PRAYING THROUGH THE 10/40 WINDOW -- September 2007

 
Continue praying through September 2008

DAY 1 --

India, South Asia
Pop: 1,129,866,154
P.M. Manmohan Singh
Hinduism 79.8%, Islam 12.5%,
Christianity 2.4%, Other 5.3%
*PR: 29th *#TG: 56
*#AT: 919 *#C: 2,252
*Cor: 67% *Pov: 25%

Mauritania, N.Africa
Pop: 3,270,065
Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
Islam 99.8%, Christianity 0.2%
PR: 32nd #TG: 3
#AT: 9 #C: 40
Cor: 69% Pov: 40%

DAY 2 --

Sudan, North Africa
Pop: 39,379,358
President Umar Hassan
Ahmad al-Bashir
Islam 65%, Christianity 23.2%,
Traditional 10.6%, Other 1.2%
PR: 20th (North) #TG: 8
#AT: 41 #C: 91
Cor: 80% Pov: 40%

Afghanistan, South Asia
Pop: 31,889,923
President Hamid Karzai
Islam 97.9, Parsee 1.5%, Other 0.6%
PR: 10th #TG: 16
#AT: 1,056 #C: 1,725
Pov: 53%

DAY 3 --

Kuwait, Arabian Pen.
Pop: 2,505,559
P.M. Nasir al-Muhammad
al-Ahmad al-Sabah
Islam 87.4%, Christianity 8.2%,
Hinduism 2.5%, Other 1.9%
PR: 39th #TG: 2
#AT: 45 #C: 34
Cor: 52%

Bangladesh, South Asia
Pop: 150,448,339
Ch. Adv. Fakhruddin Ahmed
Islam 85.6%, Hinduism 12.4%,
Other 1.3%, Christianity 0.7%
PR: 44th #TG: 20
#AT: 153 #C: 229
Cor: 80% Pov: 45%

DAY 4 --

Japan, East Asia
Pop: 127,433,494
P.M. Shinzo Abe
Buddhism/Shinto 69.6%,New
Religions 24.4%,Other 4.4%,
Christianity 1.6%
#TG: 10 #AT: 85 #C: 19
Cor: 24%

Guinea-Bissau, West Africa
Pop: 1,472,780
President João Bernardo Vieira
Islam 43%, Traditional 41%,
Christianity 14.3%, Other 1.7%
Cor: 90%
 

DAY 5 --

Bhutan, South Asia
Pop: 2,327,849
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Buddhism 72%, Hinduism 23%,
Islam 4%,
Christianity 0.5%, Other 0.5%
PR: 7th #TG: 4 #AT: 2 #C: 0
Cor: 40% Pov: 31.7%

Saudi Arabia, Arabian Pen.
Pop: 27,601,038
King and P.M. Abdallah bin Abd
al-Aziz Al Saud
Islam 92.8%, Christianity 4.5%,
Other 2.7%
PR: 2nd #TG: 5 #AT: 65 #C: 314
Cor: 67%

DAY 6 --

Guinea, West Africa
Pop: 9,947,814
President Lansana Conté
Islam 85.4%, Traditional 9.7%,
Christianity 4.7%, Other 0.2%
#AT: 1 #C: 0 Cor: 81%
Pov: 47%

Thailand, Southeast Asia
Pop: 65,068,149
Interim P.M. Surayud Chulanon
Buddhism 92.3%, Islam 5.2%,
Christianity 1.6%, Other 0.9%
#TG: 13 #AT: 959 #C: 630
Cor: 64% Pov: 10%

DAY 7 --

Niger, West Africa
Pop: 12,894,865
President Tandja Mamadou
Islam 97.6%, Traditional 2%,
Christianity 0.4%
#TG: 1 #AT: 1 #C: 0
Cor: 77% Pov: 63%

Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Pop: 5,284,149
Pres. Kurmanbek Bakiyev
Islam 78.1%, Non-Religious 13.6%,
Christianity 7.8%, Other 0.5%
#TG: 3 #AT: 13 #C: 27
Cor: 78% Pov: 40%

DAY 8 --

Iran, Middle East
Pop: 65,397,521
Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Islam 99%, Bahai .5%,
Christianity 0.3%, Other 0.2%
PR: 3rd #TG: 17
#AT: 139 #C: 87
Cor: 73% Pov: 40%

Burkina Faso, West Africa
Pop: 14,326,203
President Blaise Compaoré
Islam 50%, Traditional 31%,
Christianity 18.4%, Other 0.6%
Cor: 68% Pov: 45%

DAY 9 --

Mali, West Africa
Pop: 11,995,402
Pres. Amadou Toumani Touré
Islam 87%, Traditional 11%,
Christianity 1.9%, Other 0.1%
#TG: 1 #AT: 2 #C: 0
Cor: 72% Pov: 64%

Azerbaijan, Southwest Asia
Pop: 8,120,247
President Ilham Aliyev
Islam 83.7%, Non-Religious 11.3%,
Christianity 4.6%, Other 0.4%
PR: 22nd #TG: 2
#AT: 6 #C: 19
Cor: 76% Pov: 49%

DAY 10 --

Benin, West Africa
Pop: 8,078,314
President Yayi Boni
Traditional 47.7%,
Christianity 31.8%,
Islam 20%, Other 0.5%
#AT: 1 #C: 0
Cor: 75% Pov: 33%

Indonesia, Southeast Asia
Pop: 234,693,997
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Islam 80.3%, Christianity 16%,
Hinduism 1.9%, Other 1.8%
PR: 41st #TG: 13
#AT: 231 #C: 472
Cor: 76% Pov: 17.8%

DAY 11 --

Laos, SE Asia
Pop: 6,521,998
President Lt. Gen. Choummali Saignason
Buddhism 61%, Traditional 31.2%,
Christianity 1.9%, Other 5.9%
PR: 9th #TG: 1
#AT: 14 #C: 3
Cor: 74% Pov: 30.7%

Western Sahara, N.Africa
Pop: 382,617
President Mohamed Abdelaziz
Islam 100%
#TG: 1 #AT: 3 #C: 9

DAY 12 --

Egypt, North Africa
Pop: 80,335,036
President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak
Islam 86.5%, Christianity 13%,
Other 0.5%
PR: 18th #TG: 12 #AT: 132
#C: 330 Cor: 67% Pov: 20%

Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Pop: 27,780,059
President Islom Karimov
Islam 83.5%, Non-Religious 14.5%,
Christianity 1.3%. Other 0.7%
PR: 11th #TG: 3
#AT: 14 #C: 37
Cor: 79% Pov: 33%

DAY 13 --

Nepal, South Asia
Pop: 28,901,790
P.M. Girija Prasad Koirala
Hinduism 74.8%, Buddhism 16%,
Islam 5%, Christianity 1.9%,
Other 2.3%
PR: 48th #TG: 4 #AT: 455
#C: 193 Cor: 75% Pov: 31%

United Arab Emirates, Arab. Pen.
Pop: 4,444,011
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nuhayyan
Islam 65.5%, Hinduism 17%, Christianity 9.3%,
Other 8.2%
PR: 38th #TG: 1 #AT: 9 #C: 4
Cor: 38%

DAY 14 --

Albania, SE Europe
Pop: 3,600,523
President Alfred Moisiu
Christianity 41.5%, Islam 38.8%,
Other 19.7%
#TG: 1 #AT: 51 #C: 6
Cor: 74% Pov: 25%

Morocco, North Africa
Pop: 33,757,175
King Mohamed VI
Islam 99.9%, Christianity 0.1%
PR: 33rd #TG: 4
#AT: 26 #C: 46
Cor: 68% Pov: 19%

DAY 15 --

Iraq, Middle East
Pop: 25,374,691
Christians: 2-3%
Predominantly Shia Islam
P.M. Nuri al-Maliki
PR: 23rd RFiC: Yes

Sri Lanka, South Asia
Pop: 20,926,315
Pres. Mahinda Rajapaksa
Buddhism 71.9%, Hinduism 12%,
Islam 8%, Christianity 7.6%,
Other 0.5%
PR: 30th #TG: 4
#AT: 314 #C: 806
Cor: 69% Pov: 22%

DAY 16 --

Israel, Middle East
Pop: 6,426,679
P.M. Ehud Olmert
Judaism 80.7%, Islam 14.6%,
Christianity 2.2%, Other 2.5%
#TG: 24 #AT: 1,341 #C: 1,473
Cor: 41% Pov: 21.6%

Tajikistan, Central Asia
Pop: 7,076,598
President Emomalii Rahmon
Islam 89.5%, Non-Religious 9.1%,
Christianity 1.4%
PR: 34th #TG: 3
#AT: 56 #C: 57
Cor: 78% Pov: 64%

DAY 17 --

China, East Asia
Pop: 1,298,847,624
Christians: 7-8%
Predominantly Non-Religious
President Hu Jintao
PR: 10th RFiC: Yes

Djibouti, East Africa
Pop: 496,374
President Ismail Omar Guelleh
Islam 93.9%, Christianity 4.7%,
Other 1.4%
PR: 28th #TG: 1
#AT: 4 #C: 12
Cor: 70% Pov: 50%

DAY 18 --

Yemen, Arabian Pen.
Pop: 22,230,531
President Ali Abdallah Salih
Islam 99.9%, Christianity 0.1%
PR: 6th #TG: 6
#AT: 127 #C: 121
Cor: 74% Pov: 45.2%

Vietnam, Southeast Asia
Pop: 85,262,356
P.M. Nguyen Tan Dung
Buddhism 54.1%, Non-Religious 21.8%,
Other 16.1%, Christianity 8%
PR: 8th #TG: 1
#AT: 3 #C: 1
Cor: 74% Pov: 19.5%

DAY 19 --

Taiwan, East Asia
Pop: 22,858,872
President Chen Shui-bian
Chinese 43.2%, Other 25.7%,
Buddhism 25%, Christianity 6.1%
#TG: 2 Cor: 41% Pov: 0.9%

Bahrain, Arabian Pen.
Pop: 708,573
King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa
Islam 82.3%, Christianity 10.4%,
Hinduism 6.3%, Other 1%
PR: 50th #TG: 1
#AT: 18 #C: 13
Cor: 43%

DAY 20 --

Brunei, SE Asia
Pop: 374,577
Sultan and P.M. Hassanal Bolkiah
Islam 64.4%, Other 15.2%,
Christianity 11.3%, Buddhism 9.1%
PR: 23rd


Lebanon, Middle East
Pop: 3,925,502
P.M. Fouad Siniora
Islam 59.8%, Christianity 31.9%,
Druze 7%, Other 1.3%
#TG: 54 #AT: 674 #C: 1,281
Cor: 64% Pov: 28%

DAY 21 --

Qatar, Arab.Pen.
Pop: 907,229
Amir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Islam 79.4%, Christianity 10.5%,
Hinduism 7.2%, Other 2.9%
PR: 25th #TG: 2 #AT: 2
#C: 2 Cor: 40%

Turkmenistan, C. Asia
Pop: 5,097,028
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov
Islam 91.8%, Christianity 2.7%,
Other 5.5%
PR: 14th #AT: 1 #C: 1
Cor: 78% Pov: 58%

DAY 22 --

Ethiopia, E. Africa
Pop: 76,511,887
P.M. Meles Zenawi
Christianity 65%, Islam 31%,
Traditional 3%, Other 1%
PR: 37th #TG: 8
#AT: 72 #C: 196
Cor: 76% Pov: 38.7%

Myanmar (Burma), SE Asia
Pop: 47,373,958
Sr. Gen. Than Shwe
Buddhism 82.9%, Christianity 8.7%,
Islam 3.8%, Other 4.6%
PR: 19th #TG: 12
#AT: 40 #C: 80
Cor: 81% Pov: 25%

DAY 23 --

Chad, C. Africa
Pop: 9,885,661
Pres. Lt. Gen. Idriss Déby Itno
Islam 55%, Christianity 27.8%,
Traditional 16%, Other 1.2%
#TG: 3 #AT: 12 #C: 180
Cor: 80% Pov: 80%

Algeria, North Africa
Pop: 33,333,216
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Islam 96.7%, Non-Religious 3%,
Christianity 0.3%
PR: 31st #TG: 9
#AT: 258 #C: 1,015
Cor: 69% Pov: 25%

DAY 24 --

Libya, North Africa
Pop: 6,036,914
Col. Muammar al-Qadhafi
Islam 96.5%, Christianity 3%,
Buddhism 0.3%, Other 0.2%
PR: 26th #TG: 13
#AT: 16 #C: 8
Cor: 73% Pov: 7.4%

Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Pop: 24,821,286
P.M. Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi
Islam 58%, Buddhism 21.6%,
Other 11.2%, Christianity 9.2%
#TG: 7 #AT: 13 #C: 110
Cor: 50% Pov: 5.1%
 

DAY 25 --

Oman, Arab. Pen.
Pop: 3,204,897
P.M. Qaboos bin Said Al-Said
Islam 92.7%, Hinduism 3%,
Christianity 2.5%, Other 1.8%
PR: 36th #AT: 1 #C: 4
Cor: 46%

Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Pop: 15,284,929
President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Islam 60.5%, Christianity 24.7%,
Other 14.8%
#TG: 1 #AT: 5 #C: 1
Cor: 74% Pov: 19%

DAY 26 --

Tunisia, N. Africa
Pop: 10,276,158
Pres. Zine El Abidine ben Ali
Islam 99.7%, Christianity 0.2%,
Other 0.1%
PR: 46th #TG: 2
#AT: 16 #C: 31
Cor: 54% Pov: 7.4%

Cambodia, Southeast Asia
Pop: 13,995,904
P.M. Hun Sen
Buddhism 82.6%, Chinese 4.7%,
Other 11.5%, Christianity 1.2%
#TG: 2 #AT: 59 #C: 77
Cor: 79% Pov: 40%

DAY 27 --

Turkey, SE Europe
& SW Asia
Pop: 71,158,647
P.M. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Islam 99.6%, Christianity 0.3%,
Jewish 0.1%
PR: 35th #TG: 27
#AT: 1,239 #C: 560
Cor: 62% Pov: 20%

North Korea, East Asia
Pop: 23,301,725
Kim Jong-il
Non-Religious 64.3%, Other 18%,
Traditional 16%, Christianity 1.7%
PR: 1st Cor: 90%

DAY 28 --

Somalia, E. Africa
Pop: 9,118,773
Pres. Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
Islam 99.9%, Christianity 0.1%
PR: 4th #TG: 5
#AT: 73 #C: 124

Pakistan, South Asia
Pop: 164,741,924
President Pervez Musharraf
Islam 96.1%, Christianity 2.3%,
Hinduism 1.5%, Other 0.1%
PR: 17th #TG: 32
#AT: 1,070 #C: 1,865
Cor: 78% Pov: 24%

DAY 29 --

Nigeria, West Africa
Pop: 135,031,164
Pres. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
Christianity 52.6%, Islam 41%,
Traditional 6%, Other 0.4%
PR: 27th (North) #TG: 5
#AT: 38 #C: 13
Cor: 78% Pov: 60%

Maldives, South Asia
Pop: 369,031
President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
Islam 99.4%, Buddhism 0.5%,
Christianity 0.1%
PR: 5th #AT: 1 #C: 0
Pov: 21%



Jordan, Middle East
Pop: 6,053,193
King Abdullah II
Islam 96.2%, Christianity 2.8%,
Other 1%
PR: 40th #TG: 13
#AT: 86 #C: 93
Cor: 47% Pov: 30%

Senegal, West Africa
Pop: 12,521,851
President Abdoulaye Wade
Islam 92.1%, Christianity 4.8%,
Traditional 3%, Other 0.1%
#AT: 1 #C: 0
Cor: 67% Pov: 54%

DAY 30 --

Eritrea, East Africa
Pop: 4,906,585
President Isaias Afworki
Islam 48%, Christianity 47.4%,
Other 4.6%
PR: 13th #TG: 4 #AT: 5 #C: 16
Cor: 71% Pov: 50%

Tibet, South Asia
Pop: 2,810,000
Pres. Hu Jintao (under China rule)
Buddhist 80%, Other 19.8%,
Christianity 0.2%
 



Syria, Middle East
Pop: 19,314,747
President Bashar al-Assad
Islam 90.3%, Christianity 5.1%,
Non-Religious 2.9%, Other 1.7%
PR: 45th #TG: 16 #AT: 43
#C: 102 Cor: 71% Pov: 11.9%

Mongolia, North Asia
Pop: 2,951,786
Pres. Nambaryn Enkhbayar
Other 45.6%, Shamanist 31.2%,
Buddhism 22.5%, Christianity 0.7%,
#AT: 1 #C: 1
Cor: 72% Pov: 36.1%
 

DAY 31 --

East Timor, Southeast Asia
Pop: 1,084,971
President José Ramos Horta
Christianity 99%, Islam 1%
#AT: 10 #C: 14
Pov: 42%

Gaza Strip, Middle East
Pop: 1,482,405
Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh
Islam 98.7%, Christianity .7%,
Judaism .6%
#TG: 35 (Gaza Strip & West Bank)
#AT: 2,032 #C: 560 (Gaza Strip
& West Bank) Pov: 63.1%



The Gambia, W. Africa
Pop: 1,688,359
President Yahya Jammeh
Islam 88.8%, Traditional 6.7%,
Christianity 4.1%, Other 0.4%
Cor: 75%

West Bank, Middle East
Pop: 2,535,927
President Mahmoud Abbas
Islam 75%, Judaism 17%, Other 8%
#TG: 35 (Gaza Strip & West Bank)
#AT: 2,032 #C: 560 (Gaza Strip
& West Bank) Pov: 45.7%
 
 

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*PR = Persecution Ranking; #TG = Number of Terrorist Groups; #AT = Number of Acts of Terrorism; #C = Number of Casualties resulting from those acts of terrorism occuring between 1968 and June 2007; Cor = Level of Corruption; Pov = The percentage of People in Poverty. Some countries have insufficient data to be ranked in all categories. References: CIA Factbook 2007, Operation World 2005 Revised, Open Doors World Watch List January 2007, 2007 Index of Economic Freedom, The Terrorism Knowledge Base (www.tkb.org).