Over 2014, Bangladesh was relatively calm politically. However, since January this year, there has been increasing tensions between the government and opposition parties. These tensions were sparked when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government banned an opposition demonstration, arresting hundreds of activists and confining the opposition leader Khaleda Zia to her office. This led to opposition groups declaring an indefinite blockade of road, rail and river transport.
- Pray for Bangladesh, for peace in the country and for a speedy and peaceful resolution to the political stand-off.
- Pray for the blockade to be lifted so that trade can begin again and people can go back to work.
- Pray for Bangladesh Christians to be ministers of peace and hope in their communities.
Psalm 46, vs 5 and 10: God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. ‘Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.’
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