Materialism, stimulated mostly by tourism, deeply affects all levels of society. Lowering standards of morality see a rise in births out of wedlock, drug use and violent crime (especially armed robbery). The staggering wealth of foreign residents and tax shelters display a different world from the average Bahamian, not to mention the even poorer Haitian immigrants. Pray for social righteousness and a government that works to serve all strata of society.
Christian commitment is low and nominalism widespread, despite nearly all Bahamians claiming to be Christian. Few are willing to commit themselves to the Lord’s work, and many congregations are without adequate pastoral care. Most households own a Bible; few actively read it. Pray for revival and for a missionary vision among believers.
There is a growing Haitian Diaspora who are resented by Bahamians. Pray for God to enable the Bahamian Church to minister meaningfully to this needy group in their midst.
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