Area: 93,030 sq km
A landlocked, central European state on the River Danube.
Population: 9,973,141 Annual Growth: -0.21%
Official language: Hungarian Languages: 17 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Unity across denominations is experiencing much-needed growth, as churches come together to pray, worship and minister. There are also many prayer ministries that represent the different flavours of Christian faith Budapest Prayer Wall, National Prayer Network and 168-hour Intercessory Prayer Chain are examples of these.
Hungarians have lost contact with the gospel, despite enjoying a rich theological history. They seek answers in many places: materialism, hedonism, alcohol and, increasingly, false religion. Postmodern mentalities predominate. In recent years, public spiritual life is characterized by an alarming rise in occult activity and eastern mysticism, including pagan witchcraft, ancient Magyar shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism. Most common is a pick-and-choose spirituality that is effectively non-religious, with some personal sentiment. Pray for all falsehoods and empty philosophies to be exposed as such and for Christ to be exalted as the truth in this historically Christian nation. Pray that Hungarians might see the truth of the gospel and the freedom it brings through Jesus.
For an additional 8 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 Hungary.