So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ISAIAH 41:10
EVERYONE IS CALLED TO PRAY. 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
Christian Villagers Flee From Military Violence
7/19/2022 -- Myanmar (International Christian Concern) Thousands of Christians have been forced to flee from the village of Mohla in the Sagaing region of Myanmar due to air strikes and shelling by the Burmese military. The military, which has been in control of the country ever since the February 2021 coup, has often targeted religious minorities as it
attempts to suppress pro-democracy civilian forces. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/19/christian-villagers-flee-military-violence/
Two Catholic Priests Abducted in Nigeria’s Kaduna State
7/18/2022 -- Nigeria (International Christian Concern) Two Catholic priests were kidnapped in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state. The priests, Father John Mark Cheitnum and Father Denatus Cleopas, were taken at Christ the King Catholic Church on Friday evening. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/18/two-catholic-priests- abducted-nigerias-kaduna-state/
Christians Denied Humanitarian Assistance among IDPs in Myanmar by Junta
7/17/2022 – Myanmar (International Christian Concern) The military junta’s seizure of the Myanmar government last February has led to increased violence against civilians. Impacted areas include the southeastern states of Kayah and Karen, where there is a considerable number of Christians, and the predominantly Christian-occupied northwestern state of Chin. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/17/christians-denied-humanitarianassistance-among-idps myanmar- junta/
Christians in Nigeria Attempt to Rebuild Their Farms Following Destruction by Militants
7/15/2022 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) Nigeria’s northern Plateau state is a battleground between Christian farmers and Muslim Fulani herdsmen. Muslim Fulani militants, Fulani herders who have become radicalized, have chased Christian farmers out of their homes since 2017, leading to hunger, death, and thousands of displaced Christians. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/15/christians-nigeria-rebuild-farms-following-destruction-militants/
Iranian Christian Refugees Suffer in Turkey
7/15/2022 – Turkey (International Christian Concern) Iranian Christians seeking asylum in Turkey are forced into a stagnant and debilitating reality... Refugees in Turkey have no right to work but yet also receive virtually no assistance from the government. As the plight of Iranian Christian refugees in Turkey continues to drag on, public sentiment in the country has grown increasingly opposed to refugees. The Turkish government is unlikely to improve its support. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/07/15/iranian-christian-refugees-suffer-turkey/
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS
• 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!