Pray for Jordan

Learn about and pray for Jordan in just 5 minutes per week!

Receive one email per week for 13 weeks about Jordan’s history, geography, persecution profile, and largest unreached people groups.

Specific prayer points are included in each email.

Introduction

Jordan is a country steeped in Biblical history, with its landscapes bearing the footprints of biblical figures. Christians, along with Muslims and Jews, view Jordan as a land of spiritual significance. Despite its small Christian population, Jordan’s rich heritage makes it a crossroads of Holy Lands.

With a limited oil reserve, the nation relies on tourism and foreign aid to sustain its economy. Jordan has been a constitutional monarchy since 1952, grappling with economic challenges like high unemployment and poverty.

Religious freedom is theoretically allowed, but social pressures often lead new Christians to emigrate, reducing the witness of the Gospel. Media ministries are making strides, particularly through Christian satellite TV and radio broadcasts, in sharing the Good News and fostering meaningful relationships with the unreached population.

Read on to learn how you can pray for Jordan.

 

Jordanian man sitting on a stool
map of Jordan in the Middle East

Fast Facts

Capital City: Amman

Population: 11 million (93% unreached)

People Groups: 20

Unreached People Groups: 13

Frontier People Groups: 9

10/40 Window: Yes

map of people groups in Jordan

Major People Groups: 49% Palestinian Arab; 15% Jordanian Arab; 14% Iraqi Arab; 12% Bedouin Arab; 5% Syrian Arab

Major Religions: Muslim 96%

Language: Arabic, Kabardian

GDP Per Capita: $9,800

Literacy Rate: 98%

Did you know? The ancient city of Petra, known as the “Rose City,” is famous for its rock-cut architecture and was featured in the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Pray for the unreached people groups of Jordan

Even though it has a rich Biblical heritage, 93% of Jordan’s population live in an unreached people groups. Below are the 10 largest unreached people groups in Jordan:

 

Name Religion Population
1. Jordanian Arab Islam 4,717,000
2. Palestinian Arab Islam 3,150,000
3. Bedouin Arab Islam 1,535,000
4. North Iraqi Arab Islam 458,000
5. Kabardian Islam 167,000
6. Saudi Nadji Arab Islam 114,000
7. Adyghe Islam 103,000
8. Middle-Eastern Turkmen Islam 69,000
9. Deaf Islam 57,000
10. Domari Romani Islam 50,000

 

Pray for Christians being persecuted

Jordan is ranked #49 on the 2023 World Watch List published by Open Doors.

Jordan is tolerant of religious diversity – as long as everybody stays in their religion of birth.

Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are and tolerated. However, non- traditional churches face persecution, as do believers who’ve converted from Islam and those who are active in sharing the gospel with Muslims.

New Christians have been subject to days of interrogation and beatings, while being pressured to inform on other Christians. Even those seen to be helping Muslim background believers can be intimidated and threatened.

World Watch List

You can learn about Christian persecution and pray for our brothers and sisters who being persecuted around the world by praying through the Open Doors’ World Watch List.

 

[God] has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Paul

2 Corinthians 1:10-11

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