I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. PSALMS 119:11
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 J
Breaking News and Latest Headlines
Entire Chinese Church Congregation Seeks Refugee Status in United States
9/6/022 -- Thailand (International Christian Concern) The world is watching the ongoing crisis of the entire church congregation who left China due to religious persecution to seek asylum in South Korea. Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church, which is comprised of nearly 60 members, traveled to Thailand last week to seek protection from religious persecution with the United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/09/06/entire-chinese-church-congregation-seeks-refugee-status-united- states/
18 Killed in Bloody Al-Shabaab Attack
9/5/022 -- Somalia (International Christian Concern) In an overnight attack that began Friday, September 2, Al-Shabaab militants killed at least 18 civilians and destroyed trucks filled with relief food in Somalia. The Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic extremist group launched the attack in Hishabelle state, which is located in central Somalia. The food trucks that were targeted were transporting supplies from Baladweyne city to Mahas town. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/09/05/18-killed-bloody-al-shabaab-attack/
Data Shows Nigeria’s Christian Community is Suffering Amid Overall Rise in Attacks
9/4/2022 – Nigeria (International Christian Concern) The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) recently published an explainer on the issue of religious-based violence in Nigeria. Analyzing data gathered by its researchers from 2020 to 2022, ACLED found that violence against Christians overtly on the basis of their religious identity rose 21% from 2020 to 2021 and another 25% from 2021 to 2022. Click here for more: https://www.persecution.org/2022/09/04/data-shows-nigerias-christian-community-suffering-amid-overall-rise-attacks/
Eritrean Government Takes Over Religious College
9/3/2022 – Eritrea (International Christian Concern) The government of Eritrea has taken over a Catholic-run technical college...To support this encroachment, Eritrea is citing a 1995 regulation giving it authority over religious institutions in the country. Click here: https://www.persecution.org/2022/09/03/eritrean-government-takes-religious-college/
Jihadists in Mozambique Launch a New Offensive
9/2/2022 -- Mozambique (International Christian Concern) ICC reported previously on the “war on terror” that Mozambique’s central government has been waging since 2017 against the ISIS-affiliated group Al-Shabaab. A new offensive launched by Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels in the war-torn northern province of Cabo Delgado has increased the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the region by 80,000. Click here for more information: https://www.persecution.org/2022/09/01/jihadists-mozambique-launch-new-offensive/
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for the upcoming fundraiser and mission trip
• 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!