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Praying for the Nations

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

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



Continent: N. America

Capital City: Paramaribo

Government: Constitutional Democracy

Population: 591,919

Major People Groups: Hindustani27.4%, Maroon 21.7%, Creole 15.7%, Javanese 13.7%, mixed 13.4%,

mixed 13.4%, other 7.6%, unspecified 0.6%

Religion: Protestant 23.6%, Hindu 22.3%,

Roman Catholic 21.6%, Muslim 13.8%, Christian 3.2%,

Winti 1.8%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 1.7%,

Non 7.5%, unspecified 3.2%

Language: Dutch, English, Sranang Tongo,

Caribbean Hindustani, Javanese

GDP Per Capita: $13,900

Literacy Rate: 95.6%



  • Pray for effective, culturally sensitive Christian witness to the Hindu population

  • Pray for increased cooperation and unity among ethnically diverse Christian congregations

  • Pray for a tidal wave of mature Christians to commit to discipling young believers

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