Lord, toughen the faith of the Somali Christian Believers to fight and nullify the 30-year-old armed conflict. Make the leaders to boldly take the way forward to include local civil society and encourage peace building actors working alongside security actors to bridge the state-society divide. Bring peace among the government and clan elders through meaningful efforts to help end this entrenched crisis. Answer the prayers for a stable and peaceful Somalia by the Churches to bear more significant opportunities for economic development in the region and the world. Bless the plan and timetable that Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble unveiled for indirect parliamentary and presidential elections. The timetable schedules elections for the upper house to take place on July 25 and the lower house between August 10 and September 10. Afterward, both houses will convene to vote for the presidency on October 10. Lord, gird the Christian Believers with strength for battle and subdue under them those who rise up against them (The Bible, Psalm. 18:39).
WIN prayer points
A definition of the word contend refers to striving against a rivalry or contending with an enemy for the control of a port. Today, we contend in our prayers for the nation of Pakistan. We declare that God has no rivals, and no other religion or extremist movement will rival God’s Kingdom in Pakistan. Pray for the persecuted Christian community, that they will experience God’s favor, kindness and refuge. Pray that the stronghold of Islam will be chased down and destroyed by King Jesus. Instead the Church in Pakistan will grow in number and in strength even in the face of difficult times (The Bible, Nahum 1:7-8).