Day 1

JUNE | 2022

India

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Over a billion people in India adhere to Hinduism.  More than 204 million follow Islam. So many people have never heard the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Pray for the Christian Believers in India to be filled with compassion for the lost, and opportunities to share their faith in Jesus. Pray for a massive turnaround in India, a mighty harvest of souls into God’s Kingdom. Praise God that Jesus comes to make all things new. Pray that multitudes will find new life all across India. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Source: Hindu Countries 2022 (World Population Review)

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. Although India is known as the world’s largest democratic country, according to the World Watch List, it is now ranked the 10th most dangerous place for Christians to live due to increased persecution. Although the Indian constitution allows for freedom of religion, many Indian states have adopted anti-conversion legislation. Converts to Christianity are under constant pressure to reconvert; they are often physically assaulted and sometimes killed.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ram Nath Kovind
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

JUNE | 2022

Mauritania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Mauritania has become a “Pathfinder” country under Alliance 8.7. The country is trying to accelerate action to end slavery. The grave challenges are the persistence of descent-based slavery: enslaving people by former economic and political situations and the slave caste system. Mauritania should also immediately eradicate forced labor, human trafficking, and child labor. Pray for the people seeking justice for life long struggle as slaves to become free. Pray for the investigators’ probe of the stand of the government, civil society groups, and traditional and religious leaders on the charges. Pray for the Mauritanians to understand that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus can set them free from the law of sin and death. It can also free them from manmade slavery and enable them to live a new life (The Bible, Romans 8:2).

Source:

https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/04/un-expert-contemporary-forms-slavery-visit-mauritania

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mauritania is listed in 20th position in the World Watch report 2021 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 is Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani and Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is the prime minister. 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.

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%