Day 18

JANUARY | 2022

Yemen

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the President of Yemen, that he will reform and rebuild this nation torn down by the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. May he have God’s help in bringing the situation under control.

Bless Yemen’s government to find appropriate ways to solve the seven-year conflict. May they investigate and prosecute war criminals.

Bless Yemen with caregivers for the millions of poverty-stricken people suffering from low food supplies and poor healthcare.

Pray for a powerful impact of the gospel shared by witnessing Christian workers. May their work bring salvation and the healing power of Jesus to spiritually desperate people (The Bible, Jeremiah 17:14).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Yemen is listed in 7th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Yemen’s President is Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Prime Minister is Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed. Yemen was facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yemen was historically known as Arabia Felix or the “Happy Land.” That’s because this small nation used to be one of the most fertile regions in the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen’s mountain ranges were welcoming sites for rain and agriculture. But today, Yemen is sadly the poorest Arab nation and is currently facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed
POPULATION
26,737,000
CHRISTIANS
0.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
7
REFUGEES
686,217
LIFE EXPECTANCY
65.18 yrs
LITERACY RATE
63.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
54%

Day 18

JANUARY | 2022

Vietnam

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the churches who have been meeting for public times of prayer for Vietnam during the COVID-19 suffering. Praise God that even government authorities noticed and praised the churches for their prayers.

Bless those who persecute the Church with encounters with the Living and Loving God; may He change their lives.

Bless this nation with a fresh touch from the heavenly Father who loves Vietnam and wants this nation to walk in righteousness.

Thank You, dear Lord, that You are present and at work in Vietnam. We bless the work of Your hands; we ask for an increase in Your Kingdom. (The Bible, Psalm 145:13).

Source: WIN and Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Economic reforms launched in 1986 have brought about significant growth and development; its performance during recent years has been the fastest in the previous ten. Of its 95 million people, 70 percent are under the age of 35. One of the last Communist states in the world, Vietnam’s government exerts great power. The state enforces strict controls over political and religious expression. House churches remain illegal, and churches must register though approval is rarely given as Christianity is viewed with suspicion and considered a Western influence.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Trương Tấn Sang
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
POPULATION
94,349,000
CHRISTIANS
9.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
19
REFUGEES
11,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.16 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.3%