• Pray for Godly leaders to arise in churches, government, and society.
• Pray for national repentance of sin, immorality, and selfishness.
•Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church, bringing another Great Awakening.
Long known as a land of opportunity, the United States (U.S.) has the greatest ethnic diversity of any country in history. Although it is primarily a nation of immigrants, there are 562 federally recognized Native American people groups. As the third largest country, its fifty states include diverse landscapes of tropical beaches, mountain ranges, rolling prairies, barren deserts, and dense wilderness. Millions of tourists are drawn each year to admire its fifty-eight national parks and visit its biggest cities, including New York and Los Angeles. Home to Hollywood, Los Angeles is the center of America’s film industry, which, like the country itself, has enormous global influence.
Though still a young nation (1776), the U.S. has become a world leader economically, militarily, and technologically, and remains the world’s largest and most diverse economy. This democratic republic has played a historically vital role as a proponent of global democracy and freedom and has often been a provider of aid and stability around the world. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 deeply impacted the country and led it to declare a war against terrorism. In the following years America suffered through an economic crisis that led to a global recession. Today the U.S. faces deep political and societal divisions. Many moral questions have moved from the social to political spheres, with ongoing debates on the legalization of issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and physician-assisted suicide. Mass shootings have plagued the nation, and issues of immigration have become volatile. While racial equality has improved a great deal after a long and ugly past of slavery, recent racial tensions have continued to spark violent protests.
The U.S. has a rich Christian history and was founded on Biblical principles and values. Freedom to exercise religion was written into the constitution and has drawn many to its shores to escape persecution. A number of widespread Awakenings and revivals have swept across the country, and the many evangelical movements and organizations founded here have impacted the world. America remains the world’s largest missionary-sending country. Even so, the Church faces alarming decline. Roughly 78% of Americans claim to be Christian, yet only 31% of adults say that faith is important in their life. Consumerism, moral relativism, immorality, and an independent mindset have infected nearly every part of society, including the Church. Satisfaction is sought primarily through pleasure and materialism. This nation holds unparalleled resources and potential to influence the world for good and spread the Gospel. Yet it stands in desperate need of revival.
Continent: North America
Capital City: Washington D.C.
Government: Constitution-Based Federal Republic
Major People Groups: US Caucasian 58.1%,
Latin-Caribbean American 14.7%,
African-American 12.2%, Eurasian 6.6%, Jews 1.8%, East Asian 1.6%, Arab 1.4%, Malay 1.1%,
South Asian 0.7%, Southeast Asian 0.7%,
North American Indigenous 0.6%, other 1.1%
Religion: Christian 47.4%%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, Muslim 0.9%,
Jehovah's Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, don't know/refused 0.6%
Language: English, Spanish, other Indo-European, Asian and Pacific Island, Other
GDP Per Capita: $59,500
Literacy Rate: 99%
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