Day 5

OCTOBER | 2022

Saudi Arabia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise Report

We praise God that the small number of Saudi Christians has been slowly increasing worshiping the Lord in spite of the strict Islamic system and daringly sharing their Christian faith to the Saudi families (The Bible, 1 Peter 2:17)

We praise God for the scanty number of Christian Believers that in spite of the threat to face persecution are helping the exploited and poorly paid Asian and African workers and expressing God’s love (The Bible, Revelation 2:10).

Prayer Request

Pray for the majority of expatriate Christians in Saudi Arabia who besides being exploited and poorly paid are regularly exposed to verbal and physical abuse because of their ethnicity and low status(The Bible, 2 Corinthians 1:5).

Pray that these, Asian and African workers will withstand the mistreatment and profess their Christian faith during their hardship (The Bible, Job 6:23).

Call to Salvation

We declare the rule of Jesus Christ over Saudi Arabia. Embolden the small network of Christians so that they can receive encouragement and discipleship. Use the internet and Christian satellite TV channels to strengthen and grow the Church in Saudi Arabia.

(The Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Source:

WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

As persecution is on the rise, Saudi Arabia moved to 11th position in the World Watch report 2022 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. The Saudi-led coalition continued a military campaign against the Houthi rebel group in Yemen that has included scores of unlawful airstrikes that killed and wounded thousands of civilians. The majority of the Christians in Saudi Arabia are foreigners who temporarily live and work in the country. They are severely restricted in sharing their Christian faith with Muslims and in gathering for worship, which entails the risk of detention and deportation.

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