I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation. As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me! Psalm 40:10-11
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
Attack Against Christian State in Myanmar Leaves Two Dead
7/12/2022 -- Myanmar (International Christian Concern) According to UCA News, many people are “internally displaced while thousands more [have fled] into neighboring India’s Mizoram state” due to the attacks. More than “18,000…houses, churches, monasteries and schools…have been destroyed during hostilities across the country.” https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/12/deadly-attack-christian-state-myanmar-leaves-two-dead/
Myanmar’s Junta Continues to Damage Churches and Places of Worship
7/11/2022 -- Myanmar (International Christian Concern) More than 132 places of worship have been destroyed by arson and heavy weapons since the military takeover of the Myanmar government in February 2021. Four regions known to be largely occupied by religious minorities have been targeted, including the Christian majority states Chin and Kayah, and Buddhist majority states Sagaing and Magway. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/11/myanmars-junta-continues-damage-churches-places-worship/
Nigerian Government Denies Concerns of Persecution Against Christians
7/09/2022 -- Nigeria (International Christian Concern) Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, denied concerns of persecution against Christians in Nigeria in response to U.S. senators calling for the reinstating of Nigeria as a country of particular concern for religious freedom. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/09/nigerian-government-denies-concerns-persecution-christians/
Christian Woman Assaulted with a Sickle in Egypt
7/07/2022 – Egypt (International Christian Concern) – a Muslim radical brutally attacked a Christian woman in Egypt, Mona Wafdi Marzouk, nearly killing her. One morning as she was walking to her family’s farm to help her father, who was in poor health, the attacker ambushed her and began to strangle her. He then proceeded to grab a sickle, and he attempted to slash her to death. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/07/christian-woman-assaulted-sickle-egypt/
Violent Islamic Extremists Killing Christian Leaders in Nigeria
7/07/2022 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) Earlier this week, Fulani militants killed a Catholic priest in Nigeria’s Kaduna state. Steven Kefas, a journalist from Kaduna said, “Yesterday, Rev Fr. Vitus Bogoro, the Chaplain of Kaduna Polytechnic Catholic community, was killed by terrorists at the Prison Farm, Kurama. The militants didn’t kidnap the priest and ask for ransom, they just murdered him.” said Kefas. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/07/islamic-extremists-killing-christian-leaders-nigeria/
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!