Day 10

MAY | 2022

Indonesia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Rumors that President Widodo may try to lengthen his term in office by changing the constitution or delaying the 2024 elections resulted in mass student protests around the country. Students have also protested the rising cost of living which is affecting the poor the hardest. Pray for humility and a willingness to abide by the laws. Pray that those helping to meet the needs of the poor will be protected. Praise the Lord to whom belongs the greatness, the power, the glory, the majesty, and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth belongs to Him, including Indonesia. All-powerful God, may Your Kingdom grow in Indonesia (The Bible, 1 Chronicles 29:11).

Source: Thousands of students protest in Indonesia over rumored extension to President Joko Widodo’s term, cost of living (ABC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Having Southeast Asia’s strongest economy, Indonesia is also one of the G20’s wealthiest. It is the world’s fourth most populous nation. It also has the largest concentration of Muslims, yet Indonesia has an astonishingly high level of Christian presence. More than ten percent of the population are Christians, over 28 million people, with church growth continuing to increase. While Christianity is not illegal, provincial laws can override it and Islamic law is sometimes used. Muslim extremists continue to spread anti-Christian messages in the public sector.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Joko Widodo
HEAD OF GOV.
President Joko Widodo
POPULATION
255.9 million
CHRISTIANS
12.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
47
REFUGEES
11,186
LIFE EXPECTANCY
72.45 yrs
LITERACY RATE
92.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.7%