Political issues increasingly impact the churches. Examples are intimidation of the press, human rights abuses, ethnic discrimination and, above all, the controversial points in the new constitution. Christianity is increasingly politicized as many churches seek to transform Kenyan politics with new parties and fresh vision. Pray that all Christians might unite in opposing wrong and in upholding policies that honour God. Pray for gifted, holy and accountable believers to be appointed to positions of influence in the nation.
Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati
The more needy:
a) I-Kiribati migrate for work on Nauru and as seafarers on foreign ships. Their remittances are a key part of the economy, but many return home with AIDS or drug problems.
b) Young people. Overpopulation and unemployment combined with increasing alcohol abuse create a difficult environment in which to grow up. Pray for a revival among young people, for wholesome lives with godly purpose.
c) The entire nation faces eradication if sea levels rise. Pray that this possible impending disaster would remind residents that our eternal home is in heaven and that they would live with this in mind.