In 1976 a few friends with a heartfelt burden for the continent of Africa started talking to God about this continent. They asked Him for help, counsel, guidance and enlightenment so that solutions might be found for the many problems in Africa. God responded in stating His purposes for Africa, giving prophesies, promises and instructions. Thus a House of Prayer was born… In the years to follow it expanded continentally and in 1985 The Africa House of Prayer was registered under the official name of Intercessors for Africa. Its headquarters at present is in Nairobi, Kenya.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land—all that the hail has left.”
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
The Locust Plague
14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them.
The East African and Horn of Africa region is facing a plague of desert locust. 20 counties in Kenya (of the 47), is being ravished by this evil army. Swarms of over 5 million locusts have been sighted, some covering 20 square kilometres moving into villages and settling on any green thing to eat. Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are severely affected and now the locusts are approaching Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Kindly stand in prayer against this scourge.
- We repent of all our sins against the Almighty and every way in which we have forsaken His ways, embraced idolatry and disobeyed His voice and warnings
- LORD forgive us and our leaders for pride, corruption, breaking of your covenants and walking contrary to your word
- We appeal through the sacrifice of your Son Our Lord Jesus Christ for mercy and forgiveness. Be merciful to our nations and forgive our sins that are right before you.
- We plead the blood of Jesus to atone for the sins of our nations; the people, the church and our leaders.
- Ask God to release His west wind to drive the locust back into the sea and bring relief to the people and especially the farmers.
- Pray that the hearts of the people shall turn back to God in this season
- Pray for the Monday 2nd March in Israel. Let God guide this nation to choose her leaders and may the LORD Jehovah be acknowledged in Israel.
PRAYING FOR THE NATIONS
Verse of the week ~
And the Lord turned a very strong west wind, which took the locusts away and blew them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the territory of Egypt.