Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Romans 6:6 And we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
But as for me, may I never boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world ~ Galatians 6:14
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
Burkina Faso Church Leader Killed by Islamists: ‘I’d Rather Die Than Leave My Community’
Published May 2, 2019 — Gunmen who attacked a Protestant church in Burkina Faso on 28 April asked the pastor and five others to convert to Islam before they killed them, World Watch Monitor has learned. Last Sunday’s violence in the West African country appears to have been the first attack, specifically on a church building, in which people have been killed by Islamist extremists. In February, a Spanish Catholic priest was killed by armed men, believed to be Islamist militants, in the south-east region of Nohao, as he was returning from Togo. …Click here for more https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2019/05/burkina-faso-church-leader-killed-by-islamists-id-rather-die-than-leave-my-community/
Three Christians Killed in Ambush Attacks near Jos, Nigeria
Published May 6, 2019 -- (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed and killed a 26-year-old Catholic on Thursday (May 2) in north-central Nigeria and two other Christians in the same manner on April 27, sources said. After a herdsmen assault in March 2018 that left 27 Christians dead in the predominantly Christian community of Dong village north of Jos, assailants on Thursday (May 2) killed David Musa, 26, at 5:25 p.m., said Nuhu Ako, 42-year-old Christian youth leader at the area’s St. Monica’s Catholic Church. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/three-christians-killed-in-ambush-attacks-near-jos-nigeria.html
Terrorists Execute Six Christians in West African Protestant Church
Published May 2, 2019 -- (Morning Star News) – Six Christians were executed in a West African church on Sunday after they refused to convert to Islam. According to Christianity Today, several armed motorcyclists opened fire on the Assemblies of God church in a Burkina Faso on Sunday killing six people, including the church’s long-time pastor Pierre Ouédraogo, after they refuse to deny their Christian faith. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/terrorists-execute-six-christians-in-west-african-protestant-church.html
80 Percent of World’s Persecuted are Christians, New Report Says
Published May 6, 2019 – An estimated 80 percent of all persecuted religious believers around the world are Christians, according to new British report that also says the level of persecution in some areas “is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide.”…Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/80-percent-of-world-s-persecuted-are-christians-new-report-says.html
Church Service in Sri Lanka Capital Canceled Again After New Bomb Threats
Published May 2, 2019 - COLOMBO, SRI LANKA — Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings. ...Click here for more: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2019/may/church-services-in-sri-lanka-capital-canceled-again-after-new-bomb-threats
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for all Christians in Sri Lanka and that there’ll be no room for extremism in that country.
• 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!