In this four-minute video, African pastor Conrad Mbewe encourages us to make a place in our prayers for Africa. It is a diverse continent, which he divides into three major parts, with corresponding requests for prayer:
The Islamic North, where the church is persecuted: Pray for resilience and courage in the face of opposition and pressure.
Urban Africa, where there is increasing development, young professionals, and Western influence: Pray that God would keep the young, growing church’s focus on Jesus and his mission, rather than Western materialistic exports.
Rural Africa, where there is poverty and lack of basic amenities (like running water, electricity, and ease of communication): Pray that the church will not end up in syncretism, but embrace the gospel in all its purity, not as a covering for false religion.