Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25
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 Latest Headlines
Iranian Christian Converts Interrogated and Imprisoned
4/26/2022 — Iran (International Christian Concern) Several Iranian Christian converts face persecution at the hands of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. Fariba Dalir, age 51, began her two-year prison sentence at Evin Prison on April 16. Rahmat Rostamipour, age 49, remains imprisoned after being interrogated. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/26/iranian-christian-converts-interrogated-imprisoned/
Church Attacked by Extremists in Sudan
4/26/2022 — Sudan (International Christian Concern) A group of Islamic extremists attacked Christians praying in a church in the village of Hajj Abdallah. The village is located in Gezira state, which is in Central Sudan. According to Middle East Concern, while the church was meeting for their Palm Sunday service, the extremists launched their violent attack. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/26/church-attacked-extremists-sudan/
Indian Pastor Tortured in Police Custody
4/25/2022 – India (International Christian Concern) – A Christian Pastor was tortured for nearly 24 hours in police custody. He was arrested on false charges of conversion activities in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place 30 miles away from the district headquarters of Azamgarh in the Bardah police station jurisdiction. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/25/indian-pastor-tortured-police-custody/
Missing Pastor and Wife Likely Victims of “Enforced Disappearance”
4/23/2022 – Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) recently held that missing pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Sitepu were victims of enforced disappearance, although they did not find evidence that the couple was abducted by “agents of the state.” Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/23/missing-pastor-wife-likely-victims-enforced-disappearance/
Highest Number of Islamic State Attacks Take Place in Nigeria
4/22/2022 —Nigeria (International Christian Concern) According to a report published on Friday by a data processing agency on terrorism, Jihad Analytics, Nigeria is now the country with the highest number of attacks by the Islamic State (IS). This rise in IS attacks means that Nigeria has surpassed the likes of Iraq, Syria, and other war-torn Middle East countries. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/22/highest-number-islamic-state-attacks-take-place-nigeria/
Six Sentenced to Death After Blasphemy Murder
4/21/2022 – Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Six people were sentenced to death in Pakistan on Monday for lynching a Sri Lankan man for alleged blasphemy. https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/21/six-sentenced-death-blasphemy-murder/
Special Prayer Request!
• Pray for our our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and pray for peace
• 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!