Day 34: 50 Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Central African Republic

We pray today for the believers in the Central African Republic. We want to take time to thank you God for the work you are doing here. This nation has dropped 12 points on the world chart but is still in need of our prayers.
Of the population of 5 million, there are an estimated 3.7 million believers. It baffles me to see these numbers close to 70% of the population of the nation yet they are being persecuted. The oppressors are more organized and have a common goal, keeping Christians poor and feeling like second-class citizens.
Father, we pray for the Central African Republic. We ask that you unite the believers as to rise up against those who are persecuting them, not in violence but in love. Give them opportunities to change their nation at the local levels and national levels. Show them how they can impact their communities one person at a time. If there is any disunity among believers, I pray for the restoration of the church and the body. Use this nation to be an example of your love to the whole continent of Africa and the world. Amen

Day 12: 50 Days of Passion for the Persecuted Church: Nigeria

Today we pray for Nigeria. The country is split with most of the believers in the south, and the North working to remove all Christians from the North working their way to the south,

For more information Open Doors USA has some details. They estimate 95 million Christians in the population of just under 192 million.

Please pray with me and add your prayers in the comments.


Father, we pray for Nigeria. Looking at the numbers it is staggering to believe the government wouldn’t be supporting half of its countrymen and women. We pray for the government leaders to have wisdom in leading, that they will stop the oppression and persecution of Christians. Stir in their hearts and show them your love. We pray for those who are attacking believers, let them like Saul see you for who you are and repent, becoming powerful warriors in your army. We want to see Nigeria become a Christian powerhouse in Africa, use the believers there to reaching not only those inside  Nigeria but on the borders and beyond. Amen