Day 25

MAY | 2022

Oman

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Oman’s government is keen on promoting the Sultanate as an investment destination globally. New industrial investment opportunities are created. The country will launch a national e-commerce plan to boost the involvement of more investors. It has been decided to develop a general mark for quality and promotion of the plan.  Considered a milestone, Oman will be the 100th country to ratify the treaty that protects the rights, pay, and conditions of seafarers. It was commemorated by a ceremony at the headquarters of the International Labor Organization in Geneva. Pray for Christian companies to invest in the Sultanate and make way for sharing the gospel. Pray for the Omani Christian Believers to understand the power in the gospel of Christ and the life-transforming anointing of the Holy Spirit exhibited powerfully through their lives  (The Bible, 1 Thessalonians 1:5).

Sources:

https://www.zawya.com/en/economy/gcc/new-initiatives-aim-to-bring-more-investors-to-sultanate-of-oman-in-2022-xg7z3lzr

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1115982

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Oman is listed in 20th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The Sultan of Oman is Haitham bin Tariq Al. The standard of living improved dramatically due to the discovery of oil. Omanis highly respect their Sultan and have enjoyed peace and prosperity under his leadership. Morden technology has vastly changed the lifestyles of Omanis. Smartphones, the internet, and social media command a great deal of the time of young and older Omanis. Oman’s population has doubled in the past 25 years and around 50% of the population is under 16 years of age. Traditional family structures are also changing. The conservative and traditional nature of Oman’s Islamic society, combined with material comfort, results in much resistance to the Gospel.

CHIEF OF STATE
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
HEAD OF GOV.
POPULATION
4,613,241
CHRISTIANS
6.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
44
REFUGEES
5,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown