- For successful education and AIDS prevention programs.
- That churches might be better equipped to face challenges regarding HIV and AIDS.
- For the poor to obtain Bibles and theological training.
- For unity within diverse denominations and generations in Malawi.
Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique
18 298 679 (2017 est.)
other Christian 41.9%
None 0.5% (2015 est.)
1 670 839 (2017)
LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS:
Population of city:
3.77% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Majority religion in city:
Lord, as we pray for Malawi, we pray for victory in the widespread battle against AIDS and for successful education and prevention programs such as the “Why Wait” program. We pray that churches might be better equipped and envisioned to face AIDS with effective ministries.
Lord Jesus, we also pray for financial resources so that the poor can obtain Bibles, Christian literature, and theological training. We pray for peace and stability to remain so that the Gospel can continue to penetrate further into all sectors of society. We also pray for unity within diverse denominations in Malawi, and for many to come to genuine faith. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
State of the Church
The church has grown a lot in the last 20 years. The eastern side of the lake, previously unreached, has seen multiple churches being established. The Malawian church spends most of their money on evangelizing efforts and assisting families that struggle with HIV and Aids.
Many churches in Malawi has taken responsibility to help their people rebuild after the floods by distributing food and providing shelter. The Malawian church is however still in need of training and resources for pastors.
Here are some of the prayers and encouragement that the Southern African church sent to the church of Malawi:
Prayers and Scriptures from believers in South Africa to the people of Malawi
Psalm 125:3 AMP
“For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the [uncompromisingly] righteous, lest the righteous (God's people) stretch forth their hands to iniquity and apostasy.”
I'm trusting God to lift up the hands of all the believers in Malawi so that the testimonies that arise from this will spread and touch the hearts of many feeling hopeless! I pray for miracles in this time so God's glory will be exalted!
1 Samuel 2:8 AMP
“He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with nobles and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He has set the world upon them.”
John 11:4 AMP
“When Jesus received the message, He said, This sickness is not to end in death; but [on the contrary] it is to honor God and to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through (by) it.”
"God will give them beauty for ashes and turn it into glorious ruins! Amen”
“Lord Jesus, I pray that You will intervene in the situation in Malawi. Father, will you please open the way for relief to be effective and for people to experience You as their Provider. Also please be with the MIA team as they are meeting with the Malawian pastors and leaders to establish a plan to help. I ask that You will guide their thinking and help them to come up with plans that will ultimately glorify Your Name. In Jesus Name, Amen.”
Psalm 42 and 43
They shall sing praises to God again. He is their Helper and their God.
To those who might have become hardened in their hearts:
"I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God." - Ezekiel 11:19-21
"My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."
Hein (Greece) -
“Father. I thank you for your love for the people of Malawi. I thank you also for the gift of rain. Sometimes it is needed and other times it is in abundance. We know that you are in control in both situations, so we will still shout your praises and lift our voices to glorify your Name. We are dependent on you. We do not only look to you for what you can do for us, but we look to you to find your face, for who you are. Please help us and the people of Malawi, to see your face in these times. Help them to trust you and forgive them if they doubted your great name during these times. You are still their Father and you are still their provider. You say in your word that everything will come to the greater good for those who love you, and we know that there are people in Malawi that love you. You are in control, you are our Father. Come to the rescue of those in Malawi that are calling out your name. We pray this, so that one day the body of Christ can rejoice together for we have survived the hardships here on earth. We praise your name, Jesus, the Son of God and we pray that your name would be glorified in all this. Thank you Father. Amen.”
“Almighty Father, I pray that your love and protection will become a reality for each person suffering after the floods destroyed so many houses and villages in Malawi. Please help the people that you have chosen to assist and I pray that You will be visible in each of these persons. Amen.”
“To my brothers and sisters in Malawi, we are praying and trusting the Lord with you in these difficult times. We pray the Lord restores what has been lost and blesses you with much more, you are in our hearts and the Lord holds everything in his hands. God bless you.”
“Father, I pray that you would give Your angels charge concerning Your people in Malawi. I pray that they would find hope and encouragement to persevere in this difficult time, and also to be witnesses of Your light, in the midst of the trials that they are facing. I pray that you would strengthen their hearts and give them practical wisdom to protect them from the effects of the natural disasters, and also give them super-natural protection from calamity. In Jesus Name.”
Father, I pray for my brothers and sister in the flooded areas. It is my prayer, Father, that you will give them the strength to carry on and to keep their eyes focused on You and You alone. Father, what happened in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar is not something that I wish for anyone, but I know that you have a bigger plan and that you will reveal Yourself through this to those who are willing to seek Your face in the midst of all of this. I pray for the churches in the affected communities and also in the other Southern African countries, Father, that they will stand together and use this situation to portray unity. I pray this only in Your beautiful name. Amen.
My prayer for you guys comes from Psalm 145:14-21:
"The Lord sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in due time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and save them. The Lord keeps all who love Him but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless His holy Name forever and ever."
Just wanted to encourage you with Ps 29:10,11
God WILL NOT leave you nor forsake you! I pray for more help to assist the country of Malawi in their current crisis. I pray for peace in homes and I pray that the LOVE of GOD will overwhelm Malawi in this desperate time.
Malawi was once part of the Maravi Empire. It was a Sotho monarchy under the Mogale clan. The present-day name “Malawi” is said to be derived from “Maravi” which means; fire flames.
Malawi was first a British protectorate and later received its independence in 1964 when Pres. Kamazu Banda took to power. During his 30 year rule, Banda constituted a one party rule. Since he was ousted in 1994, democracy has become the foundation of politics in the country. Since then Democracy has become the foundation of politics in the country.
Its single major natural resource, agricultural land, is under severe pressure from rapid population growth. However, the government's program of fertilizer subsidies has dramatically boosted output in recent years, making Malawi a net food exporter.
Most Malawians rely on subsistence farming, but the food supply situation is precarious and the country is prone to natural disasters of both extremes - from drought to heavy rainfalls - putting it in constant need of thousands of tonnes of food aid every year.
In early 2015 Malawi experienced unprecedented floods which saw more than 200 000 people displaced, after the cyclone, Chedza, hit the eastern part of Africa. Many people lost their homes and ability to provide for their families as the agricultural ground was lost.
Malawi has recently come under fire for the killings of people with albinism. These people's body parts are used for rituals mostly done by witch-doctors.
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