Pray for: Austria

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Vienna
Population: 9,043,072
% Urban: 59 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 14.4 %
Official Language: German
Languages: 20
Literacy Rate: 98 %
HDI Ranking: 18 / 189
% Christian: 82.6 %
% Evangelical: 0.5 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 82.6 %
People Groups: 43
Least Reached People Groups: 8
% Unevangelized: 4 %

Austria

Title: Austria

Tier: 1

Type: country

Austria is a country of beautiful culture, music, art, and scenery, but it mostly feels spiritually empty. Many believe in God (84%, which is high for Europe), but few know Jesus personally. Large numbers leave the Catholic Church every year, despite the longstanding Catholic culture. Sex scandals among the clergy and the church tax (1% of taxable income) both contribute to this. People do not tend to seek God outside the Catholic Church. Let us pray fervently for open hearts to discover Jesus in new places, and for the further growth of the renewal movement within the Catholic Church.

Austria

Title: Austria

Tier: 1

Type: country

Almost all church growth occurs within evangelical/charismatic churches. Pentecostal churches almost doubled from 2000 to 2010. Prayer movements grew among teenagers and led to an Austrian Prayer Congress of over 1,000, that now meets bi-annually! Even so, evangelicals are only 0.5% of the population. Pray for God to multiply congregations that honour and proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ.

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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.