Day 29

Nigeria, West Africa
Population: 181,562,000
Chief of State: President Muhammadu Buhari
Head of Gov.: President Muhammadu Buhari
Christians: 50.4%
Evangelical Christians: 19.8%
Dominant Religion: Christianity
Persecution Ranking: 14th
Life Expectancy: 52 Years
Literacy Rate: 61.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 70%
Refugees Living in Nigeria: 1,190,113

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In the lead up to 2019 elections, there has been an increase in violent attacks in the north of the nation. Hundreds fled the town of Baga in the northeast taking refuge in the regional capital of Maiduguri. A faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), claimed responsibility for the attack on a military base. Security has become a major issue in the elections. Pray that the right people will be elected into positions of leadership. Ask God to put His hand of peace and restraint on this nation (The Bible, 1 Timothy 2:1-3).

Hundreds flee Islamist attacks in northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Maiduguri (Reuters)

Maldives, South Asia
Population: 393,000
Chief of State: President Abdulla Yameen
Head of Gov.: President Abdulla Yameen
Christians: 0.0%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 13th
Life Expectancy: 75.37 Years
Literacy Rate: 99%
Population Below Poverty Line: 16%
Refugees Living in Maldives: 45

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New Maldives president, Mr. Solih, made a three-day visit to India recently, strengthening relations between the nations which had deteriorated in the previous five years. During the former president’s leadership, ties with India were frustrated as ties with China were strengthened. Pray for healthy relationships between these neighboring nations. Ask God to continue to pour favor and blessing on those who seek greater democracy and openness in the Maldives (The Bible, Proverbs 19:20-21).

A New Chapter in India-Maldives Relations (The Diplomat)

Jordan, Middle East
Population: 8,118,000
Chief of State: King Abdullah II
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour
Christians: 2.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.3%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 21st
Life Expectancy: 73.90 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 14.2%
Refugees Living in Jordan: 672,930

Pray for Jordan - facebook page

Jordan reaffirmed its commitment to the peace treaty with Israel, in the wake of the incident in which a Jordanian minister was pictured stepping on an image of the Israeli flag. Israel’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement, deploring the flag “desecration.” and said it had summoned the acting Jordanian ambassador. Jordan is one of two Arab countries, along with Egypt, that has signed a peace treaty with Israel. The treaty stipulated that the deal would be automatically renewed unless either of the parties notified the other a year before expiry that it wished to terminate the agreement. Pray that Jordan will continue to commit to peace with Israel. Pray that the people will know that their lives are secured in God (The Bible, Psalm 122:6).

Jordan reaffirms commitment to peace with Israel

Senegal, West Africa
Population: 13,976,000
Chief of State: President Macky Sall
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Mohamed Dionne
Christians: 5.5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.2%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 61.32 Years
Literacy Rate: 39.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 54%
Refugees Living in Senegal: 17,188

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After decades of inaction, funding from China made it possible for Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar to be completed and opened by President Macky Sall. The director says the museum will not be a commemorative monument, but rather a creative way to help shape a continent's sense of identity. Senegal and other African nations have called on France and other European nations to return art they stole during the colonial era. Pray that this project will indeed help bring about reconciliation and restoration. Pray even further, however, that many African people will find their identity as loved and valued children of God (The Bible, Deuteronomy 7:9).

Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilizations (BBC)