“The cross is the lightning rod of grace that short-circuits God’s wrath to Christ so that only the light of His love remains for believers.” - A. W. Tozer
Arise & Shine for JESUS! Please pray for:
1. 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.
3. GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS
Pray for our leaders 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.
4. PERSECUTED BELIEVERS
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 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.
‘It could be a revolution in the Chinese Church’
Published March 28, 2016 — Easter weekend is a time of celebration for Christians around the world. And this year, for the church in China, history is being made…A new translation has been in the works for years, and the Chinese government has granted approval for the Chinese Contemporary Bible to be printed in mass production at Amity Printing in Nanjing–the world’s largest publisher of Bibles.
Twenty nine children among 72 killed in Sunday's suicide bombing
March 27, 2016 – MOGADISHU: More than 70 people, including 29 children, have been killed by a Taliban suicide bomber who targeted Christians near a children's playground in a park in Pakistan. Some 300 people were injured when explosives packed with ball bearings ripped through crowds near the children's swings in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, in Lahore, where many had gathered to celebrate Easter.
Baghdad bombing: ISIS Suicide bomber attacks football stadium, killing 29
March 25, 2016 – A suicide attacker detonated an explosive belt in a park outside Baghdad on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 71, said the security head in Babel province where the bomb - claimed by Islamic State - went off. The blast in Iskandariya, a mixed Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim town 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the capital, happened around 7:15 pm (1615 GMT)
Priest Who Risked Life to Expose Rights Abuses in Congo, Rwanda Murdered
March 24, 2016 – A Congolese priest dedicated to revealing human rights abuses in his country was gunned down this week by armed militants. Father Vincent Machozi Karunzu, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo who studied at Boston University's school of theology, was killed by members of the country's armed forces in the North Kivu province.
Ethiopia’s drought: deja vu?
March 23, 2016 – Ethiopia (Compassion) — The best word pictures are painted from the heart. What follows are the innermost thoughts on Ethiopia’s struggles by Sidney Muisyo, Vice President of Compassion Africa…Despite significant economic growth over the past decade, Ethiopia still remains one of the world’s poorest countries and is yet again threatened with food insecurity due to climatic changes in weather.
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!