Pray for: Liberia

Flag for Liberia

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Monrovia
Population: 5,536,949
% Urban: 52.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 40.8 %
Official Language: English
Languages: 31
Literacy Rate: 48 %
Life Expectancy: 60.7 yrs (216/236)
HDI Ranking: 178 / 189
% Christian: 41.4 %
% Evangelical: 14.6 %
Largest Religion: Ethnoreligionist
% Largest Religion: 42.5 %
People Groups: 39
Least Reached People Groups: 5
% Unevangelized: 22 %


Title: Liberia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Liberia has a complex and painful history, including racism and colonialism. It endured terrible conflict from 1985-2005. But Praise God for the stability and peace of recent years. Hundreds of thousands of refugees returned, a new president came to power (the former leader was exiled), the country began to rebuild, and Christian ministry began to thrive once again. Liberia has an atmosphere of hope and progress, despite the obvious challenges which remain from the civil wars and the devastation and trauma they caused. Pray that Liberia might truly fulfil its name as a “land of freedom”.

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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.