Day 9

MAY | 2022

Azerbaijan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia held in Brussels, Belgium, have been fruitful. Both nations have agreed to develop a peace treaty that includes a clear demarcation of their borders. Pray that agreements made will be honored. Pray for genuine and lasting positive change to come in the relationship between these nations. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to You, God.” Pray that many people in both of these nations will have real and tangible encounters with the all-powerful God that will lead them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Psalm 62:11).

Source: Armenia, Azerbaijan Make Progress Toward Peace Deal (Radio Free Europe)

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 turned into outright war during this last year. Though a peace deal was negotiated, relations between the two nations have soured. Oil export revenues have aided the Azeri population, elevating living standards and increasing military strength.

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
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
628,170
LIFE EXPECTANCY
72.2 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
6%