Day 8

AUGUST | 2021

Burkina Faso

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, strongly urge the Churches in Burkina Faso and the Christian Believers to campaign in prayer against the gruesome atrocities happening in the country. Empower them with the mighty Holy Spirit to wage a spiritual war against the demonic forces operating behind this bloody carnage. Deliver the children indoctrinated by the terrorists who threaten them and misuse them. Make the government take all the precautions to safeguard the citizens. Make the U.N. and UNICEF to strongly condemn the recruitment of children and adolescents by non-state armed groups as this is a grave violation of their fundamental rights of children. Command the government to take tougher measures to stop the growing bloodshed and to contain the worsening violence in the country. Make the persecuted declare: Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light (The Bible, Micah 7:8).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

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. Burkina Faso continues to struggle economically as well as with corruption. Disease, malnutrition and low education levels are major issues. Christianity continues to rise, increasing from 10,000 to nearly 3.4 million since 1960. Recent years have seen an unprecedented increase in terror attacks and militants have taken control of large parts of the eastern region.

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
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
32,097
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55.86 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.7%