Area: 43,092 sq km
The most southerly of the Scandinavian countries. See separate entries for Faeroe Islands and Greenland, which are autonomous regions of Denmark.
Population: 5,481,283 Annual Growth: 0.24%
Official language: Danish Languages: 13 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Denmark retains a core of Christian tradition and values. They are deeply ingrained in Danish social laws and values. Over 80% of the population remain members of the Lutheran Church (despite the fact that over 50% are reported to be agnostic or atheist). Pray that more Danes will rediscover the faith that has shaped so much of the nations history and society.
Much of the Lutheran Church is experienced by ordinary Danes as ritualistic and dead, and the fresh winds of the Holy Spirit must blow through this institution. Church attendance is around 2%. There are a number of organizations promoting renewal or revival in the state Church Indre Mission, Luthersk Mission, Evangelisk Luthersk Mission, Oase and Nyt Liv. Free churches, Lutheran and otherwise, contribute greatly to the spiritual life of the nation. Pray for wisdom for all who seek to transform the Church and make it relevant to secular Danes.
For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Denmark.