Day 3

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Bangladesh

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The garments industry makes up 80 percent of Bangladesh’s exports. While the industry suffered in 2020-2021, it recovered remarkably in the last 12 months. However, as the war in Ukraine and inflation stress impacts the world, more are focusing on food and mortgages, and clothing orders have dropped off significantly impacting Bangladesh. Pray for new solutions for Bangladesh. Pray for new ideas to diversify its economy. Pray for new provisions for the poor who will suffer more from the loss of income. Praise God that He is a God of new beginnings (The Bible, Revelation 21:5).

Source: Bangladesh’s garments exporters brace for slowdown after Walmart warning (Reuters)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The third-largest Muslim majority country in the world, Bangladesh, is densely populated. Corruption and widespread human rights abuses remain challenges. The nation’s politics continues its slow slide from the pro-independence protest movement of the late 1960s, towards an increasingly one-party-dominated political horizon.  Despite persecution against Christian Believers, the Church has grown in faith, boldness, and numbers.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdul Hamid
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sheikh Hasina
POPULATION
166.3 million
CHRISTIANS
0.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
31
REFUGEES
232,485
LIFE EXPECTANCY
70.94 yrs
LITERACY RATE
56.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
31.5%

Day 3

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Kuwait

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Sheikh Ahmed, the son of the Kuwaiti Emir, was named the country’s new Prime Minister upon an Emiri decree issued by the Crown Prince, Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmed Al Sabah. The appointment comes three months after former Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Hamad Al Sabah submitted his resignation, in the fourth such case in the past two and a half years. The new Prime Minister pledged to preserve the country’s constitution, democracy and national gains. He expressed his loyalty, allegiance and faithfulness in serving Kuwait and its people. Pray the new leaders will take efforts to achieve people’s aspirations for progress, prosperity and comprehensive development in the country (The Bible, Judges 5:8).

Source:

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/kuwait/kuwaits-new-prime-minister-pledges-to-preserve-constitution-1.89504149

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Kuwait is listed in 48th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the current emir in Kuwait. It is a very small country with the capital city (Kuwait City) being the center of all activities. It has developed a consensus-style government. The Emirate of Kuwait functions as a constitutional monarchy with power vested in the Emir and a parliament. Kuwaiti citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world today.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
POPULATION
4,621,638
CHRISTIANS
8.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
48
REFUGEES
94,652
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.46 yrs
LITERACY RATE
93.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown
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