Christians in Sudan are facing many uncertainties following the military’s recent ousting of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir. Since his removal from power, Sudan’s churches have come together to pray for their country’s future, even gathering outside the military headquarters to pray.
This is a vital time to join our prayers with those of our Sudanese brothers and sisters in Christ. Below are three ways Sudanese Christians have asked us to pray:
- Focus — Pray Christians in Sudan will stay focused on the gospel during this season of excitement, change and political turmoil they are experiencing.
- Freedom — Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council is negotiating with protest groups about a new constitution. Pray the final document will allow for true freedom of religion.
- Unity — Church leaders in Sudan are encouraging believers to remain bold and united. Not only is there strength in numbers, but unity during times of upheaval and strife can be a powerful witness for Christ’s love.
“Pray for general unity among the churches, because Bashir didn’t just divide the people, he also divided the churches and the church leaders,” said Pastor Hassan Abduraheem, who spent 510 days in Sudanese prisons for his work as a pastor. “We need you to pray for the genuine union of the churches so they stay united, strong and are protected.”
[This post is a prayer request from Voice of the Martyrs. For more information about helping Sudanese Christians, see here: https://www.persecution.com/sudan/?_source_code=EM19E5 ]