Day 14

AUGUST | 2021

Albania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Some definitions of the word contend include to grapple with, rumble, fight an adversary, strive, or contend as with a judge. Today we contend for Albania in our prayers. We cry out to the Lord in our prayers on behalf of this nation, saying it is time for the Church to rise up in unity and love, sharing the Gospel boldly. It is time for Albanians to have open hearts and minds, receptive to hear the Good News that is being shared. Pray that God will rescue Albanians for spiritual darkness and bring them into the light of Christ. Pray for those who do not fear the Lord, that they may find themselves seeking to know the truth about Jesus Christ (The Bible, Psalm 55:17-19).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Albania was once the poorest nation in Europe, but poverty has been cut by more than half, and the economy continues to show positive signs of growth. Despite having a well-known mob, Albania made notable steps in combating drugs, weapons and human trafficking. Reconstruction after the devastating earthquake in November 2019 had only just started when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Under Communist rule, no religion was allowed. Now, Islam claims twice as many followers as Christianity. Christian Believers enjoy worshipping openly in a country that once restricted religious freedom.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bujar Nishani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Edi Rama
POPULATION
3,029,000
CHRISTIANS
26.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
8,032
LIFE EXPECTANCY
77.54 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
14.3%