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Christianity is not just something that is on your ID (every government-issued ID in Jordan mentions one’s religion). You have to be born again in Christ and live as a real believer.
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About Jordan

  • Leader:King Abdullah II
  • Government:Constitutional monarchy
  • Population:6.89 million (151,580 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Moderate
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism/Tribal antagonism

Jordanian society is multi-ethnic – a phenomenon which is also reflected by the monarchy. Jordan hosts large groups of refugees, mostly from Iraq and Syria, which leads to economic, political and religious pressure, all of which is potentially destabilizing. The number of Christians in the country has been declining for half a century. For a long time, Jordan was one of the most liberal countries in the region in terms of freedom of religion. However, the tide seems to be turning for Christians – especially for Christian converts from a Muslim background (MBBs) who suffer the most persecution.

Prayer Points for Jordan

  • Pray for Christian converts interrogated by police and abused or abducted by family members.
  • Pray that the refugee crisis would provide an opportunity for many to hear the gospel.
  • Pray for Muslims to be struck by the love of Christian neighbors and drawn to Christ.

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