Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Call for Prayer and Fasting for the Nation of Sudan

ICC in The Hague has issued its decision concerning the Prosecution application of 14 July 2008 for the issuance of a warrant of arrest against President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan. We appeal to the Sudanese nation and friends of Sudan to stand with us in the gap at this time to intercede for deliverance and peace. Please pray with us for:
The Church in Sudan.

Khartoum city

The president, ministers, premiers, members of Parliament, provincial authorities, mayors, advisors, ambassadors and government officials.

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

The Darfur situation.

The country of Sudan as a whole.

Foreigners in the country.
There are several possible scenarios that might happen in the following weeks. Here are 3 that have been written about:
1) Scenario one—President Bashir opts for confrontation with the international community: By intensifying the aggressive crackdown in Darfur that he began in Muhajiriya in advance of the warrant, increasing aerial bombardments of civilians, restricting or expelling humanitar­ians and peacekeepers, stepping up support for Chadian rebels, threatening to withdraw from the CPA, or backtracking on counterterrorism cooperation, Bashir could force the interna­tional community to take more assertive action or back down
2) Scenario two- Internal pressure forces Bashir from office: Given the mounting pressure from within, Bashir could decide to peacefully step aside and cede control to a new NCP candidate, who would participate in the upcoming national elections. Alternatively, rivals within the party could attempt to take power by force.
3) Scenario 3- Bashir stalls for time: After years of what the new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice calls “bluster and retreat,” by the international community, Bashir may well calculate that the pressure arising from the arrest warrant will eventually dissipate.

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