Day 6

AUGUST | 2021

Guinea

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, bless the Local Health Systems Strengthening Activity in Guinea to improve the health status of communities across the country by increasing utilization of quality of essential health services and strengthening local management and operational capacities. Make the people of Guinea be thankful to God as The Ebola outbreak that erupted there in early 2021 was declared over on 19 June, just four months after the first cases were confirmed in a rural community in the south of the country. As Guinea is keeping two of its borders closed to heightened political isolationism, make the leaders realize that prolonged border closure will exacerbate its economic crisis. Instigate the Christian believers to proclaim that You will protect them from the deadly sword. Deliver them; rescue them from the hands of their enemies whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. Then their sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and their daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace (The Bible, Psalm 144:11-12).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The peaceful country of Guinea hosts people who live on less than $1 a day, despite the country’s wealthy resources. Ethnic tensions increased with the country divided along equal-sized tribal lines. In recent years there have been significant riots around bauxite mines in the north protesting the destruction of the environment and loss of traditional farmland the mines have brought.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Alpha Condé
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohamed Said Fofana
POPULATION
12,395,924
CHRISTIANS
4.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.7%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
9,047
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.08 yrs
LITERACY RATE
41%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
47%

Day 6

AUGUST | 2021

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Thailand was planning to fully open its borders to international tourism soon.  However, the deadly COVID-19 third wave makes these plans doubtful causing fear for the economic future. As we pray for many developing nations that are increasingly struggling as the pandemic goes on, we ask God to increase our holy faith, and raise up a battle cry for the poor and needy. As we pray, we are reminded about God’s victory given to Gideon. “The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars, they shouted, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” Let our prayers be as shouts to the Lord, declaring that satan’s plans will be brought to nothing in Jesus’ Name (The Bible, Judges 7:20).

Source: Thailand’s plans to fully re-open in doubt as virus cases spike (BBC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Thailand means “Land of the free;” however, many are in bondage. Despite a relatively stable and industrialized economy, slavery, sex-tourism and trafficking, drugs and organized crime are rampant. A constitutional monarchy since 1932, a new king ascended the throne at the end of 2016 who signed a new military-drafted constitution during 2017 designed to pave the way for a return to democracy after numerous coups.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Prayuth Chan-ocha
POPULATION
68,863,514
CHRISTIANS
1.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.5%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
64,476
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.5 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.5%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
13.2%