- For the church to be refined and cleansed of idolatry.
- That God will unify the Togolese Church.
- That barriers of mistrust and denominationalism will be broken down.
- For indigenous mission agencies to establish themselves among the Muslim population.
- For an end to child trafficking, prostitution, and exploitation of the poor.
- That the people will see God’s glory and turn to Him.
Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Benin and Ghana
7 691 915 (2017 est.)
545 020 (2017)
LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
Father God, when we pray for Togo, we pray for the church to be refined by rooting out syncretism, false teaching, and idolatry. Lord, we ask that You will unify the Togolese Church and that barriers of mistrust and denominationalism will be broken down.
We pray for indigenous mission agencies to establish bases which send workers to an increasingly Muslim population. We also pray, Father, for an end to the evils of rampant child trafficking, prostitution, and exploitation of the poor.
Lord, we pray against idolatry and the grip of strong secret societies in Togo. Father, we ask that you will shine your light into Togo and that the people will see your glory. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
State of the Church
Because of bad infrastructure in Togo, many Pastors struggle to get to those in rural areas. Training is also a concern as many Christians mix their faith with traditional beliefs. There have been accounts of persecution against Christians especially in Northern provinces.
Togo formed part of the Slave Coast, from where captives were shipped abroad by European slavers during the 17th century. It became a German protectorate in the 1880’s. It was only at the start of World War 1 when Britain and France seized Togo. It was then divided between the two countries with the British ruling the western-part, which was later incorporated into Ghana.
In 1960 Togo received its independence from France. Their first president was assassinated in a military coup three years later which put the head of their armed forces Gnassingbe Eyadema into power.
Mr Eyadema lead the country until his death in 2005. A joint UN-Organisation of African Unity investigation into claims that hundreds of people were killed after controversial elections in 1998 concluded that the government was guilty of multiple human rights violations.
Togo held its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.
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- Operation World – http://www.operationworld.org/african-countries