Day 5

Bhutan, South Asia
Population: 741,700
Chief of State: King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Lotay Tshering
Christians: 1.4%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: 33rd
Life Expectancy: 68.3 Years
Literacy Rate: 52.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 12%
Refugees Living in Bhutan: 23,833

Pray for Bhutan facebook page
India has worked towards fostering stronger relationships with Bhutan in recent years. Observers say that India is keen to draw Bhutanese favor away from China and towards India. Critics say deals between Bhutan and India strongly favor India, exploiting Bhutan. Concrete efforts to address Bhutan’s concerns would demonstrate India’s genuine interest in Bhutan as a nation.

Pray for godly wisdom for those in government.
Pray also that Bhutanese people will recognize their security doesn’t come from their neighboring nations, but can only be found in Jesus Christ (The Bible, Matthew 7:13-14).

India-Bhutan Ties Are Thriving (The Diplomat)

Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 33,000,000
Chief of State: King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Head of Gov.: King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Christians: 4.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 15th
Life Expectancy: 74.8 Years
Literacy Rate: 87.2%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Saudi Arabia: 70,661

Pray for Saudi Arabia facebook page
Saudi Arabia's crown prince warned in an interview that a military confrontation with Iran would collapse the global economy, adding that he would prefer a political and peaceful solution to a military one. He told the US-based CBS program "60 Minutes" that crude prices could spike to "unimaginably high numbers" in case of an armed conflict. He urged the world to take "strong and firm action to deter Iran" and prevent the situation from further escalation. He also said that he agrees with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's conclusion that the September 14 attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities were an act of war by Iran. Tehran has strongly denied any involvement, demanding proof, while Yemen's armed group, the Houthis, has claimed responsibility.

Pray that there will be no escalation of war.
Pray that a peaceful resolution much better than the military one will be considered (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 10:3).

Saudi Arabia's MBS War with Iran would collapse global economy