Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Leaders competing for power and ethnic groups at great odds with one another are causing conflict in multiple countries across the desert lands of northern African. Local citizens are caught in the civil unrest. Prices of basic provisions and food are skyrocketing. Many are displaced from their homes. It all seems very hopeless. The problems are complex, involving historical disagreements, family feuds, and complicated economic issues. What can be done? You can pray. Pray for determined leaders to be willing to come to the table and discuss their differences. Pray for them to consider the welfare of their countries’ citizens. Pray for the basic infrastructure of communication, transportation, electricity, water, and healthcare to be reestablished. Pray for economic recovery. Pray for families to be able to return home. Pray for peace. “O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth” (Psalm 54:2 ESV).