Bless Oman, in the mighty Name of Jesus, for discussing a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with India, as the countries are on track to sign.
Bless the Omani King and the Omanis to understand that Jesus Christ has died for them on the Cross and can save them from their sins.
Bless the Omanis to believe in Jesus Christ, the true living God who can free them from fear of evil spirits and curses.
Pray that Churches and Christian Believers in Oman will lead others to believe the Gospel and accept Jesus Christ (The Bible, Acts 16:14).
Oman is not a regular on the Open Doors Persecution Index. However, the oil-rich country ranks at forty-seven this year. There is an increase in the monitoring of Christians in the country and scrutiny of meetings by Christian organizations. Even expats who convert from Islam to Christianity face persecution and discrimination in Oman. Only expats who enter the country as Christians do not face significant persecution. The unreached population is more than 75%. Evangelism is illegal. Hence, the only outreach programs available are through the radio or social media platforms. Ten thousand Omanis travel to pursue their higher education abroad. Preferred study destinations include the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand. They present an opportunity for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We bless you, Kazakhstan, in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, with new and creative ideas for ministry and outreach this year.
Bless those who are hungry for change and looking for hope in the future. Bless those without jobs to find work and provision.
Bless this nation’s Muslim and Christian religious leaders with dreams and visions that will lead them to Jesus and His wisdom.
Mighty God, we know that You are reaching out to people who live on this land. This year, we ask that those who are open be brave enough to enter Your Kingdom. Strengthen them to decide to follow You (The Bible, Matthew 7:13-14).
Kazakhstan is a large country the size of Western Europe. Rich in natural resources, Kazakhstan is the leading uranium producer in the world and the economic leader of Central Asia. The money, however, stays primarily in the hands of the elite. Political instability continues to be a significant hindrance to change. The growth of democracy will help against social issues like drug addiction, corruption, domestic violence, and high rates of HIV/Aids. Many Muslim missionaries target Kazakhstan. However, Islam practiced by most people finds high influence from shamanism and other traditional religions. The government does not give Islam any special status and chooses to be suspicious of all religious beliefs. The impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine hurts economies of neighboring nations. Many migrant workers working in Russia are losing their jobs due to Western sanctions. The rising cost of living impacts the impoverished in Kazakhstan. There has been a distinct chill from the leaders of Central Asian nations towards Russia during the last year of the war.