Day 5

JANUARY | 2022

Bhutan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In Jesus’ Name, we bless Bhutan with fresh spiritual openness.

Bless the government with a willingness to recognize Christianity as an official religion and give Christians permission to meet together.

As we pray for the few Christian workers in Bhutan, bless them with amazing God-given opportunities to share the Gospel in ways that make sense in the Bhutanese context.

Mighty God, we pray You will breakthrough in this nation with the Gospel (The Bible, Proverbs 11:30).

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Known as “the Land of the Thunder Dragon,” Bhutan prides itself on its elevated “happiness” levels despite being considered a least developed country. Rather than relying on Gross Domestic Product as the leading indicator of the small Himalayan nation’s progress, the late King Wangchuk suggested it should examine its “Gross National Happiness.” In South Asia, Bhutan ranks highly in economic freedom and per capita income and ranks low in corruption.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lotay Tshering
POPULATION
741,700
CHRISTIANS
1.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
43
REFUGEES
23,833
LIFE EXPECTANCY
68.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
52.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
12%

Day 5

JANUARY | 2022

Saudi Arabia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the crown prince of Saudi Arabia with safety as he visits different countries. Bless the Gulf summit this month with answers for the nuclear disputes.

Bless the Saudi people to turn to Christ in large numbers this year. May they accept the true and living God in their hearts.

Bless the safety strategies by the government to withstand attacks by Yemen-based Houthi rebels.

Lord Jesus, cause the Saudis to understand your life-transforming love and grace through the tireless work of mission workers ( The Bible 1 Thessalonians 2:8).

Source:  WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Saudi Arabia is listed in 14th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Mohammed bin Salman is the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam, has outlawed churches and punished Christian worship for decades. The kingdom’s 1.4 million Christians meet in secret places. According to the human rights report, Saudi Arabia held the presidency of the G20 in 2020 despite the country’s longstanding human rights abuses. Authorities failed to hold high-level officials accountable for suspected involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
POPULATION
33 million
CHRISTIANS
4.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
14
REFUGEES
70,661
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
87.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown