“The J O Y of the LORD is my strength. ~ Nehiamiah 8:10
J O Y to the world the LORD is come.
“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
“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:
Egypt Mourns Christian Church Bombing Victims
December 13, 2016 – Egypt (MNN) — Egypt is a nation in mourning. A bomb explosion at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo killed at least 25 people and wounded over 49 others this past Sunday. So far, no groups have claimed responsibility for the bombing. Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs, USA says this is unusual.
Nigeria: Kebbi Christians Face Latent Pressure To Abandon Faith
Published December 13, 2016 — While violent attacks on Christians at the hands of Islamist militants Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen in the northeast and Middle Belt of Nigeria have captured media attention, the persistent social pressures Christians face elsewhere go mostly unnoticed.
Boy Killed For Being Gay But Not His Lover – An ISIS Commander
Published December 12, 2016 – Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) punished a 15-year-old boy for being gay by throwing him to his death from the roof of a building in Deir al-Zour, Syria. However, his lover, a commander in ISIS was merely flogged.
Body of human rights activist dissected, family forbidden from attending funeral
December 10, 2016 – (Xianning, Hubei—Dec. 10, 2016) Going against the express wishes of family members, officials in China's central Hubei province dissected the body of a prominent human rights activist Tuesday, removing his heart and brain.
Fresh call for release of Christians facing death penalty in Sudan
December 08, 2016 – Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has raised concerns over the prolonged detention of four Christians in Sudan on the anniversary of their arrest. CSW has called for the release of Rev Hassan Abduraheem, Rev Kuwa Shamal, Petr Jašek and Abdumonem Abdumawla who were arrested in December 2015 and have been in detention since May 2016...
Special Prayer Request!!
v Christmas has different meanings for each of us, but when I see the Christmas tree, I think of the cross where my Savior bled and died. When I see Christmas lights, I think of Jesus being the light of the world. When I see presents under the tree, I see baby Jesus, the greatest gift that mankind has ever received. ~ Curtis
v During this Christmas season may we rejoice that Jesus was born long ago in the ancient city of Bethlehem. Praise God!!
v 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.
v Pray for Getaneh’s and Wosene’s upcoming trip to Ethiopia and Djibouti.
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!