In the past we have prayed together for many emergencies.
The DRC civil war ended and 31 million people have registered to vote in democractic elections in the next few months.
Then later we prayed for the DRC rape crisis – and although that terrible crime still happens, recently I read the tide has turned in the fight against this horrific crime.
We prayed for war zones that were meant to last for generations, and troops are being pulled back this year (Iraq) and next year (Afghanistan).
We prayed for civil wars (Egypt) and democracy is hopefully coming there, although I suspect that story is not yet finished unfolding.
We prayed for so many other things – a vast amount of land and countless farmers were in drought in Australia and rainand lakes and rivers in the desert came (read the DOC).
We prayed for the ending of massive hurricanes in the Pacific that were battering the US east coast and Haiti.
We prayed for South Africa and the violence here and the electricity shortage. Since I have lived here they have succesfully held a soccer world cup, experienced periods of time in which there was absolutely NO crime, inflation has dropped and I have not eperienced even ONE case of electricty shortage.
We prayed for the financial crisis in 2007-2008 and that was cetainly a miracle.
Let’s now pray ABOUT praying for Somalia
I feel led to do this. I wonder if you will join me? Will you invite your friends to join in? Your churches? Your prayer groups?
The UN has announced this is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world currently and after the US initially cut off 88% of their aid funding, in a big development, the local militants Al Shabaab has permitted humanitarian assistance to the local people. If the local people are permitting help and asking for help, then perhaps it’s time for us Christians to help.
Please pray ABOUT praying with me for the humanitarian crisis.
Invite your facebook friends to be a part of this.
NOTE: 7 September 2011
By Katherine ZimmermanAugust 7, 2011
Al Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group in Somalia, abruptly vacated key bases in Mogadishu Saturday morning. The militants left in trucks, heading toward strongholds in southern and central Somalia. Al Shabaab leaders confirmed the departure.
In October 2011there was heavy rains and flooding in Somalia.
As a result…
“Media reports suggest that men from the IDP settlements in and around Mogadishu are returning to their homes, mostly in Bay and Bakool, for the harvest and preparation for the planting season” – Relief Web Somalia Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 32
While the back of the drought was broken, the humanitarian disaster continues…
Six months after famine was declared in parts of southern Somalia, hundreds of thousands of Somalis continue to face hunger, displacement, outbreaks of violence and the threat of malaria, cholera and measles. While many thousands of lives were saved in the scale-up after the declaration of famine in July, humanitarian needs will persist and will continue to need the support of donors and the international community until at least September 2012.
The amount of land now in crisis is a small section of the country – the very red bit.
Would you like to intercede for peace in your country or in the world? All you need to do is get a map of the area you want to pray for and get this list of scriptures (or download the MS Word version) and speak each scripture out over the area you are praying for. It’s as easy as that.