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A 10-year-old girl was badly beaten recently by her mother and uncle after she told them she believed in Jesus.

The girl's father has been a believer for several years and is open with his family about his faith. During a recent conversation with her mother and uncle, the girl was asked what she believed. This was her reply: "I believe what my dad believes. I believe in Jesus."

The child's mother and uncle immediately began to beat her, leaving her badly bruised. Despite the beating, the girl and her father remain committed to following Christ.

Ask God to grant physical and emotional healing to this young girl as she recovers from the ordeal. May her faith grow stronger each day, despite the pressure she will surely continue to face. Thank the Lord that her father is also a believer, and pray that he will be a source of comfort and strength for his daughter as she follows Jesus. Finally, pray for the girl's mother and uncle, that they may also come to accept Christ as their Saviour and Lord.

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Country Information

Bahrain map & flagPopulation
1,526,929 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Bahraini (46), Asian (45.5), other Arabs (4.7), African (1.6), European (1), other (1.2) (2010 est.)

Religions (%)
Muslim (73.7), Christian (9.3), Jewish (0.1), other (16.9) (2017 est.)

Government type
Constitutional monarchy

Leader
King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa (1999)

Legal system
Mixed legal system of Islamic law, English common law, Egyptian civil, criminal, and commercial codes; customary law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Bahrain

Pray on behalf of those converting from Islam to Christianity, as they typically face opposition from family, society and governing authorities.

Pray for the effectiveness of ministries that are reaching out to the people of Bahrain by communicating the Gospel message through the Internet and satellite TV.

Pray that the factional unrest within the country will subside, and that many will instead be led in their search for spiritual truth -- finding it in Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).

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