O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. (KJV) Jeremiah 16:19
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
At Least 18 Dead in Battle with Congo Terror Group
8/24/2021 DRC (International Christian Concern) – According to Africa News, at least 18 people were killed in the DR Congo last week during fighting between the DRC army and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terror group. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/08/24/least-18-dead-battle-congo-terror-group/
Father Kills Son for Converting to Christianity
8/23/2021 Uganda (Morning Star News) – Kasimu Kawona of Bupalama village, Buseta Sub-County in Kibuku District was not charged with murder but a lesser charge of manslaughter because he killed his son in anger for leaving Islam, sources said. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/08/23/father-kills-son-converting-christianity/
Rights Group Fears Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan Will Lead to More Persecution
8/22/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – While the Taliban has asked for a peaceful transfer of power, Release International reports the Taliban’s sudden victory will embolden extremists. The group says that one church leader has reported Afghan Christians are living in fear and are at risk of reprisal attacks. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/08/22/rights-group-fears-talibans-takeover-afghanistan-will-lead-persecution/
Report Claims Taliban Carrying Out Door-To-Door Manhunt
8/20/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to the BBC, the Taliban in Afghanistan has stepped up its effort to find individuals who worked with NATO forces and the previous government. Afghan Christians, a persecuted religious minority, fear similar efforts to discover members of their community are also under way. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2021/08/20/report-claims-taliban-carrying-door-door-manhunt/
South Sudan: Two Nuns “Killed in Cold Blood”
8/19/2021 South Sudan (International Christian Concern) – “Islam is now invading South Sudan. They’re saying South Sudan is a strategic place and that [it] will be the gate to Africa [so that] Islam can go to all of Africa,” a believer told Mission Network News. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/08/19/south-sudan-two-nuns-killed-cold-blood/
Nigerian Authorities React to Killing of 22 Muslims, Largely Ignore 70 Christians Killed
8/18/2021 Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The strength of the government response after the roadside incident stands in stark contrast to its almost complete silence when…Fulani militants attacked Christian communities in the Miango area, killing 70 and displacing tens of thousands, Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2021/08/18/nigerian-authorities-react-killing-22-muslims-largely-ignore-70-christians-killed-terrorists/
Special Prayer Request!!
• PRAY for AFGANISTAN!!!!
• Pray for the communities experiencing continued murder, violence, and unrest
• Pray for frontline pastors, workers and their families in countries hostile to Christianity
• Pray for the believers who are persecuted, imprisoned and even killed for their faith
• 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!