The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) joins the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), its regional member body representing more than 200 million Christians in over 45 countries, in calling on churches to pray and intercede for Sudan amid the ongoing violence.
The following is the statement that AEA released earlier today:
The Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) is deeply concerned about the escalating violence in Sudan, particularly the clashes between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the army in Khartoum. According to reports, the clashes have been ongoing for the third day, leading to multiple deaths and injuries. The conflict has resulted in the restriction of movement, leaving many with no escape routes and increasing humanitarian vulnerabilities and civilian casualties.
As Evangelicals, we believe in the power of prayer and urge the church to intercede for Sudan during this difficult time. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Sudan, who are experiencing the effects of this conflict first-hand.
We pray for peace to be restored in Sudan, for the safety and protection of all its citizens, and for the conflicting parties to pursue peaceful solutions to the ongoing crisis. We also pray for comfort and healing for those who have lost loved ones and for the injured to receive the medical care they need. We call on the African Union in collaboration with the international community to support Sudan in finding a lasting solution to the ongoing crisis and to address root causes of the conflict.
Let us unite in prayer for Sudan and ask for God’s intervention in this situation.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13)
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