Your moral compass can only point you in the right direction, it can’t make you go there. ~ Unknown
“Life is built on character, but character is built on decisions.” ~ Warren W. Wiersbe
A man with integrity walks safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall. ~ Proverbs 10:9
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. ~ Romans 5:3-4
“Character is what a man is in the dark.” ~ D. L. Moody
If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 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 7:13-14
Arise & shine; please pray for the following!
COMMUNITIES OF THE PERMIAN BASIN
Let us PRAY for peace, comfort, wisdom and patience for the families and businesses that have been affected by the economic downturn due to low oil prices. “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” ~ Psalm 112:7
Give thanks for all the Lord is AWAKENING IN YOU!! There is power in His blood and the name of Jesus Christ. May others experience the goodness of this truth and have an encounter with the Living God in this season! Pray for our local and global churches; for our pastors to stand firmly on the Word of God.
Pray for our leaders to stand firm on God’s Word. Give thanks we have leaders that are in the Palm of His Hand! Isaiah 41:13 May they call upon Him for wisdom. May they give Him thanks for the peace and order that He brings. Give thanks for God fearing men and women serving in these positions.
We lift up our brothers & sisters & those yet to come that they may know He is present in their midst and hears their prayers. Let us pray that even in the midst of dire circumstances and even in the midst of severe threats and actions of death they will have the grace to STAND NO MATTER WHAT and not forsake Jesus Yeshua Isa – Son of the Living God. Lift up where ISIS is controlling in places like Nigeria, Middle East and Algeria, etc.
Lift up Israel and individuals within the country (Jews & Arabs alike). Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love you prosper, Psalm 122:6, Pray that Israelis will move forward with the leader that the Lord appoints. May there be peace.
Breaking news & latest headlines for the week:
Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for two car bombs killing 23 people in Somalia
August 23, 2016 – Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)A pair of suicide car bombings struck a government building in Somalia on Sunday, killing 23 people, including two attackers, authorities said.…Jailed Christian Convert 'Embracing' Islam In Egypt
August 22, 2016 — CAIRO, EGYPT -- Rights activists have expressed concern about the plight of Mohamed Hegazy amid fears the Christian convert may have been forced to publicly embrace Islam after he was allegedly jailed and tortured by Egyptian authorities.
Sudan pastors charged for ‘claiming persecution of Christians’
Published August 22, 2016 — The trial of two Sudanese church leaders has started in Khartoum. They are among four Christians accused of trying to tarnish the image of Sudan’s government. According to the Sudan Tribune, Rev. Hassan Taour and Rev. Kuwa Shamal were charged… with "fabricating videos of incidents of claimed genocide, killing of civilians and burning of villages, besides claims of persecution of Christians in Sudan".
Religious activities banned by China in hospitals in Zhejiang province
Published August 22, 2016 – The Chinese government has banned all kinds of religious activity in hospitals in the eastern province of Zhejiang. In what is considered to be the latest crackdown against Christianity, pastors can no longer visit the hospital to preach and pray for the sick.
Nigeria: Fulani herdsmen kill 10 in Christian-majority area
August 19, 2016 — Ten people were killed in a Christian-majority area of Kaduna state, Nigeria, on Tuesday, the latest in a string of attacks by Fulani herdsmen.
4,000 Christians Beaten by Police in Vietnam for Protesting Against Dumping Toxic Waste Into the Sea
Published August 19, 2016 — Four thousand Catholics from the town of Ky Anh in Vietnam were beaten by police after they led an anti-pollution protest against the government, following the contamination of 70 tons of fish from waste.
UPDATE FROM CHIBOK GIRLS IN NIGERIA
August 19, 2016 — Boko Haram is reportedly still holding 200 of the 276 girls that they abducted over two years ago. These girls were forced to convert to Islam and even pressured into marriages.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith
• Pray for law enforcement, and the friends and families who lost their loved ones.
• Pray for unity in our country.
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!