Week 27 – Governmental Prayer Watch

25 Nov  – 1 December 2019: Click here to download Week 27 Prayer Points

  1. STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES

Scripture:  Titus 1: 7  “For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach.

1 Cor4 4:2  “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. Financial mismanagement at state owned enterprises has reached epic proportions.  Irregular expenditure in provincial and national state-owned enterprises runs into billions of Rands according to the Auditor General’s report.  This will necessarily lead to a need for more financial assistance from government.  This culture of bad financial management needs to be addressed.  God’s call for us intercessors is to call forth overseers in management that is above reproach and who is trustworthy. Let’s prophetically proclaim healthy financial management transformation.

  1. SAA

Scripture:  Prov. 13:10  “Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Prov 12:15  “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”

The debilitating strike action at SAA has been ongoing for a week, with the SAA on the brink of collapse and payment of salaries in jeopardy.  Wisdom is needed to address the issues that gave rise to the strike action. God is calling on the leadership in the strike action both on the employer – side as well as the union side to go into these negotiations with humility and wisdom, so that the decision ultimately reached will benefit all parties.  Pride on either side will hamper this process. Let’s pray for wise and Godly advisors to all parties involved.  And that Minister P Gordon be shrouded in Godly wisdom like Solomon to resolve this dispute, which is very much in the international eye.

  1. DROUGHT

 Scripture:  Deut 11:14 “He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil.”

 1 Sam 12:17-18 “I will call upon the Lord that He may send thunder and rain…..So Samuel called upon the Lord and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day.”

 Hebrews 13:16  “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

The United nations estimates that more than 11 million people now face crisis level food security due to the ongoing drought in South Africa.

Let us be thankful for the rain that has fallen in places in South Africa.  However, to address food – security the Lord is very clear that we need to petition Him for the early and the latter rain; to as a nation call upon Him for rain and to trust Him to send the rain in season so that the harvest will be great. Let us keep praying for our farmers and that the hearts of people and businesses will be open to do good and share with these farmers and communities in need.  Let us as a nation go over into action.