Pray for: Jordan

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Amman
Population: 10,269,022
% Urban: 91.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 33.6 %
Official Language: Arabic
Languages: 16
Literacy Rate: 98 %
HDI Ranking: 102 / 189
% Christian: 2.2 %
% Evangelical: 0.3 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 96.5 %
People Groups: 22
Least Reached People Groups: 13
% Unevangelized: 56 %
Persecution Ranking: 38 / 50

Jordan

Title: Jordan

Tier: 1

Type: country

King Abdullah’s rule began with promise and hope, but the wars in Iraq and Syria placed great pressure on the nation. Over a million immigrants flowed in, and half still remain. Suicide bombings by Muslim extremists (2005) showed Jordan’s vulnerability to violent troubles. Jordan serves as a regional centre for many Christian activities and ministries, and much Christian work in the Middle East would suffer if religious freedom in Jordan changed. Pray for the peace of this land, and for the King and government.

Jordan

Title: Jordan

Tier: 1

Type: country

Jordan’s once-thriving Christian population dropped since 1980. Lower birth rates, Christians who left Jordan, and a large influx of Muslim refugees all contributed to this change. Still, Christians serve in all parts of society, even in parliament or other positions of influence. Although small, the evangelical community has more than doubled in size since 1995! Most newer believers come from communities with a culturally Christian background, but recently more Muslims came to faith. Pray that all Christians in Jordan, whether in traditional churches, evangelical churches, or believers from a Muslim background, might cooperate to make Christ known throughout society.

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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.