Day 5

JUNE | 2022

Bhutan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Pray for this small nation to become increasingly open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christian Believers are few, as are missionary workers willing or able to go and serve in this nation. Pray for those from surrounding nations who are exploring opportunities to develop a ministry in Bhutan. Pray for the Christian Believers there to be strengthened in their faith and equipped to share it with those around them. Praise God that whoever hears God’s word and believes has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. Bless many in Bhutan to experience this new life (The Bible, John 5:24).
Source: Christian workers in the region

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

JUNE | 2022

Saudi Arabia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A raft of royal decrees was issued by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman. The decrees include the establishment of a commission for the development of Taif and the establishment of a commission for the development of Al-Ahsa. Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud Al-Saud is appointed as governor of Taif. Prince Badr bin Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Jalawi Al- Saud is relieved of his post as governor of Al-Ahsa and is replaced by Prince Saud bin Talal bin Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Prince Saud bin Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud as deputy Emir of the Northern Borders Province. Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Mansour bin Abdullah bin Jalawi Al-Saud is appointed as governor of Jeddah.

Pray for the People and the leaders of Saudi Arabia to realize that the Lord is the judge, the Lord is the lawgiver, the Lord is the king; it is He who will save them and can give them a new life (The Bible. Isaiah 33:22).

Source:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2076156/saudi-arabia

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