For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. - Hebrews 5:12-14
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 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
Egypt: Muslim mobs force closure of 8 Coptic churches seeking ‘official’ recognition
Published August 29, 2018 -- A Coptic diocese in Upper Egypt last week saw its eighth church closed following attacks by villagers protesting against the church building being legally recognized. Across Egypt, there are thousands of churches informally acknowledged as ‘churches’.…Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/08/egypt-muslim-mobs-force-closure-of-8-coptic-churches-seeking-official-recognition/
Violent Incidents Embody Pakistan’s Growing Intolerance of Christians
Published August 28, 2018 - Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In August, two Christian families became the victims of Pakistan’s ever-growing religious intolerance. In both incidents, the families were subjected to extreme violence due to the low social standing Christians are afforded in Pakistan’s Muslim-dominated society... Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/28/violent-incidents-embody-pakistans-growing-intolerance-christians/
Ethiopian Authorities Arrest Ex-Ruler over Human Rights Abuses
August 28, 2018 — Ethiopia (All Africa) – Clashes in the Somali region of Ethiopia led to the burning of churches, looting and rape. Police and PM Abiy Ahmed stepped in, calling the chaos shameful, and arresting a former regional president…. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/28/ethiopian-authorities-arrest-ex-ruler-human-rights-abuses/
Chinese Authorities Force Churches to Replace Crosses with National Flags
Published August 26, 2018 Christians in China continue to be harassed by the government sincr churches are being forced again to replace crosses on their buildings with the Chinese flag. Children are also prohibited from attending church with threats of cutting any government financial assistance to low-income families.… Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/26/chinese-authorities-force-churches-replace-crosses-national-flags/
Constant al-Shabaab Attacks Cause Medical Facilities Closures
Published August 24, 2018 – Due to continued activity by al-Shabaab in Eastern Kenya, many medical facilities have been closed. This has made it hard for women and children to receive the medical care they need. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/24/constant-al-shabaab-attacks-cause-medical-facilities-closures/
Church in Kampala Closed Due to Constant Attacks
Published August 23, 2018 -- Uganda (Morningstar News) – A church outside Kampala, capital of Uganda, has closed after months of area Muslims pelting its gatherings with rocks, sources said.…Click https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/23/church-kampala-closed-due-constant-attacks/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Save the Date! September 18, 2018 “Free the Oppressed” dinner.
• 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!