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. – II Chronicles 7:14
BREAKING NEWS & LATEST HEADLINES
13 Christians killed every day in the world because of their faith
2/2/2021 – Open Doors 2021 Annual Report – Every day, 13 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith, 12 churches or Christian buildings are attacked, 12 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned, while another five are abducted. Today, one in eight Christians worldwide are persecuted for their faith. Click here: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/13-christians-killed-every-day-in-the-world-because-of-their-faith.846771
Algerian Christian Sentenced to Five Years
2/2/2021 —Algeria (International Christian Concern) – Hamid, a 43-year-old Christian father of four, was arrested on January 20 for posting a cartoon of Muhammad on Facebook and received a sentencing of five years in prison. The cartoon in question was shared on his Facebook page three years ago, though authorities just charged him this year. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/02/algerian-christian-sentenced-five-years/
Pastor’s Family Attacked for the Second Time in One Month
2/2/2021 — Uganda (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Moses Nabwana was assaulted for a second time on Sunday just four weeks after he and his wife were beaten in an attack incited by mosque leaders. While the pastor remained hospitalized from his injuries, three area Muslims broke into his home, injuring his wife, Lovisa Naura, and two of their eight children. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/02/pastors-family-attacked-second-time-one-month/
Chibok Girl Escapes Boko Haram after Seven Years
2/1/2021 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Halima Ali Maiyanga, one of the many Chibok girls taken by Boko Haram in 2014, was able to escape the group just last week. She was able to call her family on Thursday Night while she was with the military. Go here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/02/01/chibok-girl-escapes-boko-haram-seven-years/
Authorities Demolish Rupantaran Khristiya Church in Nepal
1/29/2021 — Nepal (International Christian Concern) – The local authorities reportedly gave the pastor, deacons, and elders 5 minutes to empty the church building from any items, equipment, and valuables before they would demolish the building. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/29/authorities-demolish-rupantaran-khristiya-church-nepal/
Worship Service in India Brutally Attacked by Hindu Extremists
1/29/2021 – India – According to Morning Star News, a Christian worship service was brutally attacked by Hindu extremists earlier this month in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. As a result of the attack, several Christians were severely injured and others were falsely accused under the state’s new anti-conversion law. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/01/29/worship-service-india-brutally-attacked-hindu-extremists/
Special Prayer Request from Somalia!
• Pray for Mohamed and his wife Hayat were arrested in Hargeysa and facing 3--5 yrs prison
• Pray for a future Pastor training in Dire Dawa for the believers in Somalila
• Pray for full peace and lasting peace in Somalia
• Pray for strength, endurance, and encouragement for Somali believers in Somalia
• Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters who are under attack. That they would know the 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!