See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not percieve it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. ISAIAH 43:19
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. JOHN 1:4-5
The darkness of our world has been incredibly apparent over the past couple of years. If the world ever needed light, it’s now, in the New Year 2022! As Christians, we have the light of the Holy Spirit living inside of us. His light can help us shine in our hurting world.
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
Terrorists Murder Christian Man in Kenya
/04/2022 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – A Christian man in Kenya was killed last night, January 3, by suspected al-Shabaab militants in Bobo-Hindi, just one day after six Christians were killed in a nearby village. Three houses were also set ablaze during the attack. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/04/terrorists-murder-christian-man-kenya/
Christian Burned Beyond Recognition Following New Year’s Eve Prayer
1/04/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Five people in Nigeria were brutally attacked by Fulani militants… while on their way home from an annual prayer meeting held for the Christian communities of Irigwe Chiefdom. An International Christian Concern (ICC) correspondent who was at the event said, “One was killed and burnt beyond recognition, while four others sustained varying degrees of injuries.” Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/04/christian-burned-beyond-recognition-following-new-years-eve-prayer/
Six Christians Killed in Kenya Terrorist Attack
1/03/2022 Kenya (International Christian Concern) Six Christians were killed in the early hours of Monday, January 3, by suspected al-Shabaab militants in Widhu village, Lamu West, Kenya. Speaking to International Christian Concern (ICC) from the site of the attack, Pastor Stephen Sila of a local church in Majembeni confirmed the incident, saying, “It is an ugly sight of people’s bodies lying dead and houses smoking with fire. This is undeniably an awful terrorist attack.” Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/03/six-christians-killed-kenya-terrorist-attack/
2021 Ends as the “Most Violent Year” for Christians in India
1/01/2022 India (International Christian Concern) – According to the United Christian Forum (UCF), 2021 ended as the “most violent year” in recorded history for India’s Christian minority. Across the entire year, UCF recorded 486 violent incidents of Christian persecution, topping the previous record of 328 incidents recorded in 2019. Over the course of 2021, attacks on Christians and their places of worship were consistently reported. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/01/2021-ends-violent-year-christians-india/
Four More Killed in Protests Over Sudan’s Military Coup
12/30/2021 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said…, December 30th, that four civilians were killed “by the live ammunition of security forces while participating in today’s anti-coup protests.” This has brought the death toll to 52 civilians since protests began in late October. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/12/30/four-killed-protests-sudans-military-coup/
Special Prayer Requests
• 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)
• It is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, and 1 Corinthians 8:8)
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!