We will never change the world by going to church. We will only change the world by being the church.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
Arise & shine; please pray for the following!
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:
Christian Pastor Faces Daily Torture in Pakistani Prison Amid 'Blasphemy' Conviction
Published May 09, 2017 – The wife of Zafar Bhatti, the Christian pastor in Pakistan who last week was sentenced to life in prison under the country's controversial blasphemy laws, says her husband is being tortured every day.
Uganda: Christians Raise Shs20 Million for Teso Hunger Victims
Published May 09, 2017 – Kampala — Christians in Kampala last Saturday raised Shs20m in cash and four tonnes of maize flour in the first of many relief efforts for famine-ravaged families in Teso sub-region...Msgr Kauta rebuked individuals who mock the famine victims for resorting to feeding on termites and white ants.
IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP SHIFT: PRAY FOR THE KOREAS
Published May 09, 2017 – Today, voters elected a new presidential candidate in South Korea: Moon Jae-in. This marks the end of a decade of conservative party rule, dominated by scandal and tensions on the peninsula. Jae-in represents the center-left Democratic Party. Before a large crowd, he stated: “I will work toward putting our country back on its feet and helping all of you realize your dreams, as Koreans.
Sinai: eighth El-Arish Copt killed in targeted attack
Published May 08, 2017 – Nabil Saber Ayoub Mansour became the eighth Egyptian Coptic Christian to be murdered in El-Arish, northern Sinai, this year in what appear to be linked killings. He was shot…by four masked men.
Nigeria Schoolgirls: 82 Chibok Girls Were Swapped For 5 Boko Haram Commanders
Published May 07, 2017 – Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls, a Nigerian government official told the Associated Press. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated after more than three years in captivity by the Islamic militants.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Dear Lord, please protect our brothers and sisters around the world who are being persecuted for their faith, especially those who are active in sharing the gospel.
• Let Your peace reign on those regions where your children are not permitted the freedom to live out their faith in safety.
• We trust that your Holy Spirit will watch over and encourage those who work to support oppressed believers on the ground, risking their own lives to do so.
• We ask you Father to please cover Getaneh with Your warm embrace and protect him as he is serving you faithfully. Please cover Wosene with your love and peace. We boldly ask these things in your name. Amen.
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!