Prayer Point

September 2019 prayer point: Sudan

Prayers requested as a case against eight leaders of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) has been re-opened.

In May 2017 the SCOC protested against the government policy of confiscating church property and eight church leaders were arrested for their part in the protest. In August 2018 the judge ruled in their favour and ordered that their property should be returned to them.  However the Sudanese authorities appealed and now the Supreme Court has decided a new criminal trial should proceed. The Ministry of Guidance and Religious Endowments holds the relevant documents for the case and is thought to be biased against religious minorities: they banned construction of churches in Khartoum.

Please pray for:

  • The Lord to intervene and for justice.
  • Endurance and wisdom for the body of Christ in Sudan in the face of government persecution.
  • An end to the violence and unrest following the ousting of former president Omar Alan Bashir.