" Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly…” ~ Joel 2:15
We are to spend time in prayer and fasting in order to gain a deeper fellowship with God. By taking our eyes off the things of this world through prayer and biblical fasting, we can focus better on Christ. “But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” ~ Matthew 6:17-18
God only promises to answer our prayers when we ask according to His will. "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" ~ 1 John 5:14-15.
Arise & shine; please pray for the following!
Give thanks for all the Lord is AWAKENING IN YOU!! There is power in His blood and the name of Jesus Christ. May others experience the goodness of this truth and have an encounter with the Living God in this season! Pray for our local and global churches; for our pastors to stand firmly on the Word of God.
Pray for the leaders of our nation to stand firm on God’s Word. Give thanks we have leaders that are in the Palm of His Hand! Isaiah 41:13 May they call upon Him for wisdom. May they give Him thanks for the peace and order that He brings. Give thanks for God fearing men and women serving in these positions.
We lift up our brothers & sisters & those yet to come that they may know He is present in their midst and hears their prayers. Let us pray that even in the midst of dire circumstances and even in the midst of severe threats and actions of death they will have the grace to STAND NO MATTER WHAT and not forsake Jesus Yeshua Isa – Son of the Living God. Lift up where ISIS (or affiliate) is controlling in places like Nigeria, Middle East and Algeria, etc.
Lift up Israel and individuals within the country (Jews & Arabs alike). Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love you prosper, Psalm 122:6, Pray that Israelis will move forward with the leader that the Lord appoints. May there be peace.
Breaking news & latest headlines for the week:
Indian Archbishop Condemns Release Of Men Accused Of Raping Nun
Published January 10, 2017 — The acquittal of two men accused of raping a Catholic nun in India is a "grave injustice", a senior priest in the country has said. Archbishop of Mumbai Cardinal Oswald Gracias accused police of having a "half-hearted attitude" towards the crime.
UPDATE: Four arrests for Copt cathedral bombing which killed 28; also Sisi promises new ‘mega-church’ for 2018
January 10, 2017 Egyptian police have arrested four people in the wake of the bombing that killed dozens of Christians at Cairo's Coptic Christian cathedral last month, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. The death toll from the bombing at a chapel next to St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo has risen to 28, the Health Ministry added.
Christian Community in Nigeria Brutally Attacked by Islamic Militants
Published January 09, 2017 – Washington, D.C., International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on Saturday, January 7 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a group of Fulani Islamic militants invaded a predominantly Christian village, Kwayine, in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The militants killed six police officers, four civilians, and destroyed houses and a police truck…
Child Trafficking Victims Forced to Convert to Islam
Published January 08, 2017 – At least 72 children were converted to Islam and trafficked over the last seven years by a Bangladeshi criminal ring that preyed on impoverished, indigenous Christian and Hindu children, according to the Dhaka Tribune. An investigation found an extremist Muslim group was going door to door among indigenous communities in the eastern Bandarban district.
Iraq: ‘Convert or we will shoot you’
Published January 08, 2017 – A Christian mother and son in Iraq have told their story of survival after two years of terror living under Daesh (ISIS). In an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, widow Jandark Behnam Mansour Nassi, 55, and her son, 16-year-old Ismail, describe their experiences at the hands of Daesh extremists.
India Christians Mourn Murdered Grandmother As Attacks Continue
Published January 06, 2017 -- Christians in central India have begun the New Year in mourning and with concerns about their future after a grandmother was apparently stripped naked, beaten to death and her body burned because her Christian faith was "disturbing the peace".
Special Prayer Request!!
• Spend time in prayer and fasting for things that honor and glorify God.
• May we continue to remember our persecuted brothers and sisters less fortunate than us. Report shows 90,000 Christians were killed last year
• Pray for Getaneh’s and Tuesday’s upcoming trip to Ethiopia.
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!