Day 20

AUGUST | 2021

Brunei

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the last year Brunei has experienced a considerable increase in mental illness, and the suicide rate has more than doubled. Health professionals say this can be attributed to several factors such as increasing materialism, breakdown in the traditional family values, and dissatisfaction with suppression. In our prayers we raise the war cry and declare that the suppression of Islam be shattered! We praise the Name of Jesus over this nation and speak to the Church to grow in number and boldness.  We ask with holy faith for a mighty harvest of souls in Brunei, that many be saved from suicidal thoughts in Jesus’ Name (The Bible, Isaiah 8:9).

Source: Brunei’s Hidden Economic Crisis (The Diplomat)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Brunei has boasted a small but prosperous economy. Its wealthy standard of living surely contributes to the wild popularity of its sultan who provides free health care, housing and education to his countrymen. The nation has begun exploring alternative sources of income as it foresees its oil reserves running out. Propagating any other religion than Islam has become illegal.

CHIEF OF STATE
Sultan and PM Hassanal Bolkiah
HEAD OF GOV.
Sultan and PM Hassanal Bolkiah
POPULATION
430,000
CHRISTIANS
11.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
5.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
36
REFUGEES
20,524
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.97 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown