“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
“I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.” Jeremiah 24:7
“Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1
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 & LATEST HEADLINES
Murderer of Priest Loses Appeal
11/18/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) — The defense had argued that Ahmed was mentally ill, whereas the prosecution had argued that Ahmed as an extremist from a family known to harass, intimidate, and even threaten harm to Christians. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/11/18/murderer-priest-loses-appeal/
Another Iranian Christian Flogged
11/17/2020 —Iran (International Christian Concern) – Iranian Christian convert Saheb Zaman Fadaie has received 80 lashes for drinking communion wine. He is the second Christian to have this sentence implemented in two months. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2020/11/17/another-iranian-christian-flogged/
International Community Calls for Peace Talks in Ethiopia
11/16/2020 – Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) As Ethiopia nears two weeks of armed conflict in its northern Tigray region, the international community is increasing its calls for peace talks between the federal government and regional Tigrayan leaders. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/11/16/international-community-calls-peace-talks-ethiopia/
Militia Massacres Civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region
11/13/2020 – Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) – Some details of the massacre are still coming out but, after reviewing video evidence and satellite imagery, Amnesty reported that “scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death” in the border town of Mai-Kadra. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2020/11/13/militia-massacres-civilians-ethiopias-tigray-region/
Four Killed and Others Abducted in Recent Fulani Militant Attacks
11/13/2020 — Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Near the capital city, Kaduna seven people were abducted by Fulani militants. The seven abducted individuals include five daughters of a local pastor named, Istifanus Tiswan of Christ Embassy Church. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/11/13/four-killed-others-abducted-recent-fulani-militant-attacks/
Terror Groups in Africa Call on Others to Emulate France Attacks
11/12/2020 – Africa (International Christian Concern) – Two different terrorist groups in Africa have called on Muslims worldwide, but especially those in their areas to emulate the recent attacks that have taken place in France. https://www.persecution.org/2020/11/12/terror-groups-africa-call-others-emulate-france-attacks/
Special Prayer Requests!!!!
• Pray for the communities experiencing continued murder, violence, and unrest in Ethiopia.
• Pray for frontline pastors, workers and their families in countries hostile to Christianity.
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned and 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).
It is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, It is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, Jeremiah 14:12, and and 1 Corinthians 8:8)
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!