Order a Prayer Lantern Day 4: pray for AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan is situated in a volatile region and has been for centuries. Elections, which were widely seen as being overshadowed by fraud, ballot-rigging and violence, took place in June 2014. The former foreign minister and ethnic Tajik, Abdullah Abdullah, acknowledged his defeat and accepted Ashraf Ghani as the new president. He was then announced CEO of the country, a position nowhere to be found in the Afghan constitution. The capturing of the provincial capital Kunduz by Taliban forces in September 2015, the first provincial capital falling to complete Taliban rule since 2001, sent shockwaves through the country, even if their rule was short-lived and the city was retaken just days later. That the Taliban publically called on the Islamic State not to enter its territory, not to become a competitor and – bluntly spoken – to stay off their turf, shows an increasing nervousness among the Islamic radical groups. Some groups have reportedly already splintered and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. PRAY Pray that Christ’s light would shine in Afghanistan, the world’s largest opium producer. Pray that the gospel would penetrate the ranks of the Taliban. Pray for converts from Islam who have been forced into hiding for their faith in Christ.READ 1 Corinthians 12:12-13Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.