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Praying for the nations visiting South Africa
ALGERIADID YOU KNOW?Population - 34,178,188 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Arabic (Official), French, Berber dialects Religions: 99%-Sunni Muslim (state religion), 1%-Christian and Jewish
SCRIPTURE: Isa.65:1.PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we ask that You will reveal Your Son, Jesus Christ, to all Algerian visitors to South Africa. We pray that You will reveal Your love to them.
ARGENTINIADID YOU KNOW?Population - 40,913,584 (July 2009 est.)Languages: Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, FrenchReligions: nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
SCRIPTURE: Jn. 14:6PRAYER: Great I Am, we ask that You will reveal Jesus as the Way to all Argentinean visitors coming to South Africa. We pray that the eyes of their hearts will be opened to receive You.
AUSTRALIADID YOU KNOW? Population: 21,262,641 (July 2009 est.) Languages: English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)Religions: Catholic 25.8%, Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7% (2006 Census)SCRIPTURE: Phil. 1:9 -11PRAYER: Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask for Your love to abound in the heart of every Australian visitor. We pray that they will be filled with the fruits of righteousness.
BRAZILDID YOU KNOW? Population: 198,739,269 Languages: Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language); note - less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languagesReligions: Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census)
SCRIPTURE: 1 Cor.1:4-8PRAYER: All-Sufficient God, we ask in the name of Jesus that all the Brazilian visitors coming to South Africa will be enriched with the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit that lead unto righteousness.
CAMEROONDID YOU KNOW? Population: 18,879,301 Languages: 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)Religions: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
SCRIPTURE: 2 Thess.3:1-5PRAYER: Lord, we ask in the name of Jesus that Your word will penetrate the hearts of Cameroonian visitors on our soil. Direct their hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
CHILEDID YOU KNOW? Population:16,601,707 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Spanish (official), Mapudungun, German, EnglishReligions: Roman Catholic 70%, Evangelical 15.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 1%, other 4.6%, none 8.3% (2002 census)
SCRIPTURE: Eph. 1:17-19PRAYER: Father of glory, we ask You to grant Your Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of who You are to every Chilean visitor in our nation. We pray that they will know the hope of your calling and the greatness of Your power toward us.
Cte dIvoireDID YOU KNOW? Population:20,617,068 Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spokenReligions: Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7% (2008 est.)note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)
SCRIPTURE: Jn. 3:16PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we ask that Your love be revealed to the visitors from Cte dIvoire. We ask that they will experience the life of abundance that can only be found in You.
DENMARKDID YOU KNOW? Population: 5,500,510 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)note: English is the predominant second languageReligions: Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Christian (includes Protestant and Roman Catholic) 3%, Muslim 2%
SCRIPTURE: Col. 1:9-12PRAYER: Sovereign Lord, we ask that all Danes visiting South Africa will be filled with the knowledge of You in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
ENGLANDDID YOU KNOW? Population:49,138,831 Languages: > 70% EnglishReligions: Christian: 71.75%, No religion: 14.81%, Not stated: 7.71%, Muslim: 2.97%, Hindu: 1.06%, Sikh: 0.63%,Jewish: 0.5%, Other: 0.29%, Buddhist: 0.28%
SCRIPTURE: Ps. 27:4PRAYER: Adorable One, we ask for the English to desire You more than anything this world can offer. We pray that they will seek You and that they will dwell in Your presence daily.
FRANCEDID YOU KNOW? Population: 64,057,792 Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish) Religions: Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%SCRIPTURE: Jn.4:23-24PRAYER: Ancient of Days, we ask that the French will worship You in spirit and in truth. We ask that they will experience new ways of expressing their faith through songs and music while they are visiting South Africa.
GERMANYDID YOU KNOW? Population: 82,329,758 (July 2009 est.) Languages: GermanReligions: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
SCRIPTURE: Eph.3:16-19PRAYER: Loving God, we pray that many Germans will commit to you afresh when they visit South Africa. We pray that they will be rooted and grounded in love and be filled with the fullness of God.
GHANADID YOU KNOW? Population: 23,887,812 Languages: Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other 36.1% (includes English (official)) (2000 census)Religions: Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1% (2000 census)
SCRIPTURE: 1 Pet. 2:9-10PRAYER: Merciful God, we ask that You will draw all the people from Ghana near unto You. We pray that unbelievers will be drawn out of darkness into Your light. Reveal Your forgiveness unto them.
GREECEDID YOU KNOW? Population: 10,737,428 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Greek 99% (official), other 1% (includes English and French)Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
SCRIPTURE: Ps.27:1PRAYER: Light of our Salvation, we ask that You will reveal Yourself unto the Greek. We pray that they will see You while they are visiting on African soil. We pray that they will desire to know You and that they will continually seek Your face.
HONDURASDID YOU KNOW? Population: 7,833,696 Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialectsReligions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%
SCRIPTURE: Ps. 21:7PRAYER: O God, we cry out to You to be a banner over our visitors from Honduras. We ask that Your name will be like ointment poured out over their lives. We pray for healing and restoration in Jesus name.
ITALYDID YOU KNOW? Population:58,126,212 Languages: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)Religions: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
SCRIPTURE: Jn. 17:17PRAYER: Sovereign Lord, we ask that You will reveal the truth of Your Word to our Italian visitors. We pray that they will be inspired by Your Word to have a growing relationship with Jesus, the only Saviour.
JAPANDID YOU KNOW? Population: 127,078,679 (July 2009 est.) Languages: JapaneseReligions: Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8%
SCRIPTURE: Jer.10:10PRAYER: Eternal King, we ask You to come and reign in the hearts of the Japanese. We pray, by the working of Your Holy Spirit, that they will open their hearts to You while they visit South Africa.
NORTH KOREADID YOU KNOW? Population: 22,665,345 (July 2009 est.) Languages: KoreanReligions: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
SCRIPTURE: Jer.32:27PRAYER: God of all mankind, we ask that You will remember the North Koreans when they enter South Africa. We ask that You will miraculously reveal Yourself to those who do not know You yet. We pray for miracles, signs and wonders to be revealed to them in Jesus name.
SOUTH KOREADID YOU KNOW? Population: 48,508,972 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high schoolReligions: Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census)
SCRIPTURE: Jer.10:7PRAYER: King of Nations, we ask that You will reveal Your purpose to the South Koreans. We pray that they will continually grow in their faith. We pray for those who do not know You yet, for eternal salvation and abundance of life.
MEXICODID YOU KNOW? Population: 111,211,789 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8% Religions: Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 6.3% (Pentecostal 1.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other 3.8%), other 0.3%, unspecified 13.8%, none 3.1% (2000 census)
SCRIPTURE: Jer. 3:4PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we pray that You will reveal Yourself as the Only True and Living God to all Mexicans.
NETHERLANDSDID YOU KNOW? Population: 16,715,999 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Dutch (official), Frisian (official)Religions: Roman Catholic 30%, Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, other Protestant 3%, Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42% (2006)
SCRIPTURE: Ezek. 36:26-27PRAYER: Upright One, we ask for a widespread revelation of who You are in the hearts of the Dutch people. We ask that they will be revived to earnestly seek You with all of their hearts while they are visiting South Africa.
NEW ZEALANDDID YOU KNOW? Population: 4,213,418 (July 2009 est.) Languages: English (official), Maori (official), Sign Language (official)Religions: Anglican 14.9%, Roman Catholic 12.4%, Presbyterian 10.9%, Methodist 2.9%, Pentecostal 1.7%, Baptist 1.3%, other Christian 9.4%, other 3.3%, unspecified 17.2%, none 26% (2001 census)
SCRIPTURE: Ps. 103:8PRAYER: Compassionate Lord, we ask for Your love to comfort, restore and renew our visitors from New Zealand. We ask that they accept Your grace and forgiveness and live victoriously.
NIGERIADID YOU KNOW? Population: 149,229,090 Languages: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%Religions: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
SCRIPTURE: Ps. 10:17PRAYER: O God, You who hear prayer. Thank You for the Nigerians coming to visit our land. We pray that You will hear their prayers and that You will do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed.
PARAGUAYDID YOU KNOW? Population: 6,995,655 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Spanish (official), Guarani (official)Religions: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1% (2002 census)
SCRIPTURE: Php. 2:9-11PRAYER: Most High God, we pray that every visitor on South African soil from Paraguay will bow their knee to the lordship of Jesus. Pray that they will respect and honour His name.
PORTUGALDID YOU KNOW? Population:10,707,924 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Portuguese , Mirandese Religions: Roman Catholic 84.5%, other Christian 2.2%, other 0.3%, unknown 9%, none 3.9% (2001 census)
SCRIPTURE: 1 Tim. 2:3-6PRAYER: Lord God Almighty, we pray for every Portuguese visitor to South Africa to come to the knowledge of the truth. May they acknowledge the only one God and one Mediator between God and man.
DID YOU KNOW? Population: 7,379,339 Languages: Serbian 88.3% (official), Hungarian 3.8%, Bosniak 1.8%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 4.1%, unknown 0.9% (2002 census) Religions: Serbian Orthodox 85%, Catholic 5.5%, Protestant 1.1%, Muslim 3.2%, unspecified 2.6%, other, unknown, or atheist 2.6% (2002 census)
SCRIPTURE: Isa. 58:10-12PRAYER: Father of mercies, we pray that You will satisfy the hungry souls of the Serbians that will enter South Africa. We ask that You will rebuild their lives and that they as a nation will be a praise unto You in the earth.
SLOVAKIADID YOU KNOW? Population: 5,463,046 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Slovak (official) 83.9%, Hungarian 10.7%, Roma 1.8%, Ukrainian 1%, other or unspecified 2.6% (2001 census)Religions: Roman Catholic 68.9%, Protestant 10.8%, Greek Catholic 4.1%, other or unspecified 3.2%, none 13% (2001 census)
SCRIPTURE: Ps. 103:1-5PRAYER: Lord, we ask that You will reveal Your name to the people from Slovakia visiting South Africa. We pray that they will bless Your name. May they remember your benefits and offer praise and thanksgiving unto You.
SLOVENIADID YOU KNOW? Population: 2,005,692 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census)Religions: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (2002 census)
SCRIPTURE: Jn.15:4-7PRAYER: Father, we ask that the visitors from Slovenia will come to know Jesus as the True Vine. We pray that they will desire a close relationship with Jesus, abiding in His truth and living in His love.
SOUTH AFRICADID YOU KNOW? Population:49,052,489 Languages: IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)Religions: Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% (2001 census)
SCRIPTURE: Re.4:1PRAYER: Almighty God, we ask that all citizens of South Africa will hear Your voice, sounding like a trumpet, calling them to draw nearer to hear. We pray that every citizen will have a intimate relationship with You, acknowledging Jesus as Saviour and the working of Your Holy Spirit.
SPAINDID YOU KNOW? Population: 40,525,002 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%, are official regionallyReligions: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%
SCRIPTURE: Matt.28:19-20PRAYER: God, we ask in the name of Jesus that every visitor from Spain will experience the love of the Father. We ask that they will be baptized with Your Spirit and that they will obey all Your commandments.
SWITZERLANDDID YOU KNOW? Population: 7,604,467 (July 2009 est.) Languages: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census) Religions: Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1% (2000 census)
SCRIPTURE: Ac. 2:17PRAYER: Holy and Awesome God, we cry out to You to touch our Swiss visitors with the fire of Your Holy Spirit. We ask that young and old will respond to Your call prophesying to the nations and interpreting Your wonders.
URUGUAYDID YOU KNOW? Population: 3,494,382 (July 2009 est.) Languages: Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)Religions: Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1% (2006)SCRIPTURE: Isa. 56:1-2PRAYER: King of Peace, we ask for Your salvation to come to the people from Uruguay. We pray that every one of them will follow You keeping justice and standing before You in righteousness.
USADID YOU KNOW? Population:307,212,123 (July 2009 est.) Languages:307,212,123 (July 2009 est.) Religions: Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
SCRIPTURE: Col.4:3-4PRAYER: Omnipotent God, we ask that Americans will continue to live out the freedom that they have in You. We pray that each American will grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus while they are visiting South Africa.
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