“For God so loved [the people of Finland] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
The Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe. Sweden, Norway, Russia, and Estonia are neighboring nations. Finland has a population of more than five million. Its capital and largest city is Helsinki.
Finland’s official languages are Finnish and Swedish. The vast majority of Finnish citizens (73%) are Lutheran. But the percentage of Lutherans is dropping by 1% a year, and the number of people who profess no religious faith at all is growing dramatically. Today we pray that every Finn will turn from darkness and rejoice in the vibrant life found by people who simply follow Jesus: “In him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4).
Note: Wikipedia is the source for the geographical information in this feature.