Day 17

DECEMBER | 2022

China

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

President Xi Jinping said in a recent visit to the army command center that the armed forces must “comprehensively strengthen military training in preparation for war”. He warned of “dangerous storms” on the horizon, referring to the deteriorating interactions with Taiwan. As this year comes to an end, pray for China to unexpectedly be shaken and changed as it moves into the next year. Pray that the Lord’s Sovereign agenda will bear fruit in China. Pray for the president’s salvation. Ask God to intervene on the path that China seems to have embarked on in relation to Taiwan (The Bible, Hebrews 12:26-28).

Source: Xi Jinping tells China’s army to focus on preparation for war (The Guardian)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The world’s most populous country, China is also the world’s second-largest land area.  With a focus on nationalism, the Communist government tries to maintain social order by prohibiting large meetings and some social media sites. Mission organizations say that the church is the largest social force in China not controlled by the Communist Party. Authorities have continued their harshest crackdown on Christianity since the Cultural Revolution. Many expatriate Christian workers have had to leave as a result. Even the Bible is being “rewritten” to better reflect the government’s communist worldview.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Xi Jinping
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Li Keqiang
POPULATION
1.36 billion
CHRISTIANS
7.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
6.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Non-Religious
PERSECUTION RANKING
17
REFUGEES
301,519
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
6.1%