Day 20

JANUARY | 2022

Brunei

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless the Sultan and Brunei’s authorities, in Jesus’ Name. May they not cling to or try to increase their own power but be overwhelmed with a conviction of the Holy Spirit to be a blessing to their nation.

Bless the Sultan and his family with encounters with Jesus that lead to repentance and salvation.

May the Lord bless His Church with creative ways to share the Gospel and to build one another up in faith and deeds.

Oh Lord our God, we cry out to You on behalf of Brunei, that it would humble itself and recognize its need for a Savior (The Bible, Proverb 22:4).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Brunei has boasted a small but prosperous economy. Its wealthy standard of living surely contributes to the wild popularity of its sultan who provides free health care, housing, and education to his countrymen. The nation has begun exploring alternative sources of income as it foresees its oil reserves running out. Sharia (Islamic) law was fully implemented in 2019. The enormous international backlash against the death penalty by stoning homosexual acts resulted in the Sultan reneging and claiming the death penalty will not be applied, but concerns about the fate of Christians in the country remained out of the spotlight. Propagating any other religion than Islam is illegal.

CHIEF OF STATE
Sultan and PM Hassanal Bolkiah
HEAD OF GOV.
Sultan and PM Hassanal Bolkiah
POPULATION
430,000
CHRISTIANS
11.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
5.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
39
REFUGEES
20,524
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.97 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 20

JANUARY | 2022

Lebanon

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the Lebanese president, prime minister, and the parliament with God’s pathway to overcome their economic crisis.

Bless the government and leaders with the ability to fight corruption and bad governance. Bring improvement in living conditions for the poverty-stricken.

King of kings, bless efforts of the Lebanese Prime Minister, the Saudi Crown Prince, and the French President to restore positive relations in the Persian Gulf.

Pray for improvement in Lebanon’s deteriorating healthcare system. May the people not lose hope in this distressing time. Pray for the Churches to strengthen the feeble ones with the power of God. (The Bible, Romans 1:16).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Michel Aoun is the president of the Lebanese Republic and the head of the state of Lebanon. Hassan Diab is the prime minister. Lebanon has suffered profound economic problems. The value of its currency has plummeted. Ramifications of the pandemic and explosion in Beirut are added to the ongoing crisis. The weekend of October 9-10 was a time of widespread power outages in Lebanon that stemmed from the fuel shortage. Without the fuel, the Lebanese could not operate their power plants. Small shops were closed which are essential for the Lebanese to get food and other necessities.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Tammam Salam
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Tammam Salam
POPULATION
6,185,000
CHRISTIANS
32.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
1,167,189
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.9 yrs
LITERACY RATE
89.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
28.6%