Day 15

AUGUST | 2021

Iraq

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord rain down Your miraculous manifestations over the country of Iraq and reveal Your glorious saving power to them. Avenge the enemies, the persecutors of the Christian Believers and the destroyers of the Churches to fall at the feet of God and act strongly with Your justice. Bring into subjection the Iranian-backed militias targeting Iraqi cities and air bases with drone attacks. Lord prompt the Iraqis to turn to God in repentance and seek His gracious forgiveness of sins as the COVID-19 infections are spiking and causing great concern in the Ministry of Health. Help the authorities to speed up the awakening process and protect the people from the danger of the virus remaining at such a high level of infection that may lead to the emergence of strains that make the virus more lethal. (The Bible, 1 Peter 5:8).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Iraq is known as the “cradle of civilization.” Modern Iraq occupies what was once ancient Mesopotamia. The Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish people groups composing the majority of modern-day Iraq have been in conflict with each other for centuries. The Assyrian Church of the East, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Syrian Catholic Church, the Chaldean Catholic Church and the Armenian Orthodox Church are all seriously affected by persecution in Iraq, especially from Islamic extremist movements and non-Christian leaders.

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
13
REFUGEES
4,026,483
LIFE EXPECTANCY
71.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
80.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.7%