Day 3

DECEMBER | 2021

Bangladesh

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the Muslim-majority nation of Bangladesh, to be something other than Muslim can result in persecution in families and communities. Attacks on Hindu and Christian Believers are ongoing. Today we speak out over our brothers and sisters in Christ; if God is for us, who can be against us? In the book of Romans, Paul shared these words with Christians who were coming under great persecution. Praise God that amid suffering, God is still for us, and He promises to be with us always. Pray that Christian Believers in Bangladesh will be strengthened in their faith this Christmas season (The Bible, Romans 8:31).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The third-largest Muslim majority country in the world, Bangladesh, is densely populated. Corruption and widespread human rights abuses remain challenges. The nation’s politics continues its slow slide from the pro-independence protest movement of the late 1960s, towards an increasingly one-party-dominated political horizon.  Despite persecution against Christian Believers, the Church has grown in faith, boldness, and numbers.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdul Hamid
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sheikh Hasina
POPULATION
166.3 million
CHRISTIANS
0.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
31
REFUGEES
232,485
LIFE EXPECTANCY
70.94 yrs
LITERACY RATE
56.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
31.5%