Day 19

DECEMBER | 2021

Bahrain

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Pray for God’s protective peace over Bahrain and the people who do not know Him personally. May He empower the churches to make use of the Christmas festivity to share the love of Jesus Christ to many such people. We pray that political leaders will know that when they give to the needy, they should not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Cause the Christian Believers to be generous with the poor, trusting that whoever refreshes others will be refreshed (The Bible, Proverbs 11:25).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Bahrain is not ranked in the World Watch list because it is relatively religiously tolerant compared to its neighbors in the Persian Gulf. It is a majority Islamic country mainly with Shia Muslims, but the ruling family is Sunni Muslim. Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa is the king of Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is the most open island country in the Gulf region and opened its doors to some Christian influence. The constitution of Bahrain officially grants freedom of religion, but a provision also states that this freedom cannot violate established customs, policy, or morals, all of which are influenced by Islam.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
POPULATION
1,347,000
CHRISTIANS
8.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
2.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shia Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
353
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.73 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown