Here at POI we are passionate about the nations and believe in the power of prayer. Statistics and pictures may leave us heartbroken, but they are useless unless we act.
Each month we will be posting information, demographics and prayer requests for a specific country. All information is taken from Operation World, a great resource in praying for the nations.
Please consider joining with us as we pray for the nations!
Columbia is the fourth largest country in South America. There is a wide gap between the rich and the poor; both of which are greatly affected by the rampant drug trade that is controlled by guerrilla groups, or private armies of drug lords. Ninety percent of the US’s cocaine comes from Columbia.
Pray for a government that will be strong in opposing the violence and wise in moving the country forward. .
Bogotá, the capital city of Columbia, has one of the highest numbers of street children of any city in Latin America.
The upheaval of political and drug-related violence in Columbia has had a terrible effect on the people. Because of this, Columbia has the worlds second highest number of internally displaced people (3 million).
Pray that the Lord will meet their needs and that they will find hope and restoration in Him.
In addition to these things, pray for leadership within churches and faithfulness for the long term missionaries.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
**All information from Operation World 7th Edition.