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PRAYING THROUGH THE WINDOW V -- October 2001

DAY 1 --

INDIA
Pop. 1,014,004,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Hindu; some Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

MAURITANIA
Pop. 2,668,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 2 --

SUDAN
Pop. 35,080,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

AFGHANISTAN
Pop. 25,889,000
Location: West Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Shiite Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 3 --

KUWAIT
Pop. 1,974,000
Location: Arabian Gulf
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Shiite Muslim
Restricts Evangelism


BANGLADESH
Pop. 129,194,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Muslim; some Hindu
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 4 --

JAPAN
Pop. 126,550,000
Location: East Asia
Predominately Shinto/Buddhist
Allows Evangelism

GUINEA-BISSAU
Pop. 1,286,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Indigenous Religions, some Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 5 --

BHUTAN
Pop. 2,005,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Buddhist; some Hindu
Restricts Evangelism

SAUDI ARABIA
Pop. 22,024,000
Location: Arabian Gulf
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 6 --

GUINEA
Pop. 7,466,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Muslim; some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

THAILAND
Pop. 61,231,000
Location: Southeast Asia
Predominately Buddhist
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 7 --

NIGER
Pop. 10,076,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

KYRGYZSTAN
Pop. 4,685,000
Location: Central Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism
DAY 8 --

IRAN
Pop. 65,620,000
Location: Arabian Gulf
Predominately Shiite Muslim; some Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

BURKINA FASO
Pop. 11,946,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Indigenous Religions; Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 9 --

MALI
Pop. 10,686,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Indigenous Religions
Allows Evangelism

AZERBAIJAN
Pop. 7,748,000
Location: Central Asia
Predominately Shiite Muslim; some Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 10 --

BENIN
Pop. 6,396,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Indigenous Religions; some Muslim
Allows Evangelism

INDONESIA
Pop. 224,784,000
Location: Southeast Asia
Predominately Muslim; some Hindu
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 11 --

LAOS
Pop. 5,497,000
Location: Southeast Asia
Predominately Buddhist; some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

WESTERN SAHARA
Pop. 245,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 12 --

EGYPT
Pop. 68,360,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

UZBEKISTAN
Pop. 24,756,000
Location: West Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 13 --

NEPAL
Pop. 24,702,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Hindu; some Buddhist
Restricts Evangelism

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Pop. 2,369,000
Location: Arabian Gulf
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Shiite Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 14 --

ALBANIA
Pop. 3,490,000
Location: Eastern Europe
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Orthodox
Restricts Evangelism

MOROCCO
Pop. 30,122,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 15 --

IRAQ
Pop. 22,676,000
Location: Arabian Gulf
Predominately Shiite Muslim; some Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

SRI LANKA
Pop. 19,239,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Buddhist; some Hindu and Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 16 --

TAJIKISTAN
Pop. 6,441,000
Location: Central Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

ISRAEL (Jews and Arabs)
Pop. 6,974,000
Location: Middle East
Predominately Jewish; some Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 17 --

JIBOUTI
Pop. 451,000
Location: East Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

CHINA
Pop. 1,261,832,000
Location: East Asia
Predominately Atheist; some Chinese Folk Religion
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 18 --

YEMEN
Pop. 17,479,000
Location: Middle East
Predominately Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

VIETNAM
Pop. 78,774,000
Location: Southeast Asia
Predominately Buddhist; some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 19 --

TAIWAN
Pop. 22,191,000
Location: East Asia
Predominately Chinese Folk Religion; some Buddhist
Allows Evangelism

BAHRAIN
Pop. 634,000
Location: Arabian Gulf
Predominately Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 20 --

BRUNEI
Pop. 336,000
Location: Southeast Asia
Predominately Muslim; some Buddhist
Restricts Evangelism

LEBANON
Pop. 3,578,000
Location: Middle East
Predominately Muslim; some Maronite
Allows Evangelism

DAY 21 --

QATAR
Pop. 744,000
Location: Arabian Gulf
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

TURKMENISTAN
Pop. 4,518,000
Location: West Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 22 --

ETHIOPIA
Pop. 64,117,000
Location: East Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim; Ethiopian Orthodox
Allows Evangelism

MYANMAR
Pop. 41,735,000
Location: Southeast Asia
Predominately Buddhist; some Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 23 --

CHAD
Pop. 8,425,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Muslim; some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

ALGERIA
Pop. 31,194,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Muslim; some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 24 --

LIBYA
Pop. 5,115,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

MALAYSIA
Pop. 21,793,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Muslim and Buddhist; some Hindu
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 25 --

OMAN
Pop. 2,533,000
Location: Middle East
Predominately Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

KAZAKSTAN
Pop. 16,733,000
Location: Central Asia
Predominately Muslim; some Russian Orthodox
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 26 --

TUNISIA
Pop. 9,593,000
Location: North Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

CAMBODIA
Pop. 12,212,000
Location: Southeast Asia
Predominately Buddhist
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 27 --

TURKEY
Pop. 65,667,000
Location: West Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim/ some Shiite Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

NORTH KOREA
Pop. 21,688,000
Location: East Asia
Predominately Atheist; some Indigenous Religions
Prohibits Evangelism

DAY 28 --

SOMALIA
Pop. 7,253,000
Location: East Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

PAKISTAN
Pop. 141,554,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim; some Shiite Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 29 --

NIGERIA

Pop. 123,338,000
Location: West Africa
Equally Christian and Muslim with some Indigenous Religions
Restricts Evangelism

MALDIVES

Pop. 301,000
Location: South Asia
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism



JORDAN
Pop. 4,999,000
Location: Middle East
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

SENEGAL

Pop. 9,987,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Sunni Muslim
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 30 --

ERITREA

Pop. 4,136,000
Location: East Africa
Predominately Muslim; Orthodox
Restricts Evangelism

TIBET

Pop. 2,400,000
Location: East Asia
Predominately Lamaist Buddhist
Prohibits Evangelism



SYRIA
Pop. 16,306,000
Location: Middle East
Predominately Sunni Muslim, some Shiite Muslim
Prohibits Evangelism

MONGOLIA
Pop. 2,616,000
Location: East Asia
Predominately Buddhist
Restricts Evangelism

DAY 31 --

GAMBIA

Pop. 1,367,000
Location: West Africa
Predominately Muslim
Restricts Evangelism
   

PRAYER POINTS

This prayer guide is for personal and corporate prayer to penetrate spiritual darkness in the 10/40 Window nations. 
Use it daily as you pray through the calendar.

1. Pray for COMMITMENT: Christians must be obedient to take the Gospel and make disciples of all nations.

    Pray that Christians will begin to focus time, resources, and manpower in the 10/40 Window. Less than 1% of Christian income is spent in reaching these people who are precious to God.

  
Pray for believers to understand the urgency of reaching the Window nations and doing everything possible to see that these young people will not die without knowing Jesus.

2. Pray for PROTECTION: Children, adolescents, and youth are often killed with little regard for repercussion. Girl children in the Window are particularly singled out for oppression.

    Pray against the undeclared war that brings poverty, malnutrition, conflict, violent abuse, preventable disease, and chronic social instability.
    Pray for:

--Lives endangered by slavery, debt bondage, serfdom, forced labor, compulsory recruitment into armed conflict, prostitution, pornography, and making and/or selling drugs.
--Cessation of the barbaric practice of genital mutilation.
--God to give believers His strategies and solutions to eliminate war, poverty, lack of education, sickness, and disease, which devastate young people in the Window.

3. Pray for HEALTH: The life expectancy in some Window nations is as low as 43 years.
    Pray for:

--Water shortages to be relieved. Drought in the poorest of the Window nations has impacted crops, causing diminished food supply.
--Medical supplies, food, farm equipment, business materials, and other forms of relief to reach the people in need and not be confiscated.
--Access to health services, safe water, and sanitation facilities necessary to their survival. Many deaths are preventable.
--An end to malnutrition. In North Korea alone over 60% of children under 7 have been mentally and physically stunted due to lack of proper nutrition.
--The millions who have been infected with HIV. Many were exposed to AIDS due to forced prostitution or need to earn a living.
--Window governments to safeguard children by stopping child exploitation in the sex trade, and ending prostitution in tourism.

4. Pray for AN END TO ABUSIVE CHILD LABOR: More than 500 million children between the ages of 10-14 are working 10-15 hours per day, suffering from fatigue, sickness, and overlong periods of sitting or standing.
   
Pray for:

--Protection from abuse suffered from forced child labor.
--God to prosper families so children can enjoy a happy childhood.
--The Christian world to financially impact these poverty-stricken people so the children donít have to work.

5. Pray for EDUCATION: Millions of Window children, especially the female child, are not educated, are refused the right to a basic education, and are viewed as unworthy of this privilege.
   
Pray for:

The literacy rate among children to increase, especially the female child who has no status in most Window countries.
Powerfully impacting Christian television and radio programs to be beamed into the Window nations.

6. Pray for EMOTIONAL HEALING: The lives of millions of young people have been shattered by seeing their parents and loved ones mutilated or violently killed in civil uprisings, or by experiencing disasters such as earthquakes and droughts. Many are left to raise themselves. Some have been placed in orphanages.

    For the sake of future generations, pray that global terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and competitive control will cease.
    Pray for:

--These little ones to meet Jesus as Lord and Savior and know that God is the Father of the fatherless.
--Healing and restoration of the hearts of those in war-torn lands who have not had an opportunity to be children.
--Children who have been forced to serve as soldiers and to kill unmercifully.
--Those whose parents have been martyred, persecuted, or ostracized because they are Christians.

7. Pray for HOPE: Many of these young people who come to Christ do not have a Bible, a mentor, or resources to help learn His ways. Most have practiced religion of a sort so that, without these helps, receiving Christ would simply be adding to the many gods they already worship.

    Pray that they will receive and know the living God and that He will be the only One they worship.
    Pray for:

--Jesus Christ to be revealed to the hearts of children, teens, and young adults through dreams and visions, since 32% of believers come to Christ by the time they are 13 years old.
--Those who have no hope to have an opportunity to hear the Gospel in their own language in a culturally sensitive and contextualized manner.
--God to use them to impact their families, friends, and nation with the Gospel.
--All curses, witchcraft, and evil ancient traditions to be bound and ineffective.
--Willingness to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior even if it means they will be persecuted.