Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
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
Burmese Military Repeatedly Targeting Catholic Village
5/10/2022 — Myanmar (International Christian Concern) The attack on the Catholic village came amid an escalation in fighting between the military and people’ defense forces (PDFs) in nearby areas. The village had already been raided at least three times by the military. Two people, including one who was mentally disabled, were shot dead and three people were severely beaten in a raid Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/05/10/burmese-military-repeatedly-targeting-catholic-village/
Militants Kill Eight in Attack on a Christian Village
5/10/2022 — Nigeria (International Christian Concern) In the latest of several attacks by the Islamic extremists on Christian communities in Chibok County, Borno state, ISWAP militants stormed the predominately Christian Kautikari town around 6pm. The militants not only shot and killed the villagers, but also looted properties and destroyed many homes, according to area residents. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/05/10/militants-kill-eight-attack-christian-village/
Algerian Christians Receive Reduced Fine for “Unauthorized Worship”
5/09/2022 – Algeria (International Christian Concern) – The police raided the gathering and arrested everyone for unauthorized non-Muslim worship, including the Christian who owned the space that was rented out. A judge sentenced the group to six months suspended sentence and a fine of 200,000 dinars (about $1440 USD). Algerian authorities severely restrict the ability of Christians to worship in the country, including the closure of churches and the arrest of Christians living out their faith. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/05/09/algerian-christians-receive-reduced-fine-unauthorized-worship/
Egypt’s Christians Face Increased Persecution During Easter and Ramadan
5/06/2022 – Egypt (International Christian Concern) – In a one-month time span, at least four violent incidents and two kidnappings occurred against Egypt’s Christian population. The recent escalation began just days before the start of the Easter season and have continued through Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/05/06/egypts-christians-face-increased-persecution-easter-ramadan/
Ten “Unofficial” Chinese Priests Disappear in Hebei Province
5/04/2022 – China (International Christian Concern) – Local authorities have detained at least 10 priests from the underground Catholic community of Baoding in Hebei province since January 2022. Other priests and Catholics in Baoding are searching for the missing priests and asking for prayers, according to Asia News. Many family members of the missing priests have turned to their village policemen for information in vain. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/05/04/ten-chinese-priests-disappear/
Special Prayer Requests
• 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!