I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
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 Recent Headlines
Church Leaders Arrested in South Sudan
3/08/2022 (International Christian Concern) – Two church leaders from the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) were arrested, a week after Muslim extremists demanded the church’s closure. One of the arrested leaders, Dalman Hassan, told Morning Star News that the Christians were blamed for “hostility towards Islam,” because they held services on the Muslim day of mosque prayer. https://www.persecution.org/2022/03/08/church-leaders-arrested-south-sudan/
Iran Seeks Regional “Eliminationism” of Christians
3/07/2022 —Iran (International Christian Concern) – Iran is an overlooked source of Christian persecution in the Middle East, according to a senior fellow with The Philos Project. In a recent presentation, Farhad Rezaei discussed the West’s view of Christian persecution that often silos the issue to jihadists, failing to account for Iran’s “strategy of eliminationism” in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/03/07/iran-seeks-regional-eliminationism-christians/
Kazakhstan Christians Call for Prayers of Peace in Ukraine
3/07/2022 —Kazakhstan (International Christian Concern) – Christians in Kazakhstan continue to suffer from the archaic censorship laws and administrative prosecutions, but are looking past their problems to address and encourage their fellow Christians abroad. The Diocese of Karaganda, Kazakhstan responded to the war in Ukraine by offering a perspective that is not political, but religious. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/03/07/kazakhstan-christians-call-prayers-peace-ukraine/
Boko Haram Still Using Children as Soldiers and Suicide Bombers in Nigeria
3/06/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Fourteen-year-old Halima Audo was captured by Boko Haram and imprisoned in a camp run by the Nigerian terror group. She described to Radio France International (RFI) the horror of witnessing several young girls being sent on suicide missions to detonate explosives in crowded markets during her time in the camp. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/03/06/boko-haram-still-using-children-soldiers-suicide-bombers-nigeria/
Nine Copts Arrested After Protesting for Permission to Rebuild Church
3/04/2022 – Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Nine Coptic Christians were arrested in Ezbet Faragallah village after a peaceful demonstration requesting permission to rebuild their destroyed church. St. Joseph and Abu Sefein Church was destroyed in July 2016 after a fire broke out. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/03/02/nine-copts-arrested-protesting-permission-rebuild-church/
Special Prayer Request
• Pray for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, pray for peace, and for the protection and safety of the many innocent people caught in the crosshairs of Vladimir Putin
• Pray for peace 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!