Three Ways to Pray: Sudan

Currently, Sudan is facing a humanitarian crisis due to political instability, violence, and economic challenges. In 2019, a popular uprising led to the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir, who had been in power for 30 years. However, the transition to a civilian government has been difficult, with ongoing violence and protests.

The situation was further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which put additional strain on the country’s healthcare system and economy. In addition, Sudan is a refugee host country. Over 1 million refugees from neighboring countries live in transition in Sudan, placing additional strain on the country‚Äôs resources and also adding to the number of people in danger due to the conflict.

As Christians, we can pray for the people of Sudan in several ways. Firstly, we can pray for peace and stability in the country, and for the government to be able to provide for the needs of its citizens. We can also pray for protection for those who are vulnerable to violence and displacement, including refugees and women and children. While the Sudanese refugee movement to the United States took place years ago, GoTEN has still connected with Sudanese refugees in Phoenix and Dallas. Many of our friends fear for the safety of their family members. 

We also must pray for the church in Sudan, which has faced persecution and discrimination in the past. We can pray for strength and courage for believers, and for opportunities to share the hope of the gospel with those around them, even in the chaos taking place. Missionaries from many nations remain in Sudan despite the war, showing tremendous faith. 

Finally, we can pray for the international community to provide assistance and support to Sudan during this difficult time. We can pray for wisdom for leaders and policymakers as they work to address the crisis, and for generosity and compassion from individuals and organizations who are able to provide aid.