Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you. 1 Peter 1:3-4
He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God ~ 1 Peter 1:23
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 For The Week
Gunmen Shoot, Wound Daughter of Pastor Slain in 2015 in Eastern India
Published April 21, 2020 — (Morning Star News) – A gunman at the door of a Christian family’s home in eastern India on Thursday (April 16) shot the daughter of a pastor who was killed in the same house five years ago, family members said. Neelam Purty, 25, sustained bullet wounds in her thumb and thigh in the shooting she survived in Sandih village, near Binda village in Murhu Block, Jharkhand state, they said. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/gunmen-shoot-wound-daughter-of-pastor-slain-in-2015-in-eastern-india.html
Young Christian Woman and Pregnant Covnert Seriously Injured in Eastern Uganda
Published April 20, 2020 — (Morning Star News) – A young woman who told a Muslim about Christ and a pregnant, formerly Muslim woman beaten for her new faith suffered serious injuries in eastern Uganda, sources said. Radical Muslims assaulted Lydia Nabirye, the 23-year-old daughter of a Church of God evangelist, on April 7 at about 1 p.m. near Luwooko village, Buwunga Sub-County, Bugiri District, she said. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/young-christian-woman-and-pregnant-convert-seriously-injured-in-eastern-uganda.html
Trump Says Christian Faith ‘Treated Very Unfairly’ During COVID-19 Pandemic
Published April 22, 2020 — President Donald Trump said over the weekend that the Christian faith is being “treated very unfairly” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as state and local governments have enforced social distancing against church gatherings. In a press briefing Saturday, the president was asked why he retweeted an April 14 tweet from former Washington bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily Paul Sperry. …Click here for more https://www.christianpost.com/news/trump-says-christian-faith-treated-very-unfairly-during-covid-19-pandemic.html
China Shuts Down Zoom Easter Church Service, Detains Church Members
Published April 20, 2020 – Chinese officials detained multiple members of a congregation on Easter for participating in an online Zoom worship service and even shut off the electricity of one of the church members, according to a new report. The members of Early Rain Covenant Church were gathering on Zoom on Easter morning when Chinese security officials blocked the meeting on the Internet and took six members into custody from their homes … Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/china-shuts-down-zoom-easter-church-service-detains-church-members.html
Herdsmen Kill Student in Kaduna State, Pastor in Southern Nigeria, Sources Say
Published April 20, 2020 - (Morning Star News) – A Christian student was killed in an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna state on Thursday night (April 16), a week after a pastor was slain at his church building residence in southern Nigeria, sources said. ...Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/herdsmen-kill-student-in-kaduna-state-pastor-in-southern-nigeria-sources-say.html
Special Prayer Request
• Continue to pray fervently for our Nation and for all all those affected by the COVID--19 virus. Pray especially for our seniors, children, doctors, nurses and first responders.
• Join us in us in prayer as we seek donations to provide soaps & sanitizers for villages in Africa.
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for underground churches and pastors in Africa, Asia and around the world.
• Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters who are under attack. That they would know the hope God gives 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!