Day 17

JANUARY | 2022

China

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless China with the breaking of chains that hold it in darkness. We pray that repression will be broken and that the Church will continue to grow in power and love.

Bless the Christian Believers with love and conviction to share their faith along with personal testimonies of encounters with the Living God.

Bless those in authority that Jesus will heal them of spiritual blindness and encounter them with His living love.

Thank You, Lord, for building a mighty Church in China; we pray that this year there will again be a mighty outpouring of Your Spirit in Your Church (The Bible, Matthew 18:20).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The world’s most populous country, China is also the world’s second-largest land area.  With a focus on nationalism, the Communist government tries to maintain social order by prohibiting large meetings and some social media sites. Mission organizations say that the church is the largest social force in China not controlled by the Communist Party. Authorities have continued their harshest crackdown on Christianity since the Cultural Revolution. Many expatriate Christian workers have had to leave as a result. Even the Bible is being “rewritten” to better reflect the government’s communist worldview.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Xi Jinping
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Li Keqiang
POPULATION
1.36 billion
CHRISTIANS
7.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
6.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Non-Religious
PERSECUTION RANKING
17
REFUGEES
301,519
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
6.1%

Day 17

JANUARY | 2022

Djibouti

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless Djibouti with success in developing digital transformations through the help of the World Bank. Djibouti is currently one of the poorest countries in the world.

Bless the country to adjust to hosting migrants. Displaced people must live in parts of Djibouti with extreme temperatures.

Bless the people of Djibouti living in barren, volatile lands to overcome hostilities.

Wonderful Savior, we pray for the Churches, aid workers, and the few missionaries in Djibouti to spread the Name of Jesus Christ. May they help weary people to accept salvation and change in their lives (The Bible, Acts 8:25).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ismail Omar Guelleh is the President and the Prime minister is Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed. The Republic of Djibouti lies between Eritrea and Somalia, bordering the Gulf of Aden. Djibouti gained independence in 1977 and functioned as an authoritarian one-party state until the president stepped aside in 1999 and balanced the nation’s two main ethnic groups, the Issa of Somali origin and the Afar of Ethiopian origin. Djibouti is predominantly a Muslim nation.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
POPULATION
828,000
CHRISTIANS
1.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
24,362
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.79 yrs
LITERACY RATE
70%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.8%