Intercessors for South Africa (IFSA) is calling the Body of Christ to join a 21-day prayer and fasting initiative, Awaken SA, from May 19 to June 9.

With societal concerns including violence and corruption, IFSA aims to awaken the Church, promote godly governance, and restore society. The Awaken SA initiative launches 10 days before South Africans go to the polls on May 29 and focusses on awakening the Church, godly government, and restoring society, says IFSA.

Explaining its motivation for the urgent call to prayer, IFSA says: “The ever increasing-violence, immorality, and corruption in our nation in recent years remain a concern to many. It is said that 80% of the population of South Africa professes to be Christian, but society does not reflect the fruit of the Gospel.

Even as our nation prepares itself to vote for a new government on the 29th of May 2024, many feel desperate and hopeless that things will change.

This is a call for desperate prayer for our nation. Desperate prayer comes when we face reality at the point where, humanly possible, there is no way out but God.”

AWAKEN SA prayer options
IFSA urges SA Christians to consider the following options for participating in the Awaken SA campaign:

  • Corporate Prayer Gatherings — Consider hosting one corporate prayer gathering every week in your local church or community.
  • 24-7 Praying Churches — Consider having a 24-7 Prayer Chain with 24 believers praying every hour of the same day as your corporate gathering. Register your church/group here.
  • Fasting and Prayer — We invite every believer to fast and pray during these 21 days. Consider skipping one meal per day.
  • National Prayer Gatherings on May 21, 28 and June 4 — Zoom link to follow soon

Click here for a detailed prayer guide.

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Date published: 05/05/2024

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