Day 2

JANUARY | 2022

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless Afghanistan to know the ever-present love of God in these uncertain days of Taliban rule.

Bless the Taliban and those who align with them with the dreams and visions of Jesus. Bless them to have encounters with the love of Jesus that put their feet on a fresh path of righteousness.

Bless the media ministries that have so incredibly reached many Afghans with the Gospel in the last 20 years. Bless the internet and communication channels to remain open.

Pray for protection and covering, strength and power to fall on Christian Believers in this nation (The Bible, 1 Chronicles 29:12).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the 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. However, troop withdrawals in mid-2021 saw a rapid collapse and a return of the Taliban to power, prompting this year’s most extreme large-scale evacuation of foreigners and vulnerable national staff. The future of this nation appears grim, particularly for Christian Believers, women and girls, and anyone who had been associated with foreign intervention in the last 20 years.

CHIEF OF STATE
Hibatullah Akhundzada
HEAD OF GOV.
Hasan Akhund
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

JANUARY | 2022

South Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the leaders to rescue and rehabilitate the affected people as floods and displacements worsen the situation in South Sudan.

Bless the suffering poor people to have their needs met. May they develop strategies to withstand the persisting crisis and the weather shifts.

Lord Jesus, bless the displaced people suffering from food shortages and illnesses to find care, shelter, and medical help.

Pray for the alleviation of hardships and protection of those in dire need. May God show His mercy to heal this nation in turmoil (The Bible, Isaiah 41:13).

Source: WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President and the Prime Minister is Abdallah Hamdok of South Sudan. 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, multi-year civil war.

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

JANUARY | 2022

Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the Sudanese government with ways to improve their leadership so they will no longer be in a constant state of crisis.

Bless the government leaders and the military to find a compromise on political issues to end the continuing protests.

Bless the people of Sudan with discernment to heed to the counsel of the UN to support the reinstated prime minister and have a peaceful transition towards democracy.

Father God, help the Sudanese to eliminate discrimination against Christians, accept the good news of Jesus Christ, and experience forgiveness of sins (The Bible, Ephesians 1:7).

Source: WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Sudan is listed in 13th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Incumbent Abdalla Hamdok is the present Prime Minister of The Republic of Sudan.
Religious minorities, especially Christians have been treated badly for their faith in Christ. They have endured hate speech and terrible abhorrence. There was a military-led coup in Sudan on 25th October 2021 leading to the detention of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several key Sudanese government officials. Sudan has been in a tenuous situation ever since a coup in 2019 eliminated the rule of long-term dictator Omar al-Bashir.

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
13
REFUGEES
2,498,776
LIFE EXPECTANCY
59.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
71.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.5%
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