Day 22

JANUARY | 2022

Ethiopia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the President and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia with divine wisdom to stop the civil war and bring just reforms.

Tens of thousands are fleeing the conflict between Tigrayan and Ethiopian federal forces. Bless these displaced people with their basic needs.

Bless the millions living their worst nightmare to find relief from hunger, heat, and thirst.

Lord, we pray for the Ethiopian Churches to withstand violence, hateful persecution, and terrorist activities. Empower them to profess their faith in Jesus Christ, leading many Ethiopians to salvation (The Bible, Psalm 35:9).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ethiopia is listed in the 36th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution The current president of Ethiopia is Sahle-Work Zewde and the Prime Minister is Abiy Ahmed. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia’s parliamentary election, a victory that assures him another term in office. It was the country’s first free and fair election after decades of repressive rule. However, an opposition boycott, the war in the northern region of Tigray, ethnic violence, and logistical challenges in some areas overshadowed the election.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Sahle-Work Zewde
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abiy Ahmed
POPULATION
99,466,000
CHRISTIANS
60.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
17.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
36
REFUGEES
665,240
LIFE EXPECTANCY
57.64 yrs
LITERACY RATE
39%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
39%

Day 22

JANUARY | 2022

Myanmar

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the military junta with the conviction of sin; bless the authorities with the power to bring the military under control. May violence and atrocities stop, in Jesus’ Name.

Bless the people of Myanmar to seek His face in their desperation. May the Father intervene in the suffering in Myanmar because of the military coup and the rampant COVID-19 virus.

Bless Christian communities and churches to be bright shining lights amid great darkness.

Jesus, we pray that many all over Myanmar will hear You calling them, and may they open their hearts to You (The Bible, Hebrews 4:7).

Source: WIN and Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

In 2015, the first openly contested elections were held since 1990, favoring its first non-military president since the military coup of 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi’s democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination, and again won a landslide victory in the January 2021 elections. The victory was short-lived when a military coup led by the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing, in February 2021 overthrew the government and thrust the nation into a chaos of protests and violence which has increasingly turned into a civil war.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Thein Sein
HEAD OF GOV.
President Thein Sein
POPULATION
56,320,000
CHRISTIANS
8.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
5.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
18
REFUGEES
1,186,501
LIFE EXPECTANCY
66.29 yrs
LITERACY RATE
92.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
32.7%