RegionMiddle East
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Christian Population436,000
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
LeaderEmir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah


Islam is the state religion and much of society is based on Sharia (Islamic) law. Converting from Islam to Christianity is not officially recognised, leading to legal and property problems. Anyone who leaves Islam to become a Christian is banned from worshipping at places allocated for foreign Christians. New believers are also pressured by their family and community to deny Jesus.


“People here are very receptive to the gospel. We have seen God doing great work and many people have accepted Christ…Please keep us in your prayers because God is doing wonderful work.” – Emmanuel* a pastor from the Arabian Peninsula.

Amazed at how God works despite difficulties and barriers, Emmanuel encourages all Christians to pray, since the work is fully dependent on God.

Our Work

Open Doors raises prayer support for believers in the Arabian Peninsula in order to stand with them as they undergo persecution for their faith in Jesus.

Pray for Kuwait

Pray for protection over Christians from Islamic extremists and that the persecutors will encounter God’s love.

Pray the church would remain faithful despite persecution.

Pray the church can find creative ways of sharing the gospel with Muslims.

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