Day 2

AUGUST | 2023

South Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, we pray for South Sudan as violent ethnic clashes and hostilities are hitting the nation as waves of the sea. Today we bring before You the Christian Believers blown and tossed by the winds of suffering. You know their pains and doubts. We pray that they must be firm and constant in their trust in You and must obey what You tell them to do. We pray for those unable to settle in life and have no rest. We pray for the feeble hearted who constantly worry, fear and doubt Your wisdom. We pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten and encourage them that You will hear their prayer. They must be confident that You will do what they ask (The Bible, James 1:6).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President. and Abdalla Hamdok was appointed as Prime Minister by the Sovereignty Council on 21 August 2019, as part of the country’s transition to democracy.

South Sudan, a nation of roughly 11 million people, is seen as one of the most diverse nations in the region, consisting of more than 60 different ethnic groups. Around 60% of its population identifies as Christian. Although it attained independence from Sudan in 2011, in recent years, political disputes have largely fallen along ethnic lines. South Sudan is only recently emerging from a devastating, multiyear civil war. However, it has been mired in political instability and violence since 2013. Although the new outbreak of war caught the Church unprepared in South Sudan, it has played a major role in protecting people and mobilizing humanitarian support, and in mediating local peace and reconciliation processes rebuilding the capacity of the nation.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
HEAD OF GOV.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
POPULATION
12,230,730
CHRISTIANS
58.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
2,093,729
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.04 yrs
LITERACY RATE
27%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
50.6%