As food becomes more and more scarce, pray that their physical hunger will remind the Lokwa of their spiritual hunger, and that they will turn to the Bread of Life to satisfy them (John 6:35).
Pray for the day there would be a community of Lokwa believers who know the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25), and are able to spread the Gospel among their own tribe and among neighbouring tribes.
Pray for the Lokwa; that they would be able to sing of God’s strength and of His love as He becomes their fortress and refuge in times of trouble (Psalm 59:16).
Pray that God would be gracious to the Lokwa, and that the Lokwa would turn and put their faith in Him so that all of the surrounding tribes may be blessed through them as they share the Gospel with those around them (Psalm 67).
Pray that during this dry season, the Lokwa would cry out to God, and that He would deliver them. Ask the Provider that He would provide Living Water that will satisfy their thirsty (Psalm 107:4-9)
As insecurity seems to be a part of living in South Sudan, pray that the Lokwa would know the Rock as a firm place to stand amidst all of the turmoil. Pray that they would know their Maker personally (Psalm 95) and look to Him for their strength.
The Lokwa continue to struggle with little communication coming from the area. The church leaders seem to have stepped up and run the church with no pastor. Please pray for the people to not only remain rooted and abiding in Christ, but reaching out to others with the message of salvation.
The Lokwa live in an area troubled by the surrounding tribes, the closeness of the Ugandan border, and the road that runs through it. It seems to swing like a pendulum from relatively safe to very unsafe. Constantly swinging. Many have left the area, gone to refugee camps and other countries which offer protection, including the pastors and their families. Please pray for peace so that people may be able to safely return to their homes and try and get their lives back to some form of normality.
The area where the Lokwa people live is still constantly facing troubles and conflict, as there are a few tribes that are forced to live together in this area. Hunger causes many to turn to sinful behaviour. Please pray for this people group that as they hear the Word of God faithfully being preached to them, that peace would return once more, in their hearts as they are united with Christ, and in the area in which they live.
The area around where these people live has become increasingly unstable as the civil and tribal war has spread. Hunger affects so many of the people too. So with the senseless fighting, comes more and more attacks on the roads, on the villages and people. Please pray for peace to return to this troubled area. Pray that they would be able to concentrate on planting and cultivating crops, not on fighting, and be able to feed themselves once again.