The goal isn’t simply to resist temptation, but to move as far as possible in the opposite direction, toward godliness. ~Charles Stanley
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8
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
CAR Religious Leaders Look to Russia For Help
Published September 04, 2018 — Three prominent religious leaders in the CAR have sworn to work with Russians to help end the Civil War in CAR. During the peace talks, the three leaders wanted everyone to understand that they don’t see this as an interfaith struggle, but a political one…Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2018/09/04/car-religious-leaders-look-russia-help/
Challenges of Egypt’s Christians Continue to Deepen
Published September 02, 2018 – During last week’s Muslim holidays, Coptic Christians in Egypt experienced a surge in persecution at the hands of Islamic hardliners.... Click here for more https://www.persecution.org/2018/09/02/challenges-egypts-christians-continues-deepen/
Peace, Dignity, and Justice Lacking for Syrians
September 01, 2018 — While procedures are being put in place for Syrians to return to their war-torn country from neighboring Lebanon, the refugee crisis continues to linger and remains largely unchanged, a Caritas Lebanon official said.…. Click here for more https://www.persecution.org/2018/09/01/peace-dignity-justice-lacking-syrians/
Study: North Korean Human Rights Abuses Have Worsened Under Kim Jong-Un
Published August 31, 2018 – A new report has revealed the increase of abuses and violations of human rights that take place in North Korea under dictator Kim Jong-un. Christians is one of the most affected groups in North Korea since they are constantly persecuted, brutally murdered and tortured for not surrendering their faith…Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/31/study-north-korean-human-rights-abuses-worsened-kim-jong-un/
Fulani Militants Burn Pastor and Family Alive
Published August 30, 2018 – Washington, D.C. International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Fulani militants raided several villages in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria on August 28. As a result, seven people were killed, including three children and a pastor... Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/30/fulani-militants-burn-pastor-family-alive/
Eritrea Continues to Hunt Pentecostals Despite Opening of Borders
Published August 30, 2018 — Eritrea (BBC) – Security agents in Eritrea are hunting for Pentecostal Christians who attended an informal sermon given by an Ethiopian evangelist last month…Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/08/30/eritrea-continues-hunt-pentecostals-despite-opening-borders/
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!