James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
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 all countries. Pray that these people will openly confess their sins and their faith in Christ and that they will also follow Him openly.
Breaking News & Latest Headlines For The Week
Iranian pastor taken to Evin Prison after violent raid on home
Published July 24, 2018 – The pastor was sentenced to ten years in prison in July of last year, alongside three members of his congregation, and had been expecting a summons to serve his sentence, as World Watch Monitor reported last month….Click here for more: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/07/iranian-pastor-taken-to-evin-prison-after-violent-raid-on-home/
Lutheran Pastor in Vietnam Handed Heavy Sentence
July 24, 2018 — Religious leaders in Vietnam strongly condemn the heavy sentence handed to a pastor in a recent ruling and harassment of another religious leader for their democratic activities. Lutheran pastor Dinh Diem was sentenced to 16 years in prison on July 12 for his links to a U.S.-based democracy group and his “attempts to overthrow the government.” Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2018/07/24/lutheran-pastor-vietnam-handed-heavy-sentence/
Sudanese Government Strips Christian Community of Freedom to Worship
Published July 23, 2018 — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that frustrations continued to mount last week as a result of the ongoing lawsuit against the Sudan Church of Christ (SCOC) in the capital city of Khartoum. The church has been prosecuted by three agents of the Islamic government of Sudan…Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/07/23/sudanese-government-strips-christian-community-of-their-freedom-to-worship/
Chad Governor Installs Sultan over Christian and Animist Populations
Published July 23, 2018 — A Governor in Chad has established a Sultan, a religious and local leader, in a traditionally Christian area. This has caused fear and tension for the local Christians who see it as a way of enforcing Islam on them. Chad is already a majority Islamic country with about 60 percent being Muslim and 35 percent Christian…Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2018/07/23/chad-governor-installs-sultan-christian-animist-populations/
School Violated Law by Promoting Fellowship of Christian Athletes Mission Trip, Court Rules
Published July 20, 2018 A federal judge has ruled that a Colorado school district violated the US constitution’s Establishment Clause by promoting a Christian student group’s mission trip.…Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2018/07/20/school-violated-law-promoting-fellowship-christian-athletes-mission-trip-court-rules/
North Korea Has Highest Rate of Modern Slavery
Published July 19, 2018 — (Radio Free Asia) - North Korea is the world’s leading slave state with an estimated 2.6 million living in conditions of forced servitude, most of them forced to work for the state, according to report released on Thursday by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2018/07/20/north-korea-highest-rate-modern-slavery/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned & even killed for their faith.
• Pray for the underground church and pastors we support in East Africa.
• 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!