy, almighty Father on behalf of Comoros. I pray Your powerful standard remain stalwart and strong in the face of jihad. I pray Your Holy Spirit move mightily and consistently in the hearts and minds that Christianity may be freely worshipped in these islands, always. I pray the Holy Spirit will convict the hearts of all who oppose the hope and strength of Jesus, in His name, amen.

  • Amy

    Lord, I come to You today on behalf of the nation of Comoros. I pray for all of the believers there, starting with the native Comorians. I pray that they would be given opportunities to hear Your Word and to respond to You and accept You as their Savior. I pray for creative ways of getting the gospel to the Comorian people. I pray that You would make ways especially for those living in poverty to be able to separate (if necessary) from their Mslm families after choosing Christ – and I pray that a fear of not having food or shelter would not keep them from choosing You. I pray that You would give them peace and an ability to trust that You will make a way and provide for them. I pray for their salvation and that You would grant them the faith needed to accept You. I also pray for those living in Comoros who are not indigenous to the land – I ask for their salvation and Your leading when it comes to their lives. I pray that You would grant wisdom to all those in Comoros who are trying to share the gospel with others – help them to know when to take bold steps of faith and when to exercise caution. I pray for ministries like Open Doors who are seeking to do work in Comoros and to train and equip believers to lead others. I pray that You would provide all finances, all people and paperwork issues. I pray against any and every type of Islmic extremism coming against this country!! I pray that You would diminish it and remove its influence. I pray that You would protect Your people against violence and terrorism. I pray for a softening in the hearts of those who seek to destroy Christians, and that even some of them would find You as their Savior. I also pray that believers will remain strong even in the face of persecution – that they would hold tightly to their faith and not compromise or back down. That has to be supernaturally important to them, so I pray that You would grant grace to each person in accordance to the trial that they are facing. I ask all of this in Jesus’ name!

  • Carol dugger

    Heavenly Father strengthen and grow your church in this place. Fill them powerfully with your Spirit. Give them wisdom. Provide for all their needs and spread your wings over them . Thank you for these brothers and sisters in Christ. In Jesus name we pray. Amen