Day 22

DECEMBER | 2021

Ethiopia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We declare the message of Christmas to the people of Ethiopia that Emmanuel has come to this earth to offer salvation of souls and peace to hearts. We pronounce His omnipotence over this country dealing with a civil war that has caused an urgent need for food aid. Let the churches arise and convey that God makes wars cease. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear. He burns the shields with fire. We pray that in 2022, God will end the conflict in Ethiopia and draw Ethiopians into needed reforms. May He bring refugees back to their land (The Bible, Genesis 28:15).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ethiopia is listed in the 36th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution The current president of Ethiopia is Sahle-Work Zewde and the Prime Minister is Abiy Ahmed. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia’s parliamentary election, a victory that assures him another term in office. It was the country’s first free and fair election after decades of repressive rule. However, an opposition boycott, the war in the northern region of Tigray, ethnic violence, and logistical challenges in some areas overshadowed the election.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Sahle-Work Zewde
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abiy Ahmed
POPULATION
99,466,000
CHRISTIANS
60.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
17.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
36
REFUGEES
665,240
LIFE EXPECTANCY
57.64 yrs
LITERACY RATE
39%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
39%