A recent terror mortar attack on Somalia’s parliament has injured a number of people. The attack was aimed at undermining the approval of the procedures for the election. It was condemned by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. His office described it as a cowardly attempt to intimidate parliament, which is in the process of finishing Somalia’s indirect election, which was delayed for a long time. Somalia is a country already suffering from famine, and now faces its worst drought in a decade. Children are affected most. As parents struggle to feed them, half of the country’s under-five kids will suffer from acute malnutrition. Pray for the political wrangling between the leaders to come to an end. Pray for starving children on the verge of death. Pray for the churches to provide relief to the poverty-stricken people with care and support. Pray for the people to be delivered from death by the power of God as He is the only Sovereign God who can save them (The Bible, 1 Timothy 6:15-16).
A vote of no confidence saw leader Imran Khan removed from his position, and Shehbaz Sharif was voted in as the new Prime Minister. A very fragile alliance between 11 different parties was needed for the vote of no confidence. Pray for wisdom for the new Prime Minister as he seeks to move forward. The key failure of the previous ruling party was their inability to deliver on their election promises. Pray that the Lord will guide his footsteps towards greater stability. Pray for his salvation. The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? (The Bible, Psalm 27:1).