Lord God, we pray for the Economic Community of West African States as the group works toward the implementation of a single-currency system. With the desire to boost economic development in the West African region and improve cross-border trade, the proposed ECO will also help to address other regional monetary problems, such as the difficulty in converting some of its currencies and the lack of independence of central banks. We know this massive undertaking also faces some key issues, like the imbalance between participating nations’ economies. We pray for the leaders of these West African nations as they seek the best solution for their region. Grant them wisdom, foresight, analysis, unity, and selflessness as they seek solutions to some of the region’s economic woes. May these countries find a way to help each of them grow healthier. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.