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Praying for the Nations

This week's prayer for the nations will focus on the nation of COSTA RICA.

All information was taken from Operation World. Additional information on for this country is here.



Continent: North America

Capital City: San Jose

Government: Democratic Republic

Population: 4,930,258

Major People Groups: white or mestizo 83.6%,

mulato 6.7%, indigenous 2.4%,

black of African descent 1.1%, other 1.1%, none 2.9%, unspecified 2.2%

Religion: Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%,

other 4.8%, none 3.2%

Language: Spanish, English

GDP Per Capita: $17,200

Literacy Rate: 97.8%



  • Pray for churches to effectively disciple their congregants and to see biblical lifestyle changes as a result.

  • Pray for dynamic ministries aimed at reaching the youth, which comprise two-thirds of the nation’s population.

  • Pray for Christ-like cooperation amongst foreign missions agencies as they begin to transfer authority to indigenous leadership.

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