An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:9-11
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
12 Christians Killed by Jihadists in Northern Nigeria
12/21/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – “The Islamic extremist militants attacked the predominantly Christian village of Kilangal, Askira-Uba County, in the afternoon, shortly after residents were leaving church worship services,” area residents told Morning Star News by text message. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/21/12-christians-killed-jihadists-northern-nigeria/
Hindu Nationalists in India Launch Campaign Calling for Anti-Conversion Law
12/20/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has launched an 11-day campaign pressing for the enactment of an anti-conversion law in India. Additionally, the VHP has called for legal provisions to be enacted that would strip tribals converting to Christianity and Islam of various benefits granted by the government. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/20/hindu-nationalists-india-launch-campaign-calling-anti-conversion-law/
Middle East Persecution and Sexual Victimization of Christian Females
12/18/2021 Middle East (International Christian Concern) A new report by Aid to the Church in Need (CAN), titled “Hear Her Cries: the kidnapping, forced conversion and sexual victimization of Christian women and girls”, details the global phenomenon of persecuting Christian females. Christian women and girls are often the victims in Muslim-majority countries, particularly in the Middle East. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/18/middle-east-persecution-sexual-victimization-christian-females/
Jihadists Decapitate Pastor, Force Wife to Carry His Severed Head
12/17/2021 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) – Zimbabwe Daily reported the pastor’s wife told police that “suspected Islamic State-linked insurgents intercepted the pastor in a field, decapitated him and then handed over his head to his wife and ordered her to inform the authorities”. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/17/jihadists-decapitate-pastor-force-wife-carry-severed-head/
Militia Failed to Obey Covid-19 Lockdown, Killed 24 Christians Observing Government Orders
12/16/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Local Government of Kaduna state was attacked by men wielding AK-47s and machetes. They killed twenty-four people, who were observing COVID-19 lockdown orders, locals say. The order was issued by the state government. However, this group of Fulani militants failed to abide by the order and managed to pass through military stations on their way to the Kaura village. The attack, which took place in a Christian village, lasted about thirty minutes. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/16/militia-failed-obey-covid-19-lockdown-killed-24-christians-observing-government-orders/
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 5:3-5)
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!