Pray for: Finland

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Helsinki
Population: 5,548,361
% Urban: 85.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 16 %
Official Language: Finnish, Swedish, Saami, sign language
Languages: 23
Literacy Rate: 100 %
HDI Ranking: 11 / 189
% Christian: 83.8 %
% Evangelical: 12.1 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 83.8 %
People Groups: 58
Least Reached People Groups: 16
% Unevangelized: 2 %

Finland

Title: Finland

Tier: 1

Type: country

Finland has a largely secular society, even though Christians number 84% of the population. 90% look with favour on the Church’s social work, but only 8% consistently attend any kind of religious service. The last revival came in the 1960s. Strong belief in the power of human reason, and rejection of supernatural things, now dominates the society. An ultra-modern country like Finland probably needs both reformation in the existing Church and also new expressions of faith. Pray for a spiritual breakthrough that will cause people to seek the Lord.

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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.