Day 19

JANUARY | 2022

Taiwan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the president of Taiwan with salvation, and wisdom to lead this nation given the increasingly strained relationship with mainland China.

Pray for the Church as they seek to be peacemakers. Bless them with sound biblical teaching. May holiness and peacemaking set them apart from those around them.

Bless Taiwan with peace and protection. May many seek and find Jesus in these uncertain times.

Dear Lord Jesus, we ask You to have Your way in Taiwan. May it be Your plans that succeed and Your Kingdom that grows (The Bible, Psalm 67:1-2).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Although Taiwan has enjoyed relative independence for more than 60 years, China has rapidly increased its intimidation of the tiny island nation in recent years. China’s overall strategy continues to use both persuasion and coercion to hinder the development of attitudes favoring independence in the “rebel” Taiwan. China’s focus on building military strength is seen as a threat by Taiwan as it continues to maintain its autonomy. Taiwan has continued to foster connections with sympathetic international allies. With a strong economy, Taiwan is a leader in computer technology.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Tsai Ing-wen
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo
POPULATION
23,415,000
CHRISTIANS
4.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.5%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Ethnic Religions
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
Unknown
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.97 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.29%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
1.5%

Day 19

JANUARY | 2022

Bahrain

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the kingdom of Bahrain and the government with protection as they take stringent measures to prohibit passenger entry from other countries.

Praise God for the new milestone that a cathedral was consecrated in Bahrain. Bless the king of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who took part in the inauguration ceremony.

Bless the first Bahrain-Israel humanitarian cooperation. They are working together to help expand treatment for children in need of life-saving heart care.

Pray for Bahraini people to force their way into the Kingdom of God and accept Jesus Christ, the King of kings (The Bible, Luke 16:16).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Bahrain is not ranked in the World Watch list because it is relatively religiously tolerant compared to its neighbors in the Persian Gulf. It is a majority Islamic country mainly with Shia Muslims, but the ruling family is Sunni Muslim. Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa is the king of Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is the most open island country in the Gulf region and opened its doors to some Christian influence. The constitution of Bahrain officially grants freedom of religion, but a provision also states that this freedom cannot violate established customs, policy, or morals, all of which are influenced by Islam.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
POPULATION
1,347,000
CHRISTIANS
8.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shia Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
353
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.73 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown