International Network of Christian Intercessors presents: Praying for global peace and concerns. (Thursday, June 27, 2013)

Pray for the father of Africa: Nelson Mandela (Madiba)

  • 1918 Born in the Eastern Cape
  • 1944 Joined African National Congress
  • 1956 Charged with high treason, but charges dropped
  • 1962 Arrested, convicted of sabotage, sentenced to five years in prison
  • 1964 Charged again, sentenced to life
  • 1990 Freed from prison
  • 1993 Won Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1994 Elected first black president
  • 1999 Stepped down as leader

Deuteronomy 33:12

King James Version (KJV)

12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

  1. Give thanks for the continent of Africa, a beautiful land specially created by God and abundantly blessed.
  2. Bless the Lord for the peculiar people of Africa; they are wonderfully and fearfully created.
  3. Bless the Lord for the struggles of this continent; they are not for evil but for greater glory.
  4. Thank the Lord for the life of Nelson Mandela who fought relentlessly, alongside with others, to free South Africa from racial discrimination and oppression.
  5. Pray that as Madiba, the giant of Africa passes through the valley of the shadow of death, he will fear no evil.
  6. Pray that this greatly beloved of God will find repose in the everlasting arms of his Creator.
  7. Pray for the perfect will of God concerning Mandela. Only the will of God will be done as we struggle to believe that this maybe a call to eternity.
  8. With God, all things are possible, God can still turn our despair to hope!
  9. Do not weep for Mandela, celebrate his exemplary life.
  10. Pray for unity in his immediate family and amongst relatives, community, church and the nation.