Day 25

Oman, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 4,613,241
Political Leader: P.M. Qaboos bin Said Al-Said
Religions: Muslim 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%
Persecution Ranking: No. 36
Life Expectancy: 75.7 years
Literacy Rate: 93%
Percent of People in Poverty: Not Ranked
Refugees Living in Oman: 5,000

Pray4Oman Facebook Page

The Royal Oman Police has thanked residents and citizens for maintaining Oman as one of the safest countries in the world. In the Global Competitiveness Report, the Royal Oman Police was ranked first in the Arab world, in terms of the reliability of police services. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin has asked them to continue their good work in making the country conducive for all who live there. This honor comes in the wake of several awards received by regional and international bodies, as being one of the most advanced e-governmental institutions in the Sultanate. Pray that the Omanis will understand the safe and secure life found in Jesus Christ. Pray that along with peace and tolerance, the people will experience goodness in their lives (The Bible, Psalm 145:9).

ROP says thanks for helping Oman remain world’s safest country

Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Population: 18,157,000
Chief of State: President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Karim Massimov
Christians: 21.8%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 28th
Life Expectancy: 70.55 Years
Literacy Rate: 99.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 5.3%
Refugees Living in Kazakhstan: 7,764

Pray for Kazakhstan - facebook page

The Senate recently approved wide-ranging amendments to Kazakhstan's Religion Law. The amendments include more restrictions on parents' and children's freedom to attend worship meetings and teach beliefs; more restrictions on and punishments for religious teaching without state permission and more restrictions on sharing beliefs. Muslim, Russian Orthodox and Catholic leaders have all described the new laws as extremely harsh. Pray that the Church will have wisdom to know how to respond (The Bible, Psalm 56:3-4).

Senate approves more religious freedom restrictions (Forum 18)