Pray for: Central African Republic

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Bangui
Population: 4,919,987
% Urban: 42.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 43.9 %
Official Language: French and Sango (trade language used by most of the population
Languages: 82
Literacy Rate: 57 %
HDI Ranking: 188 / 189
% Christian: 76.4 %
% Evangelical: 32.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 76.4 %
People Groups: 83
Least Reached People Groups: 7
% Unevangelized: 11 %
Persecution Ranking: 35 / 50

Central African Republic

Title: Central African Republic

Tier: 1

Type: country

The Central African Republic (CAR) faces immense physical human needs. The long series of coups and counter-coups devastated the economy and infrastructure. The most recent coup caused a breakdown in law and order. Rebels executed opponents and looted homes. Community conflict now occurs along religious lines between Muslims and Christians. Hundreds of thousands have fled their homes. Pray for an end to the chaos, abuses, and destruction of this humanitarian crisis. Pray for God to establish peace throughout the country.

Central African Republic

Title: Central African Republic

Tier: 1

Type: country

The CAR was one of the world’s most evangelized nations, but the upheavals here and in nearby Chad and Sudan mean the progress in some regions has reversed. Pray for all CAR denominations to send students for missionary training. Pray that those with training would resist the draw to serve as a city pastor and instead go to the unreached. Pray especially for the northern region, for the Runga (90% Muslim), the Sara Kaba (50% Animist), and the Gula/Kara (65% Muslim). Muslims grew rapidly in influence, especially in the cities. Few Christians feel equipped to reach out to them.

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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.