General Information

  • Area: 1,030,000 sq km
  • Population: 4,649,658 (2020 estimate)
  • Capital: Nouakchott
  • Main Religion: Islam
  • Official Language: Arabic, French

Challenges for Prayer

  1. Pray that any who follow Jesus might be courageous in the faith.

  2. Pray for greater spiritual openness and hunger for God.

  3. Pray for freedom and justice for all those oppressed.

  4. Foreigners suspected of converting Mauritanians to Christianity can face harassment, imprisonment, expulsion, and even attempted murder, so few expatriates like missionaries and NGOs) live in Mauritania. Pray that the Lord might give them wisdom, protection, and make them powerful witnesses for His name!

Source: Molly Wall, Pray for the World, 2015