Pray for: Haiti

Flag for Haiti

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population: 11,541,683
% Urban: 58 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 32.9 %
Official Language: French (10% speak it). Common languages Haitian Creole, English and Spanish increasingly used as a second language
Languages: 2
Literacy Rate: 60 %
HDI Ranking: 170 / 189
% Christian: 95.1 %
% Evangelical: 16 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 95.1 %
People Groups: 6
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Haiti

Title: Haiti

Tier: 1

Type: country

The 2010 earthquake was a horrific disaster. Over 230,000 lost their lives, and over 1 million lost their homes. The people of Haiti responded with prayer and repentance. The president called for three days of prayer and fasting and over 1 million people attended. But Haiti’s main problem is not a lack of spirituality; it is a nation with layer upon layer of brokenness that seems impossible to fix. It began with centuries of unjust treatment at the hands of Western powers, and continued after independence. Corruption, exploitation, political wrangling and mass protests all combined to slow down the nation’s restoration since the disasters of 2010 and afterwards. Pray for God to break through and bring lasting change in this land desperate for His redemption.

Haiti

Title: Haiti

Tier: 1

Type: country

Tyranny, cruelty, and spiritual bondage fill Haiti’s history. The Spanish genocide against the indigenous Arawaks, Spanish and then French slavery, and Haiti’s own brutal leaders promoted a spirit of violence for centuries. Voodoo (a religion of spirits) creates fear throughout society. Many Catholics practise some voodoo. Pray that the power of the Holy Spirit might overcome the forces of evil. Pray for the Holy Spirit to cleanse the Church. Ask God to bind the powerful spirits underlying voodooism in Jesus’ name, so the nation can be wholly dedicated to 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.