Monday, July 25, 2011

Prayer for a Country- Norway

Prayer for a Country
officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitaryconstitutional monarchy occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, as well as Jan Mayen, the Arcticarchipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island.Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of about 4.9 million. It is the second least densely populated country in Europe.

Oslo, Norway: 
Oslo (Norwegian pronunciation: [ùʃlu] ( listen) or [ùslu]) is a municipality, as well as the capital and most populous city in Norway. As a municipality, it was established on January 1, 1838. 

Oslo is the culturalscientificeconomic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are amongst the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commissionintercultural cities programme. As of 2010, the metropolitan area of Oslo has a population of 1,442,318 of whom 912,046[6] live in the contiguous conurbation. The population currently increases at a record rate of 1.64% annually, making it the fastest growing city in Europe.


in OSLO, Norway: A home-grown terrorist set off an explosion that ripped open buildings in the heart of Norway's government Friday, then went to a summer camp dressed as a police officer and gunned down youths as they ran and even swam for their lives, police said on Friday. A total of  76 people were killed.

* Please keep the people of Oslo and the surrounding cities in your prayers as they coup with the lost of so many. Many lost more than just one relation in the shooting, and still more are mourning with them as they press forward through this unimaginable trial. It was a most devastating shock to hit the small, but populous city of Oslo. 

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