Jordan 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.