Ephesians 4:1-2 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
1 Peter 3:8 …be like-minded and sympathetic, love as brothers, be tender-hearted and humble.
Our life must change so that everybody who meets us will meet Christ in us. Our old life—how we lived before meeting the Lord—was self-centered; our new life is Christ-centered. Is that becoming more evident in you? ~ Charles Stanley
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
Ethiopian PM sends condolences to Orthodox Church after 15 priests killed
Published August 14, 2018 – a local source told World Watch Monitor, adding that four of the 15 priests were found burned together. Nine evangelical churches were also vandalized or looted. Although state media reported the deaths of at least 30 people, according to local sources the number could be as high as 50....Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/ethiopian-pm-sends-condolences-to-orthodox-church-after-15-priests-killed/
Father and Son Brutally Attacked by Radicals in India’s Madhya Pradesh
August 13, 2018 — (International Christian Concern) Ramesh and his son Rahul were brutally attacked by a mob of 30 Hindu radicals while returning from a prayer meeting in Pipplipara village on July 10. They were both hospitalized due to serious injuries from the attack... Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/13/father-son-brutally-attacked-radicals-indias-madhya-pradesh/
Sudan court rules in favour of church in governance dispute
Published August 10, 2018 A Sudanese court has surprisingly ruled against the government in a case against the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) after a long-standing dispute over ownership of the church’s property. Five church leaders, including the SCOC president Ayouba Telyan, appeared in court on Wednesday, 8 August, expecting to have to defend the legitimacy of their case but were surprised to find the judge rule in their favor, a local source told World Watch Monitor. Click here: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/sudan-court-rules-in-favour-of-church-in-governance-dispute/
Believers Hopeful for Change Under New Peace Deal
Published August 09, 2018 Eritrean believers inside and outside the country are cautiously hopeful a new peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea will end decades of animosity and promote greater freedom within Eritrea… Go here for more information: https://www.icommittopray.com/request/1751/eritrean-believers/
What is behind the Fulani herdsmen-farmers conflict?
Published August 09, 2018 — Human rights groups have accused Nigeria’s government and its president, Muhammadu Buhari, of failing to deal with the conflict. An International Crisis Group report has pointed out impunity as one of the root causes of the continuing violence.… Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/what-is-behind-the-fulani-herdsmen-farmers-conflict/
Nine-Year-Old Christian Girl Raped and Murdered in India
Published August 08, 2018 -- A nine-year-old Christian girl was recently gang-raped and murdered in India’s Punjab state. Local Christians claim anti-Christian sentiment had been growing in the area since a number of families had recently converted to Christianity. Attacks on India’s Christians and their places of worship have increased in both number and intensity in recent years…Click https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/08/nine-year-old-christian-girl-raped-murdered-india/
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!