South Africa

Prayer initiatives begun in South Africa went on to impact the whole world! The Global Day of Prayer started in Cape Town (2001), and Christians from almost every country joined in this event on Pentecost Sunday. Other prayer movements like Transformation Africa and Jericho Walls also influence many nations. The hosting of the Lausanne III […]

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South Africa

The legacy of apartheid continues to impact the nation. Despite progress in some areas, inequalities and injustices of the past continue to shape the future. Pray especially for: Reconciliation among all races. This applies not just to black-white dynamics, but also to coloured and Indian peoples as well as to relationships among various black ethnicities. […]

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Central African Republic

The CAR was one of the world’s most evangelized nations, but the upheavals here and in nearby Chad and Sudan mean the progress in some regions has reversed. Pray for all CAR denominations to send students for missionary training. Pray that those with training would resist the draw to serve as a city pastor and […]

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Central African Republic

Christian media and help ministries: Christian Radio. With several new Christian radio stations – Voix de la Grace/Radio ESCA (Grace Brethren), Radio Evangile Néhémie (Ambassade Chrétienne), Radio Notre Dame (Catholic) and ICDI community radio (HCJB) – the gospel is going out to potentially millions every week. Several languages are broadcast several hours a day. Pray […]

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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) faces immense physical human needs. The long series of coups and counter-coups devastated the economy and infrastructure. The most recent coup caused a breakdown in law and order. Rebels executed opponents and looted homes. Community conflict now occurs along religious lines between Muslims and Christians. Hundreds of thousands have fled […]

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Central African Republic

Praise God that the national Church is emerging as a vehicle for witness and service. National missionaries and agencies are on the increase, and indigenous-led ministries are springing up. Bible translation work in mother tongues and literacy in the churches are progressing as well. Widespread evangelism, especially in the 1960s and 1970s, yielded massive numbers […]

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Central African Republic

Young people and children. Almost half of the population are under the age of 15. A wide-ranging vision for this ministry is crucial, but too few churches have the vision, structures and workers to disciple the upcoming generation. Faithful teachers who will mentor the younger generation are needed. Pray for: Children’s ministry. CEF, SU, Adonai […]

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Covid-19

Central African Republic Covid-19 prayer needs

CoVid-19 prayer requests from a national level Christian leader in Central African Republic: “Please pray as people are so unaware regarding the Corona virus pandemic. The police are having to drive people out from churches, where people are still meeting in close proximity. Mortuaries are still full of people – there is no room for […]

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Africa

Islam is the major challenge for Christianity today — both the 220 million Muslims north of the Sahara and the 300 million in sub-Saharan Africa. The “race” to win peoples to Christ from the traditional religions in West Africa and across the Sahel has largely been lost; most have been Islamized, even if only superficially. […]

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Africa

The Arabs of North Africa. Arriving from the Arabian peninsula in the early years of Islam, the Arabs conquered the Maghreb and imposed Islam upon the population. There has been little by way of outreach to them until recent years – and even less by way of response. They number nearly 210 million from Mauritania […]

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