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Overview

South Africa is characterized by its multi-ethnicity and diverse culture groups. Eleven official languages are recognized in the constitution. About 79.5 percent of the South African population is of black African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different indigenous languages. South Africa also contains the largest communities of European, Asian, and racially-mixed ancestry in Africa.

South Africa, with the third largest economy in Africa, is classified as an ‘upper-middle income’ economy by the World Bank. It is viewed as the ‘gateway to Africa’ for investors, and recently joined the BRIC nations in order to better economic growth on the continent. In spite of its economic strength, South Africa currently has the highest mortality rate in the world, with HIV/AIDS claiming thousands of lives. There are currently around 500 000 new infections every year and nearly two million AIDS orphans. About 14 percent of the populations are infected. The impact of the AIDS-endemic is already devastating and will affect economy and demography in ways that are still to be seen and felt.

South Africa has a wide mix of religions and allows for people to practice these freely. Islam was introduced by the Cape Malay slaves of the Dutch settlers, Hinduism by servants imported from the Indian subcontinent, and Buddhism by Indian and Chinese immigrants. Judaism came to South Africa through the participation of Jewish astronomers and cartographers in the Portuguese discovery of the sea-route to India. The Bahai faith is relatively new to the country – it was introduced in 1911 by immigrants who practiced the religion.

State of the Church

South Africa’s constitution provides for freedom of religion and it is regarded as one of the top 10 countries in the world with the least government interference in religious issues. While Christians still make up the majority of the population, other faiths are growing rapidly. The freedom of religion act has been used in recent times to build support for minority groups like Muslims and Hindus who use the law as a basis for protesting against seeming ’Christian discrimination and oppression’.

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Pray For The Church in South Africa

One of the most effective prayers for the nation of South Africa is praying for the church. We must pray for the church in South Africa, first that God will strengthen them by His Spirit and reveal Himself by His Word.
We owe ourselves the duty of praying for ourselves in the body knowing that we are members of one family, not minding what our physical location is. In the book of Hebrews, scripture encourages us to strengthen the weak hand and the feeble knees. God wants us to help one another in the place of prayer, strengthen ourselves so that none will fall out of the faith. We should also understand that the race of faith is not an easy one. Bible says that we are to contend for the faith; this means, it is not an easy task, we therefore need to keep praying for and encouraging one another in the fear of the Lord.

We should also pray for unity in among the local churches. Christ praying for the body in the book of John 17 pleaded with the Father to keep them that ‘they may be one’; we must also pray this if we must experience unity in the church.
Conclusively, judging by the demonic xenophobic attack by South Africans against other Africans in their country, and recent promotion of culture and ancestral practices and belief, shows the urgent need for prayer for people of South Africa.

PRAYER GUIDE

1). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for your mercy and lovingkindness that has been upholding this nation since independence till date – Lamentations. 3:22

2). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for granting us peace by all means in this nation up till now – 2Thessalonians. 3:16

3). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for disappointing the devices of the wicked against the well-being of this nation at every point up until now – Job. 5:12

4). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for setting in disarray every gang-up of hell against the growth of the church of Christ in this nation – Matthew. 16:18

5). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for the move of the Holy Spirit across the length and breadth of this nation, resulting in the continuous growth and expansion of the church – Act. 2:47

6). Father, in the name of Jesus, for the sake of the elect, deliver this Nation from utter destruction. – Genesis. 18:24-26

7). Father, in the name of Jesus, ransom this nation from every power that want to destroy her destiny. – Hosea. 13:14

8). Father in the name of Jesus, send your rescue angel to deliver South Africa from every force of destruction arrayed against her – 2 Kings. 19:35,Psalm. 34:7

9). Father, in the name of Jesus, save South Africa from every gang-up of hell aimed at destroying this Nation. – 2kings. 19:32-34

10). Father, in the name of Jesus, set this nation free from every trap of destruction set by the wicked. – Zephaniah. 3:19

11). Father, in the name of Jesus, hasten your vengeance upon the enemies of peace and progress of this nation and let the citizens of this nation be rescued from all the assaults of the wicked – Psalm. 94:1-2

12). Father, in the name of Jesus, recompense tribulation to all that trouble the peace and progress of this nation even as we pray now – 2 Thessalonians. 1:6

13). Father, in the name of Jesus, let every gang up against the continuous growth and expansion of the church of Christ in South Africa be crushed permanently – Matthew. 21:42

14). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the wickedness of the wicked against this nation come to an end even as we pray now – Psalm. 7:9

15). Father, in the name of Jesus, vent your anger upon all the perpetrators of wanton killings in this nation, as you rain up on all them fire, brimstone and a horrible tempest, thereby granting permanent rest to the citizens of this nation – Psalm. 7:11, Psalm11:5-6

16). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree the rescue of South Africa from the powers of darkness contending against her destiny – Ephesians. 6:12

17). Father, in the name of Jesus, release your instruments of death and destruction against every agent of the devil set to destroy the glorious destiny of this nation – Psalm 7:13

18). Father, by the blood of Jesus, release your vengeance in the camp of the wicked and restore our lost glory as a nation. -Isaiah 63:4

19). Father in the name of Jesus, let every evil imagination of the wicked against this nation fall upon their own heads, resulting in the advancement of this nation – Psalm 7:9-16

20). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree speedy judgement against every force resisting the economic growth and development of this nation – Ecclesiastes. 8:11

21). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree supernatural turnaround for our nation South Africa. – Deuteronomy. 2:3

22). Father, by the blood of the lamb, we destroy every force of stagnation and frustration militating against the advancement of our nation South Africa. – Exodus 12:12

23). Father in the name of Jesus, we decree the re-opening of every closed door against the destiny of South Africa. -Revelation 3:8

24). Father in the name of Jesus and by the wisdom from above, move this nation forward in all areas thereby restoring her lost dignity. -Ecclesiastes.9:14-16

25). Father in the name of Jesus, send us help from above that will culminate in progress and development of this nation –Psalm. 127:1-2

26). Father, in the name of Jesus, arise and defend the oppressed in South Africa, so the land can be liberated from all forms of injustice. Psalm. 82:3

27). Father, in the name of Jesus, enthrone the reign of justice and equity in South Africa so as to secure her glorious destiny. – Daniel. 2:21

28). Father, in the name of Jesus, bring all the wicked to justice in this nation thereby establishing our lasting peace. – Proverbs. 11:21

29). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree the enthronement of justice in all the affairs of this nation thereby establishing peace and prosperity in the land. – Isaiah 9:7

30). Father, by the blood of Jesus, deliver South Africa from all forms of illegality, thereby restoring our dignity as a nation. -Ecclesiastes. 5: 8, Zechariah. 9:11-12

31). Father, in the name of Jesus, let your peace reign in South Africa by all means, as you silence all perpetrators of unrest in the land. -2Thessalonians 3:16

32). Father, in the name of Jesus, give us leaders in this nation that will usher the nation into realms of greater peace and prosperity. -1 Timothy 2:2

33). Father, in the name of Jesus, grant South Africa all-round rest and let this result in ever-increasing advancement and prosperity. – Psalm 122:6-7

34). Father, in the name of Jesus, we destroy every form of unrest in this nation, resulting in our economic growth and development. -Psalm. 46:10

35). Father, in the name of Jesus, let your covenant of peace be established over this nation South Africa, thereby turning her to an envy of the nations. -Ezekiel. 34:25-26

36).;Father, in the name of Jesus, let saviours arise in the land that will rescue the soul of South Africa from destruction- Obadiah. 21

37). Father, in the name of Jesus, send us leaders with the required skills and integrity that will lead this nation out of the woods – Psalm 78:72

38). Father, in the name of Jesus, position men and women endowed with the wisdom of God in places of authority in this country, thereby ushering this nation a new into realm of peace and prosperity- Genesis. 41:38-44

39). Father, in the name of Jesus, let only divinely positioned individuals take the reigns of leadership in this nation at all levels from henceforth – Daniel. 4:17

40). Father, in the name of Jesus, raise wise-hearted leaders in this country by whose hand the barriers standing against the peace and progress of this nation shall be taken out of the way- Ecclesiastes. 9:14-16

41). Father, in the name of Jesus, we come against the scourge of corruption in South Africa, thereby rewriting the story of this nation- Ephesians. 5:11

42). Father, in the name of Jesus, deliver South Africa from the hands of corrupt leaders, thereby restoring the glory of this nation- Proverbs. 28:15

43). Father, in the name of Jesus, raise an army of God-fearing leaders in this nation, thereby restoring our dignity as a nation- Proverbs 14:34

44). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the fear of God saturate the length and breadth of this nation, thereby removing shame and reproach from our nations – Isaiah. 32:15-16

45). Father, in the name of Jesus, turn your hand against the adversaries of this nation, that are blocking the way forward to our economic growth and development as a nation – Psalm. 7:11,Proverbs 29:2

46). Father, in the name of Jesus, supernaturally restore the economy of this nation and let this land be filled with laughter again – Joel 2:25-26

47). Father, in the name of Jesus, bring an end to the economic woes of this nation thereby restoring her past glory – Proverbs 3:16

48). Father, in the name of Jesus, break the siege over this nation, thereby terminating our age-long political turmoils – Isaiah. 43:19

49). Father, in the name of Jesus, set this nation free from the scourge of unemployment by stirring waves of industrial revolution in the land -Psalm.144:12-15

50). Father, in the name of Jesus, raise political leaders in this nation that will usher South Africa into a New realm of glory- Isaiah. 61:4-5

51). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the fire of revival continue to burn across the length and breath of this nation, resulting in the supernatural growth of the church – Zechariah. 2:5

52). Father, in the name of Jesus, make the church in South Africa a channel of revival across the nations of the earth – Psalm. 2:8

53). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the zeal of the Lord continue to consume the hearts of Christians across this nation, thereby taking more territories for Christ in the land -John.2:17, John. 4:29

54). Father, in the name of Jesus, turn every church in this nation into a revival centre, thereby establishing dominion of the saints in the land – Micah. 4:1-2

55). Father, in the name of Jesus, destroy every force militating against the growth of the church in South Africa, thereby leading to further growth and expansion – Isaiah. 42:14

56). Father, in the name of Jesus. let the 2023 elections in South Africa be free and fair and let it be void of election violence all through – Job 34:29

57). Father, in the name of Jesus, scatter every agenda of the devil to frustrate the electoral process in the forthcoming elections in South Africa- Isaiah 8:9

58). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree the destruction of every device of evil men to manipulate the 2023 elections in South Africa-Job 5:12

59). Father, in the name of Jesus, let there be hitch-free operations all through 2023 electoral process, thereby ensuring peace in the land- Ezekiel. 34:25

60). Father, in the name of Jesus, we come against every form of electoral malpractices in the forthcoming elections in South Africa, thereby averting post-election crisis – Deuteronomy. 32:4

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