This Christmas season celebrate Ad·vent: the coming of Christ. H O P E
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. ~Mark 13:33
An the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. ~Isaiah 40:5
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves & pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin & heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
Arise & shine; please pray for the following!
COMMUNITIES OF THE PERMIAN BASIN
Let us PRAY for peace, comfort, wisdom and patience for the families and businesses that have been affected by the economic downturn due to low oil prices. “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” ~ Psalm 112:7
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:
Mob in Egypt Attacks and Destroys Christian Properties Following Rumor of Church Construction
November 29, 2016 – Washington D.C. International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on November 25, 2016, a mob of enraged Muslim radicals attacked Coptic properties and homes in Manshiet El-Naghamish village located in the Sohag Governorate of Egypt. The attack was incited when rumors of a church being constructed spread among the community’s Muslim population.
CAN describes Kaduna killings as religious cleansing
Published November 29, 2016 — Speaking during the 50th year anniversary of The Ajayi Dahunsi Memorial Baptist Church, Lagos, Ayokunle expressed concern over the recent killing of 102 villagers at Godogodo and Gidan Waya communities in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State by herdsmen, saying such killings amounted to ethnic and religious cleansing.
Christian Today: 'Barbaric' Forced Organ Harvesting Targets Christians In China, Investigators Claim
Published November 28, 2016 — Forced organ harvesting continues to target Christians and other religious minorities in China, according to investigators. Between 60,000 and 100,000 organ transplants have been carried out in China since 2000, most of which were harvested from minority faith groups, according to two investigations by human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Crown attorney David Kilgour. They say the practice is the largest source of revenue for Chinese hospitals and the government and health institutions are both involved.
2 hurt in blast fronting church gate in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat; “pure terrorism,” says Cardinal Quevedo
November 27, 2016 – DAVAO CITY) Two persons were injured when a homemade bomb exploded in front of the gate of a Catholic church in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat province at around 6:30 a.m. at the end of the first mass on the first Sunday of Advent.
ISIS Mass Grave Found Containing 300 Bodies Massacred by Ji Prince Charles Condemns 'Appalling Suffering' Of Syria's Christians
Published November 25, 2016 – The Prince of Wales has a gift for lifting the spirits of even the most besieged, troubled communities. Yesterday he danced with members of the congregation at the consecration of the new Syrian Orthodox church in London, St. Thomas Cathedral. But first, he acknowledged the terrible sufferings of so many Christians in Syria.
Special Prayer Requests
• Praise God for Wosene’s successful surgery and pray for speedy recovery!
• Ask the Lord to bring revival to the Church (Hebrews 12:2).
• Pray for the persecuted believers all across the world.
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!