So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. Galatians 4:7
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
Ten “Unofficial” Chinese Priests Disappear in Hebei Province
5/04/2022 — China (International Christian Concern) 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/
Nigerian Militants Displace, Kill Christian Villagers and Soldier in Brazen Attack
5/03/2022 — Nigeria (International Christian Concern) Fulani militants with sophisticated weapons attacked a Christian community and killed four Christians, locals told an ICC staffer. The militants also killed a Nigerian soldier and took his AK-47 rifle in Rikwechongu Village, located in the northwest of Plateau State’s capital area. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/05/03/nigerian-militants-displace-kill-christian-villagers-soldier-brazen-attack/
Fourteen Men Raid Christian School in Pakistan
5/02/2022 – Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Last Friday, fourteen armed assailants attacked the Christian school, damaged the vehicles, and tortured the students and teachers. The attackers intended to extort the school for money, which would have occurred every month. The school officials were given two days to collect the money, or else the men would return and kill them. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/05/02/fourteen-men-raid-christian-school-pakistan/
Sudanese Pastor Sentenced to a Month in Jail
4/29/2022 – Sudan (International Christian Concern) – Earlier this week ICC reported that Islamic extremists attacked a church in Central Sudan. The militants injured the pastor, Pastor Estefanos, and beat three other women in the congregation while the church was gathering for a Palm Sunday service. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/29/sudanese-pastor-sentenced-month-jail/
Fulani Militants Kill 142 People In Deadly Attacks Across Central Nigeria
4/28/2022 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – armed groups of radicalized Muslim Fulani herdsmen simultaneously attacked an estimated ten villages in Nigeria’s central Plateau state. One hundred forty-two people were killed in the attacks, with an estimated 3,000 now displaced from their homes due to the violence. Of the nearly 70 people abducted, most were women and girls... In addition to killing and abducting villagers, they burned down at least 100 homes, destroyed farmlands, looted barns, and stole livestock. https://www.persecution.org/2022/04/29/fulani-militants-kill-142-people-deadly-attacks-across-central-nigeria/
Special Prayer Requests
• The last 7 days, 5 churches have burned down by Muslim Fundamentalists in Ethiopia, one church is church is Getaneh’ s church home. Twenty--two people lost their lives so far
• Pray for 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!