Day 9

AUGUST | 2021

Azerbaijan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Second Chronicles says, “And the men of Judah raised the battle cry. At the sound of their battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.” Today, we raise a battle cry for Azerbaijan, asking God to route all of satan’s plans and strategies to keep the church from growing. Instead, we bless this nation, in faith, that the Church will multiply and grow strong. Pray for church leaders to have wisdom and boldness. Pray for new Christian Believers to love God’s Word and be filled with God’s Spirit. Pray for those who are seeking to have open eyes and hearts to receive the truth of Jesus Christ (The Bible, 2 Chronicles 13:15).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Azerbaijan has been riding the line for years between democracy and fiefdom. Its New Azerbaijan Party is accused of authoritarianism and bribery. It imprisons corruption-busting journalists and human rights advocates. Friction with neighboring Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh disputed territory is ongoing.  The Church experiences ongoing restrictions, specially with raids on church meetings and homes of church leaders, and detentions of Christians continue.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ilham Aliyev
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Artur Rasizade
POPULATION
9,781,000
CHRISTIANS
2.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shia Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
50
REFUGEES
628,170
LIFE EXPECTANCY
72.2 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
6%