Proverbs 21:1-2 A king’s heart is like streams of water in the Lord’s hand. He directs it wherever He chooses. All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives.
Luke 16:15 So He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is prized among men is detestable before God.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the Lord does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the Lord sees the heart ~ 1 Samuel 16:7
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 these countries. Pray that these people will openly confess their sins and their faith in Christ and that they will also follow Him openly.
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 7:14
Breaking News and Latest Headlines For The Week
Boko Haram Executes Brethren Pastor in Northeast Nigeria
Published January 22, 2020 — (Morning Star News) – The Rev. Lawan Andimi had a treasured life, a loving family, an affectionate congregation, respect from his colleagues. The kidnapped district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Michika County, in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, had stated in a video that he trusted in God should he lose his life to Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram. The rebel militants executed the father of eight children on Monday (Jan. 20), the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) confirmed today. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/boko-haram-executes-brethren-pastor-in-northeast-nigeria.html
Two Young Christian Women Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria Published January 21, 2020
(Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed two young Christian women in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, on Friday (Jan. 17), sources said. The herdsmen on motorbikes rode into Gora-Gan village in Zango Kataf County at about 5 p.m. shooting villagers on sight, according to a local resident. Luka Biniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed the killing of Briget Philip, 18, and Priscilla David, 19. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/two-young-christian-women-killed-in-kaduna-state-nigeria.html
Order Issued to Close Church Building in Oran, Algeria, Christian Leaders Say
Published January 17, 2020 — (Morning Star News) – An order to close a church building in the city of Oran, Algeria was issued last fall but was not conveyed to the pastor until last weekend, sources said. Pastor Rachid Seighir did not receive the Nov. 10, 2019 closure order until Saturday (Jan. 11), he said. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/order-issued-to-close-church-building-in-oran-algeria-christian-leaders-say.html
Pastor Calls Vice President Mike Pence ‘One of The Most Persecuted Christians in America’
Published January 21, 2020 – Before giving up the podium for Vice President Mike Pence to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a church service this weekend, Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr. called the vice president one of the “most persecuted Christians in America.”…Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/mikaela-matthews/pastor-calls-vice-president-mike-pence-one-of-the-most-persecuted-christians-in-america.html
China Persecutes 5,576 Churches in 2019, Climbs to 23 on Worst Persecutors List
Published January 16, 2020 - Christians in China experienced an unprecedented level of surveillance, control and restrictions of their beliefs within the past year, according to Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List, which saw the Communist nation rise four spots in the annual ranking of countries that persecute Christians the most. ...Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/china-persecuted-5576-churches-in-2019-climbs-to-23-on-worst-persecutors-list.html
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the Founder of Watch & Pray International Ministries, Getaneh Getaneh
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for underground churches and pastors in Africa, Asia and around the world.
• 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).
Remember, God wants us to pray! “Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you …” Jeremiah 29:12
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!