Day 29

DECEMBER | 2022

Jordan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Jordan is running out of water with a grim glimpse of the future as it is one of the driest countries in the world. Jordanians have long been accustomed to a household water supply of only about 36 hours a week. But recently, even that meager flow has been curtailed by the debilitating combination of a warming planet and swelling demand. Population growth, diminished water supplies and climate change have all taken their toll. Jordan’s geography and topography have only made things worse. Rainfall has decreased precipitously in recent decades, and warmer temperatures mean that what rain does come evaporates rapidly. Pray for Jordanians desperately in need of water for drinking, cleaning, washing clothes and cooking. Pray that living waters will flow into their lives and refresh them with new life in Jesus Christ (The Bible, Psalm 68:9).

Source:

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/jordan-is-running-out-of-water-a-grim-glimpse-of-the-future-8260609/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Jordan is listed in the 39th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Despite dropping one place, hostility toward Christians has marginally increased. 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. In a time when the prices for food and petrol increase constantly, salaries remain at the same level, presenting a 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. The Kingdom of Jordan and its people face many challenges with an influx of refugees from four regional wars and a lack of water and other resources, Millions of refugees from different conflicts currently live in Jordan.

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
39
REFUGEES
672,930
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.90 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
14.2%