Qatar’s population is composed almost entirely of migrant laborers who are treated very poorly by the Qatari-born minority (300,000). Migrants are not free to openly practice their faith, and many hardly have the opportunity to attend church. Converts to Christianity from an Islamic background are persecuted the most. They are considered apostates and may face the death penalty. Some have been physically harmed for their faith by family or peers, who view the conversion as harming the honor of the family.
- For Muslim-background believers who strongly protect their anonymity for fear of betrayal.
- For migrant workers living in inhumane conditions; being Christian adds to their vulnerability.
- Give thanks that many discover a living Christian faith while in the country; pray that informal meetings in homes will be kept safe.