Zimbabwe: a call to prayer amid violent protests

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Tearfund’s team in Zimbabwe is calling on us to pray, amid growing unrest in the country.

Widespread protests against the government, sparked by a rise in fuel prices, are now turning violent in many areas. This week the country’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short a trip to an economic summit in Europe, to try and resolve the problem.

‘Zimbabwe is in crisis’, says Idzai, from Tearfund’s team in Zimbabwe. ‘Our nation is facing long-standing social, economic and political problems, which appear to be worsening.’

‘Pray for the Lord to do a new thing in Zimbabwe’

Idzai

Tearfund has worked in Zimbabwe for more than three decades. We operate through several partner organisations and local churches. Our vision is to see a courageous and relevant church supporting whole communities to escape poverty.

Despite the unrest, the team’s faith remains strong. Idzai says: ‘Please pray for peace to come; for Godly and compassionate leadership; for the Lord to do a new thing in Zimbabwe. Pray for justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like an overflowing stream.’ 

PRAYER FOCUS:

• First and foremost, join with the Tearfund team and our partners in praying for peace in Zimbabwe; that the violent protests would end and calm be restored.

• Pray for the nation’s leaders to make wise, compassionate and courageous decisions which will help Zimbabwe to flourish.

• Ask God to help the church to be good news and builders of peace in a nation needing Godly and compassionate leadership.

Andrew Horton

Andrew is Online News and Film Editor for Tearfund. This involves finding and writing up inspiring articles for the website, and capturing compelling stories on video.