Day 21

MAY | 2022

Qatar

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Russia’s war against Ukraine has caused extreme damage to the country and displaced millions of people as refugees. The situation is worsening with the escalation of fighting and turmoil. The Qatar government has decided to contribute an allocated $5 million as humanitarian aid to support Ukrainian refugees. It also aids the support and solidarity of the international community by extending help. The importance of family and relationships is gaining momentum as the Ministry of Social Development and Family is preparing to celebrate “Family Day in Qatar,” on April 15 of each year. Pray that the kind gesture of Qatar and the humanitarian aids from other countries help ease the catastrophic condition in Ukraine.  Pray for the families in Qatar to realize that God’s great power is available to them. Pray for the Christian Believers in Qatar to proclaim Jesus the all-powerful God who has made them part of Your eternal family when they trusted in Him(The Bible, 2 Timothy 1:7).

Sources:

https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/10/04/2022/qatar-provides-5m-to-ukrainian-refugees-reminds-world-of-syrian-and-palestinian-refugees

https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/11/04/2022/qatar-to-celebrate-family-day-on-april-15

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Qatar is listed in 29th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Qatar is an absolute monarchy ruled by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the Emir. The State of Qatar, unlike many other Middle Eastern nations, has successfully avoided the unrest and violence of the Arab Spring. The peninsula nation bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia was part of the Turkish-Ottoman Empire and then operated under British protection. Nearly 80% of the population is Muslim, and it is forbidden to criticize the ruling family or Islam or to share the Gospel. Many expatriates have been forced to leave the country as a result of speaking about Christ.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
POPULATION
2,195,000
CHRISTIANS
6.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
29
REFUGEES
1,421
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.58 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown