Day 2

SEPTEMBER | 2021

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

20 years after the Taliban were removed from power, the withdrawal of international troops opened the door for the Taliban to resume control. The speed at which they took control of all major cities was unanticipated, leaving a wake of violence and crisis, and creating a complex evacuation process for expatriates. A Taliban spokesman said they did not want civil war but asked the President to step down and have established their own parallel state called the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with their own flag. Today we declare that the Lord is our Banner, and He alone has the victory. (The Bible, Exodus 17:15).

Source: The Taliban explained (Al Jazeera)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Islamic extremist group, the Taliban. Originally a group of radical Islamic scholars, the founders of the Taliban intended to bring political and economic stability to the nation after nearly two decades of conflict. However, its radical practices brought oppression and the country’s poverty worsened. Conversion to Christianity remains a crime.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ashraf Ghani
HEAD OF GOV.
President Ashraf Ghani
POPULATION
32,225,560
CHRISTIANS
0.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
2
REFUGEES
1,324,996
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.93 yrs
LITERACY RATE
31%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36%

Day 2

SEPTEMBER | 2021

South Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Motivate and inspire every Christian Believer in South Sudan to put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, they may be able to stand their ground, and after they have done everything, to stand. Command the Churches to fulfil the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ by boldly sharing the good news. We declare the victorious acts of God over South Sudanese and hoist the glorious and triumphant flag. Bring an immediate halt to infighting between rival military factions in South Sudan causing the immediate cessation of hostilities. Revitalize and rejuvenate the strength of the feeble people of the country to fearlessly fight the evil done to them and hold their peace and ultimately turn to God in their need and pain (The Bible, Ephesians 6:13).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

South Sudan in northeastern Africa is the world’s newest country. It faces widespread poverty linked to its weak, underdeveloped industry and infrastructure, resulting from decades of civil war with Sudan. Lack of jobs and training opportunities, ingrained war culture, tribalism, vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, and high levels of illiteracy challenge the South Sudanese, especially women and children, who are often victims of violence, poverty, rape, slavery, and human trafficking. The South Sudanese church is growing rapidly in numbers due to religious freedom and a mass population movement from north to south.

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%

Day 2

SEPTEMBER | 2021

Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, encourage the Christian Sudanese Believers to understand that You have promised Jesus Christ. Help them to have peace in all their tough situations.  Empower them that they will be able to face the troubles in life courageously. Inspire them that they will take heart and not lose hope since You have overcome the world. Urge the Sudanese authorities to take practical steps to get justice for victims of the Darfur conflict and hold those responsible for atrocities in the region accountable. Bring to justice the militias accused of mass killings and rapes. Up to 300,000 people were killed and 2.7 million were driven from their homes. Lord embolden the Churches to proclaim the victory of Jesus Christ over sin, sickness and satan to the people of Sudan (The Bible, John 16:33).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, a dictator known for brutal policies against Christians has been forced to step down in Sudan after 30 years in power. Bashir’s military is also responsible for bombing civilians in the Nuba Mountains, where a significant Christian minority lives. Christians there are often subject to brutal treatment from the surrounding culture and from authorities; conversion from Islam to Christianity is punishable by death. Church buildings are regularly attacked and burned. The Christian community in Sudan is waiting and watching the uncertain future along with the rest of the world.

CHIEF OF STATE
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
HEAD OF GOV.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok
POPULATION
41,592,539
CHRISTIANS
5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
6
REFUGEES
2,498,776
LIFE EXPECTANCY
59.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
71.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.5%
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