This week we are praying for Ghana. Give thanks for the fact it is a relatively peaceful and prosperous African nation, but pray for its continued stability. Islam is spreading rapidly from the north, and there is an aggressive attempt being made to conquer the country. Praise God that the church is strong and has a rich history, but pray that the gospel will impact the next generation: 40% of the population is under 15.
Christian missionary work began in Ghana in 1828. Today about 63% of Ghanaians call themselves Christians, yet many are nominal in their faith. A dual spirituality influenced by traditional African religions challenges much of the church. The strong Muslim presence in the north of Ghana has launched an aggressive outreach to the rest of the country and is making serious inroads. Current economic struggles have put people in need and many are open to receiving the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ghanaians under the age of 15, representing over 40% of the nation’s population, are spiritually open and when reached could have a profound impact on the Ghanaian church. (Prayercast)
PRAYER POINTS (Prayercast)
• Pray for the rapid spread of Islam to be thwarted.
• Pray for those who claim to be Christian but who do not have an authentic faith to be transformed by the power of the true gospel.
• Pray for the Ghanaian church to develop a missions vision for the unreached villages of the north and beyond.