Call for Prayers – All Africa Conference of Churches
Ecumenical greetings from the All Africa Conference of Churches.
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) invites each and every one of us to beseech our Lord for interventions in the following causes.
The battle against Covid-19 has now entered a critical stage, with countries rolling out vaccination campaigns to achieve herd immunity among their citizens. We pray that Africa is able to quickly put in place mechanisms to vaccinate their people sufficiently and safely. Let us pray for further success in ongoing work for more discoveries of medicines to tackle the pandemic, as well as God’s healing in countries that are facing heightened infections.
We thank God for 175 years of evangelism and God’s work of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. We pray that God may grant them many more years to continue the great work they have been doing for close to two centuries.
Let us thank God for several successful transitions of power
President Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as head of State in a smooth and democratic transition of power, after the untimely death of President John Magufuli following an illness.
President Sassou Nguesso was elected to a new term in peaceful presidential elections held on March 20,2021
President Ismael Guelleh won a new term after presidential elections were successfully concluded on April 9, 2021.
President Mohamed Bazoum won a presidential run-off that was held in February 2021, and was sworn in, signalling the first democratic transition of power in the country since independence in 1960.
President Patrice Talon won a new term after the presidential elections that were held on April 11, 2021.
PEACE AND SECURITY
Africa continues to experience conflict, adversely afflict its people’s. We are asking the ecumenical community to remember the following countries in prayer.
Mozambique Islamist insurgents launched a major attack on the strategic port town of Palma in the far north, leaving scores dead and triggering a mass exodus. Militant extremists reportedly overran the coastal town just south of the border with Tanzania, on 24 March, but Mozambique’s military reported that it had regained control on April 5. The violence in the region is causing a humanitarian crisis, which is likely to worsen, with more than 700,000 people forced to leave their homes.
Niger faces the two great-armed insurgencies of West Africa. To the south, there is Boko Haram. In the west, there is al-Qaeda and ISIS. In the last months, Niger has experienced the deadliest attacks in its history. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in these deadliest attacks. Let us remember Christians who are targeted.
In a major step forward for Libya’s peace process, a unified government, the first in over seven years, received a vote of confidence and assumed power. Libya’s new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, was sworn in to lead Libya’s transition to elections in December, after years of chaos and division. The new government faces daunting challenges to unify the country and prepare for elections on December 24.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and clearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12