Day 3

JANUARY | 2023

Bangladesh

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

We bless Bangladesh, in Jesus’ Name, that He may draw multitudes to Himself in this coming year.

 

With presidential elections coming up in February, bless Bangladesh with righteousness. Bless the rallies with peace. Bless the police with restraint. Bless the elections themselves to be free and fair.

 

Bless the Church to be encouraged in the Lord and to share the reason for the hope within them with their neighbors.

 

Father God, we thank you for your love for this nation, and we ask you to pour out your grace and mercy on it (The Bible, 2 John 3:1).

 

Source:  WIN

US wary of political violence in Bangladesh, warns citizens of BNP’s Dec 10 rally (BDNews24)

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, as do regular widespread flooding and other climate-related natural disasters. 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. Bangladesh continues to host most of the world’s Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, one of the largest and most devastating refugee crises in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic was very damaging for Bangladesh’s economic, social, and healthcare sectors, but recovery was gaining momentum until the recent global food and fuel shortages began to take their toll.

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

JANUARY | 2023

Kuwait

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the few handful of indigenous Kuwaiti believers be accepted by their families and to attend the Christian worship services.

 

Bless those forced to leave the country after becoming Christians will grow in faith.

 

Bless the persecuted believers who fled the country will be able to visit their families.

 

Pray for Kuwait’s younger generation, open to new ideas, to seek God’s help and find the saving grace of the Lod Jesus Christ (The Bible, Philippians 4:19).

Source:

WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Kuwait moved down a little to 49th position in the World Watch report 2022 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. Kuwait has a relatively liberal Islamic regime. Kuwaiti citizens are nearly all Muslim. Christians face risks, especially converts from Islam to Christianity. They face discrimination and harassment from their family and community.

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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