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Pray for Brazil

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By SeekHim

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Brazil is a country in South America.

It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname
and French Guiana in the north, Colombia in the northwest, Bolivia and Peru,
in the west, Argentina and Paraguay in the southwest and Uruguay in the south.

The population is over 192 million.
Brasilia is the capital.
Sao Paulo is the largest city.
Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd largest city.

FACTS
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the 5th largest in the world.

Sao Paulo is the 7th largest city in the world.

Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas.

Over 50% of Brazilians are under 18.

Brazil covers 50% of South America.

Most of the Amazon Rainforest is within Brazil.

The Amazon River flows through Brazil.

DEMOGRAPHICS
47.73%     White
43.13%     Brown/Multiracial
7.6%       Black
1.1%       Asian
0.4%       Amerindian (250,000)

74%        Catholic (130 million)
5.4%       Protestant (28 million)
7.4%       Without religion (12 million)
1.3%       Spiritism (About 2.2 million)
0.3%       Traditional African religions
0.26%      Buddhist (215,000)
0.06%      Judaism (86,000)
0.29%      Muslim (27,000)
Jehovah's Witnesses (1,100,000)
Latter-day Saints (200,000)

HISTORY
Brazil was originally inhabited by over 2,000 indigenous tribes from the Tupi–Guarani family.

Brazil was claimed by Portugal in 1500 and became a Protuguese colony.

The Portuguese assimilated some of the native tribes.
Others were enslaved or exterminated by wars or European diseases.

By the mid-16th century, sugar had become Brazil's most important export.
The Portuguese imported African slaves to cope with the increasing demand.

In 1808 the capital of the Portuguese empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro.

In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom.

Brazil became independent in 1822 and formed the Empire of Brazil, a constitutional monarchy.

The country became a presidential republic in 1889 after a military coup.

In 1964 an authoritarian military junta came to power and ruled until 1985.

In 1985 a civilian governance resumed.

CONDITIONS
Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America.
Services, industry and agriculture are the main components.
The economy is inward oriented and characterized by free markets.

Brazil had massive money problems in the '80s, leaving many in poverty
and the country in debt.

Things improved in the '90s but many problems remain such as corruption,
lack of hospitals and schools and the on-going destruction of the rainforest.

There is much injustice against the poor, underprivileged children and indigenous tribes.

Native Amerindians have been exploited, murdered and oppressed throughout
their history, sometimes even by the Church.

40 million people live below the poverty line.
Blacks form the majority of Brazil's poor.

20 million people live in filthy and overcrowded slums.
10 million of them are children.

500,000 people are involved in prostitution.
Even more are involved in the sex industry.

540,000 people are infected with the HIV virus.
Education and health care sectors are in serious need of improvement.

The poor, especially street children and indigenous peoples, often suffer
terrible discrimination and exploitation.

Debt slavery affects up to 250,000 people, especially in the Amazon.

Crime is a serious problem.
Brazil is a huge consumer of illicit drugs, although the government has cracked down on it.

Brazil has the world's highest rate of firearm homicides.
Nearly 150 people a day were murdered in Brazil in the years between 2000 and 2010.

The police response has been brutally heavy-handed and rife with corruption.

The nation's prisons are notoriously overcrowded and violent.

Brazil suffers from exploitation and destruction of its biodiversity (the Rainforest).
This destruction leads to the loss of natural resources, social marginalization,
and the lost of homes for indigenous people.

SPIRITUAL CONDITIONS
There are more Catholics in Brazil than anywhere else in the world.

Nominalism is prevalent.
Many church members don't have a real relationship with Jesus.

'Non-religion' is fast-growing.

Many Brazilians practice a mix of Catholicism and spiritism.  
Many claim to be Christian, but visit spiritist doctors or mediums.

Many follow Afro-Brazilian cults (such as Candomblé, Macumba, Umbanda)
derived from African animism and witchcraft.

"High Spiritism" (Kardecism) is popular among many whites.

Many of the Ameridian tribes are still unreached.

There is a real spiritual hunger in Brazil and many are becoming Christians.

The number of missionaries being sent out by Brazil is growing rapidly.
Nearly 5,000 Brazilian missionaries are working in Europe, USA and South America.

PRAYER NEEDS
Pray that future governments would not shirk from the process of excising corruption.

Pray for those suffering from poverty.

Pray that crime and drug traficking stop.

Pray for those trapped in prostitution and the sex trade.

Pray for those with HIV.

Pray for justice for the poor and Amerindian tribes.

Pray that the Gospel spread among Amerindians that have not yet heard.

Pray that Christians can reach Amerindians in a way that is sensitive,
without robbing them of their cultural identity.

Pray for the young people who feel that no one cares for them.

Pray that the church can communicate God's truth to young people and effectively
disciple them.

Pray for the growing movement to plant new churches that are relevant to youth.

Pray that the mission movement in Brazil continues to grow.

Pray that those sent out from Brazil are well supported, protected
and encouraged at home and overseas

Pray for all spiritual falsehoods to be exposed and for Christ alone to be exalted.

Pray for those in spiritual bondage to be delivered through Jesus.

Pray that Brazil will be protected from environmental exploitation by foreigners
and abusive companies.
Prayer update: Brazil

All of the above information comes from the following links
None of this is mine.

Wikipedia
[link]

Prayercast
[link]

Operation World
[link]

Global Prayer Resource
[link]
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MikaelDesigner's avatar
Muito bom saber que tem pessoas que se importam com as outras, essa oração foi revigorante, continue com o bom trabalho!
vaniapaiva's avatar
Brazil really needs a lot of prayer.
I appreciate your initiative.
God bless you.
HeartHug
FrancisLugfran's avatar
Thank you so much for praying to Brazil! Very nice initiative, I appreciated this! :)
Axtorxl's avatar
Very nice!
U explained it really well1
SeekHim's avatar
Thank you. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
TulioGadita's avatar
Hi =)
It's a great idea = )

I 'm a missionary in my country with the agency " Arrow to the Nations"
You have a vision of God of the nations thanks so much for this ,
God loves people think the nations needs.

I'll see the post of Brazil, thanks for this.

Come to Brazil, this nation needs more peoples with this vision my friend.

You're a treasure. Thank you so much for praying for my country. Now I learned things that I don't knew before and I apreciatte it. I can't say that I love my country,'cause this is not truth. I don't love Brazil but here is the place that I call home. The true problem is not the place,itself. It's just a piece of land. The problem is who rules these lands. I don't know if know who's Dilma. She's the Brazilian Republic's president. Hate is an ugly word, but it doesn't matter. I hate her. Absolutely. She took us rights that the Brazilians fought for generations and generations since the colonial eraHuman rights. Nothing superfluous. How could she? I am proud to say that I was born, grew up and am a native of this country,but I despise her. With all my being. But let's stop talkin' 'bout this situation. It's not what matters here. I'm here to say a big thank you. You don't know how I get emotional when I see anyforeigner that's interested for this foot of land. I wish you to continue with your motivational and inspirational work/project. God is with you!
PadfootVith's avatar
Awww I'm so happy for this. Thanks you <3
SeekHim's avatar
You're welcome. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
PadfootVith's avatar
OMG. Awesome.I Love my country so much <3 Rio is a wonderful place, wherever you go always has  something beautiful. I live in Rio, but I'm From the north, Belém do Pará, in Amazon. Have you ever heard about? I bet you'd like :D
SeekHim's avatar
No I haven't heard of Belem.

The only places I'm familiar with offhand are San Paulo and Rio.
Are you familiar with Bahia? I know its name because of a Disney song
I heard once on the Three Cabelleros
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQerX…
PadfootVith's avatar
Oh, no, I'm not. But there are some typical  foods that Zé sings about that are my favorites, Because it's considered typical foods  From my hometown either. (It's the same name, but a little bit different) 😊
Dani-Owergoor's avatar
Thank you very much for your prayer to my country, we really need this! God bless you! :heart:
SeekHim's avatar
Stephanie9499's avatar
wow. have some things I did not even know about my own country.
I am very happy that someone is praying out by Brazil.
thanks for the prayer.
God bless. :pray:
SeekHim's avatar

You're welcome :)

 

GOD bless

John 3:16

 

LightPony's avatar
I thank so much for the prayers for my country. I wanted to add that, however, that social issues in my country are greatly advancing.

While there is always more to be made, the goverment is spending more and more with it's populations, so much that I believe that extreme poverty will soon be extinct. Drug trafficking, which plagued my country for years also took a crack down in recent years. There is still much consumption going on (probably even increasing!), but they are usually in the hand of minor thugs instead of huge factions. In fact almost all faction leaders are under bars.

I thank again so much for your prayers! God bless. :pray:
SeekHim's avatar
You're welcome. :)
Berna-EH's avatar
I guess there are more than 5,4% of protestantism here, but you're right in this:
"Nominalism is prevalent.
Many church members don't have a real relationship with Jesus."
Really, praying for Brazil is needed
eJcalado's avatar
I (almost) never read these "pray for somewhere" texts. But it's different when it's about your own land. Brazil is a great country and I'm deeply thankful to God for being born here. Nevertheless, it gets me the saddest when the country which has (by far) the largest possibilities becomes the one which wastes them the most. Unfortunately, the past and present generations of protestants have preached so much religion and so few Jesus that it's really difficult to reach people's hearts. Hearts have become stone, and the Brazilian church is guilty of this. Thankfully there's still a spiritual hunger evident among non-practicizing Catholics. May the Brazilian church come back from it's man-made rules and come back to Jesus so we can provide spiritual food for these people in need. God help us.
SeekHim's avatar
I'm glad that some find these updates of use. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
eJcalado's avatar
That surely brings glory to God xD
That's what matters!
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