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State of Kuwait


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Area: 17,818 sq km

An oil-rich wedge of desert between Iraq and Saudi Arabia at the northwest end of the Arabian Gulf.

Population: 3,050,744    Annual Growth: 2.47%

Capital: Kuwait

Urbanites: 98.4%

HDI Rank: 31 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 29 (38% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 7 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

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Challenges for Prayer

Kuwaiti Arabs are increasingly exposed to Christians via travel, business contacts and studying abroad. This is particularly so for students; Kuwaiti students abroad are being reached so effectively that many families are now sending their children to study in Egypt, UAE, etc. in order to protect them from Christian witness. Pray that Christians might take advantage of these opportunities to share and demonstrate the good news and that it might fall on open hearts prepared by the Holy Spirit. Pray also for those Kuwaitis who hear and want to respond; cultural and familial pressures prevent many from following Christ.

Christian literature is a strategic ministry with considerable freedom. UBS, a private book importer (Book House), and the Catholic-run Bible Resource Centre contribute to making Scriptures available in Kuwait. Pray that Christians might make the best use of these services and that the Word of God might make its way into the hands of all who are open. Pray that permission might be granted to open a Christian bookshop in the capital city.

     For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Kuwait.