PEACE guards our hearts from the devil (Philippians 4:7), brings us joy (Proverbs 12:20), is a blessing from God (Psalm 29:11), and assists us during dire circumstances (Isaiah 54:10).
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 and Latest Headlines
Police in Northern India Thwart Mob Attack on Church
12/14/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – The attack was mostly thwarted, however, because police were made aware of the planned attack and dispersed officers to the church to protect the congregation. The incident took place in Rohtak where the targeted church has been operating for approximately six years with prayer services Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/14/police-northern-india-thwart-mob-attack-church/
Christian Communities Attacked in Nigeria, Mother and Four Children Kidnapped
12/13/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, Fulani militants attacked several Christian villages on Saturday, December 11th, during which they wounded a pregnant woman, kidnapped a mother and her four children, and set several Christian homes on fire. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/13/christian-communities-attacked-nigeria-mother-four-children-kidnapped/
Jihadists Kill 16 People in the DRC
12/12/2021 DRC (International Christian Concern) Suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorists killed 16 people on Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Freddy Mbayayi, deputy mayor of Mangina, told Reuters that an unknown number of people were also abducted during the attacks. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/05/al-shabaab-kills-2-injures-10-kenya/
Nigerian Pastor Killed in Captivity After Paying Ransom
12/11/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to Rev. Joseph John Hayab, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, Rev. Dauda was kidnapped on his farm on November 8th. The abductors demanded a ransom payment, which Rev. Dauda’s wife raised and delivered herself. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/11/nigerian-pastor-killed-captivity-paying-ransom/
14 Killed As Violence Surges in Burkina Faso
12/10/2021 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – “The 14 killed were members of Burkina Faso’s Homeland Defense Volunteers, which receives funds and training from the government to help contain armed groups linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS) that have also been operating in neighboring Niger and Mali,” wrote Aljazeera, adding that no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/10/14-killed-violence-surges-burkina-faso/
House Church in Nanjing Raided During Service
12/09/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – A house church in Nanjing, Jiangsu province founded by a Singaporean pastor was raided and Sunday service interrupted by the police. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/09/house-church-nanjing-raided-service/
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 they will endure!(Romans 5:3--5)
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!