Day 6

DECEMBER | 2021

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Bangkok in demonstrations calling for greater democracy, reforms to the Thai monarchy, and changes to laws related to criticizing the king. The majority of these protestors were young, hoping to see changes for their future. As the protest movement continues, it has become more united with various groups coming together. We speak out over this nation that by day the Lord directs His love, and at night His song is over Thailand. He is for the Thai people, not against them. Pray that many will hear this Good News and find hope in Him alone (The Bible, Psalm 42:8).

Source: Thousands call for reforms to monarchy, government in Bangkok (Al Jazeera)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Thailand means “Land of the free;” however, many are in bondage. Despite a relatively stable and industrialized economy, slavery, sex tourism and trafficking, drugs, and organized crime are rampant. A constitutional monarchy since 1932, a new king ascended the throne at the end of 2016 who signed a new military-drafted constitution during 2017 designed to pave the way for a return to democracy after numerous coups. However, critics say the new constitution has only strengthened the sweeping, unchecked, and unaccountable military powers.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Prayuth Chan-ocha
POPULATION
68,863,514
CHRISTIANS
1.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.5%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
64,476
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.5 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.5%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
13.2%