For some years, Azerbaijan has spent significant money to strengthen its military. Some suggest this was advance planning for the 2020 war with Armenia over disputed territory which Azerbaijan won. Since that victory, Azerbaijan’s military spending has only increased. Not a great deal is known about military spending and the opposition argues this has been a cover for a lot of corruption. Pray for wisdom and transparency. Declare that through Christ Jesus, the Spirit gives life and sets us free from the law of sin and death. Pray that many in Azerbaijan would experience this new life (The Bible, Romans 8:2).
Since the military seized power in the Sahel state, Mali has been in turmoil.
Two coups have precipitated a political crisis in Mali, where armed groups are also looking to grab power. There are ongoing negotiations within the administration over the length of time needed to restore constitutional order. Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has agreed to act as a mediator in Mali’s political crisis as the West African country’s military government faces pressure to re-establish civilian rule. Pray that President Faure Gnassingbe will use his good office, wisdom and experience to facilitate dialogue with the regional and international community. Pray that the Malians and the leaders submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to them. Pray for them to accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in their heart for something new to happen (The Bible, Job 22:21-22).