Day 28

AUGUST | 2021

Somalia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, toughen the faith of the Somali Christian Believers to fight and nullify the 30-year-old armed conflict. Make the leaders to boldly take the way forward to include local civil society and encourage peace building actors working alongside security actors to bridge the state-society divide. Bring peace among the government and clan elders through meaningful efforts to help end this entrenched crisis. Answer the prayers for a stable and peaceful Somalia by the Churches to bear more significant opportunities for economic development in the region and the world. Bless the plan and timetable that Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble unveiled for indirect parliamentary and presidential elections. The timetable schedules elections for the upper house to take place on July 25 and the lower house between August 10 and September 10. Afterward, both houses will convene to vote for the presidency on October 10. Lord, gird the Christian Believers with strength for battle and subdue under them those who rise up against them (The Bible, Psalm. 18:39).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Somalia, the East African nation located on the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. It has the seventh highest birth rate in the world, accompanied by the second highest maternal mortality rate, and fourth highest infant mortality rate. The decades-long instability has also led to almost one third of children being underweight.  The Union of Islamic Courts has implemented Shari’a law, creating a mixed legal system specific to Somalia of civil, Shari’a, and other customary laws, known as Xeer. Islamic fundamentalists have vowed to eliminate all Christians in Somalia, and murders of Christians are becoming more common.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
POPULATION
10,616,000
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
3
REFUGEES
1,160,286
LIFE EXPECTANCY
51.96 yrs
LITERACY RATE
37.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 28

AUGUST | 2021

Pakistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A definition of the word contend refers to striving against a rivalry or contending with an enemy for the control of a port. Today, we contend in our prayers for the nation of Pakistan. We declare that God has no rivals, and no other religion or extremist movement will rival God’s Kingdom in Pakistan. Pray for the persecuted Christian community, that they will experience God’s favor, kindness and refuge. Pray that the stronghold of Islam will be chased down and destroyed by King Jesus. Instead the Church in Pakistan will grow in number and in strength even in the face of difficult times (The Bible, Nahum 1:7-8).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

With the world’s third largest Muslim population, Pakistan is the only country created in the name of Islam. Pakistan is also one of the world’s most corrupt countries. Pakistan’s political and economic systems are crippled by the interference of refugees and radical Islamists. Pakistan hosts 1.4 million refugees and at least 48 terrorist and extremist groups – including the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and IS. The country’s culture of Islamization with its notorious blasphemy laws has led to devastating consequences for Christian Believers.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mamnoon Hussain
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Imran Khan
POPULATION
199 million
CHRISTIANS
0.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
5
REFUGEES
2,962,782
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.39 yrs
LITERACY RATE
55%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
12.4%