Prayer Monday – Finland
Each Monday for the next year I will be sharing some data with you all about one country that Greater Europe Mission ministers to in Europe, Asia or Africa. The data I will be getting will be from Operation World. Operation World is an evangelical Christian organization that is concerned about fulfilling the Great Commission. They have compiled information on every country in the world and I want to share it with you so you can be praying for Europe specifically. I will also be using a book put out by Greater Europe Mission called “Prayer for the Nations.” Inside the book it has a guide for each country that makes up Greater Europe. There is much more detail then I will share, but if you want a copy of the book for your own prayers please let me know and I will get you one.
Finland consistently ranks at or near the top of the table in global surveys that measure civil liberties, education, peace, income, stability and environmental issues. It is often considered one of the most democratic countries in the world. Despite this, at time in the past it has also had one of the highest rates of suicide too. Recently that statistic has decreased though.
Finland has a large percentage of Christians (83.75%) and evangelicals (12.1%), but the church is moving to a more liberal and broader morality than traditional Biblical values.
Please join me in praying for Finland:
Pray for a return to traditional Biblical values
Pray for the state-funded church pastor’s to teach Christ-centered messages.
Pray for the 20 and 30 somethings who have experienced a lack of Biblical teaching and have a spiritual hunger.