Day 20

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Lebanon

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

There has been a decade-old maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel. Now the two neighbors are getting closer to reaching a deal. Lebanon and Israel have been officially at war since Israel’s creation in 1948, and both countries claim some 860 square kilometers of the Mediterranean Sea. Amos Hochstein has been mediating between the two neighbors, and he expressed optimism after his meetings with Lebanon’s president, caretaker prime minister and parliament speaker. Lebanon is in bad need of an agreement as it hopes to exploit offshore gas reserves to try and alleviate what has become the worst economic crisis in its modern history. Pray for a more united approach to have anticipated progress to reach a settlement. Pray for the Lebanese to seek God’s help to enjoy new beginnings and salvation in Jesus Christ (The Bible, Job 8:7).

Source:

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-lebanon-beirut-ce278e1f4cbfee6571b074cb49f8d8cb

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Michel Aoun is the president of the Lebanese Republic and the head of the state of Lebanon. Hassan Diab is the prime minister. Lebanon has suffered profound economic problems. The value of its currency has plummeted. Ramifications of the pandemic and explosion in Beirut are added to the ongoing crisis. The weekend of October 9-10 was a time of widespread power outages in Lebanon that stemmed from the fuel shortage. Without the fuel, the Lebanese could not operate their power plants. Small shops were closed which are essential for the Lebanese to get food and other necessities.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Michel Aoun
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Najib Mikati
POPULATION
6,185,000
CHRISTIANS
32.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
1,167,189
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.9 yrs
LITERACY RATE
89.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
28.6%