Today we shall be engaging in prayer for the nation of Gambia. Officially named the republic of Gambia in 1965 after gaining independence from the colonial rule of the British government. Though, Gambia was first noticed by the Portuguese who had begun colonization of some African states even before the British empire could think of coming into Africa. However, the Portuguese lose grip over Gambia in 1765 and the British government took over the territory of Gambia.
Gambia is greatly surrounded by the republic Senegal, as a matter of fact, during the colonial rule, the country was named Senegambia. When the nation of Gambia gained independence in 1965 which put an end to colonization, the government was built on multi-party liberal, Dawda Jawara ruled the country from Independence till 1996 when a bloodless coup was staged which threw him out of office. Yahya Jammeh was installed as the president under an authoritarian system of government. However, the country became a full democratic one in 2016 when Adama Barrow won the election.
The economy of Gambia is strongly built on subsistence agriculture. It must be noted that any nation whose economy is built on subsistence agricultural practises is an underdeveloped country. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the poverty level in Gambia gallantly sit at 74% especially in the rural areas.
I have heard different cases of God not being fair in distribution of wealth to different countries on earth. Meanwhile, God is not partial nor biase, He has given every man the potential to make exceeding wealth from the available resources that He has provided. The difference between United States of America and some badly underdeveloped countries in Africa is just the people.
Having said that, the scripture made it known that God owns the heart of man and kings and He direct it like the flow of rivers. Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. If we all raise an altar of prayer for the nation of Gambia, God can change the heart of the people.
WHY YOU SHOULD PRAY FOR THE NATION OF GAMBIA
God said we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and those that love it shall prosper. Psalms 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Aside from the divine mandate to always pray for the peace of Jerusalem, it is also our collective duty to ensure that things are going well and fine in our society.
Should there be any abnormality in the society we live in, it is we the people who have refused to pray for the country that will still suffer the heavy blow of it. Judging by all these facts and reasons, it is important to raise an altar prayer for the nation of Gambia.
PRAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF GAMBIA
Africans are always swift to condemn government whenever things go wrong in the country. It is our collective duty to always pray for our leaders that they may succeed in office. Many a times, it becomes too difficult for nation leaders to confront the strong man holding down the success of the nation. The men at the corridor of authority also needs men of prayers who will pull down the stronghold of the enemy against the nation.
PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF GAMBIA
Rebellion and the act of defiant behaviour among people does not just spring out of them. It can only become permissible when the people are pushed to the war. Similar to the occurrence that happened in the book of 1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. The people that once chanted King David’s name, the people that once swore their allegiance to the rulership of King David now spake of stoning him to death. That is what can happen to people when the troubles and tribulations becomes unbearable. The people of Namibia needs prayer for the grace to be strong in this trying moments and Grace to remain with God without minding the present situation.
PRAY FOR THE ECONOMY OF GAMBIA
Many a times,we tend to forget that the spiritual controls the physical. We are ignorant of the fact that nothing happens in the physical unless it has been finalised in the realms of the spirit.
That’s why we are so swift to turn to experts in economics whenever there is an abnormality in the state of our economy, forgetting that their is a God of all possibility that can do exceedingly even far beyond our expectations. While saying a prayer for the nation of Gambia, let’s try to remember the economy. If the economy of a nation is good, the people will prosper, there will be no hindrance for becoming successful for every individual in that country.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
The scripture says and the light shine so bright that the darkeness comprehend it not. The churches in Gambia must have the illuminating light of Christ. A light that will make people see their potentials in Christ Jesus, a light that will penetrate the understanding the people which will bring them to the realization that God have a better plans for them.
Also, there is a need for a new breed of worshippers. This can only be achieved through the fire of revival that will spread across the length and breath of the nation.
Without much ado, we won’t be doing a great help for humanity alone when we say a prayer for the nation of Gambia, we will always be fulfilling God’s purpose for lives to be a nation of Priests of God.
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 Gambia from every force of destruction arrayed against her – 2 Kings. 19:35,Psalm. 34:7
9). Father, in the name of Jesus, save Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia. – 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 Gambia. – Exodus 12:12
23). Father in the name of Jesus, we decree the re-opening of every closed door against the destiny of Gambia. -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 Gambia, 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 Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia, 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 Gambia 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 Gambia, thereby rewriting the story of this nation- Ephesians. 5:11
42). Father, in the name of Jesus, deliver Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia, thereby leading to further growth and expansion – Isaiah. 42:14
56). Father, in the name of Jesus. let the 2021 elections in Gambia 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 Gambia- Isaiah 8:9
58). Father, in the name of Jesus, we decree the destruction of every device of evil men to manipulate the 2021 elections in Gambia-Job 5:12
59). Father, in the name of Jesus, let there be hitch-free operations all through 2021 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 Gambia, thereby averting post-election crisis – Deuteronomy. 32:4