|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Leader||Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said|
Oman: Low Violence, High Pressure.
Islam is the state religion and dominates society, politics and the legal system. It’s assumed that all citizens are Muslims. All state schools teach Islam. While Oman has very low violence against Christians, pressure is high. Christians are interrogated. If they don’t stop meeting they can lose their jobs and homes.
Surveillance From The Government.
Citizens, especially the Christianity minority, live under strict surveillance. Many Christians fear the monitoring of their phones and social media. All religious organisations must be registered with the authorities, who make it difficult to build and register new churches. Christian meetings are also monitored to record any political messages.
Converts from Islam to Christianity are put under pressure from family and society to deny their faith. Converts can only marry under Islamic rites and will lose custody of their children if they get a divorce.
Pray for the church. Even though they small, they can be used mightily in Oman.
Pray for Christians to continue to serve the Lord under difficult circumstances.
Pray for new believers to be disciplined to walk with Jesus through suffering.