Source of Persecution: Islamic Opression
Rank: #8 on the World Watch List
An ongoing civil war in Yemen has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent memory, making a nation that was already oppressive of Christians even crueler. The chaos of war has enabled radical groups to take control over some regions of Yemen, and they have increased persecution against Christians. Even private worship is risky in some parts of the country. Converts to Christianity from Islam face additional persecution from family and society.
- Pray that God would inspire forces in Yemen to solve their conflict through peaceful means.
- The instability in Yemen has created a refugee, food and healthcare crisis. Ask God to help provide food, clean water and safety to the people of Yemen.
- Pray that the secret believers from Muslim backgrounds will have courage and perseverance in their faith.