For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5
Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32
He heals the brokenhearted and He binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10
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!
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 the leaders of our nation 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 (or affiliate) 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:
Indian Christians faced almost as many attacks in first half of 2017 as all of 2016
Published August 8, 2017 – In the first six months of 2017, Indian Christians were harassed, threatened or attacked for their faith in 410 reported incidents (248 in the first quarter) – almost as many as the total for the whole of 2016 (441). This is according to figures compiled by partners of Open Doors, the global charity which monitors the treatment of Christians worldwide to produce an annual World Watch List of the 50 most difficult countries for them to live in.
Nigeria: Suspects in Anambra Church Killings 'Arrested' - Police
Published August 8, 2017 – The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Garba Umar, has said that some suspects have been arrested in connection with Sunday's killings at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in the state.
Sudanese MPs block order to open Christian schools on Sundays
Published August 7, 2017 – Members of the Khartoum state parliament have blocked the Minister of Education's order to open Christian schools in Sudan's capital on Sundays. On July 26, the Ministry of General Education of Khartoum State issued a letter ordering all Christian schools in Khartoum to stop regarding Sunday as a day off.
Falsely accused Christian emerges from 2 years in jail, stronger in faith
Published August 7, 2017 – (Guiyang, Guizhou—Aug. 7, 2017) A wrongly imprisoned church accountant who faced a hefty sentence went free a few days ago, her faith fortified by her experiences… Originally, she received a five-year sentence, but after she appealed, the court reduced it to three years’ incarceration with a five-year probation.
Several dead in Nigeria church shooting
Published August 6, 2017 – At least 12 people have been shot dead at a church in southeast Nigeria, with authorities suggesting the bloodshed was due to a local feud. Witnesses said five gunmen stormed St Philip's church in Ozubulu, near the city of Onitsha, at 6am local time, and opened fire on worshippers.
Displaced by Boko Haram’s violence, Nigerians finally get food to prevent famine
Published August 4, 2017 – The current crisis in northeast Nigeria has been called the “greatest crisis on the African continent“. More than five million Nigerians live in famine-like conditions in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned and even killed for their faith.
• Pray for the gospel to go forward and be rooted in the Middle East.
• Pray for our military to be a light to others and be spiritually fit to endure the challenges of the military service.
• Revival happens wherever the Word of God prevails (2 Thessalonians 3:1)
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!