Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Micah 7:8
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
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 Kidnapped in Kaduna State
5/11/2021 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, suspected Fulani herdsmen recently kidnapped a pastor’s wife from her home in Chikun County, as well as two nurses from a public hospital in Kajuru County, Kaduna state. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/05/11/christians-kidnapped-kaduna-state/
Soldiers in Burkina Faso Seek Spiritual Help Amidst Jihadist Uprising
5/02/2021 –Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – While the Chaplains resources are limited, fighters report that the spiritual guidance they’ve received has been a source of comfort during battle. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/05/09/soldiers-burkina-faso-seek-spiritual-help-amidst-jihadist-uprising/
“State of Siege” Declared as Violence Surges in the DRC
5/7/2021 DRC (International Christian Concern) – According to a UNICEF report, more than 1.6 million people have been displaced due to attacks perpetrated by militia groups. “There have been nearly 175 grave violations since January 2021, including cases of recruitment of children into armed groups, killings and maiming of children, sexual violence and attacks on schools and hospitals,” stated UNICEF in a press release. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/05/07/state-siege-declared-violence-surges-drc/
Egypt’s 4 Year State of Emergency Continues
5/7/2021 Egypt (International Christian Concern) What began as protection from a serious religious freedom incident has devolved into an excuse for authorities to make arrests and search homes without warrants. Human rights and religious freedoms are being suppressed under the guise of protection. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/05/07/egypts-4-year-state-emergency-continues/
Suspected Jihadists Kill 30 Civilians in Burkina Faso
5/6/2021 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) According to a BBC news report, at least 30 people were murdered on Monday when suspected Islamic Extremists attacked the village of Kodyel in eastern Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is among the many countries in West Africa facing an increasing security threat due to Jihadist expansion. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2021/05/06/suspected-jihadists-kill-30-civilians-burkina-faso/
Azerbaijan Commits War Crimes Against Armenians
5/6/2021 Azerbaijan (International Christian Concern) – According to lawyers at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), 19 Armenian prisoners of war were tortured and killed by Azerbaijani servicemen. Artak Zeynalyan and Siranush Sahakyan, who are representing all Armenian captives, accused Azerbaijan of war crimes and appealed to the ECHR. The list of 19 killed includes 12 civilians and seven servicemen. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/05/06/azerbaijan-commits-war-crimes-armenians/
Special Prayer Requests
• Ask the LORD to bring UNITY and REVIVAL to the Church
• Pray for the communities experiencing continued murder, violence, and unrest
• 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!