Day 21

AUGUST | 2021

Qatar

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, caution the Christian Believers to heed Your commanded to be strong and courageous! Not to tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord their God is with them wherever they go. Bless the generous efforts of Qatar as it will provide the Lebanese armed forces with 70 tons of food a month to help Lebanon fight its worst economic and political crisis. Lord, let the Qatar’s Emir official Qatar Economic Forum 2021 to focus on global leadership and strategies to support post-pandemic economic growth. Make the “New Horizons for Tomorrow” initiative to trigger comprehensive distribution of the vaccine in a manner that would pave the way for establishing an integrated global social and economic system in line with the sustainable global development goals to achieve wellbeing and stability for the people (The Bible. Joshua 1:9).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Qatar has witnessed the world’s highest per-capita CORONAVIRUS infection rate but one of the lowest death rates due to extensive testing, a young population and significant healthcare spending. Qatar’s health authorities are adamant that their high per-capita infection rate is down to one factor above all: Testing. Almost 600,000 people have been tested for the novel CORONAVIRUS, that is more than a fifth of the population. Qatar is home to some 2.88 million people, more than two million of whom are migrant workers. The chair of the National Strategic Group on COVID-19 Abdullatif al-Khal told that because of low threshold for testing, many more asymptomatic and mild cases of the virus have been identified.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
POPULATION
2,195,000
CHRISTIANS
6.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
29
REFUGEES
1,421
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.58 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 21

AUGUST | 2021

Turkmenistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

According to the government, there are 6.2 million people in Turkmenistan, although the results of the last census in 2012 were never released to the public. In the lead up to the next census planned for next year, a preliminary survey was conducted revealing that there may only be 2.8 million people living in the country now. This can be explained by a falling birthrate, a rising death rate due to poor standards of living, and mass exodus of people looking for work outside of the country. As we pray, we speak over this nation to clap your hands, Turkmenistan, shout to God with cries of joy. We release the joy of the Lord over this nation (The Bible, Psalm 47:1)

Source: Turkmenistan Faces ‘Shocking Population Decline’ As Exodus Continues (Radio Free Europe)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Although a country with mighty oil and gas reserves, the past two years its struggling economy has resulted in widespread food shortages. Turkmenistan makes its name as one of the most isolated and consolidated authoritarian regimes in the world. It lacks basic freedoms, judicial independence, accountable institutions, and it discriminates against ethnic minorities. Turkmenistan’s dictator seeks to control every aspect of life. There are only about 1000 Christian Believers in this nation. Turkmenistan continues to maintain there are no cases of COVID-19, though they do report unusually high numbers of cases and deaths related to pneumonia!

CHIEF OF STATE
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
HEAD OF GOV.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
POPULATION
5,231,000
CHRISTIANS
3.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
23
REFUGEES
7,546
LIFE EXPECTANCY
69.78 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
30%