Day 15

DECEMBER | 2021

Iraq

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord convict Iraqi leaders of the corruption deeply entrenched in their country. President Barham Salih recently estimated that $150 billion has escaped the country due to corruption. Give Iraq honest leaders as it holds legislative election

Iraq is still a nation wracked by violence. They face water and food shortages. Part of the problem is climate change, but the other part has its roots in the never-ending fighting that prevents them from productive work like growing food. May the Iraqis desperately call upon God to change them so they can meet their own needs. We magnify God’s matchless name over Iraq. May the Holy Spirit reinforce God’s promises in their troubled minds so that His children may have peace in Him. In the world, they will have tribulation, but they must take courage; they can overcome the world. (The Bible, John 16:33)

s. Build the country of Iraq from the ruins after they endured frequent wars since the early 1980s. We declare the mighty peace of God as the run-up to the country’s fifth general election calls attention to a political system dominated by force and money. Iraq is still largely divided along ethnic and religious lines. Instruct them to shun evil and do good; seek peace and chase after it (The Bible, 1 Peter 3:11).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Iraq is listed in 11th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Modern Iraq occupies what was once ancient Mesopotamia and the world now know Iraq less like a memorial to its vibrant history and more as a bloody battleground.  The current president is Barham Salih. The incumbent Prime Minister of Iraq is Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, who holds most of the executive authority and is appointed the Council of Ministers, which acts as a cabinet and/or government.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Faud Masum
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Haider al-Abadi
POPULATION
37,056,000
CHRISTIANS
1.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shia Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
11
REFUGEES
4,026,483
LIFE EXPECTANCY
71.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
80.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.7%