Day 1

OCTOBER | 2022

India

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

Praise the Lord for the great awakening among the Believers and people from other faiths during the severe pandemic crisis to go to God in fasting and prayer all across India, repenting of their sins and turning to Him in faith in large numbers (The Bible, Acts 3:19).

Prayer Requests

Pray that the attitudes of the president and government towards Christians in India will be transformed, increasing commitment to compassion and protection (The Bible, Isaiah 30:18).

Pray for the Church across India as hundreds of pastors and Christian workers died during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pray for the many churches and ministries that need new leadership; may the Lord raise up a new generation (The Bible, Acts 15:12).

Call to Salvation

Father, as many people suffer greatly in this nation, we ask that You be the God of compassion and mercy, kindness, and grace and that many people will come to trust You and love You (The Bible, Psalm 28:7).

Sources:

WIN

Christians in India

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

OCTOBER | 2022

Mauritania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

Praise God that over the last decade in different parts of the country there are the beginnings of a Church movement. Praise God that He is fulfilling His promises in the most unlikely places (The Bible, Isaiah 43:19-21).

Prayer Requests

Pray for peace between various tribes of people and for God to soften the hearts of the separatists and hateful.

Pray for the leaders to fear the Lord and enforce freedom of religion (The Bible, Psalm 67:4)

Pray that the handful of believers known to live in the country to find jobs and escape from the snares of the enemy (The Bible, Psalm 91:3).

Call to Salvation

Lord, we pray for an increase in Christian Believers and Churches to open. We pray for believers to know the faithfulness of God in difficult times. We pray for a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair (The Bible, Isaiah 61:1-6).

Source: WIN

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%