We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. Romans 6:6
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3
for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained! For this reason I endure all things for the sake of the elect, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:9-10
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.
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 and Latest Headlines
Fulani Militants Continue to Terrorize Christians in Nigeria
2/1/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – This was not the first attack on Nigerian Christians this year. On January 22, four Christians were killed while two others were wounded in Dong village in Plateau State, Nigeria. On January 11, in Ancha village, 18 Christians were killed, and 24 houses were burnt to the ground. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/02/01/fulani-militants-continue-terrorize-christians-nigeria/
29 Killed in Stampede During Church Robbery
1/31/2022 —Liberia (International Christian Concern) – A Liberian street gang attempted to rob a church event while funds were being collected. Armed, unidentified gang members attacked event coordinators while they were on the stage, causing attendees to flee the area, which resulted in a stampede. The stampede led to 29 deaths including 11 children. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/31/29-killed-stampede-church-robbery/
Thirteen Killed in Bus Bombing by Suspected Al-Shabaab Terrorists
1/31/2022 — Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Thirteen passengers were killed and others were severely injured on January 31 in northeastern Kenya after their public service vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device. The attackers, suspected to be al-Shabaab militants, fired gunshots at the vehicle. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/31/thirteen-killed-bus-bombing-suspected-al-shabaab-terrorists/
Chibok Radical Hindu Nationalists Attack Pastor’s Family in India
1/31/2022 – India (International Christian Concern) – Radical Hindu nationalists attacked a Christian Pastor and his family in their home… The three Christians were beaten so severely that they were admitted to the hospital and are being treated for their injuries. Go here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/31/radical-hindu-nationalists-attack-pastors-family-india/
Iranian Supreme Court Rules Inconsistently Against Christian Converts
1/29/2022 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Branches of Iran’s Supreme Court have lifted and dashed the hope of Iranian Christians. Two groups of Christians were temporarily released after Supreme Court decisions questioning the legality of their imprisonment. The re-arrest of one Iranian believer and declined appeals of other notable cases point to the inconsistency Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/29/iranian-supreme-court-rules-inconsistently-christian-converts/
Al-Shabaab Attacks Kenyan Community for the Seventh Time this Month
1/27/2022 Nigeria – Six gunmen suspected to be al-Shabaab terrorists ambushed a convoy of vehicles near Kenya’s Somali border, and began shooting. Six people were injured in the attack and three were able to escape due to security measures in place. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/01/27/al-shabaab-attacks-kenyan-community-seventh-time-month/
Special Prayer Requests
• Pray for peace peace in in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan
• Pray for the underground church and pastors we support in East Africa
• Pray for frontline pastors, workers and their families in countries hostile to Christianity
• 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)
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!