In the last 14 months since the military coup took place, horrific war crimes continue to gain headlines. Civilians are targeted by airstrikes and heavy artillery. Most of the attacks take place in states that are seen to be ethnically or religiously different from the mainstream. Many of these states have their own armies that try to protect their civilians. Hundreds of thousands of people are said to be hiding in caves because they are too afraid to return to their villages. Pray for an end to their suffering. We give thanks to You, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign (The Bible, Revelation 11:17).
The continuing civil war and the ethnically-motivated atrocities are causing grave concerns in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government has to try and find all possibilities to restore peace in the region. The civil war has been brutal in northern Ethiopia leading to a ghastly humanitarian crisis. Tens of thousands of people have died. There is massive displacement, economic instability, and devastating famine in the country. A mini-truce has been struck enabling the transport of food aid to northern Ethiopia. Pray for half of the population at risk of dying due to the conflict in Tigray. Pray for people in Amhara, the hardest-hit area by the conflict with heavy infrastructural damage. Pray that the Lord will command the slayers with His mighty power and authority in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to put down their weapons. Pray that the churches courageously convince the people not to take revenge but leave the opportunity for God’s wrath and strive for peace with the power of God (The Bible, Romans 12:19).