4 AUGUST ’21 | PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 1 August, the Taliban escalated its nationwide offensive in Afghanistan by attacking three major cities and rocketing a major airport. The Taliban has claimed more territory in Afghanistan in the last two months than at any time since they were overthrown in 2001. The recent gains come as foreign forces…

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28 JULY ’21 | PRAY FOR IRAN

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Dear prayer partners, At least four people have been killed in ongoing protests in Iran. The initial protests were sparked by a water crisis in the southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzestan but have since spread to more cities within Iran. According to the dissident group, Human Rights Activists in Iran, security forces have been firing…

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21 JULY ’21 | PRAY FOR GERMANY

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 18 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised financial aid after visiting one of the areas worst affected by the record rainfall and floods in Germany. This is the country’s worst natural disaster in almost six decades killing at least 157 people and leaving dozens more still missing. Finance Minister Olaf…

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14 JULY ’21 | PRAY FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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Dear prayer partners, On Monday 12 July, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation concerning the civil unrest in parts of the country following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday (7 July), for contempt of court. The unrest, which began in Zuma’s home province of KwaZulu-Natal, spread to Gauteng over the…

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7 JULY ’21 | PRAY FOR CHILE

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 4 July, Chile’s process to draft a new constitution got underway after it was postponed due to clashes between the police and protesters in the capital Santiago. Elisa Loncon was elected as president of the constitutional body, after two rounds of voting, by 96 of 155 delegates, which included 17…

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30 JUNE ’21 | PRAY FOR COVID-19 ‘HOTSPOT’ NATIONS

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Dear prayer partners, On Friday 25 June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed their concern about the Delta variant of COVID-19. The Delta variant was first identified in India in April 2021 and is considered to be more contagious than other variants. However, whether it causes more severe disease has not yet been confirmed. The…

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23 JUNE ’21 | PRAY FOR NORTH KOREA

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Dear prayer partners, On Friday 18 June, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un formally acknowledged that his country is facing food shortages. Addressing a meeting of senior leaders, he pointed out that the agricultural sector had missed its grain targets due to flooding caused by typhoons late last year. During the meeting, Mr Kim also promised…

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16 JUNE ’21 | PRAY FOR OUR YOUTH

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Dear prayer partners, On 16 June, South Africans celebrate ‘Youth Day’ in commemoration of the ‘Soweto uprising’ of 1976 (this year is the 45th anniversary). Black South African school students in Soweto were protesting the Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974, which forced all black schools to use Afrikaans and English in equal amounts as languages…

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9 JUNE ’21 | PRAY FOR BURKINA FASO

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Dear prayer partners, On Friday 4 June, armed men laid siege to the village of Solhan in northeast Burkina Faso. They destroyed homes, the market and killed an estimated 160 civilians. To date, no group has claimed responsibility for this attack, but Islamist attacks have become increasingly common in the country. President Roch Marc Christian…

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2 JUNE ’21 | PRAY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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Dear prayer partners, During the evening of Saturday 22 May, a river of boiling lava erupted from an active volcano, Mount Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), killing at least 32 people. According to the United Nations (UN), more than 20,000 people are homeless, and 40 are still missing. According to relief…

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