Day 29

MAY | 2022

Jordan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The country of Jordan is facing severe water scarcity because of climate change. It is rated as the second most water-scarce country in the world. Jordan is largely a desert land and the population increased rapidly following the Syrian civil war. There is also the influx of refugees to the country. The rainfall is inconsistent in the country which leads to temperatures soaring. The current news that is heating up in the kingdom is that Jordan’s Prince Hamzah bin Hussein renounces the title of prince. He accused the country’s leaders of corruption, incompetence, and harassment and was put under house arrest for a year. Pray that God releases His glorious power over the country of Jordan and grants seasonal rain to the parched land to alleviate the sufferings of the vulnerable mass. Pray for the Christian Believers to be reminded that God is always powerfully at work on their behalf. Pray for them to see His power and strength and bring peace to their lives (The Bible, Exodus 14:14).

Sources:

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/3/31/creative-solutions-needed-to-fight-jordans-water-scarcity

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-60976314

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Jordan is listed in 38th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein has been King of Jordan. Bisher Al-Khasawneh is the incumbent Prime Minister since 12 October 2020. There are about 8 million people living in Jordan. The original inhabitants of Jordan are the nomadic Bedouin people and many of their traditions still shape the culture, such as in the provision of hospitality.  The prices for food and petrol increase constantly with salaries remaining at the same level. This is a particular challenge. Poverty is on the rise. Jordan’s major population is Muslim; there is a small percentage of Christians. However, Jordanian Christians often live in isolation from Muslims.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Abdullah II
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdullah Ensour
POPULATION
8,118,000
CHRISTIANS
2.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
38
REFUGEES
672,930
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.90 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
14.2%