Pray for: Gabon

Flag for Gabon

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Libreville
Population: 2,484,557
% Urban: 90.4 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 37.2 %
Official Language: French
Languages: 43
Literacy Rate: 89 %
Life Expectancy: 65.8 yrs (186/236)
HDI Ranking: 112 / 189
% Christian: 79.4 %
% Evangelical: 12.7 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 79.4 %
People Groups: 51
Least Reached People Groups: 5
% Unevangelized: 5 %


Title: Gabon

Tier: 1

Type: country

Spiritist beliefs and practices lie beneath the surfaces of Catholicism, other Christian groups, and Islam. Many Gabonese still use charms, hallucinogenic drugs, and ancestral spirits, and go to medicine men. Some leaders of the government, the police, and the army participate in nighttime rituals that use witchcraft and black magic. Christians who do not participate can be refused academic or professional opportunities. Pray for followers of Jesus to remain faithful to Him alone, and for such faith to spread the Gospel even further.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.