Day 13

AUGUST | 2021

Nepal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Sher Bahadur Deuba has been appointed the new Prime Minister of Nepal. His government faces the enormous task of managing the increasing COVID-19 crisis as the virus spills over the border from India. Japan will send one million COVID-19 vaccinations to Nepal at a time when vaccinations are running out. Jesus, through You we push back our enemies; through Your name we trample our foes. May the spread of this virus be trampled. May the Lord bless the new Prime Minister with wisdom? Pray for the protection of many Christians who are sharing the Gospel in remote places where there is no access to medical facilities during the pandemic (The Bible, Psalm 44:5).

Source: Nepal Gets a New Prime Minister (The Diplomat) and Nepal to get over 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Japan (Business Standard)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nepal is famous for its high mountains and for its devastating earthquake that shook the nation in 2015. Recovery from the earthquake has been hampered by political infighting which has prevented the release of funds that were pledged. An extremely poor country, Nepal’s economy relies on international aid and tourism which has suffered as a result of COVID-19. Human trafficking and corruption remain major problems. With the majority of its people claiming Hinduism, Nepal has joined India as the world’s only official Hindu nations. New laws were introduced to prevent religious conversion.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sher Bahadur Deuba
POPULATION
31,551,000
CHRISTIANS
0.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Hinduism
PERSECUTION RANKING
32
REFUGEES
39,012
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
66%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
25.2%

Day 13

AUGUST | 2021

United Arab Emirates

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord unleash Your mighty unction upon the Christian Believers in United Arab Emirates to boldly declare the name of Jesus Christ to their neighbors and in the spheres of their influence. Make the Churches proclaim the good news of Salvation among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack the evil plots of the enemy. Lord, raise an army of young people who will profess their faith in Christ to shout with a war cry against the evil abounding among the youth. Break their addictions to the wicked habits and release them into a life of freedom in Christ. Bring to an end the emerging rivalry playing out between United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on the plan to boost oil output to diversify their economies. Let there be stability as United Arab Emirates’ non-oil private sector expanded for a seventh consecutive month as CORONAVIRUS measures continued to hamper business activity (The Bible, Joel 3:9).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The UAE is a federation of seven states, called emirates, ruled by tribal chiefs called Sheiks or Emirs. The UAE has approved the use of emergency authorization of the CORONAVIRUS vaccine to at-risk workers. In a series of tweets, UAE allowed the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine saying one of the very first doses will be available to “first defense” workers who are at risk.  UAE’s move to allow emergency use of the vaccine seems to have been motivated towards curbing the virus to spread further but the risk involved in the move cannot be ignored too.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nuhyan
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
POPULATION
5,780,000
CHRISTIANS
8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
633
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.96 yrs
LITERACY RATE
77.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
19.5%