Saudi Arabia

RegionMiddle East
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Christian Population1,419,000
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
LeaderKing and Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian law forbids the practice of any religion other than Islam. Conversion from Islam is punishable by death. There are no church buildings and Christian services are held in secret. At home, Christians risk honour-killings or violent attacks from their families and community. Despite these challenges, the number of Saudi Christians is increasing. They are finding Jesus through Christian TV programs, dreams and visions.


“I was prepared to die for Jesus. But what I didn’t know was that I would have to die to myself every day from then on.” – Noora* from Saudi Arabia.

 Noora’s* new faith in Jesus initially led to enthusiasm and a great sense of peace. But she soon realised the cost of following Jesus as a former Muslim.

Our Work

Open Doors raises prayer support for the church in Saudi Arabia.

Pray for Saudi Arabia

Pray for new believers like Noora, to find support and community and remain faithful to Jesus despite persecution.

Pray that Christians continue to have boldness to share the gospel and for the Saudi church to continue to grow.

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