Pray for: Morocco

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Rabat
Population: 37,344,787
% Urban: 64.1 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 27 %
Official Language: Arabic. Berber is used in many homes. French widely used; English increasing
Languages: 10
Literacy Rate: 69 %
HDI Ranking: 121 / 189
% Christian: 0.1 %
% Evangelical: 0 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 99.9 %
People Groups: 31
Least Reached People Groups: 27
% Unevangelized: 61 %
Persecution Ranking: 27 / 50

Morocco

Title: Morocco

Tier: 1

Type: country

Arab armies invaded in the 7th century, introduced Islam, and erased a strong North African Berber Church. Moroccans feel proud of their country’s heritage as a centre of Islamic civilization and learning, and they resist Christianity. Only a small percentage have heard the gospel. Moroccan Muslim groups disagree sharply between fundamentalist and moderate practices, but most citizens do not want religious violence to come. Pray for peace throughout the nation, and pray that those who seek violent solutions will not succeed.

Morocco

Title: Morocco

Tier: 1

Type: country

Moroccans became aware of the indigenous Church when the media broadcasted negative and inaccurate reports about a large number of converts to Christianity. There may be about 2,000 Moroccan Christians, with 20 to 30 small house fellowships. New believers feel pressure from family, police, or religious authorities. Pray that believers might grow amid such persecution, as with the early Church, through faith, witness, mutual support, and encouragement!

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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.