Pray for: Malawi

Flag for Malawi

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Lilongwe
Population: 19,647,681
% Urban: 17.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 43.5 %
Official Language: Chichewa and English
Languages: 24
Literacy Rate: 66 %
HDI Ranking: 174 / 189
% Christian: 76 %
% Evangelical: 19.6 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 76 %
People Groups: 26
Least Reached People Groups: 4
% Unevangelized: 3 %


Title: Malawi

Tier: 1

Type: country

Malawi remains a stable and peaceful land in a region troubled by wars and violence. The people have a peaceful and rural nature, the democracy is healthy, and the president speaks out against corruption. Praise God for the peace that allows Christian ministry and national development to continue. The country still faces complex challenges of poverty combined with high population growth, HIV/AIDS, unemployment, and migration of many people into and through Malawi. Most leaders in Malawi are church members. Pray God would help them act with wisdom, humility, and long-term plans based on biblical principles. Pray that churches might be better equipped to face HIV/AIDS with helpful ministries.

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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.