Day 6

JANUARY | 2023

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the name of Jesus, we bless you, Thailand, to know the extent of God’s grace and favor; that many will be humble enough to recognize their need for a Savior this year.

 

Bless the government with integrity as the nation goes to elections in May. Bless the opposition parties who will run against the military-backed government to be protected and wise.

 

Bless the nation with new full time Christian workers to reach the lost with the Gospel.

 

Father God, bless Your Church that they may be able to commit all their ways to You and work to establish Your plans in their nation (The Bible, Proverbs 3:6).

 

Source: WIN

Former Thai PM’s Daughter Launches Populist Opposition Campaign (The Diplomat)

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%