John 12:24-26 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
A seed that is not planted will never produce a crop. So Jesus used a seed to illustrate why He had to die in order to bring many people to glory. He was teaching a principle that’s also true in our lives: If our ambition is to remain isolated, protected, and comfortable, we’ll never bear the fruit God desires. It’s in dying to self and being broken of pride and self-sufficiency that we become fruitful and useful to the Lord. ~ 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
Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria
Published September 17, 2018 -- Early reports suggested that between 12 to 14 people were killed during the attack on 4-5 September, but local sources contacted by World Watch Monitor said as many as 42 were killed, as details about the attacks are now emerging…Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/09/central-african-republic-dozens-feared-dead-after-massacre-in-bria/
Al-Shabaab Executes Two Christian Bus Passengers
Published September 17, 2018 -- Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Al-Shabaab continues to be one of the biggest threats to Kenyan Christians lives. The Somali Based terror group rose to power around 2006, when another group splintered. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/09/17/al-shabaab-executes-two-christian-bus-passengers/
Indian Christians Remain Committed to Sharing Gospel Despite Rising Persecution
Published September 17, 2018 In recent years, India has become a more hostile place for Christians. According to Open Doors USA, India has gone from the 25th most hostile country to Christians in 2015 to the 11th in 2017. In spite of this increase in persecution, Indian Christians remain committed to spreading the Gospel to their non-Christian neighbors.... Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/09/17/indian-christians-remain-committed-sharing-gospel-despite-rising-persecution/
China Cracks Down Christianity in Several Provinces
September 15, 2018 — China (International Christian Concern) – According to Radio France International’s recent report, more than 7,000 crosses have been demolished in China’s Henan province, even the government-sanctioned churches could not escape... Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/09/15/china-cracks-christianity-several-provinces/
Village Pastor Beat with Brick by Extremists in India
Published September 14, 2018 – Hindu radicals attacked and severely beat Sujit, a Christian pastor in India, because of the ministry he led. Christian leaders are often targeted by Hindu radicals, who use intimidation and violence against those spreading Christianity. In recent years, attacks on Christians in India have become more common…Click https://www.persecution.org/2018/09/14/village-pastor-beat-brick-extremists-india/
Attacks against Copts ‘among deadliest acts of religious persecution’ – report
Published September 14, 2018 – Attacks by members of the Islamic State group against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community “were among the deadliest acts of religious persecution” last year... “Fifty-three per cent of ISIS attacks against the public in 2017 were aimed at the Coptic community,”…Click here for https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/09/attacks-against-copts-among-deadliest-acts-of-religious-persecution-report/
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!