Day 22

AUGUST | 2021

Ethiopia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Command an end to the diplomatic stand-off between Addis Ababa and downstream nations Egypt and Sudan as Ethiopia says the hydroelectric dam project is essential to its development, but Cairo and Khartoum fear it could restrict their citizens’ water access. Lord bring to a halt the military conflict between Ethiopia’s federal government and the ruling party in the Tigray region blown up into a full-scale crisis in the Horn of Africa. Save the hundreds of thousands in Tigray facing famine, and millions more are at risk and let the humanitarian aids reach the affected people and the millions of people displaced by the fighting. Embolden the Churches to wage a war against sexual violence against girls and women in the region and preserve their lives. Arouse in Christian Believers the strong desire to ask God for a permanent solution and think about what causes fights and quarrels among them? Don’t they come from their desires that battle within them. They desire but do not have, so they kill. They covet but they cannot get what they want, so they quarrel and fight. And do not have because they do not ask God (The Bible, James 4:1-2).

WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

On a cold blustery summer morning, heightened fears of the COVID-19 pandemic blended with a glimmer of hope shroud the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The wailing sirens of the speedy emergency ambulances that transport COVID-19 patients from different corners of the city to treatment and quarantine centers throughout the rainy day cause uneasiness across the city. To fight fears, some people of the bustling metropolis with an estimated 5 million people, which has not seen a COVID-19 total lockdown, have begun flocking to Alem Art café and gallery.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mulatu Teshome
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Hailemariam Desalegn
POPULATION
99,466,000
CHRISTIANS
60.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
17.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
28
REFUGEES
665,240
LIFE EXPECTANCY
57.64 yrs
LITERACY RATE
39%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
39%

Day 22

AUGUST | 2021

Myanmar

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

As we pray for this nation struggling under the military leadership following the coup, we raise up a battle cry saying enough is enough. Violence and retaliation must stop. The nation is also experiencing rising COVID-19 cases and its health care system is unable to cope. Pray for the family of a Christian leader who died of COVID-19 recently, leaving behind his wife and three young children. There was no oxygen in the hospital where he was admitted. Pray for the ministry of many Christians are trying to give people hope during great trials. Pray for the Church’s endeavors to meet the need for food and basic provisions in poor communities (The Bible, Philippians 4:19).

Source: Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Myanmar is a new democracy. In 2015, the first openly contested elections were held since 1990, favoring its first non-military president since the military coup of 1962. An opposing party leader was made the essential equivalent of Prime Minister. Aung San Suu Kyi’s democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination. In recent years the world has watched the Rohingya Muslim minority refugee catastrophe unfold. More than a million people have fled Myanmar into neighboring nations with more still fleeing. In addition, internally displaced ethnic Christian minority groups have experienced increased military attacks.

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%