COUNTRY OF THE WEEK.
Population : 20,617,068 million
Official Language: French Language
Religion : The north is associated with Islam as the dominant religion ( mostly Sunni Muslims )and the south with Christianity as the second-largest religion in the country and Other indigenous religious groups include Buddhisst, Bahaist, followers of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and Bossonist, who follow traditions of the Akan ethnic group.
Location : is a country in West Africa ,It borders the countries Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana; its southern boundary is along the Golf of Guinea .
1. Pray for the Church in Côte d’Ivoire to bring comforting words of peace and hope and be a beacon of light in the surrounding darkness. . Please pray for the church to get the word out to all to have an encounter with the Lord and for many people to be restored, strengthened, encouraged, empowered and have an expectancy from the Lord.
2. Pray for those working in creative access areas, whether working with Muslims in open countries or among multiple religious ethnicities .Pray that God will use activity centers, English lessons, cooking lessons, music lessons, or other creative means to allow Christians to interact with non-Christians. Pray in all these interactions the light of Christ will shine through and people will desire to know the God that lives in Christ-followers. Pray workers will be "wise as serpents" and "harmless as doves" in their interactions.
3. Pray and Ask the Lord to provide wisdom and discernment for leaders to return to dialogue and that those who are caught in the crossfire of threats will be comforted and find strength through the power of Christ our Lord.
4. Pray for the key Christian leaders in Cote d’Ivoire that they may be able to invite and unite as many pastors from many if not all the denominations in their area. Please pray for openness and unity for all the church leaders. Pray for encouragement, healing and refreshing for the Christians after years of violent civil strife. Pray for unity among the Pastors and leaders. A renewal of hope, passion and vision for the church in Ivory Coast