Pray for: Uganda

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Kampala
Population: 47,123,533
% Urban: 25.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 46.5 %
Official Language: English, Swahili
Languages: 45
Literacy Rate: 73 %
HDI Ranking: 159 / 189
% Christian: 84.7 %
% Evangelical: 37 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 84.7 %
People Groups: 67
Least Reached People Groups: 5
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Uganda

Title: Uganda

Tier: 1

Type: country

Revival and church growth continues from 1986 to the present. Uganda has widespread prayer movements, a strong evangelical presence in the Church of Uganda (Anglican), and renewal movements in the Catholic Church. Some consider it one of the most truly Christian nations in the world. Public prayer is common even in government and judicial buildings, and many people attend church. Pentecostal and charismatic churches grow the fastest, both the megachurches with thousands of members and the small house and storefront churches. Pray that God’s character might be reflected by the Church and the nation as a whole.

Uganda

Title: Uganda

Tier: 1

Type: country

Uganda works hard to recover from many years of war, violence, and heavy-handed government. Pray for peace within the troubled region and the nation. The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was an occult-powered militia group that spread terror and committed countless evils in the region. While their threat is greatly reduced, the violence and trauma they caused has left many traumatised. Many Christian NGOs and ministries provide aid, shelter, counselling, spiritual ministry, and education. Pray for God’s people to be at the heart of the nation’s restoration.

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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.