Pray for: Lebanon

Flag for Lebanon

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Beirut
Population: 6,769,151
% Urban: 89.1 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 25.6 %
Official Language: Arabic; French and English are widely used
Languages: 9
Literacy Rate: 94 %
HDI Ranking: 92 / 189
% Christian: 32 %
% Evangelical: 0.5 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 59 %
People Groups: 26
Least Reached People Groups: 8
% Unevangelized: 11 %

Lebanon

Title: Lebanon

Tier: 1

Type: country

Lebanon must recover after 70 years of tragic communal wars and foreign interventions. Wars and conflicts have displaced over 80% of the population. Meanwhile, there are over a million refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon – from Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and beyond. Christians, local and expatriate, have cooperated to demonstrate compassion and Christ’s love to the many needy people. Massive grassroots protests in 2019 united a normally divided population against the government’s corruption, elitism, and inability to bring economic progress. The government resigned, but no long-term solutions to Lebanon’s many political and economic problems have been found. The massive explosion in Beirut in 2020 and the impact of Covid-19 intensify Lebanon’s woes further. Pray for this biblical land to know the loving mercy and rich blessings of our loving Father.

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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.