The Coup in Sudan: Our Response
We’ve witnessed an enormous event in Sudan. Here is our response.
Early this morning the Sudanese army placed Sudan president Omar al-Bashir under house arrest and conducted a military coup. For clarity, I am referencing Sudan, not South Sudan.
At Empower One, we steer clear of the political aspects of this potentially enormous development. Our focus is the gospel and the local church. But so you know, some estimate that 97 percent of the population identifies as Muslim. The Bashir-led government instituted Islamic, sharia law and in most cases were hostile to Christianity.
Our position is that we love the Sudanese, and our hope for them, like our hope for the whole world, is to know the transformative love of Jesus Christ.
We want to ask one thing of you today in light of this event: Please take just a minute and pray for what comes next in Sudan. We don’t know what will happen, but let’s ask God for peace and for many to:
Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near; (Isaiah 55:6)
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. (1 Tim. 2:1-3)