Day 16

JANUARY | 2022

Tajikistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the Name of Jesus, we bless Tajikistan to come alive and flourish because of God’s love and care, grace, and power at work in the Church.

Bless Tajikistan with increased openness to the Gospel this coming year.

Bless Christian ministries who have been targeted by the government and forced to close. Bless these ministries to find new open doors in the community.

Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for Your protection over Tajikistan, especially over those who are struggling and need to find the love of Jesus (The Bible, Isaiah 41:10).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Central Asia’s poorest nation, Tajikistan has never recovered from the Soviet era. After five years of civil war following the 1991 Soviet collapse, an UN-brokered peace deal resulted. Secular forces dominate, but economic stability hasn’t returned. Tajikistan voted to allow its president to rule indefinitely. Each year greater legislative restrictions oppress the Tajik masses. Secular forces also dictate religious law. Although the constitution guarantees religious freedom, oppression is widespread. Literature confiscation is a primary tool the government uses against Christians. Churches must register to be legal, a near-impossible task. However, both registered and unregistered church gatherings continue to take place.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Emomalii Rahmon
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Kokhir Rasulzoda
POPULATION
8,192,000
CHRISTIANS
1.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
33
REFUGEES
3,590
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.39 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
35.6%

Day 16

JANUARY | 2022

Israel

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

God of Israel, bless prime minister Naftali Bennett and the administration leaders, to do what is right. Israel is targeting Iranian weapons in Syria ports and is planning to hold a large-scale military exercise over the Mediterranean.

Bless Israel with a stable government as demonstrators call for change.

Bless Jewish people in Israel with the revelation of the Messiah who was born in their land and dwelt among them.

Jesus, we ask that the Jews will accept You as their Messiah. We pray for the country to be blessed in all ways to become a witness to the world that Christ is the King of glory. May Israel bow before Him (The Bible, Acts 3:19).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Israel is a republic with a president as head of state. However, the president’s powers are largely ceremonial; the prime minister holds the executive power. Isaac Herzog is the Israel President and Incumbent Naftali Bennett is serving as Prime Minister from 13 June 2021. Tensions between the nation of Israel and Palestine have existed for more than a century. Ever since the 20th century, the two nations have had to contest over land, especially in post-WWII in 1948 when Israel was established as a Jewish state in the area in which it surrounds today.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Reuven Rivlin
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Naftali Bennett
POPULATION
8,049,000
CHRISTIANS
1.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Judaism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
45,284
LIFE EXPECTANCY
81.38 yrs
LITERACY RATE
97.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
21%
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