Day 10

MAY | 2022

Benin

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

There has been a string of deadly attacks in northern Benin by groups linked with al-Qaeda and ISIL that killed some soldiers and wounded several others. The terrorists used improvised explosive devices to destroy the convoy. Such destructive ambushes are aimed at both the army and common people. Pray for the people to know that there is an unconquerable and indomitable God of all power and might. God can deliver the people from the clutches of voodoo religion by His supremacy. Pray that God as a mighty warrior will draw the sword of the Spirit and batter the evil forces blindfolding the Beninese and deliver them from worshiping pantheon of voodoo deities. Pray for Benin’s leaders to commit their life and leadership to God and rectify their malevolence of democratic decline in the country. Pray for the Believers in Benin to be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power; Put on the full armor of God so that they can take their stand against the devil’s schemes (The Bible, Ephesians 6:10-12).

Source:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/13/benin-five-soldiers-killed-in-national-park-attack

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon is a Beninese politician and businessman who has been President of Benin since 6 April 2016.  An economist and investment banker turned politician, Lionel Zinsou was appointed Prime Minister of Benin in June 2015. Benin is best known for its peaceful democracy, one of the most stable in Africa. However, corruption remains a significant issue. The country, once hosting main ports crucial in the slave trade, still negotiates shady deals. Poverty increases each year. At the start of this year, the government made moves to effectively exile all political opposition. This resulted in massive public protests, with unrest continuing for some months.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Thomas Yayi Boni
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lionel Zinsou
POPULATION
10,449,000
CHRISTIANS
31.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
7.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
483
LIFE EXPECTANCY
61.47 yrs
LITERACY RATE
42.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
37.4%