The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
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
New Report Shows Iraqi Christians Are Suffering
6/28/2022 -- Iraq (International Christian Concern) he 2020/21 Impact Report focuses mostly on Christian Iraqis who fled their communities from ISIS in 2014. Those who choose to return to Iraq encounter a discouragingly harsh political and social environment. The Executive Director at American FRRME said, “Iraq remains plagued by conflict and sectarian violence as many Christians are seriously affected by intolerance and persecution in the Middle East.” Over the last two decades, most Iraqi Christians have simply chosen not to return. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/06/28/new-report-shows-iraqi-christians-suffering/
Church and Homes Destroyed in Military Junta Attack
6/28/2022 – Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – Ever since the military deposed Myanmar’s democratically elected government in the February 2021 coup, the country has been in a state of civil war. The military has committed many acts of violence against civilians who resist its rule, in addition to unprovoked attacks against innocent citizens. Many churches have been burned and towns torched in the military’s ruthless campaign of violence. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/06/28/church-homes- destroyed-military-junta-attack/
Egyptian Christian Faces 5 Years in Prison
6/27/2022 -- Egypt (International Christian Concern The Christian’s lawyers also argued against the legitimacy of his sentence considering the illegal procedures used by authorities in during his arrest, searches, investigations, and interrogation. Further flaws in the prosecution’s case include reliance on unverified evidence material. The court’s decision on September 12 will come with heavy personal and public ramifications Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/06/27/egyptian-christian-faces-5-years-prison/
Hmong Christian Family Loses Citizenship Rights due to Faith
6/24/2022 – Vietnam (International Christian Concern) Mr. Thong and his family’s resiliency has led officials to confiscate their plow donated by the state for farming purposes and cut off their electricity for more than a week. According to the news service Radio Free Asia (RFA), the local government held a vote to expel Xong Ba Thong’s family from the locality. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/06/24/hmong-christian-family-loses-citizenship-rights-due-faith/
Over 100 Killed in Attack in Burkina Faso
6/22/2022 -- Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) This past Saturday, more than 100 people were killed in an attack by extremists in northern Burkina Faso. The violence took place in the Seytanga district, near the border with Niger. The exact death toll is still disputed, with some sources saying it could be as high as 165. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/06/23/100-killed-attack-burkina-faso/
Special Prayer Request!
• 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)
• It is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, and 1 Corinthians 8:8)
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!