Prayer Diary Sudan

20 Aug 2017

Sudan has been on our minds a lot in the last couple of years, following the trial of four men on unjust charges: Mr Abdumawla, Reverend Kuwa, Reverend Hassan and Mr Jašek. Though Rev Kuwa was released in early 2017 and Mr Jašek received a presidential pardon in February, it took until May 2017 for Mr Abdumawla and Rev Hassan to be released after their own presidential pardon. Their case remains a striking example of the government pressure on religious minorities and activists in Sudan.

  • Sunday 20 August

Let’s begin by thanking God again for the release of Mr Abdumawla, Reverend Kuwa, Reverend Hassan and Mr Jašek. Use this to renew your prayers with energy and hope today: God is listening, and your prayers are powerful!

  • Monday 21 August

What these four men went through is just one example of the extreme government harassment suffered by church leaders and activists in Sudan. Pray for strength and endurance for everyone for whom this is a daily reality.

  • Tuesday 22 August

On 7 May the last remaining church in the Soba Aradi district in the capital, Khartoum, was demolished. Pray that the government will permit them to find a place to worship, and will reverse the official decision to prevent new churches from being built.

  • Wednesday 23 August 

On 3 April an elder of the Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church (SEPC) in Omdurman was killed while peacefully protesting the unauthorised sale of church land. Please ask God to comfort his grieving family, and pray that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

  • Thursday 24 August 

Three weeks after the SEPC elder was killed, a mob supported by police officers broke into the church building and ransacked the guard’s living quarters. Police later arrested his wife and three young children. Pray for protection of all SEPC properties, and for God to comfort the guard and his family today.

  • Friday 25 August 

‘Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.’ James 1:12.

Pray this verse over Sudan today.

  • Saturday 26 August

Father God, today we pray for Sudan. Thank you so much for the release of the four men who were on trial on unjust charges: we pray that you will continue to move in power in Sudan. Amen.

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