Flag of Jordan Rank: 26
Score: 56/100
2013 Rank: 34
Leader: King Abdullah II
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 6.7 million (172,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Christian Persecution in JordanJordan has long been one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East. But the influence of the Arab Spring has increased tensions between moderate and Islamist elements in Jordanian society. The Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists, emboldened by their increased influence in the region, have hijacked demands for reform to serve their own agenda of transforming Jordan into an Islamic state. Although traditional Christians still enjoy a relatively high degree of religious freedom, believers from a Muslim background are facing more violence and greater pressure from family, government and society.


  • The spread of radical Islam is a real threat. Pray for wisdom for political leaders in maintaining a just and stable society.
  • For churches working with the large number of refugees from Iraq and Syria.
  • Evangelical churches are not recognized by the government, and face opposition from officials. Pray that restrictions on non-traditional churches would be relaxed.

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  • George Kakish

    Jordan for Christ..we stand in the gap for the jordanian that meny of them come to know Him and also we pray for all the refugees there in Jesus name!!!!

  • Rukudzo T Nyakanda

    Please lord power him through the pain that he receives because of his love for you,keep his family safe and help other christians facing the same persecution

  • Victoria WAGNER

    Thank You Father God for this report. Thank You that this family were able to flee. Please Lord, let their very own leaders be transformed by the message of the Gospel and even seek it out themselves, in Jesus’ Name, out of pure curiosity. May they be changed for ever, reaching the royal family. Thank You God. AMEN.

  • Amy

    Lord, this morning I come to You in Jesus’ name on behalf of the nation of Jordan. First I thank You for the fact that You are building Your church despite persecution and opposition – and that the number of MBBs as well as nominal Christians surrendering their lives to You are both increasing. Thank You for each believer that You have used to witness to others and to be a light for You in this nation. I also thank You that the political situation in Jordan has remained stable despite all the turmoil taking place in the surrounding nations. I pray that this would continue and that You would protect Jordan from uprisings and civil war and conflicts and governmental discord. I pray for the governing officials of Jordan, that You would guide their decisions and lead them in making choices that would further Your plan on the earth. You have proven that You can speak to and influence even pagan kings, and I ask that You would do that in the case of Jordan.
    I also pray specifically for the growing number of believers who are refugees from Iraq and Syria. I pray that they would find You as a place of refuge and of provision, as many of them have lost everything. I pray that You would reveal Yourself to them and that they would find a home in You even if they do not have a home to call their own. I ask that You would send believers to minister to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. I pray that You would send more workers into the harvest in Jordan so that more Jordanians and refugees would come to know You as their Savior. I pray for all those who are being persecuted because of their faith in You and I ask that You would give them the grace and strength that they need in order to suffer well… and that they would be strengthened and encouraged by Your suffering and the promise of eternity. Please provide their needs and protect them from harm, as they are the defenseless and I know that that is where Your heart lies. I lift up Jordan today and ask for Your blessing over it and Your protection over it, if only for the sake of Your children who remain there. In Jesus’ name, amen.

    For the growing church among refugees from Iraq and Syria

  • Ernest Zenone

    Dear Lord, protect Jordan from chaos and instability. Defeat any growing presence of Muslim terrorists. Shield your people from those who would seek to stop them from assembly and sharing the gospel. Send thy angels to blind the enemies of the gospel! Provide Bibles and Christian literature for the saints. May many more Muslims see the futility of Islam with it’s endless violence and destruction of life and property! Come Lord Jesus! I pray in your Name. Amen.

  • Sue Randall Wilkes

    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I pray for you as you live in a country that is not receptive to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray for God’s Presence to be with you in a Mighty way. I pray for His angels to be there with you! May many eyes in Jordan be opened to God’s great love for us as shown when He gave His Only Son as a sacrifice for our sin! I pray that you may know that you are not alone – your brothers and sisters in others parts of the world are praying for you.

  • Tom Yeoman

    We know what you’re struggling against, and that you continue to struggle — please know you are not forgotten, and that you have brothers and sisters abroad who are praying for you.

  • Amy

    Lord, I come to You this morning on behalf of the nation of Jordan. I join my prayers together with believers across the world who are praying for the persecuted in the nation of Jordan. This morning I ask first for wisdom for the leadership and government of Jordan. You have a plan for this country and I ask that You would turn the hearts of the king the the government leadership so that their decisions line up with Your will for this country. I ask that You would contain the spread of radical Islm and that sharia law or strong Islmic influences would not overtake the nation. I pray that Jordan would be kept stable amidst all of the turmoil of the ME. I also pray for all of the churches who are working with the Iraqi and Syrian refugees. I can’t imagine the hardships. I pray for Your blessing on these churches – that they would truly be able to give “cups of cold water” to those who are enduring extreme hardship – and that You would give them wisdom and opportunity to share the gospel with great boldness. I ask that all provisions that are needed, You would provide. I pray for peace and for rest for these refugees – and that any who do not know You would come to know You. I also pray that Your would move in teh government so that restrictions on evangelical churches would be lifted. We know that it is Your will for believers to be able to meet together, so we are asking for You to work in this nation so that Your command can be fulfilled and followed. Once again, I ask for the wisdom that is needed in order for believers to know when to speak, when to be silent, when to share the gospel and when to love people into the kingdom. Please strengthen and provide grace for all of my persecuted brothers and sisters in Jordan today… bring comfort and provision and even a sense of honor that they are counted worthy of suffering for Your sake… that must be supernatural. I am asking all of these things according to Your will in the name of Jesus, and ask for the Holy Spirit to translate anything that is not in line with Your will in order to align in. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  • Andrew Wheeler

    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on those in Jordan who have set themselves against you. Bring the Islamist extremists to Damascus Road experiences, where you reveal yourself and change the trajectory of their lives. Show yourself to be the One True God, and set them free from the darkness of false religion. Change their hatred for you and for your people to love. Transform them from persecutors to missionaries. Reveal your power in their lives and gain glory for yourself through them.

    Strengthen your Church in the face of this persecution. May your peace prevail among your people, so that those who are far from you may see your grace and believe. Reach out to the many refugees through your church; bless them and reveal yourself to them, that you may be honored among them as the God who cares for “the least of these”. Reap a rich harvest among them.

    Grant your church favor in the eyes of the country’s leaders. Give the leaders of the country wisdom and courage to do whst is right for Jordan. Protect them from fear of the extremists.

    Holy Spirit, reign over Jordan.

    In Jesus’ name.