The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? Psalm 18:31
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
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 & LATEST HEADLINES
European Union Announces Sanctions on Eritrea
3/23/2021 – Eritrea (International Christian Concern) – The recent sanctions target Eritrea’s National Security Office for its “serious human rights violations in Eritrea, in particular arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances of persons and torture committed by its agents.” Eritrea has a well-documented history of treating its prisoners inhumanely and of targeting religious minorities for particularly harsh treatment. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/23/european-union-announces-sanctions-eritrea/
Kaduna: Bandits kill four in Igabi, Jema’a LGAs, three others sustain injuries
3/23/2021 Nigeria (Daily Post) – The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of three people and one person in Igabi, and Jema’a Local Government Areas of the state. It said three hospital staff were injured. Click here for more information: https://dailypost.ng/2021/03/23/kaduna-bandits-kill-four-in-igabi-jemaa-lgas-three-others-sustain-injuries/
Suspected Ethiopian Migrants Victim of Houthi Rebel Violence
3/22/2021 Yemen (International Christian Concern) – Houthi rebels launched teargas and other projectiles into an immigrant detention center holding primarily Ethiopians on March 7. The death toll is unclear, though more than 350 migrants were held inside the attacked hangar. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/22/ethiopian-migrants-victim-houthi-rebel-violence/
China’s Xiamen Cracks Down on House Churches Through Community Committees
3/21/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – In order to crack down on “illegal religious activities,” China’s Xiamen city is soliciting local residential committees’ help in reporting any illegal religious activities in the vicinity. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/21/chinas-xiamen-cracks-house-churches-community-committees/
US Expanding Efforts to Combat Islamic State in Africa
3/19/2021 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) – The United States launched a small program this week to train Mozambican soldiers as they battle an extremist insurgency building momentum in the northeastern province of Cabo Delgado. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/18/us-expanding-efforts-combat-islamic-state-africa/
Children Beheaded in Mozambique as Terrorism Spreads
3/17/2021 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) – Children, as young as 11 years old, being beheaded by insurgents in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. “That night, our village was attacked, and houses were burned.” One mother told staff, “When it all started, I was at home with my four children. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/17/children-beheaded-mozambique-terrorism-spreads/
Special Prayer Requests
• Pray for the Lord to bring peace to Mozambique, to strengthen the government’s protection over its people, and to heal the trauma that thousands have endured.
• 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!