Isaiah 60:2 For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you, and HIS glory will appear over you.
Isaiah 60:19 No longer will the sun be your light by day, and the brightnessos of the moon will not shine on you; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.
“a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to Your people Israel.” ~ Luke 2:32
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 these countries. Pray that these people will openly confess their sins and their faith in Christ and that they will also follow Him openly.
If my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. – II Chronicles 7:14
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Egypt: Copt sentenced to three years in prison for ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post
Published December 12, 2018 — An Egyptian court has sentenced a Coptic Christian to three years in prison after he was found guilty of “insulting Islam in the first degree.” Abdo Adel, 43, from Menbal, a village in Egypt’s Minya governorate, 200km south of Cairo, was accused in July of publishing a post on his Facebook page that insulted Islam, as World Watch Monitor reported. …Click here for more https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/12/%C2%AD%C2%AD%C2%ADegypt-copt-sentenced-to-three-years-in-prison-for-blasphemous-facebook-post/
Indonesian Christian governor Ahok set for early release from prison
Published December 11, 2018 -- Jakarta’s former governor, known as “Ahok”, who was sentenced last year to two years in jail for blasphemy against Islam, is to be released from prison next month, four months ahead of schedule. …Click here for more https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/12/indonesian-christian-governor-ahok-set-for-early-release-from-prison/Attack on Private Gathering in Northern India Typifies Hindu Extremist Strategy
Published December 7, 2018 -- (Morning Star News) – A Hindu extremist strategy for stopping the spread of Christianity by targeting pastors – and their families – was painfully evident in a recent attack on a Christmas planning meeting in northern India. As has become routine in India, police arrested badly beaten Christians and charged them with causing religious enmity, sources said…Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/attack-on-private-gathering-in-northern-india-typifies-hindu-extremist-strategy.html
Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria
Published December 5, 2018 – (Morning Star News) – A grandmother in Nigeria whose 35-year-old son, 21-year-old daughter-in-law and 5-year-old granddaughter were shot dead by Muslim Fulani herdsmen is now homeless after she and other relatives fled the attack in August. …Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/unimaginable-loss-for-christians-displaced-by-violence-in-nigeria.html
Persecution is a Price Worth Paying’: Chinese Church Resilient After Pastor, 100+ Members Detained
Published December 10, 2018 - China is tightening its grip on the country's Christians through repeated efforts to persecute and silence the Church. The latest example happened Sunday when Communist party officials detained Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church and more than 100 members, according to The Wall Street Journal. ...Click here for more: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2018/december/persecution-is-a-price-worth-paying-chinese-church-resilient-after-pastor-100-members-detained
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the needy as we celebrate ‘God’s giving’ to humanity–His son, Jesus Christ.
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for underground churches and pastors in Africa, Asia and around the world.
• 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).
• Remember, God wants us to pray! “Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you …” Jeremiah 29:12
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!