Iceland, nicknamed the “land of fire and ice,” contains 32 volcanic systems which work to make Iceland famous for its geothermal pools and hot springs. The island nation sits atop the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, whose shifting accounts for the large number of earthquakes felt regularly.
With a population of just over 343,000, Iceland is a relatively small nation. However, of those 343,000, only 3% would consider themselves evangelical Christians. At 5%, the Norse religion of ásatrú has more followers than Christ. Please pray for the Icelandic people and for Christians to carry the Gospel to this small nation.
Iceland is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, meaning it has many earthquakes each year. This week, Iceland was hit with a 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake.
Epoch Times reported that there were no injuries, but the Prime Minister paused mid-sentence when the quake struck during her live Zoom event. The Iceland Met Office warned residents in western Iceland that more quakes could follow.
According to the Bible, there is coming a final day of judgment on the earth in which God will shake heaven and earth. The only hope for the people of Iceland and all mankind is to be part of a kingdom which cannot be moved, a kingdom that is built on Jesus Christ (Hebrew 11:25-28).
Please pray for labourers to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nearly 400,000 people of Iceland.