Qatar

Pray for fellowship within Qatar, and more openness to other religions.
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  • Leader:Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani
  • Government:Republic
  • Population:2,338,000 (210,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Veryhigh
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism


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90% of Qatar’s population of about two million is made up of migrant laborers. These migrant workers come from places like Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The Qataris (10%) enjoy the highest GDP per capita in the world. Expatriates and migrant workers are generally perceived and treated by Qataris as slaves. Forced labor and human trafficking are major problems. Working conditions for migrant workers can be inhumane and dangerous; they face underpayment, domestic violence, sexual abuse and lack proper living conditions. It is not uncommon for them to die at their work place from heat stroke or exhaustion. Believers are subject to the death penalty in this nation. This nation, home to Al Jazeera news agency, also has the lowest illiteracy rate in the Arab world.

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Recent News from Qatar

Jun 7 2017
Pray for Christians in Qatar During Diplomatic Crisis

Found in Stories Jun 7 2017
Christians in Qatar are requesting prayers for the current diplomatic crisis their country is in. A growing number of other Arab countries have cut all ties with Qatar. The future for Qatar and its hundreds of thousands of migrant workers – tens of thousands of those being Christian believers – is unclear.

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Jun 6 2017
A Day in the Life of a Qatari Christian

Found in Prayer Alerts Jun 6 2017
An exclusive interview with a Christian who is able to tell us what life is really like for Christians in Qatar.

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Mar 17 2017
Persecution in Qatar: Where Sharing Your Faith Is a Dangerous Activity

Found in Stories Mar 17 2017
Christian converts in Qatar often feel they cannot share their faith without fearing for their own lives.

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Feb 1 2016
Pray for fellowship within Qatar, and more openness to other religions.

Found in Prayer Alerts Feb 1 2016
This tiny country along the Arabian Peninsula is home to the Al Jazeera news agency, well developed with the lowest illiteracy rate in the Arab world, and in 2022, plans to be home to the World Cup. Qatar has a small indigenous population and there are actually more foreign workers than native Qataris. In the mix of all of this are Christians, who face a great deal of persecution

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Prayer Points for Qatar


  • Pray for Christian migrant workers to show the love of Christ.
  • Pray for Christian converts who feel they cannot share their faith with Muslim family members.
  • Pray that Qataris would be drawn to Christ by whatever means God deems necessary.