Day 10

AUGUST | 2021

Benin

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Command Benin leaders to act without any delay to arrest the members of the cult group in Benin City who murdered a member of a vigilance group identified as Endurance. Make the government enforce strict vigilance to ensure safety of people and protect them from panic attacks. Let necessary measures be taken by the officers to minimize the insecurity environment. May the Christian Believers be brave so that they can stand and fight the spiritual battles in their life and their country of Benin where demonic worship is abounding. Give them Your wisdom and discernment so they won’t be caught off guard. Together, Lord, make them win, because in truth, You already have won over the evil one. While evil still roams, the power of Your name and Your blood rises up to defeat and bring them victory against every evil planned against them. While malicious actions disturb them, armor them and make them live victoriously (The Bible,  Psalm 45:4).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Benin is best known for its peaceful democracy, one of the most stable in Africa. However, corruption remains a significant issue. The country, once hosting main ports crucial in the slave trade, still negotiates shady deals. Poverty increases each year. The nation’s annual Voodoo Day brings thousands of participants to the country’s celebration. Voodoo, a religion approved by the government, has more than 60% devotees and contributes to significant spiritual bondages over the nation, its people and the Church.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Thomas Yayi Boni
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lionel Zinsou
POPULATION
10,449,000
CHRISTIANS
31.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
7.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
483
LIFE EXPECTANCY
61.47 yrs
LITERACY RATE
42.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
37.4%

Day 10

AUGUST | 2021

Indonesia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the face of ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19, one Christian ministry has gone online to reach Indonesians with the Gospel by offering English language training. As many Indonesians are seeking to improve their English fluency, the program matches Indonesians with English speakers who meet online to practice speaking. Conversations frequently turn to spiritual matters. Pray that these conversations will all be fruitful and engaging. Today, we pray with holy faith that God will open the hearts and minds of many through this ministry (The Bible, Luke 24:32).

Source: Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Having Southeast Asia’s strongest economy, Indonesia is also one of the G20’s wealthiest. It also has the largest concentration of Muslims, yet Indonesia has an astonishingly high level of Christian presence. More than ten percent of the population are Christians, over 24 million people, with church growth continuing to increase. While Christianity is not illegal, provincial laws can override it and Islamic law is often used. President Widodo plans to shift Indonesia from secularism to Islamization. Elevated levels of Christian persecution appear imminent.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Joko Widodo
HEAD OF GOV.
President Joko Widodo
POPULATION
255.9 million
CHRISTIANS
12.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
30
REFUGEES
11,186
LIFE EXPECTANCY
72.45 yrs
LITERACY RATE
92.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.7%