Day 6

AUGUST | 2021

Thailand

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Thailand was planning to fully open its borders to international tourism soon.  However, the deadly COVID-19 third wave makes these plans doubtful causing fear for the economic future. As we pray for many developing nations that are increasingly struggling as the pandemic goes on, we ask God to increase our holy faith, and raise up a battle cry for the poor and needy. As we pray, we are reminded about God’s victory given to Gideon. “The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars, they shouted, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” Let our prayers be as shouts to the Lord, declaring that satan’s plans will be brought to nothing in Jesus’ Name (The Bible, Judges 7:20).

Source: Thailand’s plans to fully re-open in doubt as virus cases spike (BBC)

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.

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%