I received a remarkable response from across the country to my “Call To Prayer for the Nation” over the past few weeks. Many believers agree the Body of Christ must unite to pray and intercede for SA.
In consultation with national Christian leaders, we have set aside seven hours on Saturday, March 21, 2015 (Human Rights Day) from 10am to 5pm to earnestly pray and intercede specifically for the nation.
Several major Christian denominations and independent Church networks have indicated their participation in the “National Prayer Day.” I am trusting God for a great outpouring of worship, praise, prayer and intercession for the nation of South Africa on 21 March – from Cape Town to Musina.
I also received numerous requests for a prayer guide. A respected and experienced Christian leader (now retired) kindly prepared the guide to help us pray accurately and in unity. See Prayer Guide Here.
The timing for this day of united and purposeful prayer and intercession for the nation is critical. The SA government and a growing list of state institutions appear to be lurching from one crisis to another.
In addition to the chaotic Opening of Parliament, there appears to be major disruptions in critical state institutions. Four Eskom Board members were recently suspended which adds to a growing list which includes the heads of SARS, SABC, the Hawks, the NPA, the SA Post Office, SAA and IPID!
The Scriptures command that “prayers and intercessions be made for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives”…(1 Timothy 2:1-3).
Peace and prosperity
Despite the crisis in government, I am convinced that God’s own special people, the Church, can bring peace and prosperity to South Africa by directly appealing to God in prayer and intercession.
Arlene and I will be praying throughout the 7 hours on 21 March. However, I am urging believers across the country to unite with their brothers and sisters in prayer and intercession for the nation.
As the Body of Christ in SA, we must acknowledge and confess God’s sovereign rule over our nation and confess that our human rights, provision, prosperity and peace comes from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praying for our nation is a sacred duty commanded by God. We must transcend political and denominational affiliations to unite as God’s Royal Priesthood to pray and intercede for South Africa.
Let’s unite in faith as One Church under God on 21 March 2015 and trust Him with the results.