Day 28

JANUARY | 2022

Somalia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless Somalia with immediate humanitarian help for the thousands starving from a food shortage. Somalia is experiencing a worsening drought following three consecutive failed rainy seasons.

Bless Somalia with speedy restoration from the protracted conflict and disease outbreaks.

We praise God for Somalia’s 14 women leaders among the 54 senators in the Upper House. Bless them, that they will work towards the welfare of all people in Somalia.

Pray for the Believers suffering for professing their faith. May they keep their faith in God, show love to those who hate them, and transform the lives of many Somalis (The Bible, Romans 12:2).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Somalia is listed in 3rd position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is the President and the Prime Minister is Mohamed Hussein Roble. Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the Northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa’s mainland. It is one of the countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution. The pressure on Christians remains at an extreme level. Christians in the country risk being killed by Islamic militants, and clan leaders. Elders and family members monitor the movements of any suspected Christian convert. In recent years, the situation appears to have got even worse. Islamic militants have intensified their hunt for Christians, particularly any in a position of leadership. There are nearly 11 million ethnic Somalis in Somalia.

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

JANUARY | 2022

Pakistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless churches across Pakistan with love and unity across denominations and a shared vision to reach out to those around them with the Good News.

Christians report many opportunities to be involved in mercy ministries. Bless these ministries to meet the felt needs of the communities they serve.

Bless the government of Pakistan, in Jesus’ Name, with truth and godly wisdom that they will choose not to align with extremist Islam but choose the Lord’s righteous path.

Lord, we ask You to bless Pakistan with peace and stability in 2022 (The Bible, Leviticus 26:6).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Pakistan has the world’s third-largest Muslim population. It 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, who experience more violence than almost anywhere else. Threats of violence and terror attacks are a very real part of life for the Christian community. Despite obstacles, the Church continues to grow, though lack of sound teaching opens the door to corruption, immorality, and low spiritual standards among Christians. Pakistan has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic with numbers of cases and deaths high, and economic impact felt keenly among the nation’s poor.

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%