Today we shall be engaging in prayer for the nation of South Africa. South Africa is a country on the southern most part of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
The South Africans have a very large history, however in giving the basics, they were captured by the British in 1795 and handed over to the Dutch in 1803 to be taken back again in 1806. The Dutch settlers however resented the British rule and in the long run, war broke out.
From the start black people were very much second-class citizens in South Africa. Most lived in tribal reserves and laws of 1913 and 1936 prevented them owning land outside certain areas. Most blacks were not allowed to vote and the whites had an upper hand.The south Africans are blessed with so much resources yet they are still victims of high unemployment rate, corruption, power crises, poverty and poor education system.
WHY SHOULD YOU PRAY FOR THE NATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
There are numerous reasons why we should pray for the nation of South Africa because they are the apple of God’s eye. The south Africans have a rich cultural diversity showing God’s creative ability in them. They however can be taken advantage of by the forces of darkness to the point where that advantage becomes a disadvantage for them, just as it already is now.
We must also pray for the nation of South Africa because the very first mandate given to man was for him to be fruitful and this talks about every man that makes up a nation. In other words no nation can be fruitful if its inhabitants are not fruitful. However Christ speaking in the book of John 15 also lets us know that we cannot bear fruit except we abide in Him.
This therefore tells us that if the nation of South Africa will reach the peak of God’s mandate for them and bear fruit, then they will have to abide in Him through prayers.
PRAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
We are meant to pray for the government of South Africa for God to establish His kingdom and enthrone the right set of people there because it is only when the righteous are in power that the people can rejoice.Bible records that there is power in our tongue and more so, it says that if two or three shall agree on a thing it shall be established.
How far our government perform is in our hands as the citizens. If we speak evil of them, that is what exactly we will see, but if we collectively pray for them, then God can through our prayers cause them to lead us aright.Also corruption has really eaten deep into the nation of South Africa so much that it is affecting all sectors of the nation. Corruption is a wrong mindset playing out in the mind of our leaders, we must therefore pray that such thoughts of corruption will be brought captive in the obedience of Christ (2 Cor 10).
PRAY FOR THE ECONOMY OF SOUTH AFRICA
If the nation of South Africa is recorded to be suffering from a high rate of poverty, then it means that their economy like the economy of most African nations is in need of the help of God.
The nation of South Africa as well as their economy have to be constantly prayed for, do that God can restore to them all that the plague called poverty has previously stolen from them and also help them to see and make good use of all the economic advantages He has provided for them.
PRAY FOR THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH AFRICA
One of the major things we should pray for in the lives of the South Africans is that God will teach them to love. This is because of the high rate of Xenophobia in that nation, members of other societies residing in their land do not seem to have any form of security.
This is highly disheartenung because every one of us need ourselves to survive, it therefore means that if we can live with ourselves, then we cannot get the fullness of the benefits God has blessed each of us with.
The rate of unemployment in the nation also calls for concern and is a major reason why the people of south Africa must be prayed for, because if the people are left idle they would be victims of all forms of sin and the enemy will take great advantage of them.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH IN SOUTH AFRICA
One of the most effective prayer for the nation of South Africa is praying for the church. We must pray for the church in South africa, first that God will strengthen them by His Spirit.
We owe ourselves the duty of praying for ourselves in the body knowing that we are members of one family, not minding what our physical location is. In the book of Hebrews, scripture encourages us to strengthen the weak hand and the feeble knees. In other words, God wants us to help one another in the place of prayer, strengthen ourselves so that none will fall out of the faith.
We should also understand that the race of the faith is not an easy one. Bible says that we are to contend for the faith, this means that it is not an easy task, we therefore need to keep praying for and encouraging one another.
We should also pray for unity in every of our churches. Christ praying for the body in the book of John pleaded with the Father to keep them that ‘they may be one’, we must also pray this if we must experience unity in the church.
Conclusively, judging by the demonic xenophobic attack by South Africans against other Africans in their country, this shows that the people of South Africa needs prayer.
1). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for your mercy and lovingkindness that has been upholding this nation since independence till date – Lamentations. 3:22
2). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for granting us peace by all means in this nation up till now – 2Thessalonians. 3:16
3). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for disappointing the devices of the wicked against the well-being of this nation at every point up until now – Job. 5:12
4). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for setting in disarray every gang-up of hell against the growth of the church of Christ in this nation – Matthew. 16:18
5). Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you for the move of the Holy Spirit across the length and breadth of this nation, resulting in the continuous growth and expansion of the church – Act. 2:47
6). Father, in the name of Jesus, for the sake of the elect, deliver this Nation from utter destruction. – Genesis. 18:24-26
7). Father, in the name of Jesus, ransom this nation from every power that want to destroy her destiny. – Hosea. 13:14
8). Father in the name of Jesus, send your rescue angel to deliver South Africa from every force of destruction arrayed against her – 2 Kings. 19:35,Psalm. 34:7
9). Father, in the name of Jesus, save South Africa from every gang-up of hell aimed at destroying this Nation. – 2kings. 19:32-34
10). Father, in the name of Jesus, set this nation free from every trap of destruction set by the wicked. – Zephaniah. 3:19
11). Father, in the name of Jesus, hasten your vengeance upon the enemies of peace and progress of this nation and let the citizens of this nation be rescued from all the assaults of the wicked – Psalm. 94:1-2
12). Father, in the name of Jesus, recompense tribulation to all that trouble the peace and progress of this nation even as we pray now – 2 Thessalonians. 1:6
13). Father, in the name of Jesus, let every gang up against the continuous growth and expansion of the church of Christ in South Africa be crushed permanently – Matthew. 21:42
14). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the wickedness of the wicked against this nation come to an end even as we pray now – Psalm. 7:9
15). Father, in the name of Jesus, vent your anger upon all the perpetrators of wanton killings in this nation, as you rain up on all them fire, brimstone and a horrible tempest, thereby granting permanent rest to the citizens of this nation – Psalm. 7:11, Psalm11:5-6
16). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree the rescue of South Africa from the powers of darkness contending against her destiny – Ephesians. 6:12
17). Father, in the name of Jesus, release your instruments of death and destruction against every agent of the devil set to destroy the glorious destiny of this nation – Psalm 7:13
18). Father, by the blood of Jesus, release your vengeance in the camp of the wicked and restore our lost glory as a nation. -Isaiah 63:4
19). Father in the name of Jesus, let every evil imagination of the wicked against this nation fall upon their own heads, resulting in the advancement of this nation – Psalm 7:9-16
20). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree speedy judgement against every force resisting the economic growth and development of this nation – Ecclesiastes. 8:11
21). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree supernatural turnaround for our nation South Africa. – Deuteronomy. 2:3
22). Father, by the blood of the lamb, we destroy every force of stagnation and frustration militating against the advancement of our nation South Africa. – Exodus 12:12
23). Father in the name of Jesus, we decree the re-opening of every closed door against the destiny of South Africa. -Revelation 3:8
24). Father in the name of Jesus and by the wisdom from above, move this nation forward in all areas thereby restoring her lost dignity. -Ecclesiastes.9:14-16
25). Father in the name of Jesus, send us help from above that will culminate in progress and development of this nation –Psalm. 127:1-2
26). Father, in the name of Jesus, arise and defend the oppressed in South Africa, so the land can be liberated from all forms of injustice. Psalm. 82:3
27). Father, in the name of Jesus, enthrone the reign of justice and equity in South Africa so as to secure her glorious destiny. – Daniel. 2:21
28). Father, in the name of Jesus, bring all the wicked to justice in this nation thereby establishing our lasting peace. – Proverbs. 11:21
29). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree the enthronement of justice in all the affairs of this nation thereby establishing peace and prosperity in the land. – Isaiah 9:7
30). Father, by the blood of Jesus, deliver South Africa from all forms of illegality, thereby restoring our dignity as a nation. -Ecclesiastes. 5: 8, Zechariah. 9:11-12
31). Father, in the name of Jesus, let your peace reign in South Africa by all means, as you silence all perpetrators of unrest in the land. -2Thessalonians 3:16
32). Father, in the name of Jesus, give us leaders in this nation that will usher the nation into realms of greater peace and prosperity. -1 Timothy 2:2
33). Father, in the name of Jesus, grant South Africa all-round rest and let this result in ever-increasing advancement and prosperity. – Psalm 122:6-7
34). Father, in the name of Jesus, we destroy every form of unrest in this nation, resulting in our economic growth and development. -Psalm. 46:10
35). Father, in the name of Jesus, let your covenant of peace be established over this nation South Africa, thereby turning her to an envy of the nations. -Ezekiel. 34:25-26
36).;Father, in the name of Jesus, let saviours arise in the land that will rescue the soul of South Africa from destruction- Obadiah. 21
37). Father, in the name of Jesus, send us leaders with the required skills and integrity that will lead this nation out of the woods – Psalm 78:72
38). Father, in the name of Jesus, position men and women endowed with the wisdom of God in places of authority in this country, thereby ushering this nation a new into realm of peace and prosperity- Genesis. 41:38-44
39). Father, in the name of Jesus, let only divinely positioned individuals take the reigns of leadership in this nation at all levels from henceforth – Daniel. 4:17
40). Father, in the name of Jesus, raise wise-hearted leaders in this country by whose hand the barriers standing against the peace and progress of this nation shall be taken out of the way- Ecclesiastes. 9:14-16
41). Father, in the name of Jesus, we come against the scourge of corruption in South Africa, thereby rewriting the story of this nation- Ephesians. 5:11
42). Father, in the name of Jesus, deliver South Africa from the hands of corrupt leaders, thereby restoring the glory of this nation- Proverbs. 28:15
43). Father, in the name of Jesus, raise an army of God-fearing leaders in this nation, thereby restoring our dignity as a nation- Proverbs 14:34
44). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the fear of God saturate the length and breadth of this nation, thereby removing shame and reproach from our nations – Isaiah. 32:15-16
45). Father, in the name of Jesus, turn your hand against the adversaries of this nation, that are blocking the way forward to our economic growth and development as a nation – Psalm. 7:11,Proverbs 29:2
46). Father, in the name of Jesus, supernaturally restore the economy of this nation and let this land be filled with laughter again – Joel 2:25-26
47). Father, in the name of Jesus, bring an end to the economic woes of this nation thereby restoring her past glory – Proverbs 3:16
48). Father, in the name of Jesus, break the siege over this nation, thereby terminating our age-long political turmoils – Isaiah. 43:19
49). Father, in the name of Jesus, set this nation free from the scourge of unemployment by stirring waves of industrial revolution in the land -Psalm.144:12-15
50). Father, in the name of Jesus, raise political leaders in this nation that will usher South Africa into a New realm of glory- Isaiah. 61:4-5
51). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the fire of revival continue to burn across the length and breath of this nation, resulting in the supernatural growth of the church – Zechariah. 2:5
52). Father, in the name of Jesus, make the church in South Africa a channel of revival across the nations of the earth – Psalm. 2:8
53). Father, in the name of Jesus, let the zeal of the Lord continue to consume the hearts of Christians across this nation, thereby taking more territories for Christ in the land -John.2:17, John. 4:29
54). Father, in the name of Jesus, turn every church in this nation into a revival centre, thereby establishing dominion of the saints in the land – Micah. 4:1-2
55). Father, in the name of Jesus, destroy every force militating against the growth of the church in South Africa, thereby leading to further growth and expansion – Isaiah. 42:14
56). Father, in the name of Jesus. let the 2023 elections in South Africa be free and fair and let it be void of election violence all through – Job 34:29
57). Father, in the name of Jesus, scatter every agenda of the devil to frustrate the electoral process in the forthcoming elections in South Africa- Isaiah 8:9
58). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree the destruction of every device of evil men to manipulate the 2023 elections in South Africa-Job 5:12
59). Father, in the name of Jesus, let there be hitch-free operations all through 2023 electoral process, thereby ensuring peace in the land- Ezekiel. 34:25
60). Father, in the name of Jesus, we come against every form of electoral malpractices in the forthcoming elections in South Africa, thereby averting post-election crisis – Deuteronomy. 32:4