“So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting…” ~ Daniel 9:3God said to Jeremiah, “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” ~ Jeremiah 29:12-13.
There is no greater prayer than to pray for God to move in the hearts and lives in those we love and live around. Pray for our families, our co-workers, our neighbors, and our brothers and sisters in Christ. Pray for a FRESH ENCOUNTER with the One who made them and has an unbelievable plan for their lives.
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:
'His Glory Is On The Church': Syrians Converting To Christianity Amid Brutal Persecution
Published January 17, 2017 — As Syria continues to be torn apart by civil conflict and the ongoing war against Islamic State, one church pastor says people are still coming to faith in Jesus Christ. "Syria is getting torn apart and evil is all around us. We can touch evil and feel it. It is heavy on our hearts. But we also experience truth of the living Jesus Christ. It is encouraging though to me to see Isaiah 60, which says the light rises up on the church and his glory is on the church.
Expelled Mexican Christians forced to live in wine cellar
January 17, 2017 – A year after seven Christian families were forced from their homes in a village in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, the 30 Christians are currently being housed in a wine cellar. Following their eviction on 26 January 2016, based on the results of a popular vote in which almost 2,000 residents elected to evict them for religious reasons.
Syria: Christians Are Being Killed for Refusing to Deny Jesus, Staying Behind to Help Victims
Published January 16, 2017 – Some of the world's top aid agencies…warned on Monday that as many as 700,000 people, including 300,000 children, remain trapped in besieged areas around Syria. Christians, moderate Muslims, and others have suffered greatly in the midst of the war…ranking Syria at No. 6 2017 World Watch List of countries where believers are targeted most severely for their faith.
North Korea classified as one of the most abusive nations in the world
Published January 08, 2017 – Once again, designated North Korea as one of the world’s most abusive and repressive states in its annual global report. 2014 United Nations Commission of Inquiry report on human rights abuses in North Korea said, “The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world.”
A year in prison for Algerian Christian for Facebook post
Published January 12, 2017 – An Algerian Christian has been sentenced to a year in prison for a post he made on Facebook. On 8 January 2017, the court in Bouira (100 km east of Algiers) found Samir Chamek, 34, guilty of insulting Islam and its prophet over items he posted on his Facebook page.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Lift up our leaders, around the world, here in the United States, in our state, our community, and our church (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
• Pray for safe travel for our group going to Ethiopia.
• It is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, 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!