Pray for Lebanon

Learn about and pray for Lebanon in just 5 minutes per week!

Receive one email per week for 13 weeks about Lebanon’s history, geography, persecution profile, and largest unreached people groups.

Specific prayer points are included in each email.

Introduction

Lebanon is a Mediterranean country with stunning coastlines, is rich in history and religious diversity. Nestled between Syria and Israel, its strategic location has made it a focal point in regional conflicts. With a population of around six million, Lebanon is home to Muslims (Shia and Sunni), Christians, and Druze.

Arabic is the official language, but French and English are widely spoken. A democratic republic, Lebanon represents each major religion in its parliamentary system.

A devastating civil war raged from 1975 to 1990, involving Israel and Syria, leading to the formation of Hezbollah. This terrorist organization remains in conflict with Israel. Lebanon has also faced an immense refugee crisis, straining its economy.

Despite these challenges, Lebanon’s promotion of religious freedom and the legal allowance for conversion provide a unique opportunity for Christian outreach, making it a crucial hub for ministry in the Middle East.

Little Lebanese girl saluting with Lebanese military uniform and Lebanese flag in the background
map of Lebanon

Fast Facts

Capital City: Beirut

Population: 5.3 million (14% unreached)

People Groups: 25

Unreached People Groups: 7

Frontier People Groups: 4

10/40 Window: Yes

map of people groups in Lebanon

Major People Groups: 65% Lebanese Arab; 12% Palestinian Arab; 9% Syrian Arab; 4% Armenian

Major Religions: Islam 59%, Christian 35%

Language: Arabic

GDP Per Capita: $11,600

Literacy Rate: 95%

Did you know? Lebanon is known as the “Land of the Cedars” due to its iconic cedar trees, which are featured on the national flag.

Also, Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, was once known as the “Paris of the Middle East” due to its vibrant cultural scene.

Pray for the unreached people groups of Lebanon

The Lebanese Arabs and Palestinian Arabs are technically “minimally reached” instead of “unreached” according to Joshua Project. But we included them in this list because they make up over 75% of the population of Lebanon and are only 0.4% and 0.1% Evangelical, respectively.

Below are the 10 largest unreached people groups in Lebanon:

 

Name Religion Population
1. Arab, Lebanese Islam 14,227,000
2. Arab, Palestinian Islam 1,814,000
3. Druze Other / Small 1,674,000
4. Kurd, Kurmanji Islam 1,583,000
5. Arab, Syrian Islam 1,410,000
6. Alawite Islam 725,000
7. Arab, Egyptian Islam 465,000
8. Turkmen, Middle-Eastern Islam 82,000
9. Bedouin, Levantine Islam 57,000
10. Aramaic, West Islam 54,000

 

Pray for Lebanon

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