Day 25

AUGUST | 2021

Oman

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, strengthen Omani Christian Believers to fight the spiritual warfare they go through as devoted followers and share the Saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to their friends celebrating Eid Al Adha. Make the tighter restrictions announced by the Oman authorities to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  As the Sultanate extended its CORONAVIRUS curfew by three hours each evening for two weeks to prevent people from gathering in large numbers, help them to contemplate on calling on the name of Jesus for peace and protection. Motivate the Omanis who are good at protecting themselves from the pandemic with a healthy life practice to contemplate their souls being saved from sins. Comfort the unfortunate ones who have lost many of their friends and their loved ones. Bring cheer to the sad, worried, or anxious people and empower the Churches to extend their care and pray for their physical healing and mental wellbeing. Be thankful to God, who gives the victory through the Lord Jesus Christ (The Bible, 1 Cor. 15:57).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt differently across seven of Oman’s key economic sectors. The impact of COVID-19 is across the real estate, tourism and hospitality, manufacturing, education, logistics and transport, aviation, and agriculture and fisheries. Measures and coping strategies are identified and how private and public organizations involved in these activities have to take steps to mitigate the worst of the pandemic. Tourism and aviation have been far more affected by the pandemic than others. Despite the negative effects of COVID-19, the performance of Omani ports has been positive with around 2,500 vessels visiting Omani ports in the first quarter of 2020.

CHIEF OF STATE
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
HEAD OF GOV.
POPULATION
4,613,241
CHRISTIANS
6.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
42
REFUGEES
5,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 25

AUGUST | 2021

Kazakhstan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

For the last three years, authorities have cracked down on opposition and anyone deemed to be criticizing the government using the very vague extremism laws. Pray for protection over churches, pastors, and other Christian leaders who often come under scrutiny from the authorities. Together we raise up a battle cry for Kazakhstan and remember the story of Joshua: “When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” We pray with holy faith that satan’s grip over this nation will come crashing down, and the Church will arise (The Bible, Joshua 6:5).

Source: Crackdown on Government Critics (HRW)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

A large country the size of Western Europe, Kazakhstan is the world’s leading uranium producer and the economic leader of Central Asia. Soviet-era nuclear testing and toxic waste dumping plagues the nation as well as elevating drug addiction levels and HIV/Aids rates. Islam had a resurgence after the Soviet era, but more legal restrictions are being imposed on all religious groups. Unregistered Protestant churches and their Believers suffer the most persecution. Political instability and infighting between the ruling party and opposition groups has been the mark of the last two years.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Karim Massimov
POPULATION
18,157,000
CHRISTIANS
21.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
34
REFUGEES
7,764
LIFE EXPECTANCY
70.55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
5.3%