For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, ~ Philippians 1:29
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.~ Isaiah 41:10
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:
Boko Haram defector calls others to repent and leave
Published September 04, 2017 – A Boko Haram defector has called on his former fellow fighters to repent and leave the Islamist group. Bana Umar, from Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Banki, was 27 when he joined Boko Haram in 2014, the same year… kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from their dormitory in the town of Chibok.
Coptic Christians Migrating to Libya to Find Work Face Severe Torture: We Know We'll Likely Die September 04, 2017 — Numerous Coptic Christians from Egypt cross over to Libya in search of work despite knowing that they will face severe persecution, including death. "We know it is more likely we will die than live in Libya but we don't have a choice," said one Coptic Christian, according to a report.
'Jailed Pakistan Christian 'Tortured To Death' For Refusing To Abandon Christ'
September 03, 2017 — ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani Christians demand an investigation into the death of Indaryas Ghulam, a 38-year-old Christian man who they say was tortured and sentenced to death by hanging after refusing to abandon his faith in Jesus Christ.
Philippine troops retake Catholic church and bridge in Marawi from Muslim extremists
September 02, 2017 -- Philippine troops have finally been able to clear and retake a Catholic church in Marinaut village, Marawi City, on Aug. 25 --- 95 days after the extremist Maute group attacked the Muslim-majority town on the island of Mindanao. They have also recently taken back control of a second bridge.
Nigeria floods displace more than 100,000 people
September 01, 2017 — President Muhammadu Buhari and his government face criticism over what many call inaction in tackling the flooding… More than 100,000 people have fled their homes because of major flooding in the central state of Benue in Nigeria, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kano, Nigeria: father and son killed, three women and a baby kidnapped
Published August 31, 2017 — A father and son were killed, and three women and a baby abducted, in an attack in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, in the largely Muslim area of Tudun Wada.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith
• Pray for unity in our country.
• Pray for the EMS, Firemen, Police, and volunteers, that are helping those affected by hurricane Harvey.
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!