Mali  

mali-flag Rank: 33
Score: 54/100
2013 Rank: 07
Leader: President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Government: Republic
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 17.3 million (442,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Christian Persecution in MaliAfter the French military intervention in January 2013, the threat of an Islamist takeover has been averted, at least temporarily, but the presence and infrastructure of Christianity in the north has been largely destroyed. Building up a Christian presence again will be difficult: the Christians who fled the north are afraid to return. Even though most Malian Christians (constituting less than 5% of the population) live in the south of the country, they feel threatened by Islamists in the north and fear of a new uprising remains.

PRAY:

  • For believers to be built up in their faith through Open Doors training seminars.
  • For wisdom for the new president in steering the country towards peace and stability.
  • For good harvests; the conflict has disrupted farming. In July 2013, 1.3 million people were in need of immediate food aid.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/misty.sundbeckgallahan Misty Sundbeck Gallahan

    Lord, I come to You thanking You for Your small church in Mali! Lord, it is so sad and troublesome that the future of this church is very dismal. We do not know what is going to happen but we know that You do. We know that You hold this country in Your hands. Lord, I pray for the people who are providing aid and relief to the refugees of Mali. Give them the wisdom to comfort and encourage these believers. I also pray that You would interevene on the international level and that the world would see how treacherous this situation is and stand against this cruelty towards Christians. Let their be peace and stability. Lord, I also pray that You would intervene in the tendency towards religious radicalization of Mali. If this continues, Your church could be ultimately expelled from this country. Please, Lord, hear our pleas and cries for the country of Mali. Show Your mighty works and miracles in this country so that the people and government of Mali will know that You are God alone! We humbly thank You for hearing and answering our prayers! In the Precious and Powerful Name of Jesus, Amen!!!!!!!

    • Jon Sites

      I am praying this along with you, Misty. And I pray, Father, that you would protect and comfort and strengthen the believers who are still in northern Mali. Blind the eyes and close the ears of those who would harm your children if they were to be known. We ask that, despite these atrocities, your church would grow in this country of Mali. In the name of Jesus and for Your glory, amen.

  • Victoria WAGNER

    Father God, Your children in Mali need You more than ever. Please send them help to providing aid and shelter to persecuted Christians who have fled to the south. I pray that international forces will intervene successfully against the occupation of the north, and restore peace and stability. I also pray that the tendency towards religious radicalization in Malian society would be reversed. I pray that in the western world we would be spared, in our cities, the wrath that some Muslim communities might inflict upon us as an act of revenge. Please Father, send Your Son to take us home to You. Let the breath of Your Holy Spirit sweep all over Mali and bring many into Your Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.hoshiwara Sharon Hoshiwara

    Father the wave of change and violence, fear and flight, is made of individuals with stories and needs and faith. I pray that You would have compassion and hear their cries. For the specific prayers they are uttering, I pray Your help in obvious and powerful ways. Encourage them, I pray that they are not alone, not defeated. For those who are able to take them in or offer them aid, I ask Your supernatural provision for the extra needs and burdens this places on them. Father, I pray that you would reach into the hearts of the most notorious enemies of Your children in northern Mali, convict them, call them, turn them to You and to repentance. I pray that Your people would continue there in the most unlikely of places, for Your glory! Amen.

  • Gloria Tomlinson

    The shoe boxes our church sent through Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child went to Mali this year! I will get the news out at our church and we will be praying!

  • Phillip

    LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, Our Father in heaven. You have created all things and LORD of all creation. Nothing is too hard for you and we know You can do all things. Yet You have called on us to pray for those who are suffering for in the body of Christ when one suffers, we all suffer. We lift up our brothers and sisters in Mali in prayer. LORD strengthen them to be strong in You to be Your witnesses to those who would persecute them and drive them from the land. For it is Your desire for everyone to know You and turn to You and be saved through faith in Jesus. LORD Your Church is under attack in the north and we ask that You would intercede for the sake of Your Great Name to let them know that You are God alone! And there is no Savior but You. Protect and provide for every need of the believers and their families. To the only GOD our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, dominion and authority before all time now and forever, amen.

  • Larry Lewis

    Almighty Father ,
    I pray that you will hear everyone’s prayers for the persecuted Christians who remain in northern Mali. I pray that you would soften the hearts of the Islamic rebels and terrorists and government officials, as only You can do, and pour out ” your Spirit on all flesh ” in this beautiful country.
    Father, I ask that you protect all Christians and strengthen them to become true witnesses to your Love. ” For love is stronger than hate ” and I believe You can work great miracles in this land that the ‘tides would be turned’ and there would be a Revival and Awakening of all Malians as never was before ! Let the Holy Spirit descend upon Mali with great fire !! In Jesus name I pray….

  • Amy

    Lord, I come to You this morning first thanking You for everyone in Mali who has come to accept You as Lord and Savior. You have done a work in this country and, regardless of what it may look like, You have not forsaken these lands. Thank You for continuing to work through difficult circumstances and even for allowing us to pray for Mali this morning so that Your work can continue there.

    First we want to pray for all of those who are providing aid, shelter, food, resources and supplies to persecuted Christians who have fled the North. I know that this is Your heart and that some of them are probably making major sacrifices in order to serve their persecuted brothers and sisters. I pray that You would provide every need for those giving aid – as they give, let it be given to them. I pray that supplies and resources given would bless our persecuted brothers and sisters and bring comfort to them. And I also pray that the watching world would see the generosity and love shown by “strangers” to our persecuted brothers and sisters – and that that love would draw the world around them to want to know Jesus.

    I pray for the Northern region of the country right now and I pray especially for peace and stability. I pray that international forces would intervene successfully and that Mali would be restored to a place of freedom. Give everyone wisdom concerning this situation – how to proceed, what to do and not to do. I pray for a softness of heart for all of the militant Mslms who have taken over the North and imposed Sharia law. NONE of them are too far for You no longer to be able to save them. What a testimony that would be!!

    And finally, we pray that You would reverse the trend in Mali towards religious radicalization. We pray that You would halt this movement and that the dynamic of the country would turn back towards freedom, especially in matters of religion. I know that You desire for people to come to You out of their own free will, so I pray that this would be the case. Please allow for freedom of religion to come back into this country and that militant anything would no longer be the norm and the trend. We ask all of this in Jesus’ name, amen.

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