Day 5

JANUARY | 2023

Saudi Arabia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the persecuted Christian believers in Saudi Arabia, that God will grow His church out of their persecution and the body of Christ to be strengthened.

Bless the young population of Saudi Arabia that God will reveal himself to the children and youth and reveal the truth of His salvation and love to them.

Bless the Saudi Arab women living under oppression and control from their families and society that God will lift their yoke and replace it with freedom in Christ.

Pray that the radio, television, satellite, Internet and other media that bring the Gospel to Saudi Arabs help turn them to God in large numbers ( The Bible 1 Thessalonians 2:8).

Source:

WIN prayer points

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

As persecution is on the rise, Saudi Arabia moved to 11th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Mohammed bin Salman is the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam, has outlawed Churches and punished Christian worship for decades. The kingdom’s 1.4 million Christians meet in secret places. According to the human rights report, Saudi Arabia held the presidency of the G20 in 2020 despite the country’s longstanding human rights abuses. The Saudi-led coalition continued a military campaign against the Houthi rebel group in Yemen that has included scores of unlawful airstrikes that killed and wounded thousands of civilians. The majority of the Christians in Saudi Arabia are foreigners who temporarily live and work in the country. They are severely restricted in sharing their Christian faith with Muslims and in gathering for worship, which entails the risk of detention and deportation.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
POPULATION
33 million
CHRISTIANS
4.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
14
REFUGEES
70,661
LIFE EXPECTANCY
74.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
87.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown

Day 5

JANUARY | 2023

Bhutan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bhutan, we bless you in Jesus’ Name, with a spiritual openness that is fresh and new, opening hearts and minds to the truth of Jesus Christ.

 

Bless the government with a willingness to recognize Christianity as an official religion and give them permission to meet together.

 

As we pray for the few Christian workers in this nation, bless them with amazing God-given opportunities to share the Gospel in ways that make sense to the Bhutanese context.

 

Father, we long that Bhutanese people have the opportunity to hear and receive the Good News of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Acts 10:36).

 

Source: WIN

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Known as “the Land of the Thunder Dragon,” Bhutan prides itself on its elevated “happiness” levels despite being considered a least developed country. Rather than relying on Gross Domestic Product as the leading indicator of the small Himalayan nation’s progress, the late King Wangchuk suggested it should examine its “Gross National Happiness.” In South Asia, Bhutan ranks highly in economic freedom and per capita income and ranks low in corruption. It has almost eradicated all extreme poverty and was the first nation to fully vaccinate its entire population against COVID-19. Yet, Christians are sometimes denied employment, free education, and access to electricity and water. Buddhism, mysticism, and animism have dominated the country since the 7th century.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Lotay Tshering
POPULATION
741,700
CHRISTIANS
1.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
43
REFUGEES
23,833
LIFE EXPECTANCY
68.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
52.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
12%
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