Pray like Nehemiah: zeal for the glory of God, love for His people and counting his own life as nothing (Neh 1:8-9).
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name – 1 Peter 4:16
God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction – Genesis 41:52
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:
Sudan Detains, Interrogates Elder in Campaign to Take over Church
September 26, 2017 — UBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A month after seven church leaders were arrested, interrogated and released on bail, police in Sudan detained and questioned another church leader in Omdurman on Friday (Sept. 22), sources said.
On Egypt, Coptic Christians, and ISIS: Consequences for the Arab Republic
Published September 25, 2017 — Egypt’s Coptic Christians are the largest group of Christians in the Middle East, and the largest group of Non-Muslims in general…the Copts in Egypt live troubled lives in regards to safety, security, and religious freedom.
Nigerian government has failed to counteract violence of Fulani herdsmen – ICG report
September 21, 2017 – In Nigeria, it isn’t only the northeast regions, stronghold of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, that have witnessed severe violence. The Middle Belt of the country, which straddles the divide between the largely Muslim north and the majority-Christian south, is also the scene of ever-continuing violence between settled (Christian) farmers, and mainly Muslim Hausa-Fulani herdsmen.
BREAKING: Hunted Bangladesh Evangelist Urges Support For Jumma Minority
September 21, 2017 — By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian evangelist who is being hunted by Islamic militants in his native Bangladesh and elsewhere in Asia has urged the world not to forget non-Muslim minorities in the region including the indigenous Jumma who face a new wave of "murders" and "torture."
'WhatsApp blasphemy' and the plight of Pakistani Christians
September 20, 2017 — On Friday, an anti-terrorism court in eastern Pakistan sentenced Nadeem James, a 35-year-old Christian, to death on blasphemy charges. James, a tailor by profession, was accused by a friend of sharing "blasphemous messages" on WhatsApp's text messaging service.
Eritrean Christians raise concern over continued house arrest of church leader
Published September 19, 2017 — Eritrean Christians have expressed concern regarding the current status of Patriarch Antonios of the Eritrean Orthodox Church who has been under house arrest since January 2007.
Special Prayer Request!!
• Pray for Getaneh’s health.
• Pray for the underground church and pastors in East Africa.
• Pray for the EMS, Firemen, Police, and volunteers that are helping those affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquake.
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!