Pray for Sudan

CNN's Brian Todd released a report of the situation in Sudan, where a cease-fire between the Muslim government in the north and southern Christian rebels is taking hold after 21 years and more than two million lives lost.

Todd says, "Now in the Darfur region, three provinces in western Sudan, so many disasters are converging at once: starvation, refugee crisis, intense combat and charges of mass murder, mass graves, systematic rape and ethnic cleansing."

Andre Natsois, a U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator, describes it as "the worst humanitarian disaster in the world right now."

Jerry Fowler of the Committee on Conscience at the Holocaust Memorial Museum says, "There is a grave threat of genocide, in Darfur, right now."

Since the fighting in Darfur started just a little more than a year ago, the United Nations and USAID estimate at least 10,000 people have been killed, some 400 villages have been burned to the ground and one million people displaced, with about 100,000 of them spilling over the border into neighboring Chad.

"There's really no way of knowing how they are going to survive in the coming months, when they have no means of caring for themselves," says Samantha Power of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Jerry Fowler of the Committee on Conscience asks, "Ten years from now, will we look back and say Darfur was another failure, will we say that we responded in a way that we didn't respond to the Holocaust and we didn't respond to Rwanda?"

1 Samuel 2:9 (NLT) says, "(The Lord) lifts the poor from the dust - yes, from a pile of ashes! He treats them like princes, placing them in seats of honor. For all the earth is the Lord's and He has set the world in order."

We need to pray that the Lord sets the Sudan in order...

Please pray:

1. That President Umar al Basir would be open to the Word of God and come to know Christ.

2. That violence against Christians would stop and that many Muslims would come to Christ.

3. For the power of God to move in the region and establish peace.

4. For humanitarian aid to flow into the region without hindrances from the government of Sudan.

5. For the silencing of radical Muslims and rebel groups and that a cease fire would be permanent.

Sources: and Window International Network