Zimbabwe today is a land of electoral confusion, political violence, economic meltdown, ravaged by hunger and HIV.
The list of prayer needs is as lengthy as the noughts on the country’s inflation figures.
All of which underscores the importance of this Sunday - World Day of Prayer for Zimbabwe.
Christians of every denomination in every nation are being called upon to focus their prayers – in churches, halls, homes or elsewhere – on the country’s critical situation.
The prayer of the organisers is to rescue Zimbabwe from violence, election fraud, oppression and corruption, and to bring about peace, compassion, honesty, justice, democracy and freedom from fear and want.
Bob Stumbles, from the Anglican Diocese of Harare, said, `May a continual strong stream of prayer and supplication flow up to the Lord on behalf of all the people on this day of prayer, exhorting his divine intervention throughout the nation.’
Methodist Churches in the Swansea & Gower Circuit have been joining in this day of prayer today.