PRAYER POINTS

  • Pray for Yemen to be more consistent and proactive in putting down Al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants and local extremists. Pray for the government to have the resources to stem terrorism financing.
  • Pray that the demonic forces that are using Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups like puppets will be toppled, and that the people will be set free to worship the Lord. Pray that their leaders will experience conversion to Christianity. (1 Timothy 2:1–4)
     
  • Pray for strict Islamic Shari’a law to be replaced by freedom of religion for all.
     
  • It is illegal for Muslims to become Christians, but amazingly around 100 Yemenis have given their lives to Jesus and face extreme danger and isolation from their families. Pray that there would be opportunities and greater freedom for them to meet together and share their faith with families and friends.
     
  • Yemen is one of the least evangelized countries in the world. Pray that the Gospel can spread and be heard by everyone.
     

 

Find ministries and organizations working in Yemen at Joshua Project | Yemen.

 

 
 
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FACTS
Population: 25,502,000
Total People Groups: 29
Unreached People Groups: 20
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Official National Language: Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language: Arabic, Sanaani Spoken
Religions: Islam 99.9%, Christianity 0.1%
Persecution Ranking: 6
Percentage of People in Poverty: 45.2%

LOCATION
Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a Middle Eastern country located on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia. Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to the south, and Oman to the east. Yemen’s territory includes over 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 260 miles to the south of Yemen, off the coast of Somalia.

RELIGION
Yemen is overwhelmingly Muslim (99.9%), while Christian comprise only 0.1% of the population. Followers of religious groups other than Islam are free to worship according to their beliefs, but the government prohibits conversion from Islam and the proselytization of Muslims.

CHALLENGES FOR CHRISTIANS
Yemen is ranked No. 6 among nations that are the worst persecutors of Christians based on Open Doors 2008 World Watch List. Islam is the official religion and the law is based on strict Islamic Shari’a law.

 

Sources: 24-7 Prayer, Operation World, Wikipedia, Country Reports on Terrorism 2006, International Religious Freedom Report 2007, Open Doors Country Reports on Terrorism 200