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Republic of Lithuania


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Area: 65,301 sq km

The southernmost of the three Baltic states. Flat, arable land with many forests and lakes.

Population: 3,255,324    Annual Growth: -0.96%

Capital: Vilnius

Urbanites: 67.2%

HDI Rank: 46 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 24 (29% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Lithuanian    Languages: 12 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Answer to Prayer

Religious freedom in the post-Soviet era has seen many dynamic new Christian groups emerge, injecting new life into the nation’s spirituality. Unity between different Christian groups and denominations is very good, especially for a former Soviet state.

Challenge for Prayer

Catholicism retains a crucial role in Lithuanian society, but has not fully emerged from old ways of thinking to embrace its potential for godly influence in society. Pray that the Catholic Church uses its significant influence to draw people to Christ. Only one-sixth of Catholics attend church weekly. Fellowship with and acceptance of other Christian groups must be improved. Several Franciscan, charismatic and evangelical-style networks in the Church bring young leadership, new thinking and fresh spirituality; pray for their further growth.

     For an additional 4 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 Lithuania.