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Country handsAn Algerian security forces team is examining a new anti-missionary program prepared by Muslim clerics which is to be submitted to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, according to a January 15 report from the Algerian newspaper "El-Khabar." The program encourages citizens to report missionary activity and outlines efforts to raise funds that can be used to dissuade local people who consider converting to Christianity. It also includes counterpropaganda to point out the "contradictions and heresy" in Christianity and Judaism.

Pray for protection for Christians ministering in Algeria. Pray that they will maintain the attitude of Christ and entrust themselves to Him (I Peter 5:1-4). Pray for the continued spread of the Gospel throughout Algeria, despite those who oppose its message.

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The Voice of the Martyrs Canada is equipping persecuted Christians in Algeria with biblical and theological training through the support of a seminary that provides contextually biblical and relevant training.

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Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
43,576,691 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Aran-Berber (99), European (<1)

Religions (%)
Muslim (99), Other, Christian and Jewish (<1)

Leader
Abdelmadjid Tebboune (Dec. 2019)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
mix of French civil law and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Algeria

Pray that God will use the current restrictions to draw many more Algerians into a relationship with Christ. Pray for conversions to Jesus among the country’s powerful Islamist leaders.

Pray Algerian believers will respond to pressure with faith and perseverance.

Pray for the nation's young people, who make up a large percentage of the population in general, as well as the majority of Christians. May they not be frustrated or disillusioned but rather strengthened and encouraged in Christ Jesus.

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