Day 2

JANUARY | 2023

Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless Sudan and the government with a resolved political and socio-economic future.

 

Bless the people of Sudan with a government that will oversee a flourishing of the country, most importantly through the rapid spread of the gospel.

 

Bless the government that the legacy of oppressive, militaristic rule in Sudan might be ended in Jesus’ name.

 

Pray Sudanese open their hearts to the love of Jesus Christ, and experience forgiveness of sins (The Bible, Ephesians 1:7).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Sudan stays in 13th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Chairman/ Presidential Standard of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan- Incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Burhan since 25 October 2021. Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan- Incumbent Osman Hussein (Acting) since 19 January 2022. Persecution of Christians remains incredibly high in Sudan and hasn’t changed much in the last year. Christians have been treated badly for their faith in Christ. They have endured hate speech and terrible abhorrence. As it was illegal for Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men, many such people were forced into reconversion. In many areas, the Churches were vandalized and burned down. Although the majority are Muslim, there is a substantial Christian minority in Sudan. The new transition government is trying to gain recognition on the international stage and is working to provide protection for religious minorities. Many Sudanese Christians welcome the changes, while others say it’s too late. And still, others say the country has a long way to go to demonstrate acceptance of them and other religious minorities.

CHIEF OF STATE
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
HEAD OF GOV.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok
POPULATION
41,592,539
CHRISTIANS
5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
13
REFUGEES
2,498,776
LIFE EXPECTANCY
59.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
71.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.5%

Day 2

JANUARY | 2023

South Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the country of South Sudan suffering armed conflict and food shortages for decades.

 

Bless the government to increase food insecurity for millions of people, and the other millions displaced throughout the country.

 

Bless the leaders and groups working together to find a peaceful solution to the multiple challenges threatening the country.

 

Pray the Prince of peace will show His mercy to heal this nation in turmoil bring peace among the fighting factions (The Bible, Isaiah 41:13).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President. and Abdalla Hamdok was appointed as Prime Minister by the Sovereignty Council on 21 August 2019, as part of the country’s transition to democracy.

South Sudan, a nation of roughly 11 million people, is seen as one of the most diverse nations in the region, consisting of more than 60 different ethnic groups. Around 60% of its population identifies as Christian. Although it attained independence from Sudan in 2011, in recent years, political disputes have largely fallen along ethnic lines. South Sudan is only recently emerging from a devastating, multiyear civil war. However, it has been mired in political instability and violence since 2013. Although the new outbreak of war caught the Church unprepared in South Sudan, it has played a major role in protecting people and mobilizing humanitarian support, and in mediating local peace and reconciliation processes rebuilding the capacity of the nation.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
HEAD OF GOV.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
POPULATION
12,230,730
CHRISTIANS
58.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
2,093,729
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.04 yrs
LITERACY RATE
27%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
50.6%

Day 2

JANUARY | 2023

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless you, Afghanistan, to know the ever-present grace of God in these uncertain days of Taliban rule once again.

 

Bless the media ministries that have reached many Afghans with the Gospel in the last 20 years. Bless the internet and communication channels to remain open.

 

Bless the new and emerging leadership of this nation with encounters with Jesus, the holy and righteous God. May this lead to repentance and salvations.

 

Pray for a protection and covering, strength and power to fall on Christian Believers in this nation (The Bible, 1 Chronicles 29:12).

 

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group, the Taliban. Originally a group of radical Islamic scholars, the founders of the Taliban intended to bring political and economic stability to the nation after nearly two decades of conflict. However, its radical practices brought oppression and the country’s poverty worsened.  The subsequent 20 years of military intervention from international troops protected the development of an elected government. However, troop withdrawals in mid-2021 saw a rapid collapse and a return of the Taliban to power, prompting one of the most extreme large-scale evacuations of foreigners and vulnerable national staff. More than 2 million refugees have sought shelter in neighboring nations. Since the Taliban returned to power, the economy has failed to recover. Combined with the global food and fuel insecurity as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Afghanistan is now on the brink of famine.

CHIEF OF STATE
Hibatullah Akhundzada
HEAD OF GOV.
Hasan Akhund
POPULATION
32,225,560
CHRISTIANS
0.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
1
REFUGEES
1,324,996
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.93 yrs
LITERACY RATE
31%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36%