They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42
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
Latest Headlines and Breaking News
MENA Believers Reach Refugees For Christ
2/7/2023 – Middle East / North Africa (Mission Network News) The global refugee crisis has more than doubled in scope over the past decade. According to the United Nations, over 70 percent of refugees come from one of five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine, Afghanistan, and South Sudan. The Middle East bears an uncomfortable burden in the refugee arena. Türkiye hosts the largest number of refugees, with 3.7 million people, and Lebanon hosts the most refugees per capita. Click here: https://www.mnnonline.org/news/mena-believers-reach-refugees-for-christ/
Three Christians Killed by Government Forces in Ethiopia
2/6/2023 – Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) Three people were killed on Saturday in Ethiopia after attackers opened fire on a church in the city of Shashimani, located in the populous Oromia state. According to local church sources, the assailants were government special forces who perpetrated the attack amid the growing tensions within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2023/02/06/three-christians-killed-by-government-forces-in-ethiopia/
Earthquake Kills Thousands in Turkey and Syria
2/6/2023 -- Nigeria (International Christian Concern) A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday morning, killing and injuring thousands of people, and leaving a path of aftershocks and destruction. Officials estimated that more than 2,500 people on both sides of the border were killed, with the number expected to climb in the coming days as search and relief efforts are underway. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2023/02/06/earthquake-kills-thousands-in-turkey-and-syria/
“unfoldingWord” Celebrates Bible Translation Progress in Sudan
2/5/2023 -- Sudan (Mission Network News) A Christian cannot grow without access to God’s Word. Using Church-Centric Bible Translation principles, unfoldingWord is empowering a Sudanese church-planting network to alleviate Bible poverty. unfoldingWord partners with church planting networks throughout Sudan, teaching local believers how to translate God’s Word into minority languages. Click here for more information: https://www.mnnonline.org/news/unfoldingword-celebrates-bible-translation-progress-in-sudan/
Radical Islam Drives Persecution Uptick in African Nations
2/3/2023 -- Africa (Mission Network News) The Islamic State released an infographic this week highlighting its activity worldwide. Africa rose to the top with the deadliest and most frequent attacks. When Islamic State terrorists took over parts of Iraq and Syria, jihad led to Christian persecution. It’s no different in Africa. Click here for more information: https://www.mnnonline.org/news/radical-islam-drives-persecution-uptick-in-african-nations/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Ask the LORD to bring UNITY and REVIVAL to the Church
• Pray for the communities experiencing continued murder, violence, and unrest
• 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 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!