I notice you're from the UK! What part? I've visited England and Scotland.
I found that a lot of people here in the U.S. don’t know much about their own country,
much less anyone else's.
I post prayer updates about different countries. Part of the reason is to raise awareness
about what's going on in the rest of the world. Recently I’ve started my own private initiative; if I notice someone on DA is from another country, if I've done their country I let them know. It’s my way of letting them know that others are thinking about their home.
These updates are about your home!
Pray for EnglandEngland is part of the United Kingdom and makes up the central/southern part of Great Britain.It is bordered by Scotland in the north and Wales in the west, the Irish Seain the north west, the Celtic Sea in the south west, the North Sea in the eastand the English Channel in the south.The country includes over 100 smaller islands including Portsea Island,the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Sheppey.London is the capital and largest city.The population is over 53 million.FACTSThe name 'England' means 'Land of the Angles'.English is the most widely used language in the world.London was founded by Rome in 43 A.D.According to legend Glastonbury Abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimatheaduring the 1st century.Sherwood Forest is a Royal Forest in Nottinghamshire, England.It is famous for its association with the legend of Robin Hood.The University of Oxford (founded 1096) is the oldest university in the English-speaking world,and the 2nd oldest surviving unive
Pray for ScotlandScotland is a country that occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britainand is part of the United Kingdom.It is bordered by England in the south, the North Sea in the east, the Atlantic Oceanin the north and west and the North Channel and Irish Sea in the southwest.Scotland also has over 790 islands including the Shetland Isles, Northern Islesand the Hebrides.The population is over 5 million.Edinburgh, the capital and 2nd largest city.Glasgow is the largest city.FACTS"Scotland" comes from Scoti, the Latin name for the Gaelic celtic tribes.The national flag of Scotland has been in use since the 9th centuryand is the oldest national flag in the world still in use.The Shetland Pony was originally bred in the Shetland Isles.The Highlands are a region in northwestern Scotland.The area is known for its many mountain ranges.Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British isles is located in the Highlands.Inverness, located in the Highlands, is the northernmost cit
Pray for Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland consists of the north eastern section of the island of Ireland.It is bordered by the Republic of Ireland in the south and west and the Irish Seaand the North Channel in the east.It is part of the United Kingdom.Belfast is the capital and largest city.The population is over 1 million.FACTSThe name Belfast means '(River) Mouth of the sandbar' or '(River) Mouth of the ford'.Ireland has historically been divided into four provinces:Connacht WestLeinster EastMunster South Ulster NorthNorthern Ireland is located within Ulster.Ulster means "Fifth of the Ulaidh” (A group of tribes)Northern Ireland was once home to one of the largest ship builders in the world.Hurling, an outdoor team sport of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin,is thoughtto be the world's fastest field team game.DEMOGRAPHICS99.15% White0.41% Asian (6300 Chinese, 6,200 Indian)0.10%
Pray for IrelandIreland is an island located north west of Europe.It’s separated from the neighboring island of Great Britain by the Irish Seaand the North Channel in the east.To the west is the northern Atlantic Ocean and to the south is the Celtic Sea.Politically, Ireland is split into two nations:The Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland, (Part of the United Kingdom).The population of the Republic of Ireland is over 4 million.Dublin is the capital.FACTSIreland is the 3rd largest island in Europe and the 20th largest island on Earth.It is often called the Emerald Isle due to its lush vegetation.The illuminated manuscript the Book of Kells was made in Ireland.The Irish Setter and Irish Wolfhound were originally bred in Ireland.Ireland has historically been divided into four provinces:Leinster EastUlster NorthMunster South Connacht West14% of Canada’s population, are of Irish descent.12% of Americans are of Irish descent (36 mil
Pray for WalesWales is a country on the island of Great Britain and a member of the United Kingdom.It is bordered by England in the east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea in the west.Cardiff is the capital and largest city.The population is over 3 million.FACTSThe name "Wales" means ‘Foreigner’, or ‘Stranger’.The modern Welsh name for themselves is ‘Cymry’, which means ‘Fellow-countrymen."Wales has over 750 miles of coastline, and is largely mountainous.Wales has over 600 castles.Wales has one of the oldest literary traditions in Europe.Wales is often referred to as ‘The Land of Song&rsquoIt has also been known for its harpists, male choirs, and solo artists.The Welsh Pony and Welsh Corgi dog both originated in Wales.The Tudor Dynasty, which ruled England from 1485-1603, was of Welsh origin.FAMOUS WELSHAthletesColin Ray Jackson, (b 1967)A sprint and hurdling athlete.Olympic silver medalist and three time world champion.Joseph Wil
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