Pray for: Bahrain

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Manama
Population: 1,498,712
% Urban: 89.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 18.7 %
Official Language: Arabic
Languages: 12
Literacy Rate: 95 %
Life Expectancy: 78.8 yrs (53/236)
HDI Ranking: 35 / 189
% Christian: 9.8 %
% Evangelical: 2.9 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 83.2 %
People Groups: 17
Least Reached People Groups: 8
% Unevangelized: 47 %


Title: Bahrain

Tier: 1

Type: country

Bahrain enjoys greater freedoms than almost all Gulf countries, and therefore is spiritually strategic. Praise God for the local believers! Some worship with the various established churches, and others gather in more informal networks. Pray especially for unity and cooperation among these groups, as a testimony to their fellow Arabs. Many Saudis and Kuwaitis visit to enjoy the more relaxed environment. Pray for them to meet Christians, and to encounter the gospel.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.