Proverbs 6:23 For this commandment is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way to life.
Psalm 19:8 The precepts of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart; the commandments of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
God can use an honest, direct person to convey something we need to hear. Criticism forces us to examine ourselves. God’s goal is that we grow in spiritual maturity and holiness…Instead of allowing criticism to lead us into anger and self-pity, we should let it do its work in our life. We can’t allow hurt or anger to derail what God wants to do in us—namely, make us more Christlike. ~ Charles Stanley
Everybody is called to pray. Please pray for the following!
The UNREACHED in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
Pray for the most important leaders of these countries – that the Holy Spirit will take away their spiritual blindness (2 Cor. 4:4). Pray for supernatural/extraordinary manifestations of God through dreams, healing, revelations and visions, etc. among the unreached of these countries (Acts 2:19; 4:30; Heb. 2:4). Pray that the Spirit of God will raise people from these countries to build a strong church among their own people. Pray that God’s Name be glorified and honored wherever the Truth is suppressed or denied. Pray that God’s Kingdom come and rule and His will become effective where it is defied and where it is opposed by His enemies! (Matthew 6:9-10)
The CHURCH of the UNREACHED and all over the World
It is the task of the church of Jesus Christ to take the Gospel of Salvation to the nations of the World. Pray that the Church of Christ will take the Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 literally. Pray for the church to gain a new vision for mission work. Pray for the Church to persevere despite persecution. Pray for unity among the small groups and against false doctrines that often come and destroy the young congregations. Pray for outpouring of the Holy Spirit on them (Acts 4:31).
For the SALVATION of the people from the UNREACHED
Pray that whole families will become converted – it makes it easier for the converts to remain standing. Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in their hearts in a divine way and urge them to search for the True God in Jesus Christ. Pray especially for the redemption of individuals who are leaders or who are in positions of authority in all countries. Pray that these people will openly confess their sins and their faith in Christ and that they will also follow Him openly.
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Pain of Genocide Defines Nineveh Plains
Published August 07, 2018 -Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The evil of attempting to annihilate an entire people group because of who they are generates long-lasting consequences. For Iraq’s Christians, the horrific pain of genocide has repeated time and time again. Over 80 years ago, the term “genocide” was coined because of the mass slaughter of Iraq’s Christians...Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/07/pain-genocide-defines-nineveh-plains/
We’ll close one church every week, Indian Christians told
August 06, 2018 — Christian villagers in a rural district of India’s Maharashtra state have been told that one church will be closed down every week because they have been “destroying” local tradition and culture by “luring” others to convert to Christianity. Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/well-close-one-church-every-week-indian-christians-told/
Uganda Bishop Asks Christians to Pray for Peace in South Sudan
Published August 06, 2018 The political conflict in Sudan has affected and taken away the lives of many innocent victims. Both political parties have participated in the abuses of human rights including attacks on civilians, unjustified beatings and tortures, gang rape, enforced disappearances, etc… Rev. Sabino from Uganda is asking Christians to pray for South Sudan and the safety of the innocent.…Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/05/uganda-bishop-asks-christians-pray-peace-south-sudan/
Chinese Authorities Set to Bulldoze Another Church in Jinan
Published August 03, 2018 fter demolishing Shilihe Church and Liangwang Catholic Church, authorities in China’s Jinan province are set to reduce Wangcun Catholic Church to rubble as well. These churches are all state-sanctioned churches with official registration. The recent crackdown on various Catholic and Protestant communities in China has resulted in toppled churches and repetitive harassment on Christians. Go here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/05/chinese-authorities-set-bulldoze-another-church-jinan-province/
Religious minorities fear backlash as Sunni Islam declared state religion of Comoros
Published August 03, 2018 — “In mosques and madrassas Muslim religious leaders teach anti-Christian sentiments and government officials obligate parents to send their children to madrassas,” says Open Doors. They also prohibit Christians from preaching or engaging in religious discussion in public, according to the charity.… Click here for more information: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/religious-minorities-fear-backlash-as-sunni-islam-declared-state-religion-of-comoros/
Buhari does not stop Fulani because they are his ‘kith and kin’ – Christian Association of Nigeria
Published August 02, 2018 -- CAN says it is “disturbed” that the killings are ongoing despite its repeated calls for toughened security measures. “The president must act fast to prevent it,” CAN says.…Click here: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/buhari-does-not-stop-fulani-because-they-are-his-kith-and-kin-christian-association-of-nigeria/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for the underground church and pastors we support in East Africa.
• Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters who are under attack. That they would know the hope God gives (Ephesians 1:18) and that the Holy Spirit will strengthen them (Ephesians 3:16).
Weekly prayer insights from the heart of Pastor Getaneh. It is time to pray, let us pray that your will be done. Have your way!