Day 2

JANUARY | 2023

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless you, Afghanistan, to know the ever-present grace of God in these uncertain days of Taliban rule once again.

 

Bless the media ministries that have reached many Afghans with the Gospel in the last 20 years. Bless the internet and communication channels to remain open.

 

Bless the new and emerging leadership of this nation with encounters with Jesus, the holy and righteous God. May this lead to repentance and salvations.

 

Pray for a protection and covering, strength and power to fall on Christian Believers in this nation (The Bible, 1 Chronicles 29:12).

 

Source: WIN

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
1
REFUGEES
1,324,996
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.93 yrs
LITERACY RATE
31%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36%