I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world. - John 16:33
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid. - John 14:26
Strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. “We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God - Acts 14:22
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
North Korea Urged to Release Christian Serving 15 Years for Spreading Gospel
Published April 29, 2020 — Voice of the Martyrs has launched a campaign seeking the release of Jang Moon Seok, an ethnic Korean Chinese Christian who was kidnapped along the border by North Korea and sentenced to 15 years in prison for telling North Koreans about Christ. Jang recently spent his 2,000th day in prison. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/north-korea-urged-to-release-christian-serving-15-years-for-spreading-gospel.html
Christian in India Face More Than COVID-19
Published April 29, 2020 — Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul, referring to how its people resisted top-down rule, famously called India the land of a “million mutinies.” Apparently for many of the 1.3 billion people there, laws were thought of as suggestions, and obedience as negotiable. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/columnists/breakpoint/christians-in-india-face-more-than-covid-19.html
Two Slain, Church Building Burned in Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria
Published April 28, 2020 — (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday and Thursday (April 22-23) killed two people, kidnapped another and burned down a church building that included the pastor’s home in attacks on predominantly Christian areas in north-central Nigeria, sources said. Two people were also wounded in the attacks in southern Kaduna state that burned 25 houses, said Luka Binniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), an umbrella body uniting predominantly Christian ethnic groups in the region. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/two-slain-church-building-burned-in-muslim-fulani-herdsmen-attacks-in-nigeria.html
Police Arrest Pastor on Fabricated Charges in Pakistan, Sources Say
Published April 27, 2020 – (Morning Star News) – Presbyterian assistant pastor Sarfaraz Raja was preparing to deliver a Good Friday sermon in Pakistan on April 10 when his brother informed him by phone that police had intruded into his house and were harassing his mother and other family members. Upset that the pastor had complained of police misbehavior and knowing that Christians had little status in the 96-percent Muslim society, the officers were planning to frame him on trumped-up charges of making and selling liquor, sources said. … Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/china-shuts-down-zoom-easter-church-service-detains-church-members.html
Pastor in Central India Attacked for Police Report on Prior Assault, Expulsion
Published April 24, 2020 - (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists in central India who demolished a pastor’s house and drove him and his family out of their village in March seriously injured him in an assault this month, he said. After beating, choking and pelting pastor Lalu Kirade with a stone in the April 3 attack, the tribal villagers in Khandwa District, Madhya Pradesh threatened to destroy his vocal chords as one of the assailants put her foot on his throat, ....Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/pastor-in-central-india-attacked-for-police-report-on-prior-assault-expulsion.html
Special Prayer Request
• Thursday, May 7, 2020 is the National Day of Prayer. Watch & Pray is hosting a ‘‘Driving Prayer’’ through Midland & Odessa on that day. Details to follow.
• Continue to pray fervently for our Nation and for all those affected by the COVID--19 virus19 virus. . Pray especially for our seniors, children, Doctors, Nurses and first responders.,
• 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 (Ephesians 1:18) and that the Holy Spirit will strengthen them (Ephesians 3:16).
Remember, God wants us to to pray!! ““Then you will call on Me and you will come and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you …” Jeremiah 29:12
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!