Pray for: Norway

Flag for Norway

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Oslo
Population: 5,514,477
% Urban: 83.3 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 17.4 %
Official Language: Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk)
Languages: 20
Literacy Rate: 100 %
Life Expectancy: 83.2 yrs (10/236)
HDI Ranking: 2 / 189
% Christian: 91.1 %
% Evangelical: 8.4 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 91.1 %
People Groups: 61
Least Reached People Groups: 13
% Unevangelized: 4 %


Title: Norway

Tier: 1

Type: country

Norway has a powerful spiritual heritage, and influence from prayer and revival movements across the last 200 years remains clear. The Lutheran Church is the most evangelical of all the state churches in Europe. Other denominations (Free Churches) also contribute to church life, and of these, Pentecostal and charismatic groups have the most members. But Norway faces the same battles as other European societies, where people believe that different religions or moral practices can be true for different people, or in different situations. Pray for a new revival, and for a deep commitment to biblical faith and practice. Pray for God to re-establish the roots of Norway’s rich Christian past.

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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.