Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:6-8
“This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”Mark 9:29
“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”Mark 14:38
“Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”Acts 6:3-4
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
Christians in the Crossfire in Ethiopia
4/05/2021 – Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) – Over the past year, Ethiopia has seen a dramatic increase in violence driven by civil and military conflicts, the worst of which can be found in the Tigray region where Ben has lived… Additionally, civil war and ethnic targeting have resulted in more than 1.8 million people already displaced. Sadly, Ethiopia is no longer considered a safe haven for the oppressed. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/04/05/christians-crossfire-ethiopia/
Four UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali
4/04/2021 Mali (International Christian Concern) – Four peacekeepers were killed by suspected Jihadists on Friday in the Kidal region of northeast Mali, reports UN News. Nineteen additional peacekeepers were reportedly injured in the assault, while several insurgents lost their lives. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/04/04/four-un-peacekeepers-killed-mali/
Christians in Central India Forced to “Reconvert” to Tribal Religion
4/02/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, 10 Christians in central India were beaten and forced to “reconvert” to a tribal religion after a controversy broke out over the burial of a deceased villager. According to Morning Star News, four families gave into local pressure and reconverted to the local tribal religion… but another four Christian families refused and fled the village. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/04/02/christians-central-india-forced-reconvert-tribal-religion/
Suspected ADF Rebels Massacre 23 in DRC
4/01/2021 DRC (International Christian Concern) – The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is suspected to be behind the massacre of 23 people Tuesday night in eastern DRC’s Beni Region. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/04/01/suspected-adf-rebels-massacre-23-drc/
Suspected Fulani Militants Kill 18 in Ebonyi State
3/31/2021 Nigera (International Christian Concern) – Shocking images have been released showing the horrendous atrocities committed Monday night by Fulani Militants, who ambushed Ebonyi state, Nigeria, and killed at least 18 people. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/31/suspected-fulani-militants-kill-18-ebonyi-state/
Mozambique Army Taking Back City from ISIS
3/30/2021 Kenya-Somali border (International Christian Concern) – Mozambique military forces are working to regain control of the city of Palma, six days after ISIS affiliated insurgents ambushed the city, killing at least dozens and forcing thousands to flee. According to AP news, “More than 55 people, including Mozambican army troops, Christians and foreigners were killed,” adding that beheaded bodies were left “strewn in the streets”. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/03/30/mozambique-army-taking-back-city-isis/
Special Prayer Requests
• Ask the LORD to bring UNITY and REVIVAL to the Church
• 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!