Ephesians 5:1-2 Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God
Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world
Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you ~ Ephesians 4:32
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. – II Chronicles 7:14
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Officials in Cuba Forbid Church Leaders to Attend Religious Freedom Event
Published July 17, 2019 — (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Cuba on Sunday (July 14) refused to allow the national presidents of two Christian denominations to board their flight to Washington, D.C., for a religious freedom event, sources said. The Rev. Moises de Prada Esquivel and the Rev. Alida Leon Baez, both members of the Alliance of Evangelical Churches of Cuba (AECC, Alianza de Iglesias Evangélicas Cubana) were slated to represent the organization as members of its executive board at the event. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/officials-in-cuba-forbid-church-leaders-to-attend-religious-freedom-event.html
10 Christians Are Dying Every Day for Their Faith in Nigeria
Published July 15, 2019 -- Life has become increasingly difficult for Christians in Nigeria, as persecution continues to rise, and an average of ten Christians are dying for their faith every day. 91 million Christians live in Africa’s most populous nation, but many of them face consistent harassment and violence from Muslim extremists. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/scott-slayton/ten-christians-are-dying-every-day-for-their-faith-in-nigeria.html
Brave 10-Year-Old Girl and Boy Suspended After Asking to Be Excused from LGBT Lesson
Published July 10, 2019 -- A 10-year-old girl in Britain is bravely speaking out on video after being suspended from class, accused of making homophobic comments during an LGBT class lesson. Not only is she denying that claim, she says she didn't even know what that word meant. Kaysey and a classmate named Farrell, studying at a school in South London, both asked to be excluded from a school lesson that promoted LGBT pride month. …Click here for more https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2019/july/brave-10-year-old-girl-and-boy-suspended-after-asking-to-be-excused-from-lgbt-class-lesson‘
Rebellion Against God’: Christian Doctor Loses Governement Job After Refusing to Embrace Transgender Pronouns
Published July 12, 2019 – A Christian doctor from the United Kingdom who served as a disability benefits assessor lost his job with the British government after refusing, hypothetically, to refer to “a six-foot-tall bearded man” as “madam.” Dr. David Mackereth, who had worked as an emergency doctor for the National Health Service for 26 years, claimed during a recent tribunal he was removed from his job with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in late June 2018 after being “interrogated” …Click here for more: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2019/july/rebellion-against-god-christian-doctor-loses-government-job-after-refusing-to-embrace-transgender-pronouns
Christians Forced to ‘Reconvert,’ Banished from Village in India
Published July 15, 2019 - (Morning Star News) – Christians who worshipped privately in their homes in a village in eastern India were dragged to local leaders last month and forced to bow to a goddess idol, sources said. ...Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/christians-forced-to-reconvert-banished-from-village-in-india.html
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray that the wind of righteousness and holiness will blow across our nation.
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for underground churches and pastors in Africa, Asia and around the world.
• 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).
Remember, God wants us to pray! “Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you …” Jeremiah 29:12
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!