Pray for: El Salvador

Flag for El Salvador

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: San Salvador
Population: 6,518,500
% Urban: 74.1 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 26.9 %
Official Language: Spanish
Languages: 7
Literacy Rate: 87 %
HDI Ranking: 124 / 189
% Christian: 94.6 %
% Evangelical: 31.6 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.6 %
People Groups: 12
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %

El Salvador

Title: El Salvador

Tier: 1

Type: country

Peace, stability, and democracy came since 1992, after the suffering of civil war. Elections now replace assassinations. God answered prayer! The country must prioritize recovery from the wounds made by centuries of oppression and 12 years of civil war. Over 75,000 died in fighting or by death squads. 20% of the population fled. Pray for repentance, reconciliation, and a fair society based on respect for human rights. Pray also that the many who fled and prospered elsewhere might be a part of building a more stable and thriving future for El Salvador.

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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.