In this third week of ADVENT may you trust the victory of Jesus Christ in the midst of the afflictions that life brings to you, and may you have JOY!
“The J O Y of the LORD is my strength.” Nehiamiah 8:10
“Rejoice in the LORD always. I shall say it again: rejoice!”~ Phillipians 4:4
“When they saw the star they rejoiced exceedingly with great J O Y.”~ Matthew 2:10
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
Mali: ‘Christians can simply be slaughtered’
Published December 11, 2017 -- Sory* was threatened by Islamists when they heard about his work at a church in Djalloube, central Mali,... “They sent me warnings through friends, telling me to stop talking about Jesus or risk getting killed. They said they knew it was easy to kill Christians…They can simply be slaughtered.”
‘30,000 Eritrean Christians Face Prison And Poverty In Israel’ (UPDATE)
December 11, 2017 — Entire evangelical Christian families, including children, are reportedly being arrested in new persecution tactics being used by Eritrean officials, human rights activists have said.
China Expells Hundreds Of South Korean Christians
Published December 10, 2017 — BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of South Korean Christians, including church leaders, have been expelled from northeastern China within the past year, BosNewsLife learned Sunday.
Children Injured As Militants Attack Christians In Kenya
December 07, 2017 -- NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife) Several Christian children are recovering from injuries after suspected Muslim militants attacked them on the outskirts of Kenya's capital.
Nigeria: Northern Christian leaders claim government lacks political will to stop Fulani herdsmen’s impunity
December 05, 2017 -- Last Thursday (30 November), at least four people were fatally injured after Fulani herdsmen armed with guns opened fire at a mining site in Jol village, in the Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state.
CAR: ‘They wanted to silence the preacher who converts Muslims to Christianity’
December 5, 2017 -- Four years ago today, an eruption of violence in the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, left dozens dead and shattered the lives of many others. An attempt by Anti-Balaka (“anti-machete”) vigilantes to oust rebel leader Michel Djotodia, who had swept across the country into the capital to proclaim himself President.
Special Prayer Request!!
• During this Christmas season may we rejoice that Jesus was born long ago in the ancient city of Bethlehem. Praise God!
• Let our hearts be filled with joy because that Child born in a manger and that He was and is the Savior Christ the Lord.
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!