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Global intercessors, Highlife Foundation rolls out three months prayer for Africa

By William Milasi

A non-denominational prayer network Global Intercessors and Higherlife Foundation, an African social investment organisation have rolled out a three month prayer for the African continent.

A statement released confirmed that the two organisations have, “begun a 90-day prayer for the continent.”

The prayers dubbed Lift-UP Africa Campaign which has been localised to Zimbabwe since 2021 has now been expanded to include the continent’s 54 countries.

According to the statement prayer leaders from different denominations and countries will lead the 30-minute daily prayer sessions, at 6:30 am and 8:30 pm.

“The morning prayer session will focus on elections in Zimbabwe. The evening leg will touch on an array of issues, including the continent’s economy, youth, trade and industry, among other areas in need of intercession raised by participants,” the statement read.

The campaign will be running through the Global Intercessors Facebook Page and via Zoom form Monday 23 January, to Saturday, 22 April.

Meanwhile, in between session, there is a 24-hour prayer platform, where those in need of prayers can log in anytime to fellowship with fellow intercessors.

Tsitsi Masiyiwa Co-Chair for the Higherlife Foundation explained the idea behind the Lift-Up Africa Campaign.

“Africa is on the brink of greatness with economic growth, a booming population, increased peace, and cutting edge technology on the rise, but to truly reach our potential, we need to come together in prayer and lift up the continent to the heavens. James 5 vs 16 tells us that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Now imagine the impact of thousands of people United in purpose and faith, lifting up Africa during these 90 days of prayer. We will be praying for every region of Africa, North, East, West, Central and Southern. We will be lifting up our aspirations for economic development, the youth, and the upcoming elections in Zimbabwe and our theme scripture for this campaign is taken from Jeremiah 29 vs 10-14, which reminds us that God has a plan for us, a hope, and a future that we should pray for peace and prosperity.

“For as Jesus says in Mathew 18 vs 20, For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them. So, let us come together in his name, in faith and with the guidance of our theme scripture, and watch as our prayers bring about powerful change in Africa,” she said.

The Lift-Up Africa Campaign started in January 2021 as a prayer for Zimbabwe during the second Covid -19 wave, during which deaths were spiking and, the country was under a hard lockdown.

The campaign has however, since grown beyond Zimbabwe, to become a ral;lying point for African Christians to intercede on different issues affecting the continent.

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