Day 29

DECEMBER | 2021

Jordan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Jordan’s King Abdullah and Mansour Abbas, members of Israel’s governing coalition, are in the process of finding proper peace agreements to solve their territorial issues and conflicts. Proclaim that on Christmas, Jesus became the newborn king. He is Prince of Peace and ruler of all the earth. Bring to Jordanians a realization that everyone born of God overcomes the world. Let all who believe in Jesus as the Son of God have peace and rest in their lives (The Bible, 1 John 5:4-5).

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%