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Zimbabwe: a call to prayer amid violent protests

Widespread protests against the government, sparked by a rise in fuel prices, are now turning violent in many areas.

Written by Tearfund | 23 Jan 2019

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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’’

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.’ 


• 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.

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