Day 6

MAY | 2022

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Two explosions during Ramadan in Thailand’s far south, which killed one and injured three others, were claimed by the Muslim separatist group, Patani United Liberation Organisation (PULO). This southern region of Thailand has a Muslim majority and the government-held talks with separatist groups agreeing to stop violence during Ramadan. PULO was excluded from the talks. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open the eyes and soften the hearts of Thai Muslims. All-powerful God, before Thai people were Buddhist or Muslim, You brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God (The Bible, Psalm 90:2).

Source: Thai government says Ramadan bombings won’t derail peace talks with rebels (Inquirer)

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.

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%