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: 12th
Life Expectancy: 52 Years
Literacy Rate: 61.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 70%
Refugees Living in Nigeria: 1,190,113

Pray for Nigeria - facebook page

Redemption Camp is home to one of Nigeria’s mega churches. The church has grown to a city of 5,000 homes, roads, shops, health center, and schools. Sunday services are held in an enormous shed with roof and no walls, that seats a million people.

Pray that the fire of God will stir up holiness, deep discipleship and Biblical teaching in this mega-church city.
Pray for wise and transparent use of finances.
Ask God to pour out on this church His love for the unreached people in Nigeria and neighboring nations so that this church will become a missions minded sending church of epic proportions (The Bible, Acts 1:8).

Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities (The Guardian)

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: 14th
Life Expectancy: 75.37 Years
Literacy Rate: 99%
Population Below Poverty Line: 16%
Refugees Living in Maldives: 45

Pray for Maldives - facebook page

An Open Doors report about gender issues in persecution found that the strict interpretation of Islam observed in the Maldives means there is little difference between the persecution experienced by men or women. However, they did report that abuse, rape and sexual harassment are quite common and experienced by Muslim and Christian women alike.

Pray for women to encounter the gentle love of God, winning their hearts to follow the One who puts their feet on solid ground (The Bible, Psalm 40:2).

HIDDEN WOUNDS—CHRISTIANS SAY RAPE IS ‘COMMON’ PERSECUTION METHOD AGAINST WOMEN (Open Doors)

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: 31st
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

In his two decades on the throne, Jordan’s King Abdullah II has faced almost constant challenges to the stability and prosperity of the kingdom, just as his father Hussein did for the half-century of his rule. Survival in a dangerous neighbourhood is the quintessential characteristic strength of the Hashemites. Now Abdullah is facing a new confluence of dangers and threats—including from traditional allies. Abdullah ascended the throne after his father’s last-minute decision to change the line of succession, ousting his brother Hassan and naming his eldest son. Almost immediately, the crash of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at Camp David and the second intifada placed enormous pressure on Jordan’s own peace treaty with Israel.

Pray that the peace process will resume.
Pray that the successive leader will deliver to the need (The Bible, Ecclesiastes 2:12).

Jordan’s King Abdullah is facing new risks—from his own friends

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

Pray4Senegal Facebook Page

In northwest Senegal, missionaries with a number of organizations are partnering together with an established local church to develop a church-planting movement in the region. They are involved in a training school for young women, a health clinic, a kids’ club and a vocational training school for young men.

Pray that as they seek to be a blessing to the people who live in this region, that hearts will be softened and open to hear and receive the Good News about Jesus Christ (The Bible, Proverbs 23:26).

Desert Springs Team (CMA)