Day 6

OCTOBER | 2022

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise report

Praise God for the growing number of Christian Believers. However, most are from various minority ethnic groups, not the Buddhist majority Thai people group. Pray that this will change in the coming years (The Bible, Psalm 68:6-8).

Prayer points

Pray that expatriate Christian missionaries as well as Thai Christians will increasingly focus their missions efforts towards the majority Thai people group, and that a vibrant Church will begin to grow amongst them (The Bible, Hosea 10:12).

There is a lack of trained national pastors in Thailand. Out of 4,000 churches, only 2,000 have full-time pastors. Ask God to raise up more Christian Believers who will train to become pastors (The Bible, Luke 9:2).

Call to Salvation

With such staggering numbers of unreached peoples in Thailand, pray that the Church will capture a vision for missions and evangelism, resulting in massive church growth in this coming year (The Bible, Proverbs 11:30).

Sources:

WIN

Joshua Project

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 and signed a new military-drafted constitution in 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. A public protest movement was active during 2020 -2021 but declined in 2022 due to an increasing climate of fear and persecution created by the Thai government. Though Protestant missionaries have been working in Thailand for 200 years, 88 percent of Thailand remains unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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%