For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. PSALM 149:4
May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.” PSALM 35:27
Everybody is called to pray. Please pray for the following!
The UNREACHED in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
Pray for the m.ost 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. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Breaking News & Latest Headlines
Five Chinese Christians Sentenced for Attending Christian Conference in Malaysia
1/12/2022 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Fenyang city court in Shanxi province sentenced five Christians from a house church in Taiyuan to more than six months of imprisonment. Arrested and detained for attending a 2020 Christian conference in Malaysia. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/12/five-chinese-christians-sentenced-attending-christian-conference-malaysia/
Fulani Militants Unleash Terror on Nigeria’s Christians
1/11/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – “Fulani militants attacked and ambushed two people on their way to farm at Ancha village,” reported an ICC correspondent in Nigeria. “One was killed while the other sustained a gunshot injury in her mouth and has been taken to the hospital for treatment.” Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/11/fulani-militants-unleash-terror-nigeria-christians/
ICC Helps Christian Convert Set Up Shop in Uganda
1/10/2022 Uganda (International Christian Concern) In October of 2021, ICC heard of Janat’s story, and visited the village where she was staying. During a meeting with her and her Pastor, Janet informed ICC that before having children she had taken courses to become a hairdresser. She had always dreamed of working in a salon, but never imagined she would be given such an opportunity. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/10/icc-helps-christian-convert-set-shop-uganda/
Jihadists Murder 13 Civilians in Burkina Faso
1/08/2022 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – Thirteen people were killed on Wednesday in Burkina Faso, and area plagued by jihadism for the last six years. According to AFP, eleven people were killed during an attack on the village of Ankouna, which was confirmed in a statement by Governor Casimir Segueda. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/08/jihadists-murder-13-civilians-burkina-faso/
Jihadists Attack Christian Community, Burn Down Church
1/07/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the ISIS-backed offshoot of Boko Haram, attacked Wultihiya, a predominantly Christian community in Nigeria. Local sources told Sahara Reporters that the attack occurred Thursday without government intervention, forcing residents to flee into the bush. A church, two cars, and several homes were burned down in the attack. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/07/jihadists-attack-christian-community-burn-church/
Special Prayer Request!
• Pray for the disastrous war in Northern Ethiopia. Millions have been displaced, their belongings looted, women raped, elderly people and children put to death
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned and even killed for their faith
• 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), Most importantly, they will endure! (Romans 5:3)
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!