Day 13

JUNE | 2022

United Arab Emirates

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The United Arab Emirates will participate in Israel’s popular Independence Day flyby, for the first time since normalizing relations with Israel. Israel Air Line Pilots Association was behind the festive initiative, with the event — named Peace Fly-by 2022 — marking the country’s 74th Independence Day set to see civil airplanes from both Israeli and Emirati airlines. According to the report, El Al will be flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner; Israir Airlines, an Airbus A-320; Arkia, an Embraer 195; CAL Cargo Air Lines, a Boeing 747; and Ayit Aviation and Tourism, two Embraer. The airshow will take place at a relatively low altitude of 1,000 feet, giving spectators ample opportunity to see the aircraft. Pray for UAE to develop new relations with Israel through this participation. Pray for the Emirates to put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth (The Bible, Ephesians 4:24).

Source:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/uae-to-take-part-in-independence-day-flyby-for-the-first-time/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The UAE is a federation of seven states on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, called emirates, ruled by tribal chiefs called Sheiks or Emirs. The largest and richest of the emirates is Abu Dhabi with significant oil and gas reserves. The present Emir is Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Islam is the prominent religion practiced in the country. Apart from being the largest religion, it is also the official religion in Dubai, UAE. Around 76% of the population in the country are Muslims. Christians represent around 13% of the country’s population.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nuhyan
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
POPULATION
5,780,000
CHRISTIANS
8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
633
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.96 yrs
LITERACY RATE
77.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
19.5%

Day 13

JUNE | 2022

Nepal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A pastor in Nepal shared how he used to lead a small church but one by one the congregation drifted away from God and left the church until even the pastor himself began to doubt. Then he met some other Christian Believers who prayed with him, taught him about Biblical leadership, and offered to support him in his ministry. This made a difference, and the young pastor began again to hold a small meeting in his home. Pray for those who have backslidden to return to the Lord. Pray for new Believers to grow deep in God’s Word and mature in faith, and pray for pastors to be supported and encouraged that God is always at work bringing new life and fresh vision (The Bible, Jeremiah 31:31).

Source: Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nepal is famous for its high mountains and for its devastating earthquake that shook the nation in 2015. Recovery from the earthquake has been hampered by political infighting which has prevented the release of funds that were pledged. An extremely poor country, Nepal’s economy relies on international aid and tourism which has suffered tremendously because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Human trafficking and corruption remain major problems. Nepal and India are the world’s only Hindu majority nations. Despite this, Nepal is officially a secular nation and freedom of religion was enacted in 2006, but persecution has intensified.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sher Bahadur Deuba
POPULATION
31,551,000
CHRISTIANS
0.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Hinduism
PERSECUTION RANKING
34
REFUGEES
39,012
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
66%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
25.2%
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