“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it, the Lord is His name, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:2-3
"May the favor of the LORD our God rest on us." Psalm 90:17
Praying God gives you a year of favor full of His unending LOVE in 2021!
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 & Latest Headlines For The Week
Murderer Uses False Blasphemy Accusation to Justify Killing of Christian in Pakistan
12/30/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – a Christian man was murdered earlier this month by a Muslim coworker in a factory. The victim’s family reports the murderer falsely accused the Christian of committing blasphemy to justify the killing. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/30/murderer-uses-false-blasphemy-accusation-justify-killing-christian-pakistan/
Fulani Militants Kill Christians in Kaduna State
12/30/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Attacks by Fulani militants against Christian communities in Kaduna state continued leading up to Christmas. At least 18 people were killed and many others abducted in the villages of Ungwan Waziri, Gwazunu, Gbaja Katarma, Galumi, Kugosi, Gora Gan, and Kujeni Tudu. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/30/fulani-militants-kill-christians-kaduna-state/
ISIS Continues to Grow in Africa
12/25/2020 Africa (International Christian Concern) – Since the fall of the final strongholds in the Middle East, ISIS has seen a resurgence through their distributed network across Africa. With cells in Nigeria, Mali, and DRC all growing in strength and ability. The Islamic State West Africa Province is probably the strongest and most active of the ISIS affiliates today. They operate out of Northern Nigeria, after splitting from Boko Haram Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/25/isis-continues-grow-africa/
Sudan: Police Arrest Nine Muslims for Destruction of Church Property
12/24/2020 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – According to Shanbago Awad Mugadam, a lawyer in Sudan who has been assisting Christians with legal aid, said that police have arrested nine men in connection with the burning of a church property on five separate occasions. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/24/sudan-police-arrest-nine-muslims-destruction-church-property/
Tomb of Martyrs Desecrated in China
12/23/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – The tomb of eight British missionaries and more than 40 Chinese Christian Martyrs was again desecrated in China’s Shanxi province. According to An Yankui, the preacher at Taiyuan Xuncheng Reformed Church, the tomb of these martyrs at Shanxi’s Nanguan— built more than 100 years ago— has been desecrated, after local Christians renovated it at the beginning of November. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/23/tomb-martyrs-desecrated-china/
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).
God, Thank you for helping us to make it through this difficult year. Thank you that you’ve carried us through the uncertainty of deep waters, through the flames of trials, and through the pain of hard losses. We are constantly aware of how much we need you, your grace, your strength, your power working through even the toughest days. Amen
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!