Day 4

SEPTEMBER | 2021

Japan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

As Japan “recovers” from hosting the Olympic Games, we speak out God’s victory over COVID-19 outbreaks. We declare God’s victorious right hand is at work in this nation. We speak out victory for God’s Kingdom and for the Church to grow once more. We raise up a victory shout for Jesus, who loves Japan and who died to make a way for Japanese people to step out from the weight of Buddhism, Shintoism and ancestor worship. Pray that all the outreaches that took place during the Olympic Games will follow up all the contacts and see people continue to explore Christianity (The Bible, Psalm 98:4).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

An archipelago of 6,852 islands, Japan has the world’s third largest economy and is a major donor for world crises. A strong traditional core has been flanked by a progressive younger generation valuing Western culture and ideas. Japan suffers from a high suicide rate, the leading cause of death for those under 30. Fewer than two percent are Christian; it is still one of the world’s most secular nations.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emperor Naruhito
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Shinzō Abe
POPULATION
126.3 million
CHRISTIANS
2.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shintoism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
12,491
LIFE EXPECTANCY
84.74 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
16%

Day 4

SEPTEMBER | 2021

Guinea-Bissau

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, inspire the Christian Believers in Guinea-Bissau to make shouts of joy and have victory resound in their tents and cause them to declare mighty things that Your right hand has done! Guinea – Bissau is facing a very strong third wave, worse than the second, in terms of deaths and the number of cases, and instruct the people to heed to the call of Magda Robalo, the Guinean doctor. Inspire them to respond massively to project themselves, their families, and their businesses. Lord, bless the President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea Bissau and his counterparts to foster ties in areas of policing and security. Grant good outcome of the memorandum of understanding of Guinea-Bissau with Angola to restructure Guinea-Bissau’s debt of over $49 million. Empower the Churches to gain the victory through You as You will trample down their enemies (The Bible, Psalm 118:13-15).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

One of the world’s poorest countries, Guinea-Bissau relies on revenues from raising a cashew crop to feed most families, and its economy depends greatly on foreign aid. Outside of the agricultural sector, the government struggles to pay its workers. There are suspicions that the country aids the Latin American cocaine trade as the narcotic reaches Europe. Freedom of religion exists in Guinea-Bissau; however, an animistic Islam dominates the greater culture, particularly in the north and east.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Umaro Sissoco Embaló
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Nuno Gomes Nabiam
POPULATION
1,874,303
CHRISTIANS
11.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
8,807
LIFE EXPECTANCY
54.27 yrs
LITERACY RATE
55.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown