During the 40 days of Lent I’m committed to praying each day for Christians in the 40 countries where the cost of being a follower of Christ is highest. I invite you to do the same. The information on the prayer needs of each country comes from a combination of Open Doors, Barnabas Fund and Operation World.
Praying for Zanzibar
A semi autonomous region of Tanzania; Zanzibar is comprised of the three islands of Unguja, Tumbatu and Pemba which are 97 per cent Muslim.
There is no church on Tumbatu Island and most churches on Unguja Island are for expatriates. Islamic extremism continues to grow, causing problems for Christians yet at the same time causing many to seek Jesus. Registration of churches remains difficult. Believers still struggle to gain access to jobs and education. Reaching Muslims with the gospel remains very difficult.
- That Christians will boldly reach out in love to Muslims with the gospel
- For wisdom for church leaders in leading their congregations
- Praise God for growing unity among churches and pray that it will be carefully guarded