Monday, February 27, 2012

International Prayer: February 27, 2012

I cannot begin to imagine the dangers involved in being a war correspondent. With the deaths of Remi Ochik and Marie Colvin we have a reminder of those who put their lives on the line to keep us informed in some of the world’s hot spots. In today’s international prayer let us pray for those who are reporting from areas of armed conflict. Pray also for their families as they deal with the stress of knowing they have family in dangerous areas.

Pray also for:

Greece – A second aid package has been approved and Greece has started a plan for bond swap to reduce its debt burden. The people of Greece continue to deal with the austerity measures required as a part of the aid package. Even with these moves there are concerns about the Greek economy and its ability to pay its debts.

Nigeria – Pray for the people of Nigeria where it is estimated that close to 61% are living in poverty. If true this would mean about 112.47 million people living in poverty in Africa’s biggest oil producer, according to bbc news.

Maldives – The former president says he was forced to resign by the military. The current president says this is not true. Was there a political coup? Pray for Maldives as it faces political instability.

Somalia – Somalia is no stranger to political instability, as it continues a civil war which started in 1991. An interim government is trying to restore stability but the future is uncertain. Pray for Somalia as they try to establish a stable government.

Senegal – An election this past Sunday did not produce a clear cut winner. No candidate was able to win more than 50% of the vote which means the country will now face a runoff. Meanwhile there are calls for the current president to step down. Pray for the political situation in Senegal.

We can change our world with the power of prayer. Just remember, our most important request is for doors to open for the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for servants ready to take the truth to all regions.

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