Matthew 6:3-4 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to him, and do not let your heart be grieved when you do so. And because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything which you put your hand.
He who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. A generous man will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. ~ proverbs 22:8-9
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
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Early Rain Church Elder Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Having Christian Literature
Published December 03, 2019 — An elder who was arrested nearly a year ago as part of the Chinese government’s raid on Early Rain Covenant Church has been sentenced to four years in prison after being charged with "illegal business operations." China Aid, a persecution watchdog group, said Qin Defu’s sentence is tied to the church’s possession of 20,000 Christian books, many of them small gospel tracts. Qin was arrested along with Early Rain’s pastor, Wang Yi, and more than 100 other church members. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/lori-arnold/church-elder-sentenced-to-four-years-in-prison-for-christian-literature.html
Brutal Attack on Burkina Faso Church Leaves 14 Dead
Published December 03, 2019 -- Some fourteen people are dead after a group of Islamic militants launched a brutal gun attack on a church in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Gunmen reportedly burst into the church as congregants were celebrating mass, spraying them with bullets. A security source reportedly told AFP news agency that armed individuals carried out the attack, "executing the faithful including the pastor and children” along with several others. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/will-maule/brutal-attack-on-burkina-faso-church-leaves-14-dead.html
Fear for Hindu Extremist Violence Ends Christianity in Village in Northern India
Published December 02, 2019 -- (Morning Star News) – The gruesome beating of a pastor’s family in northern India last month showed why a woman who was once Christian returned to Hinduism – and joined the mob attacking them. “I was among the crowd abusing and accusing the Christian family,” the 30-year-old mother, whose name is withheld for security reasons, told Morning Star News. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/fear-of-hindu-extremist-violence-ends-christianity-in-village-in-northern-india.html
Four Christian Farmers Killed by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Sources Say
Published November 26, 2019 – (Morning Star News ) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Nov. 14 killed four Christians in north-central Nigeria, attacking them with machetes as they slept in their beds, area residents said. The four members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Agban village, near Kagoro in Kaduna state’s Kaura County, were farmers who were killed in the early morning hours, villagers said. …Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/four-christian-farmers-killed-by-muslim-fulani-herdsmen-in-kaduna-state-nigeria-sources-say.html
4 Muslim Men Kidnap, Rob, Beat Christian Preacher in Norway, Demand He Convert to Islam or Die
Published December 03, 2019 - Four Muslim men attacked a street preacher after they lured him away while he was preaching and praying for the sick on a street in Trondheim, Norway last week. ...Click here for more: https://www.christianpost.com/news/mexican-pastor-shot-dead-in-truck-at-juarez-intersection-motive-unknown.html
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for and remember the homeless and needy in this holiday 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
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!