Each Friday I pray and fast for nations where Christians suffer the worst persecution around the world. This week I am praying and fasting for:
Central Africa Republic. 4.8 million people with 3.1 million Christians (mainly Roman Catholic).
The high ranking of the country can be explained almost exclusively by the high degree of violence against Christians caused by the rebellion of the Séléka movement. The internal revolution which saw the victory of Séléka, a coalition of rebels dissatisfied with the regime, and the removal of President François Bozizé, is responsible for the high degree of pressure and violence against Christians. The Séléka movement, with no formal Islamist agenda, but composed in majority of foreign Muslims, has ravaged the country, specifically targeting Christian properties (houses and churches) and government buildings. The desecration of Christian churches and the violence towards Christians (rape, robbery, kidnapping, torture, murder, etc.) is evidence of this. (World Watch List)
Today I prayed:
Lord, I pray for all the believers in the Central Africa Republic that they would humble themselves under Your mighty hand, that they would cast all their cares on You, and that they would be sober and vigilant because of the devil whom they must resist by faith. (Based on 1 Peter 5:6-9)
Join with me on Fridays to fast and pray for prisoners, according to Hebrews 13:3.