Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be poured in your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
Matthew 6:2 So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be praised by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.
“Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, He will repay the lender.” ~ Proverbs 19:17
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
Iran: ‘staggering’ number of Christians arrested – 114 in a week
Published December 5, 2018 — Over 100 Christians have been arrested in the past week and nearly 150 in the past month, as part of the Iranian government’s attempt to “warn” Christians against proselytizing over Christmas, according to the advocacy director of religious freedom charity Article 18. Mansour Borji called the number of arrests – 114 in the past week alone – “staggering”. In the past month, he said a total of 142 Christians have been arrested in “10 or 11 different cities” across the country and belonging to different Christian groups. …Click here for more https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/12/iran-staggering-number-of-christians-arrested-114-in-a-week/
Discrimination against Christians in Egypt Reflects Deeper Issues
Published December 3, 2018 -- (Morning Star News) – A wan effort to do away with the religious designation on ID cards in Egypt reflects the enormity of the discrimination Christians face in a country regarded as a leader of Middle Eastern Islam, rights advocates said. ID cards are required for almost every aspect of public life in Egypt, and a Christian designation can cause problems for the approximately 10 percent of the population at police stops, checkpoints, hospitals and workplaces. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/discrimination-against-christians-in-egypt-reflects-deeper-issues.html
Muslim Mob Incites Police to Arrest Six Pastors in Uganda
Published December 3, 2018 -- (Morning Star News) – Officers arrested six pastors in eastern Uganda on Saturday (Nov. 24) after hundreds of Muslims, furious over a public talk comparing Christianity with Islam, descended on the local police station, sources said. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/muslim-mob-incites-police-to-arrest-six-pastors-in-uganda.html
In Meeting with President, Pastors in Nigeria Say Military Complicit in Attacks on Christians
Published November 28, 2018 – (Morning Star News) – Christian leaders meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria this month delivered a sharp rebuke, saying the military is complicit in attacks on Christians. With the governor of Plateau state in attendance, the Rev. Dacholom Datiri, president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), delivered a report to Buhari at the presidential villa on Nov. 6 stating that 646 Christians in Plateau state alone were killed from March through October. …Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/in-meeting-with-president-pastors-in-nigeria-say-military-complicit-in-attacks-on-christians.html
Turkey refuses entry to N. American Christian evangelist
Published November 26, 2018 - Turkish immigration authorities refused to permit Canadian-American Christian David Byle to enter Turkey when he returned to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport last week. ...Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/11/turkey-refuses-entry-to-n-american-christian-evangelist/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the needy as we celebrate ‘God’s giving’ to humanity–His son, Jesus Christ.
• 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!