March 2023

The greatest gospel gap in the world is in 50 countries—they have barely any new, thriving churches. And nearly 75% of the world’s unreached people (3.6 billion) live in 12 of those 50 countries. These people have the least access to the gospel in their own language.

Engage in strategic, focused prayer for the 12 countries of the world that are least reached with the gospel without ever leaving home.

Every month in 2023 we’ll feature one of these countries, familiarize you with its culture and share prayer requests addressing the country’s specific needs. We believe the light of Jesus can shine through!

All about Bangladesh

This month, starting on March 22, the vast majority of Bangladeshis will celebrate Ramadan—an extended time of fasting, prayer, reflection and gathering in community. Let’s pray that as they come with seeking hearts, Jesus would reveal Himself!

Bangladesh on Asia continent map

Bangladesh was formerly a part of India and then Pakistan, becoming an independent nation just over 50 years ago in 1971.

The delta plains of three large rivers and their tributaries cover 79% of the country. Much of the land areas are used for farming, with rice as the main crop.

The beach in Cox’s Bazar is 96 miles long—making it the longest natural unbroken sea beach in the world!

Bengali, the official language of Bangladesh, is used in most homes throughout the country and is the “mother tongue” of the majority of the population. Indigenous minority groups speak other tribal languages.

Bangladesh is the second largest textile and apparel exporter in the world, after China.

Pray with us…

Pray for believers in Bangladesh to be led by the Holy Spirit to share the hope that God has given them with their neighbors, and that this will rapidly spread the good news of Jesus to the whole country.

Many Bangladeshis are hesitant to learn about Jesus, or even to watch a movie about Him. One misconception is that just watching a movie like this would make them a follower of Christ. Roughly 90% of Banladeshis devoutly follow a different religion. Ask God to remove the fear of learning about Jesus and open their hearts to hearing the message.

During the upcoming Easter holiday, Jesus-centered films will be broadcast on television throughout the country! Pray that many would tune in and discover new life in Christ.

You can continue in fervent daily prayer with us.  Visit our prayer experience page to access more requests about Bangladesh.

Want to help someone learn more about Jesus in their heart language? Visit our “Watch” page or download the Jesus Film Project app.