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Hungary

Republic of Hungary

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Geography

Area: 93,030 sq km

A landlocked, central European state on the River Danube.

Population: 9,973,141    Annual Growth: -0.21%

Capital: Budapest

Urbanites: 68.3%

HDI Rank: 43 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 23 (9% unreached) All peoples
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Official language: Hungarian    Languages: 17 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians8,775,36787.99-0.5
Evangelicals282,1812.80.9

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Challenges for Prayer

The openness of the post-Communist 1990s has passed. It is now increasingly difficult to openly witness – restrictions forbid teachers, doctors and such from sharing their faith in the workplace. The Church failed to respond adequately to the window of opportunity that is now largely closed. Christianity, while present and active, does not quite have the impact it should on society, politics, ethics, education and the economy. Pray for a new revival in the Church – following on those from 1939 and 1946-50 – that gives birth to a new spirit of witness and activism.

The Church’s impact in Hungary is uneven and inadequate. Some parts of the country are much more alive than others. Within the major denominations, including Catholic and Reformed, are vibrant charismatic and renewal movements. Independent and emerging churches are growing, but trust and unity need to be built between these and the traditional churches. In all groups, positive holiness and spiritual maturity are real needs. In Budapest, believers are blessed with many churches, but they often church-hop rather than commit to one congregation. Apathy and worldliness, as in so many lands, are challenges, even for evangelicals. Pray for unity, trust and cooperation to flourish among churches, and for the Holy Spirit to bring revival and renewal to all expressions of God’s family.

     For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Hungary.