Matthew 2:11 On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshipped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Psalm 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!.”~ Luke 2:14
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
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Church construction slows under Egypt’s new church-building law
Published December 21, 2018 — A 2016 law designed to make it easier to establish and build churches in Egypt has not eased the bottleneck, according to a new report. The 12 December report, issued by the Project on Middle East Democracy, said approval of church building projects actually has slowed under the new law. The government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has authorized 508 churches but given only eight a permit to build. Those eight represent “an approval rate that is actually lower than what occurred under President Hosni Mubarak, who was widely criticized for dragging his feet on church permits”, the report said. ...Click here for more https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/12/church-construction-slows-under-egypts-new-church-building-law/
For Survivor of Attack on Christians in Nigeria, a Lonely Christmas
Published December 21, 2018 — ...Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/for- survivor-of-attack-on-christians-in-nigeria-a-lonely-christmas.html
(Morning Star News) – Nearly three months after Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria shot and killed his wife and four children, Samuel Wah will spend Christmas in his hospital bed, a bullet still lodged in his back..
Spike in Arrests of Christians in Iran Especially Severe this Christmas Season, Sources Say
Published December 20, 2018 — (Morning Star News) – Arrests of Christians in Iran usually spike as Christmas approaches, but this year has been especially severe, sources said.
More than 150 Christians have been detained across the officially Shia Muslim country in the last month, and arrests are expected to continue. ...Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/spike-in-
Iranians ‘Disillusioned with Islam’ Are fleeing Country, Converting to Christianity
Published December 18, 2018 – Iranian refugees in Turkey are converting from Islam to Christianity in such numbers that churches can't keep up with the demand, experts in the region say. ...Click here for
more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/iranians-disillusioned-with-islam-are-fleeing-country- converting-to-christianity.html
China Tells Police: Arrest Christinas or Get Fired
Published December 20, 2018 - Chinese authorities are setting quotas on the number of Christians that must be arrested and are threatening police officers with dismissal if they don’t meet the minimum standards, according to a magazine that monitors religious freedom in the country. ...Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael- foust/china-tells-police-arrest-christians-or-get-fired.html
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray that we all remember that Jesus Christ is the reason for the season.
• 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
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!
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!