Day 8

JANUARY | 2022

Burkina Faso

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless the President of Burkina Faso with good leadership to face the ongoing threat of violent extremism. That country is facing its worst security deterioration in many years.

Bless those who are fearful, that they will find peace and receive the love of Jesus as they survive changes that threaten their livelihood.

Bless the leaders with the tenacity to defeat the violence by extremist groups. May they redeem the ungovernable parts of Burkina Faso.

Heavenly Father, protect Your people from persecution and revive the churches to proclaim the love of Christ even to the offenders (The Bible, Matthew 5:43-48).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Burkina Faso is listed in 32nd position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The re-elected president is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Burkina Faso and the current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso is Paul Kaba Thieba. Burkina Faso is Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer. It has so much potential, but the country also has the world’s fourth-lowest rating on the UN’s human development index. The country continues to struggle economically as well as with corruption. Disease, malnutrition, and low education levels are major issues. Freedom does exist in religion.

CHIEF OF STATE
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
HEAD OF GOV.
Paul Kaba Thieba
POPULATION
18,932,000
CHRISTIANS
20.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
9.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
32
REFUGEES
32,097
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55.86 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.7%

Day 8

JANUARY | 2022

Iran

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless Iran, in Jesus’ Name! May Your Spirit blow through this nation shaking it free from a religious spirit, setting people free to worship You, the only savior.

As many people are uncertain about the future of their nation, and expressing dissatisfaction with the status quo, bless them with receptive hearts to the answers of Christ.

Bless the Iranian Christians in prison with special encounters with Jesus in their cells. May these encounters give them joy, hope, and peace in their suffering.

Father God, bless the Iranian Church that they may be able to commit all their ways to You and work to establish Your plans in their nation (The Bible, Proverbs 3:6).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Formerly known as Persia, Iran retains its identity as one of the greatest empires of the ancient world. They have maintained their language, culture, and Shia interpretation of Islam. In recent years there has been an increasing internal divide between hard-line and moderate Muslims. Internationally backed US sanctions have taken a huge toll on the economy resulting in protests on the street and greater dissatisfaction with the Islamic clerics. Protests were brutally squashed, only fueling the tensions.

CHIEF OF STATE
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
HEAD OF GOV.
President Hassan Rouhani
POPULATION
81,824,000
CHRISTIANS
0.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shia Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
8
REFUGEES
982,085
LIFE EXPECTANCY
71.15 yrs
LITERACY RATE
86.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.7%
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