When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. PSALM 94:18-19
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
Graphic Video: Brutal Beheading in Afghanistan
8/23/022 -- Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) Latest blog post contains a video we received from our contacts in Afghanistan of a Christian brother being beheaded for converting from Islam to Christianity. We warn that the video is extremely graphic and disturbing, but we post it only to honor the requests of Christians in Afghanistan who told us to share it to let the world know “how serious it is to be a Christian in Afghanistan.” Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2011/07/08/graphic-video-brutal-beheading-in-afghanistan/
Four Nuns Kidnapped in Southern Nigeria
8/22/022 -- Nigeria (International Christian Concern) Yesterday, four nuns were abducted while traveling on a highway in southeast Nigeria. The sisters were on their way to Sunday mass when a group of unidentified gunmen stopped their vehicle and kidnapped them. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/08/22/four-nuns-kidnapped-southern-nigeria/
Imprisoned Church Elder Formally Charged With “Subverting State Power”
8/19/2022 – China (International Christian Concern) On March 16, 2021, several members of Guiyang Renai Reformed Church were gathered for a Bible study in a rented room at Wenzhou Hotel. Police interrupted them and accused them of hosting an illegal gathering. Several of them were detained and taken by authorities to the local police station. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/08/19/imprisoned-church-elder-formally-charged-subverting-state-power/
Fulani Militants Disrupt Christian Farming Community, Kill Six in Nigeria
8/16/2022 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) The local government authority of Loco County confirmed that six
people were killed. Twelve people survived gunshot wounds during the attack on Tse Ngojov and Tse Valem Yaweh villages in Mbagum, Tombo Council Ward of Logo Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/08/16/fulani-militants-disrupt-christian-farming- community-kill-six-nigeria/
Muslim Extremists Cut Off Hand of Christian Convert
8/16/022 -- Uganda (Christian Headlines) Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda last month cut off the hand of a 42-year-old father who left Islam to become a Christian in June, sources said. The assailant took a long Somali sword and began cutting off his hand, intending to kill him. After chopping off his hand and part of his forearm, a truck arrived with sugarcane workers, and the assailants disappeared into the plantation... Click here for more: https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/muslim-extremists-cut-off-hand-of-christian-convert.html
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)
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!