John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father, I have made known to you.
Proverbs 27:10 Do not forsake your friend or your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house on the day of calamity; better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your home, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? ~ Isaiah 58:7
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
Afgahanistan: Radical Islamist Groups Recruit at Universities
Published August 9, 2019 — While the Afghan government is engaged in peace talks with the hardline Taliban movement, radical Islamist groups are spreading their ideology at universities. Basira Akhtar, a 22-year-old student, was beaten up twice earlier this year, at her university in the capital Kabul, when her headscarf slipped from her head. In both cases she was accused of being a bad Muslim and of promoting Christianity. …Click here for more https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2019/08/afghanistan-radical-islamist-groups-recruit-at-universities/
Pastor Is Dragged From Prayer Gathering and Beaten by Hindu Radicals, Report Finds
Published August 13, 2019 -- A pastor leading a private prayer meeting in Northern India said he was dragged from the gathering and beaten by radical Hindu nationalists, arrested and taken to jail where the beating continued. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/lori-arnold/pastor-is-dragged-from-prayer-gathering-and-beaten-by-hindu-radicals-report-finds.html
China Tears Down Churches’ 10 Commandments, Hangs Portrait of President Xi Jinping
Published August 8, 2019 -- The Chinese government’s opposition to the Ten Commandments has led to bloody confrontations between government leaders and Christians – and in at least a few churches, the Ten Commandments being replaced with portraits of Communist leaders. …Click here for more https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/china-tears-down-churches-10-commandments-hangs-portrait-of-president-xi-jinping.html
Anti-Christian Attacks in Nigeria Threaten Precarious Balance of Faiths
Published August 9, 2019 – (RNS) — Over the weekend, Chidinma Ibeleji, a deaconess in the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria, was kidnapped along with four others on her way to her Pentecostal denomination’s annual convention in Lagos. All five were rescued within days, but not all stories in this West African country end so well. The week before, the Rev. Paul Offu, a Catholic priest, was shot dead in the south of the country. Catholic priests called for government action in response to his slaying and that of another priest, the Rev. Clement Ugwu, who was kidnapped in March and found dead days later. Both deaths have been blamed on Muslim Fulani herdsmen. …Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/columnists/guest-commentary/anti-christian-attacks-in-nigeria-threaten-precarious-balance-of-faiths.html
foreign Christians Arrested on Charges of ‘Converting’ in Nepal
Published August 8, 2019 - (Morning Star News) – A Christian from South Korea arrested in Nepal on charges of “attempting to convert” was released on bail on Wednesday (Aug. 7), sources said. ...Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/foreign-christians-arrested-on-charges-of-converting-in-nepal.html
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for our students – for divine protection from every plans of the enemy in this school year.
• 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!