Nicaragua

Nicaragua mapAglow Leader: Alejandra Mendes Urbina
National Board President

Capital: Managua

Pray:

  • Pray for a grace, justice and a spirit of repentance in Nicaragua.

    O Lord, our Righteousness! You who stretches out the heavens, which covers the earth and forms the spirit of man within him. Come, and be satisfied. Pour out upon the Nicaraguans Your grace and a spirit of prayer to invoke Your Holy Name.  We, the Nicaraguan people, pray that You would forgive our sins and rescue us from our futile ways which we have inherited. Today, we turn from the vanity of ritualistic religion, and we turn towards real life in God.

    Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. – Luke 18:7-8

  • Pray for Aglow leaders in Nicaragua. Pray for them to grow in intimate relationship wit God and meditation in His Word. Pray they grow stronger in their proclamation of the Word of God.
  • Pray for a Kingdom mindset in Nicaragua Aglow.

Proclaim:

  • We proclaim God’s will be done in Nicaragua as it is in heaven.
  • Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land [Nicaragua] be born in one day? Can a nation [Nicaragua] be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion [Nicaragua] travailed, she also brought forth her sons. “Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God. Isaiah 66:8-9

    Proclaim an acceleration of the fulfillment of God’s Word that many spiritual children will come forth in Nicaragua. We decree a blessed and powerful generation in Nicaragua that worships God in spirit and in truth.

  • We proclaim God’s Kingdom is established in Nicaragua and darkness is expelled in the Name of Jesus. Amen!

Interesting Facts About Nicaragua

Nicaragua flagBackground: The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838.

Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. Nicaraguan aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador caused the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s. After losing free and fair elections in 1990, 1996, and 2001, former Sandinista President Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra was elected president in 2006 and reelected in 2011. The 2008 municipal elections, 2010 regional elections, November 2011 presidential elections, and 2012 municipal elections were marred by widespread irregularities.

Nicaragua’s infrastructure and economy – hard hit by the earlier civil war and by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 – are slowly being rebuilt, but democratic institutions have been weakened under the ORTEGA administration.

Government Type: republic

Population: 5,788,531 (July 2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%

Languages: Spanish (official) 97.5%, Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census)
Note: English and indigenous languages found on the Atlantic coast

Religions: Roman Catholic 58.5%, Protestant 23.2% (Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.6%), Jehovah’s Witnesses 0.9%, other 1.7%, none 15.7% (2005 census)

Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website. Read more about Nicaragua

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