Day 1

JANUARY | 2023

India

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

India, we bless you in Jesus’ Name, that He may pour out a full measure of His love over you. Full and overflowing; that many will experience the extravagant love of God and know that He is for India, not against her.

 

As India takes over the presidency of the G20 institution, bless the leadership with wisdom and integrity.

 

Bless the many churches who have increased their prayer and worship over their nation during the last few years. Pray this will increase even as the world emerges from the pandemic.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, we lift up India to you and are thankful that you have not forgotten this nation, but that you know each person by name (The Bible, 2 Peter 3:9).

 

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The world’s second most populous country, India offers a vast array of languages and cultures. India gave birth to Hinduism but hosts the world’s second-largest Muslim population. For the fourth year in a row, India is in the 2022 World Watch List’s top 10 countries with the worst Christian persecution. Under the leadership of the hard-line Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and then the pandemic, life became even harder for Indian Christians. Many were denied aid and struggled to provide for their families. But, God is using these same believers to be His agents of love and compassion. Mission organizations vigorously equip grassroots pastors and leaders to carry out Gospel outreach. Though many people in India have never heard the name of Jesus, hearts are open to the Good News like never before! The Lord is using Christian Believers in the most challenging circumstances to proclaim the gospel in an unprecedented manner. In 2022, a new president was appointed, Ms. Droupadi Murmu; the first president from a marginalized tribal community.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Droupadi Murmu
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Narendra Modi
POPULATION
over 1.3 billion
CHRISTIANS
2.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Hinduism
PERSECUTION RANKING
10
REFUGEES
205,012
LIFE EXPECTANCY
68.13 yrs
LITERACY RATE
74.04%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
29.8%

Day 1

JANUARY | 2023

Mauritania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless Mauritania with immense grace of God to face huge economic and social challenges and find means for survival and enjoy the blessings of God.

 

Bless the leaders with wisdom to ensure freedom and abolish slavery completely and ensure freedom and justice for all those oppressed.

 

Bless the government to find ways to solve the long-standing human rights issues, combat corruption, and defeat terrorism in the country.

 

Praise God for those suffering under the bondage of slavery turning to freedom in Christ. Pray for Believers sharing the good news of God’s love with others (The Bible, 1 Corinthians 16:13).

Source:

WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mauritania is listed in 23rd position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The Islamic Republic of Mauritania lies on the Atlantic coast of North Africa. The Sahara makes up 90% of Mauritania’s land. The President / the Prime Minister is Mohamed Ould Bilal. Though filled with natural beauty and political peace compared to many of the surrounding countries, Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab nations with social and political problems, including racism, slavery, illiteracy, child marriage, and female genital mutilation. The government is intolerant of conversion to Christianity. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), particularly active in the country’s eastern border regions are the Violent Islamic extremist groups in the country.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohammed Ould Bilal
POPULATION
4,081,000
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
20
REFUGEES
76,048
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
58.6
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
40%