Day 8

DECEMBER | 2021

Burkina Faso

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Burkina Faso is a West African nation threatened by jihadists who come to steal, kill, and destroy. Churches and Christian Believers need to campaign in intercessory prayer for people displaced by the ongoing conflict. We pray for the Lord to empower them to fight through intercession. May the Lord anoint them with the might of the Holy Spirit to wage spiritual warfare against the demonic forces operating behind every carnage. Thank the Lord that no one can turn back His mighty outstretched hand (The Bible, Isaiah 14:27).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Burkina Faso is listed in 32nd position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The re-elected president is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Burkina Faso and the current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso is Paul Kaba Thieba. Burkina Faso is Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer. It has so much potential, but the country also has the world’s fourth-lowest rating on the UN’s human development index. The country continues to struggle economically as well as with corruption. Disease, malnutrition, and low education levels are major issues. Freedom does exist in religion.

CHIEF OF STATE
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
HEAD OF GOV.
Paul Kaba Thieba
POPULATION
18,932,000
CHRISTIANS
20.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
9.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
32
REFUGEES
32,097
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55.86 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.7%