Andorra is that tiny little country located between Spain and France! I was thrilled after discovering this.
It’s so tiny, its population is less than 90,000. It’s the sixth smallest nation in Europe and amazingly, has the second highest human life expectancy in the world- 82 years.
Andorra thrives from its tourism and the communication advancements its made to avoid isolation. Only 2% of its land is suitable for agriculture and it has almost 100% employment within the country.
The official language of Andorra is the Romance language, Catalan. Spanish, French, and Portuguese are also commonly spoken because of its proximity to countries of these languages. There is free education for children, one university in the country, and healthcare to all employed people.
According to the Joshua Project, only 10% of the population is not Christian. That 10% includes 1.1% of Muslims, 0.5% of Hindus, 8.1% of people without a religion, and 0.1% of Buddhists. Its persecution rank is so low it’s not even rated.
I was taken aback at how Andorra’s conditions sound 1000 times better than the United States’.
I didn’t even know what to pray for.
The first thing I could think of was the spread of the Gospel and the advancement of their country. As well-off as they are, there is still room for growth and expansion. As for the Gospel, I pray that the 10% non-Christians will come to see Jesus as their Savior. I pray that the believers in Andorra represent Christ well and show others what love really is. It’s as simple as that really.
Because Andorra may not have any major issues, some people might assume praying for Andorra has no point. What do you pray for the country that seems to have everything? This is where a lot of us go wrong.
“Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
We are told to pray continuously. That verse doesn’t say “pray when there’s a problem” or “pray when you absolutely need Me.” It says pray continuously.
God knows what’s on our hearts and minds, but He wants to hear from us too. He wants to converse with us, have our innermost thoughts trusted with Him.
Andorra may not need much help, but I will pray for them because I know the power of prayer. Talking to God is an awesome thing and someone should never feel like there are things not worthy of being said. Even tiny Andorra is created and loved by God and how much joy must He feel when we care for it as He does?