Day 30

AUGUST | 2021

Tibet

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the story of Joshua, the seventh time the people walked around Jericho, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!” As we pray today we declare this same battle cry over Tibet; that the Lord will come and move powerfully among these people, breaking down the stronghold of Tibetan Buddhism, and ushering in the blessing of freedom, salvation and hope that comes through Jesus Christ (The Bible, Joshua 6:16).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Tibet is a Himalayan state considered a part of China. Many desire that Tibet be its own country in its own right. China massacred more than a million people in its reinvasion of Tibet many years ago, but freedom has never been restored and tensions remain high. Chinese surveillance in Tibet and of Tibetan people around the world is all-pervasive. With the tacit approval of Chinese authorities, Christian missionaries function freely in Tibet. The Chinese government views Christian missionaries as a counterforce to Tibetan Buddhism and as a boon to the local economy.

CHIEF OF STATE
PM Lobsang Sangay
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lobsang Sangay
POPULATION
7,800,000
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
150,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67 yrs
LITERACY RATE
35.5%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
70%