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Pray for Estonia

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Prayer Points

  1. Pray for Estonians to leave atheism, cults, and pagan practices to follow Jesus.
  2. Pray for Gospel transformation among Russians, ethnic minorities, and the deaf population.
  3. Pray for unified church planting efforts across denominations.

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About Estonia

Estonia’s identity and history are beautifully signified through the colors of its blue, black, and white striped flag. The blue stands for devotion, faith, and loyalty, while the black represents the country’s dark past and immense suffering. The white symbolizes a desire to aim for higher understanding and character, in addition to signifying the birch trees and snow that characterize this northern Baltic nation’s beautiful landscape. Enduring   a long history of occupation and oppression, Estonia now boasts one of the most successful economies of the post-Soviet nations.

Long dominated by surrounding nations, Estonia has seen its share of invasion, occupation, and violence. After a relatively  short independence (1918-1940), it was invaded by the Soviet Union. Deportation and murder of many Estonians during this occupation left a bitter animosity towards Russians that remains to this day. As of 2023, about 70% of the population is Estonian while 25% is Russian, brought into the country during the occupation. In 1991 Estonia gained independence and shifted from communism to a democratic parliament. Estonia has  shale-oil reserves, which it uses for producing energy, making it the leading energy producer for much of Latvia and northwest Russia.

With a history of severe persecution of all faiths between 1940-1988, 63% of Estonians now claim to be non-religious. Secularism and pluralism maintain a tight hold. Many are even being drawn to pagan religions, as well as marginal Christian sects such as Mormonism. A religiously open door in Estonia has made this nation susceptible to many false teachings, while also opening up vast opportunities for the Gospel to penetrate a spiritually devastated land. For many of the 36% of Christian Estonians, their faith holds little meaning in their daily life, and their understanding of the Gospel is limited. Re-evangelization is desperately needed. Seminaries and Bible Schools throughout the nation are working to raise up Christian leaders with a deeper understanding of the Gospel.

Population

1,193,791

Population In Unreached People Groups

0.4%

Population

1,193,791

Major People Groups
  • Estonian
  • Russian
  • Other
  • Ukrainian
  • Unspecified
Population In Unreached People Groups

0.4%

Religion
  • None
  • Orthodox
  • Unspecified
  • Protestant
  • Other

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  • Capital City

    Tallinn

  • Government

    Parliamentary Republic

  • Language

    Estonian, Russian, Other, Unspecified

  • GDP Per Capita

    $37,700

  • Literacy Rate

    99.9%

Data sources.

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