Day 2

OCTOBER | 2022

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

Praise God for the Christian Believers who remain in this nation. Pray that they will be protected and wise, able to continue being salt and light in the midst of extremely difficult times (The Bible, Matthew 5:13-16).

Prayer Requests

Pray for the provision of food. Pray that the Lord would demonstrate His miracle power to provide for those who most need it and those who call on Him (The Bible, John 6:31).
Pray for women and girls whose lives have again drastically changed and freedoms have been lost. Pray that Jesus will meet them and offer them hope, dignity and love (The Bible, Proverbs 31:25).

Call to Salvation

We declare over this nation that Jesus is the way, truth, and life. We speak out God’s abundant life that brings hope, security and peace that the people of Afghanistan so desperately need (The Bible, John 14:6).

Sources:

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Afghanistan: Nearly 20 million going hungry (UN)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group, the Taliban. Originally a group of radical Islamic scholars, the founders of the Taliban intended to bring political and economic stability to the nation after nearly two decades of conflict. However, its radical practices brought oppression and the country’s poverty worsened.  The subsequent 20 years of military intervention from international troops protected the development of an elected government. However, troop withdrawals in mid-2021 saw a rapid collapse and a return of the Taliban to power, prompting one of the most extreme large-scale evacuations of foreigners and vulnerable national staff. More than 2 million refugees have sought shelter in neighboring nations. Since the Taliban returned to power, the economy has failed to recover. Combined with the global food and fuel insecurity as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Afghanistan is now on the brink of famine.

CHIEF OF STATE
Hibatullah Akhundzada
HEAD OF GOV.
Hasan Akhund
POPULATION
32,225,560
CHRISTIANS
0.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
2
REFUGEES
1,324,996
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.93 yrs
LITERACY RATE
31%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36%