Awaken SA

Awakening the Church – Godly Government – Restoring Society

20 May – 9 June 2024

Calling the Body of Christ to 21 days of night-and-day

prayer and fasting for South Africa.

Why this initiative? The ever increasing-violence, immorality and corruption in our nation in recent years remain a concern to many. It is said that 80% of the population of South Africa professes to be Christian, but society does not reflect the fruit of the Gospel. Even as our nation prepares itself to vote for a new government on the 29th of May 2024, many feel desperate and hopeless that things will change.

William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army, had this to say about our generation:

“I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”

This is a call for desperate prayer for our nation. Desperate prayer comes when we face reality at the point where, humanly possible, there is NO WAY OUT.


“Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him. Joel 2:12-14 NKJV

IFSA (Intercessors for South Africa) is a forum of various national prayer networks, calling every Christian, every local church, every denomination to a season of desperate prayer for South Africa.

Awakening the Church

Godly Government

Restoring Society

We invite you to consider the following:

·       Corporate Prayer Gatherings – Consider hosting one corporate prayer gathering every week in your local church or community. (Video: Why pray?)

·       24-7 Praying Churches – Consider having a 24-7 Prayer Chain with 24 believers praying every hour of the same day as your corporate gathering. Register your church/group here:

·       Fasting and Prayer – We invite every believer to fast and pray during these 21 days. Consider skipping one meal per day. (Article: Fasting and prayer – a biblical discipline)

·       National Prayer Gatherings (Zoom link to follow soon)

20 May – 9 June

The Prayer Guide can be found under the Resources/Media section of this website and downloaded.  (A printable version is also available)