Greek flagCapital city: Athens

Population: 10,992,589 (2013 est)

GDP per capita: $23,600 (2013 est)

Ethnic groups: population: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7% (2001 census) note: percents represent citizenship, since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity

Religions: Greek Orthodox (official) 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%

Source: The World Factbook

Prayer points:

•    Greece’s economic crisis has in turn caused huge social problems. Unemployment is at about 26%, with rising poverty, and ongoing strikes and protests and concerns about more social unrest. Pray for peace in the midst of all this. Pray for wisdom for the government, and pray for organisations working with the poor.
•    Youth unemployment is at 51% and children are being driven into poverty – there is little hope for the future. Pray for the young people in Greece, for hope to rise again.  Pray that God’s plans and purposes for the Greek nation will come to pass.
•    Pray for spiritual renewal within the Church in Greece, and for unity and cooperation across denominational boundaries.
•    Pray that the Church could effectively demonstrate God’s love to those in need and without hope at this time.