Day 53: Homelessness in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia with a population of about 6 million.

For many decades, the government forcefully evicted Turkmen from their homes in mass in a bid to ‘modernize’ the country in preparation for the Fifth Asian Indoor Martial Art Games in 2017. They were forced out without adequate compensation and many ended up poor and homeless.

The country is very secretive, so I could not find much data online about the state of homelessness in the country today. However, I believe that homelessness and poverty are still very prevalent as a result of the actions of the Turkmen government.

Father, please deliver homeless people in Turkmenistan and help them to find hope in their seemingly hopeless situation. Though they might be in prison, help them find joy and freedom and platforms to promote the message of Salvation in Christ Jesus, Amen.

Day 52: Yemen 🇾🇪

Yemen is a country in Western Asia, on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. In 2019, the United Nations reported that Yemen is the country with the most people in need of humanitarian aid, about 24 million people, or 85% of its population.

At least 99% of people in Yemen are Muslims.

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

1. Pray for liberation for the people of Yemen

2. Pray that the people of Yemen will come to know the truth of the Gospel

3. Pray that God will deliver this nation from poverty.

Day 51: Kenya

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a population of over 47.6 million.

Kenya is a lower-middle-income economy. Agriculture is the largest sector: tea and coffee are traditional cash crops, while fresh flowers are a fast-growing export. The service industry is also a major economic driver, particularly tourism.

The 2019 religious profile of Kenya is:

85.5% Christianity
—60.8% Protestantism
—20.6% Catholicism
—4.1% Other Christian
10.9% Islam
1.6% No religion
0.7% Traditional faiths
1.3% Others

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

1. Pray that Kenya will grow to be different in Africa in the area of corruption

2. Pray for revival in the Kenyan church

3. Pray that laborers will arise in Kenya who will propagate the Gospel

Day 50: Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with slightly over 3.2 million people. Formerly one of the world’s poorest countries—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—it has since transformed itself into an upper-middle-income country, with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. The country has been adversely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Despite the success in programmes to make treatments available, and to educate the populace about how to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, the number of people with AIDS rose from 290,000 in 2005 to 320,000 in 2013. As of 2014, Botswana has the third-highest prevalence rate for HIV/AIDS, with roughly 20% of the population infected.

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that Botswana will rise above their current health situation
  2. Pray that God will send healing and rehabilitation to the people in Botswana
  3. Pray that this healing revival will bring many people to Christ.

Day 49: Madagascar

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean. Ecotourism and agriculture, paired with greater investments in education, health, and private enterprise, are key elements of Madagascar’s development strategy. Madagascar belongs to the group of least developed countries, according to the United Nations.

2020 Religious profile of Madagascar

85.3% Christianity
—45.8% Protestantism
—38.1% Catholicism
—1.4% Other Christian
6.9% No religion
4.5% Traditional faiths
3.0% Islam
0.3% Others

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that the people in Madagascar will receive the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ Jesus
  2. Pray that they will have faith to believe in Christ
  3. Pray that strong believers will arise from Madagascar.

Day 48: Ukraine

Ukraine s the second-largest country in Europe after Russia with a population of about 40 million. According to various international monitors, Ukraine is among the poorest countries in Europe and suffers from widespread corruption. However, due to its extensive fertile land, pre-war Ukraine was one of the largest grain exporters in the world.

This is the 2018 religious profile of Ukraine:
87.3% Christianity
11.0% Irreligion
0.8% Others
0.9% Unanswered

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

1. Pray that Ukraine will experience Jesus again

2. Pray for peace in Ukraine

3. Pray that the war on Ukraine will make the Church grow stronger

Day 47: Central African Republic

Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. The Central African Republic covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi). As of 2018, it had an estimated population of around 4.7 million.

Despite its significant mineral deposits and other resources, such as uranium reserves, crude oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, and hydropower, as well as significant quantities of arable land, the Central African Republic is among the ten poorest countries in the world, with the lowest GDP per capita at purchasing power parity in the world as of 2017. The Central African Republic is also estimated to be the unhealthiest country as well as the worst country in which to be young.

2020 Religious Profile of Central African Republic
89.5% Christianity
—60.5% Protestantism
—28.4% Catholicism
—0.6% Other Christian
8.5% Islam
1.0% Traditional faiths
2.0% Others / None

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that Central Africans will be delivered from poverty and oppression
  2. Pray for liberation for Central Africans
  3. Pray that the Gospel in Central African Republic will help bring education ad prosperity to the nation.

Day 46: Somalia

Somalia is a country in the Horn of Africa. Somalia has an estimated population of around 15 million, of which over 2 million live in the capital and largest city Mogadishu, and has been described as Africa’s most culturally homogeneous country. Somalia has maintained an informal economy mainly based on livestock, remittances from Somalis working abroad, and telecommunications. 99.8% of Somalia’s population is Muslim.

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Point

  1. Pray that deliverance will come to Somalia
  2. Pray that there will be an outbreak of light in Somalia
  3. Somalia is in spiritual bondage, beg God for their deliverance.

Day 45: Spain

Spain is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of its territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. With a population exceeding 47.4 million, Spain is the sixth-most populous country in Europe, and the fourth-most populous country in the European Union. Spain is a developed country. It is a high-income country and an advanced economy. According to a 2020 study by the Spanish Centre for Sociological Research, about 61% of Spaniards self-identify as Catholics, 3% as other faiths and about 35% identify with no religion. A 2019 study shows that of the Spaniards who identify themselves as religious, 62% hardly ever or never go to church, 16% go to church some times a year, 7% some time per month and 13% every Sunday or multiple times per week.

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that the spirit of lukewarmness will be destroyed in Spain
  2. Pray that the Lord will set Spainards on fire for Him
  3. Pray that God will send labourers from among Spainards to bring in the 35% harvest for Him.

Day 44: Thailand

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia spanning 513,120 square kilometres (198,120 sq mi), with a population of almost 70 million. Thailand is a middle power in global affairs and a founding member of ASEAN, and ranks high in the Human Development Index. 93.5% of people in Thailand are Buddhists.

Prayer Points

  1. Bind the demonic powers holding the destinies of people in Thailand
  2. Pray that there will be an outbreak of the truth in Thailand
  3. Pray for more missionaries and Christians to bear burdens for the souls of people in Thailand.