Day 23

AUGUST | 2023

Algeria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, we praise You because You are only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. Bring into conviction those who try to judge others because no human being has the right to do it. Open the eyes of Algerians to see Your saving grace and be delivered form eternal doom. Let not the Churches put aside Your law, for it is meant for all people and for all time. We pray that no Christian Believer will judge his neighbor and it will be foolish to do so. You will judge all people by the law that You gave. The authority to judge belongs to You alone as You the Lord of life and death. We praise You because You have the power to reward people or to punish them (The Bible, James 4:12).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Algeria moved two spots up and is listed in the 24th position in the World Watch report 2022 of Christian persecution on the rise. Abdelmadjid Tebboune is the president of Algeria and ¬†Aymen Benabderrahmane has been the prime minister since 30 June 2021. Algeria is the largest nation in Africa. The Berbers were the native people and the nation’s first inhabitants. Islamic expansions during the 8th and 11th centuries were highly influential, as the new religion and Arabic language were brought to the region. French ethos and socialist ideas became expressive during the French colonial rule, which began during the 19th century, similarly affecting Algerian culture and thought. The struggle for political control has cost the lives of over 100,000 people. Islamist factions continue to emerge, and the government, which identifies itself as Islamic, is making concessions to these extremists at alarming rates. The serious influence of Islam in Algeria and the government’s promotion of extremist ideals continue to determine the nation’s spiritual climate.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune
HEAD OF GOV.
President Abdelaziz Djerad
POPULATION
39,542,000
CHRISTIANS
1.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
19
REFUGEES
99,005
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.41 yrs
LITERACY RATE
91.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
23%