The troubles and suffering we experience in life are not random events without purpose. God works through them for our good (Romans 8:28). We may not like or understand exactly what He’s doing, but knowing some of His general goals helps us trust Him and cooperate so we can reap the benefits of a season of affliction.
“Is the character of my life so God centered and God honoring that I am allowing the LORD to show me how my suffering is working for the good of others? ~ Patrick Payton
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 all 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
Villagers Confirm Church Attack Conducted By Fulani Militants to BBC
Published May 14, 2018 — BC visited and spoke with members of the Church where two priests and at least 15 others were killed last month. The locals believed the attackers to be Fulani militants. For more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/14/villagers-confirm-church-attack-conducted-fulani-militants-bbc/
Algerian Fined for Importing Crucifix Keyrings
May 13, 2018 — A court in Algeria has overturned a prison sentence, but upheld a fine, against a Christian man convicted for carrying a Bible and other Christian items…Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/13/algerian-fined-importing-crucifix-keyrings/
Nigerian Military Kills Ten Fulani Militants, Following Attack in Adamawa
May 13, 2018 — Ten Fulani militants were killed in Taraba state, Nigeria. They were caught fleeing an attack they had conducted on Mega village in Adamawa State. The military and police engaged them as they fled and reportedly took two AK-47 rifles, a G3 rifle, an SMG, three dane guns, four motorcycles and some charms... Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/13/nigerian-military-kills-ten-fulani-militants-following-attack-adamawa/
Four Kenyans Killed by Al-Shabaab in Mandera
Published May 11, 2018 – Four non-Muslim Kenyans were again killed in Mandera, Kenya, by al-shabaab. This has been all too common over the past several years. There have been many attacks on Christian quarry workers in North Eastern Nigeria…Go here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/11/four-kenyans-killed-al-shabaab-mandera/
Fulani Militants Attack Bus Passengers, Rape Women on 5 May
Published May 10, 2018 — Fulani militants attacked a bus full of people travelling to Kaduna State. During the attack, they raped several of the female passengers and injured several others. They ended by stealing the people valuables and money before leaving…Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/10/fulani-militants-attack-bus-passengers-rape-women-5-may/
Beijing Moves to Tighten Control of Foreigners’ Religious Activities in China
May 9, 2018 — Radio Free Asia has learned that China is further tightening control of religion for foreign nationals who practice their religions on Chinese soil, in order to prevent “hostile foreign forces” from infiltrating the country. The State Administration of Religious Affairs is asking for input on a new set of administrative guidelines to “protect public interests.”… Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/11/beijing-moves-tighten-control-foreigners-religious-activities-china/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for the underground church and pastors we support in East Africa.
• 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).
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!