“He will be a Joy and Delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.” Luke 1:14
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” Phillipians 4:4-5
“God is in your midst … and will rejoice over you with gladness” and God will “change [your] shame into praise” Zephaniah 3:17,19
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.
BREAKING NEWS OF THE WEEK
Hundreds of Students Kidnapped from School in Katsina
12/14/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The Government Science Secondary School… in Kankara town is home to roughly 1,000 students regularly. It is unclear how many of the students were there that day, but it is believed that the gunmen initially abducted more than 600 students. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/14/hundreds-students-kidnapped-school-katsina/
Conflict in Ethiopia Continues to Claim Innocent Lives
12/11/2020 Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) — The news comes as international observers estimate that at over 45,000 civilians have relocated to neighboring Sudan because of the conflict. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/11/conflict-ethiopia-continues-claim-innocent-lives/
Ethiopian Government Arrests Several Al-Shabaab and ISIS Militants in Capital
12/09/2020 Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) – Ethiopian security officials arrested 14 suspected members of al-Shabaab and ISIS in Addis Ababa and other parts of the country this past week. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/09/ethiopian-government-arrest-several-al-shabaab-isis-militants-capital/
State Department Elects to Ignore Religious Freedom Violations in India
12/09/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – the U.S. State Department announced the list of countries it was designating “Countries of Particular Concern” for ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom. For many, the omission of India from the list of CPC countries was a disappointment. Click here for more information:https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/09/state-department-elects-ignore-religious-freedom-violations-india/
Special Prayer Request!!!!
• 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).
Otherwise known as the Shepherd Candle, this third candle of Advent reflects the JOY that comes that comes through Jesus’ arrival, and through the salvation he has gifted us!!
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!