“And the PEACE of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
"A child will be born to us… His name will be called… Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
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 and Headlines of the Week
Nigeria Re-designated a Country of Particular Concern by US State Department
12/08/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, released a statement, that “The United States is designating Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, the DPRK, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, as amended, for engaging in or tolerating ‘systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.’” Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/08/nigeria-re-designated-country-particular-concern-us-state-department/
Suspected Fulani Militants Kill Three Christians in Plateau State
12/07/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) — The Emancipation Center for Crisis Victims in Nigeria has reported that yet another attack by gunmen believed to be Fulani militants took the lives of three people in Gura-Pwana village in Plateau State, Nigeria. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/07/suspected-fulani-militants-kill-three-christians-plateau-state/
Tanzania Joining Fight Against Extremism in Northern Mozambique
12/04/2020 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) – The far northern region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique has been under threat of a violent Islamic extremist insurgency. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/04/tanzania-joining-fight-extremism-northern-mozambique/
One Month in, the Humanitarian Cost of Ethiopia’s War Looms Large
12/04/2020 Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) – 96,000 Eritrean refugees were residing in northern Tigray near the Eritrean border. An estimated 45,000 Ethiopians fled across Tigray’s western border with Sudan. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2020/12/03/onemonth- humanitarian-cost -ethiopias-war-grows/
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).
In this second week of ADVENT and in the midst of the afflictions, may you trust the victory of Jesus Christ that life brings to you, and may you have PEACE!
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!