South Asia


Prayer Cards

Mountains

Afghanistan

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Terrorism and violence.
2. Attacks on healthcare providers and facilities.
3. Extreme State-sponsored religious persecution.
4. Gender based discrimination.
5. Drug trafficking.
6. Violence and Sexual Harassment Against Women.
7. Human rights violations and extreme torture in Taliban detention centers.
8. Extreme poverty.
9. Lack of education infrastructure.
10.Lack of healthcare.
11.Rampant corruption.
12.No permanent political solution in sight which will safeguard the rights of Afghan citizens.
13.Child marriage.
14.Misuse of Sharia law to persecute minorities especially in tribal regions.


Mountains

Pakistan

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Rampant corruption.
2. Environmental degradation.
3. Religious Persecution.
4. Unemployment and underemployment.
5. Equitable access to justice.




Mountains

Bangladesh

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.
2. Poverty.
3. Child marriage allowed legally.
4. Religious persecution.
5. Rampant corruption.
6. Domestic violence.
7. Human trafficking.
8. Garment workers continue to labor in unsafe environments and for low income.
9. Corrupt electoral process.
10.Journalists are threatended with physical harm or of arrest.
11.Violence against women and children.
12.Increased internet sensorship especially against popular blogging sites.
13.Repatriations of Rohingya refugees in spite of receiving millions of dollars in aid for their care.
14.Repeated crackdowns on free speech.

Mountains

Maldives

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Intimidation and arbitrary violence by security forces.
2. Mining and land grabs by local officials.
3. Intensified surveillance of online and phone communications.
4. Religious Persecution.
5. A fair justice system for Tibetans.

Mountains

Nepal

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Rampant corruption.
2. Environmental degradation.
3. Religious Persecution.
4. Unemployment and underemployment.
5. Equitable access to justice.




Mountains

Bhutan

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Poverty.
2. Youth unemployment.
3. Increasing public debt.
4. External debt is at 90% of Bhutan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
5. Key rivers in Bhutan contained significant levels of E.Coli bacteria during a study in 2017.
6. Population growth, burial customs, and fast urbanisations are creating severe water pollution problems in Bhutan.
7. Air pollution.
8. Religious persecution.




Mountains

Sri Lanka

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Rampant corruption.
2. Environmental degradation.
3. Religious Persecution.
4. Unemployment and underemployment.
5. Equitable access to justice.




Mountains

India

KEY PRAYER NEEDS


1. Corruption.
2. Illiteracy.
3. Education system.
4. Basic Sanitation.
5. Healthcare.
6. Poverty.
7. Pollution.
8. Women's Safety.
9. Unemployment.
10.Agricultural Issues.
11.Climate Change.
12.Depleting Groundwater.
13.Lack of Food Security.
14.Drug Abuse.
15.Lack of infrastructure for Waste Management.
16.Sociology of mob lynching.
17.Extreme religious persecution.
18.Female infanticide.
19.Child marriage.
20.Increase in juvenile crimes.
21.Caste System.
22.Bonded labor.
23.Human Trafficking.
24.Child Abuse.
25.Gender based descrimination.
26.Increasing Divorce Rates.
27.India has the third highest number of female tobacco users in the world.