Monday, October 20, 2008

Pray for Peace

10 Days from now, Zambia will hold their presidential elections.  The main two candidates are current president Rupiah Banda (Top) and Michael Sata (Bottom).  

Political violence has already started.  This past Saturday, a rather large group of Zambians were marching down Independence Ave. in support of Rupiah Banda.  As they were passing by the national monument, an onlooker shouted out in support of Michael Sata.  That is when the march turned into a physical altercation.  The man who shouted out in support of Sata was severely beaten along with some journalist who were covering the event (including a young pregnant woman).

Politics in Africa are a lot different than politics in the U.S..  There is always the possibility that elections can cause political violence and possibly destabilization.  Please pray for this country as they transition in leadership.  
  • Pray for the new leadership, that they would work for the people and not their own ends.
  • Pray for a peaceful transition in leadership.
  • Pray for a corruption free election.  
  • Pray that whoever loses would bow out gracefully instead of trying to cause upheaval.  
  • Pray for continued freedom in the spreading of the Gospel.
  • Pray for the people of Zambia.

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