Day 5

DECEMBER | 2021

Saudi Arabia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The people of Saudi Arabia have much wealth, but their life priorities are tainted. Instead of the spiritual wealth offered by Christ, they settle for material wealth and the rules and regulations of the Islamic religious system. Saudis need the revelation that God is willing to forgive and accept everyone who calls on the name of Jesus Christ, the only savior. While Christmas is upon us, pray that Saudis will understand that Jesus Christ is the perfect gift from heaven. (The Bible, James 1:17).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Saudi Arabia is listed in 14th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Mohammed bin Salman is the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam, has outlawed churches and punished Christian worship for decades. The kingdom’s 1.4 million Christians meet in secret places. According to the human rights report, Saudi Arabia held the presidency of the G20 in 2020 despite the country’s longstanding human rights abuses. Authorities failed to hold high-level officials accountable for suspected involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
POPULATION
33 million
CHRISTIANS
4.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
14
REFUGEES
70,661
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
87.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown