25 NOVEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR BURKINA FASO

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 22 November, presidential and legislative elections were held in Burkina Faso. President Roch Kabore is seeking a further five years in power and is up against 12 other candidates for the presidency. The opposition hopes to split the vote and deny Mr Kabore the 51% required for an outright victory…

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18 NOVEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 15 November, Hurricane Iota (the season’s 13th Hurricane) strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds reaching 160km/h. According to the National Hurricane Centre, it is expected to reach a Category 4 by the time it is forecasted to make landfall in north-eastern Central America. Hurricane Eta has wreaked havoc…

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11 NOVEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR MOZAMBIQUE

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Dear prayer partners, On Thursday 29 October, a boat carrying at least 70 people – fleeing the extreme violence in Cabo Delgado – sank in the Indian Ocean north of the regional capital of Pemba in Mozambique, more than 40 are feared dead. The UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported that thousands of people…

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4 NOVEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR TURKEY & GREECE

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Dear prayer partners, On Friday 30 October, an earthquake struck Greece and Turkey at about 11:50 GMT and was felt along Turkey’s Aegean coast, the north western Marmara region, the eastern Greek islands, and in Athens. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said it was a magnitude 6.6 earthquake, while the US Geological Survey…

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28 OCTOBER ’20 | PRAY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 25 October, during a ‘Jews for Trump’ rally, altercations between Trump supporters and counter protesters turned violent in New York City. Supporters of President Trump – including ‘Jews for Trump’, ‘Proud Boys’, and ‘QAnon’ conspiracists – staged a rally in front of Trump Tower, and then marched through midtown to…

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21 OCTOBER ’20 | PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

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Dear prayer partners, On Friday 16 October, thousands of protesters gathered in the central Pakistan city of Gujranwala in an anti-government demonstration. The protest was organised by a new alliance of 11 opposition political parties that declared that this was the “beginning of the end” for Prime Minister Imran Khan. Three-time former prime minister, Nawaz…

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14 OCTOBER ’20 | PRAY FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 10 October, hundreds of protesters gathered at South Africa’s Union Buildings, to raise awareness of farm killings – calling on the government and police to act against the perpetrators – and to pray. The demonstration follows the brutal death of 21-year-old Brendin Horner on a farm in Paul Roux, in…

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7 OCTOBER ’20 | PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN

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Dear prayer partners, On Saturday 3 October, about 15 people were killed and over 40 injured in a suicide car bomb that targeted a government building in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. The car bomb was detonated at the entrance of the district headquarters building; and several armed attackers then tried to enter the…

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30 SEPTEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR AZERBAIJAN & ARMENIA

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 27 September, ongoing tensions led to open conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The heavy clashes stoked fears that the dispute could spiral once again into a war. Armenia declared martial law and ordered its military to mobilise and Azerbaijan followed suit by also ordering the…

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23 SEPTEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR IVORY COAST

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Dear prayer partners, On Thursday 17 September, an Ivory Coast opposition leader, Guillaume Soro (former ally of President Ouattara), warned that his candidacy was “firm, unchangeable and irrevocable,” after the constitutional court rejected 40 presidential candidates, including Soro, leaving only four to contest the upcoming elections on 31 October. Soro explained that Ivory Coast has…

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