Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
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.
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
State-Sanctioned Church in Shandong Province Demolished
July 18, 2018 — Washington D.C. – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 17, more than 70 police officers and workers forcibly demolished Liangwang Catholic Church in China’s Shandong province. Liangwang Catholic Church is a state-sanctioned church and had been registered since 2006. https://www.persecution.org/2018/07/18/state-sanctioned-church-shandong-province-demolished/
Estimated 38 Christian Women Remain Held by ISIS
Published July 18, 2018 – ICC Note: A report indicates that of the 45 Christian women kidnapped by ISIS from Qaraqosh, only 7 have since returned. A separate report says that 3,100 Yazidi women remain enslaved by ISIS. Challenging as it is to learn about the situation of Yazidi women still in captivity. Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/07/india-16-more-christians-arrested-under-jharkhands-anti-conversion-law/
Egypt: Mob attack encouraged by police promise ‘No church will be allowed here’
Published July 17, 2018 — A mob attacked a church in Minya, Egypt, on 13 July protesting against its legalisation and received a police officer’s approval, World Watch Monitor has learnt from local sources…For more click here: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/07/egypt-mob-attack-encouraged-by-police-promise-no-church-will-be-allowed-here/
Algerian government allows three churches to re-open in June, but now closes another
Published July 16, 2018 — Churches and individual Christians in Algeria have faced increased harassment in recent months, raising concerns that these pressures signal a “coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches by the governing authorities…: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/07/algerian-government-allows-three-churches-to-re-open-in-june-but-now-closes-another/
Beijing Orders All Districts To Investigate Christian Meeting Places
Published July 16, 2018 — Authorities in Beijing issued a notice on July 4 ordering local offices to investigate churches in the area and report back before July 19. The notice mandated collection of specific information about Christian meeting places, such as addresses, names of landlords, age bracket of congregation members, and whether or not churches are registered with the government. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/07/16/beijing-orders-districts-investigate-christian-meeting-places/
Freed Czech charity worker recalls finding hell and heaven in Sudan’s jails
Published July 13, 2018 The Czech aid worker who spent 14 ½ months behind bars in Sudan has said he counted his experience a “privilege” because it enabled him to share his Christian faith with Sudanese prisoners, and praised the country’s “very courageous” Christian minority…Click https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/07/freed-czech-charity-worker-recalls-finding-hell-and-heaven-in-sudans-jails/
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!