When we face a crisis, the Lord is willing and able to help. But before He will become involved and release His divine energy into our situation, He requires one thing: a righteous heart. The problem arises, however, when a Christian knowingly lives in sin and chooses not to turn from it—the Lord will not hear an unrepentant heart.
When a crisis comes, cry out to our almighty God, but be sure you do so with a righteous heart. Then He will hear and answer—either fulfilling your hoped-for request or providing a different solution. Because He is omniscient, loving, and sovereign, you can fully trust that His answer is in your best interest. By Charles Stanley
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness 1 John 1:19.
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
Algeria: two more Protestant churches closed down by government
Published May 29, 2018 — Authorities in Algeria have closed down two more Protestant churches, amidst growing pressure on the country’s Christian minority. Over the past weekend, police sealed off two churches in the north-eastern province of Kabylie, where much of the growth in the Church is happening.: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/05/algeria-two-more-protestant-churches-closed-down-by-government/
Chinese Pastors Arrested During Seminary Class Without Warrant
Published May 29, 2018 — Two pastors were arrested in China last Wednesday by 14 Chinese officials. The victims were teaching their scheduled seminary classes when the police abruptly interrupted them and took them without a warrant or proof of any legal documentation. According to the police, the two pastors do not have proper credentials to teach or operate the school…Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/29/chinese-pastors-arrested-seminary-class-without-warrant/
Indonesian Pastor Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Evangelizing Muslim Cab Driver
May 29, 2018 — A protestant Pastor in Indonesia was sentenced to four years in prison and a fine equivalent to $3,565 after a video was released showing him sharing his faith with a Muslim taxi driver. Consequently, Indonesia‘s largest Islamic organizations filed a blasphemy complaint against the pastor... a well-known former Muslim apologist. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/28/indonesian-pastor-sentenced-4-years-prison-evangelizing-muslim-cab-driver/
Indian Christians Continue to Suffer as Modi and the BJP Mark 4th Year in Power
Published May 26, 2018 – According to the Evangelical Fellowship of India, incidents of persecution against Christians in India have increased from 147 in 2014, 177 in 2015, 250 in 2016, to now 351 in 2017. This marks a 232% increase in documented incidents of persecution faced by Indian Christians under the Modi administration…Click here for more information.: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/25/indian-christians-continue-suffer-modi-bjp-mark-4th-year-power/
Fulani violence against Nigeria Christians hits record high
Published May 25, 2018 — Violence attributed to militant Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria has reached a record high this year. The Governor of the central state of Benue said this week that 492 people have been killed in his state alone so far this year.…Click here: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/05/fulani-violence-against-christians-hits-record-high/
Eritrea Still One of Worlds Worst Human Rights Violators May 25, 2018 — Eritrea remains one of the worst human rights violators in the World. Rights groups are calling for a continuation of the mandate of the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Eritrea in June. The current Special Rapporteur has said that during her tenure, the country has not progressed at all… Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/05/25/eritrea-still-one-worlds-worst-human-rights-violators/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Commit to 30 days of prayer for Muslims during Ramadan. Pray that they will know the only One True God and Jesus Christ. Pray as they hunger that they will know the Bread of Life of Jesus and the Living Water of Jesus Christ as they fast.
• 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!