Day 5

JANUARY | 2023

Bhutan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bhutan, we bless you in Jesus’ Name, with a spiritual openness that is fresh and new, opening hearts and minds to the truth of Jesus Christ.

 

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

 

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

 

Father, we long that Bhutanese people have the opportunity to hear and receive the Good News of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Acts 10:36).

 

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. It has almost eradicated all extreme poverty and was the first nation to fully vaccinate its entire population against COVID-19. Yet, Christians are sometimes denied employment, free education, and access to electricity and water. Buddhism, mysticism, and animism have dominated the country since the 7th century.

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%