Advent: The Season of Hope
In this second week of ADVENT may you trust the victory of Jesus Christ in the midst of the afflictions that life brings to you, and may you have PEACE.
“And the PEACE of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Phillipians 4:7
A child will be born to us… His name will be called… Prince of Peace ~Isaiah 9:6
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. – II Chronicles 7:14
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.
Terrorist attacks continue to prevail in Somalia
Published December 04, 2017 -- Somalia (CNN) – The number of dead in the devastating twin bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu in October has jumped to 512, authorities announced Sunday. Nearly 70 people remain missing, and 295 still have injuries suffered in the attack, Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwac, the chairman of the 11-member government investigation committee, said in a press conference.
Children, Entire Evangelical Families Being Arrested in Eritrea Simply for Praying
December 03, 2017 — Entire evangelical Christian families, including children, are reportedly being arrested in new persecution tactics being used by Eritrean officials, human rights activists have said. Since May of this year, nearly 200 Christians have been arrested.
Pakistan Christians Flee Homes After Blasphemy Accusations
Published December 03, 2017 -- December 03, 2017 — ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, Five Christian families have been forced to leave their village in Pakistan's Punjab province after a Christian teenager was accused of “blasphemy” against Islam on social media, Christians told BosNewsLife.
Algeria Closing Protestant Church In Crackdown
December 02, 2017 -- ALGIERS, ALGERIA, Several Protestant Christians in northwestern Algeria were without a place to worship Sunday, December 3, after authorities closed their church as part of a crackdown on evangelism, BosNewsLife learned.
Nigeria: Boko Haram survivor and her baby ‘shamed’
December 01, 2017 -- As Islamic extremist group Boko Haram continues to hold young women captive in West Africa, some have been rescued only to return to their homes in shame, finding themselves labelled “Boko Haram women”.
Is Putin’s ‘education to patriotism’ bill another endorsement of Russian Orthodox Church?
November 29, 2017 -- A new law on “education to patriotism” set to be introduced in Russia on New Year’s Day is a further sign of Russia distancing itself from the West, but is not necessarily a sign of President Vladimir Putin favoring one Church over another, according to an analyst for the Christian charity Open Doors.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for our Father to give our brothers and sisters the strength to walk faithfully.
• Pray for the widows, orphans, and pastors that W&P supports in East Africa.
• Pray that the faith of the persecuted will strengthen and they endure the test.
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!