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Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in western Africa. A former French colony, the name Burkina Faso means "Land of Incorruptible People." About nine-tenths of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture or livestock raising. Difficult economic conditions, made worse by severe intermittent droughts, have provoked considerable migration from rural to urban areas within Burkina Faso and neighboring countries. Furthermore, Burkina Faso is located in a region where Islamist groups have a vast and growing influence.

The central government is fragile, particularly in the east of the country, where Islamic law is informally implemented by Jihadi groups that have gained control. On January 23rd, 2022, Burkina Faso's army announced on state television that it had ousted President Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government, and closed its borders. The announcement described Kabore's inability to unite the West African nation and effectively respond to critical challenges, including the Islamist insurgency.

Now is the time to stand for Burkina Faso and pray for the church in the country to stand firm and cling fast to the imperishable, undefiled, and unfading inheritance waiting for the "Incorruptible ones" in heaven. Ouagadougou, pronounced wa-ga-du-gu, is the capital and largest town of Burkina Faso.

Prayer Emphasis

Pray for the spread of the Gospel and for multiplying house churches among the Bambara, Eastern Maninkakan, and Jula people.
Pray for the gospel SURGE teams for wisdom, protection, and courage as they plant churches.
Pray for the advancement of God's Kingdom throughout the 5 languages of this city.
Pray for a mighty movement of prayer to be birthed in Ouagadougou that multiplies throughout the country.
Pray for a resurrection of God's divine purpose for this city.

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