oman_flag Rank: 27
Score: 56/100
2013 Rank: 22
Leader: Sultan Qaboos
Government: Absolute monarchy
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 3 million (35,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia

Christian Persecution in OmanIslam is the state religion, and Christians face restrictions when their activities are considered a threat to the ruling power. All religious organizations must register, and Christian meetings are monitored for political messages and nationals attending. Foreign Christians are allowed to worship in private homes or work compounds. Although apostasy is not a criminal offence, Christian converts from a Muslim background face legal restrictions, and can lose their family, house or job or even be killed. The deportation of foreign workers involved in Christian activities continues.


  • Almost all Christians are expatriate. Pray that the few indigenous Christians will find ways to meet for fellowship.
  • All public school curriculums include instruction in Islam. Pray that children will have the opportunity to hear the gospel.
  • Ask God to draw people to himself through Christian satellite TV and internet sites.

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  • GilbertDavis

    Father God , please speak to the hearts of these people and open them up to The Gospel of The LORD Jesus . May they be moved to < "repent toward God and place their faith and trust toward The LORD Jesus Christ alone" for salvation . ( Acts 20:21).

  • Cary

    Heavenly Father, shine Your Light into the darkness of Oman. Draw them to the One who can free them from their spiritual bondage, Your Son, Jesus Christ! It’s in His Precious Name I pray, amen

  • Johanna in NZ

    Heavenly Father, thank you for those who have turned to you from Islam in Oman. They have left everything to follow you. Give them wisdom and boldness to tell others about you. Protect them from evil. We ask in the precious name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  • Amy

    Lord, this morning I come to You on behalf of the nation of Oman. I pray in Jesus’ name for that country – and before anything else I pray that Your will and Your plans would be done for every Omani and every expat who resides there. Your plans and thoughts and intentions for this country is bigger than our minds are able to comprehend – and we submit to Your perfect will above our own desires and plans. However, we know that You desire us to come to You with our petitions and requests and to pray honestly… so I come joining with my brothers and sisters around the world who are praying for the persecuted church with these petitions.

    I pray for the few indigenous believers in the country. You have shown over and over again that You are able to do so much through just a small group of people. I pray that they would be used mightily by You to bring others into Your kingdom and to spread Your gospel far and wide in Oman. I pray specifically that You would create opportunities for these indigenous believers to meet together and to encourage one another. You have a plan for them!

    I pray specifically for wisdom for all believers in sharing the gospel. You know the laws of the nation and You know Your plans for the nation. I am asking for You to give supernatural wisdom and discernment to each believer – both expat and Omani – in knowing when to publicly share the gospel, when to privately share the gospel, when to pray, when to be silent, when to give literature, etc. Only Your Spirit can lead in this way – and I pray that You would help each Omani submit to the leading of Your Spirit and not question You… but I also pray that You would speak to each of them in a way that You know they will understand.

    And finally, I pray that You would use Christian TV and internet sites as a tool and a venue to spread the gospel. I pray that these methods would reach hundreds and thousands who would not be able to get their hands on printed Christian material. I pray that these TV shows and radio programs and websites would be anointed by Your Spirit and that You would use them to lead people to a saving knowledge of Christ. I also pray against any type of false teaching or false doctrine that would lead people astray. I ask in Jesus’ name that You would shut down any person or program that is trying to deceive in this way – but that You would allow and promote sound Bible-teaching programs and speakers and websites so that the Truth can truly reach the ends of the earth. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  • Annamae

    Dear Lord, all glory, honor, and power be to your name!! You are the One True God, the Most High! Thank you for your love that endures forever! May the Omani people that know you trust in your love and keep their eyes fixed on you in all things. Lord give them courage and grace to keep pressing on, stir up a hungar for absolute truth and for the people to be longing to know the Most High God and His Son Jesus. Protect them from the evil one! Draw the people to the Living Water that only is in Jesus! Amen.

  • faithever

    Dear Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Way the Truth and the Life. No man may come to the Father except through You. I pray that the people of Oman will see that You are the only way to peace with God, and to true peace in their lives. I pray that all who are truly seeking peace with God will accept you as their Lord and Savior. May revival happen in Oman, and may all have the opportunity to hear the glorious gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.

  • Tamara

    Lord God, your heart’s desire is that all will be saved. You are kind and compassionate, full of mercy and grace. Please move in the hearts of the people of Oman, Holy Spirit. Woo them and draw them to the Lord Jesus Christ. I ask that You will visit them in visions and dreams, Lord Jesus, especially the Sultan and religious leaders. I ask that you will protect your few children there; grow them in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep the enemy on a short leash, dear Father, that your Kingdom will grow in Oman, and the enemies’ efforts will be completely thwarted. Amen.

  • Edith Kurie

    Almighty God I pray for both Christians and non-Christians in Oman. I pray for freedom from tyranny and persecution. I pray the fire of the Holy Spirit will work mightily in the hearts of the people of this country, in Jesus’ name, amen.

  • Amy

    Lord, I come to You this morning on behalf of the nation of Oman. Thank You for the enormous privilege of being able to interceded not just for a person but for an entire nation. I want to thank You for the few freedoms that are in place in Oman… that expat Christians are able to worship freely in homes and in private meetings. That apostasy is not a legal criminal offense. Thank You for the strides that have been made in Oman and for the fact that things have not gotten as bad there as a few other countries. However, I also know that more strides need to be made and there is so much suffering taking place there… so I come to You in prayer and join my prayer with my brothers and sisters from all over the world.
    Firstly, I pray for the indigenous people of Oman. For the very few who are believers, I pray that a way would be made for them to fellowship together and to learn and grow. I ask that You would protect them and network them so that they are not standing alone. For those who do not yet know You, I pray for an exponential increase in evangelism towards native Omanis. I pray that every indigenous Omani would have the opportunity to hear the gospel and that You would stretch out Your hand to many and take them into Your kingdom. I pray that You would stir the hearts of many of the native Omanis to be evangelists and to share the gospel with other native Omanis. I just want Omanis for Your kingdom, Lord, and only You know how to reach them and only You can give them the faith that they need in order to believe in You.
    Secondly, I pray for the children in Oman. I pray that during their schooling, as they are learning about Islam, that You would plant a seed of doubt and discontentment in each of their hearts so that they would just have a sense that this teaching is wrong and that there is something more. I ask that You would guard their hearts and their minds from deeply receiving the false teaching that they are getting in school. I ask that You would provide a way for all Omani children to be able to hear the gospel and have an opportunity to respond.
    Finally, I pray for the use of media in evangelism in Oman. I pray for every Christian radio station and TV station that is being aired. First I pray that the government would not restrict these resources and that they would be able to be broadcast freely. Second I pray that those who are doing the teaching and instruction would be extremely clear and that absolutely no false teaching would invade these airwaves. Third, I pray for an expansive reach for each of these stations – that as many people as possible would be able to tune in and hear the gospel. And fourth I pray for a huge harvest to come through these resources! I pray for opportunities for follow up and connection for all those who are saved through the internet or TV, and that You would be their teacher and help them to grow. Help them to get Bibles into their hands so that they can read what You’ve written and Your Holy Spirit will have the opportunity to teach and guide them into all truth.
    I also want to pray for those experiencing persecution from their families… those who lost custody of their children… those who have lost jobs or anything. I pray that You would be their comfort, their provider, their closest friend. I pray that You make it so real to their hearts that anything that they give up for You will be returned to them a hundredfold in this life and in the life to come. I pray that You would keep them strong and help them not to give up on You despite extreme pressure to do so. Ground them in their faith and anchor them to You. I ask all of this in Jesus’ name, amen.

  • Emily

    Father, may your kingdom come in Oman. Open doors so that the people will hear your name and see your goodness.