The Arabian Peninsula Partnership
The Gospel for every person and a church for every people in the Arabian Peninsula amongst indigenous peoples
18 April, 2012
Cry Out for Freedom
Praise the Lord for 10 years of PTAP. Please pray that as leaders meet in the next few weeks, plans to move forward with this ministry will be effective as we all pray to see the Kingdom of Jesus Christ come to the Arabian Peninsula.
VideoThis week we ask that you watch this video and focus your prayers on the capital of Saudi Arabia,Riyadh.
Prayer• Believers in the AP sometimes face isolation, fear and loneliness. Thank the Father for those who continue to grow in spite of these struggles. Ask that others in their family or among their friends will come to Faith and build community with them.
• Pray for teams of Kingdom-minded foreigners and native believers to be established in 27 regional cities & towns including: Riyadh, Buraidah, Onaizah, Hufuf, Dammam, Khobar, Jubail, Qatif, Hafar-al- Batin, Rafhah, Arar, Skaka, Dawma- al- Janda, Tabuk, Dumah, Tayma, Al-Ulah, Hail, Yanbu, Medinah, Mecca, Jeddah, Baha, Abha, Khamis-Mushayt, Jizan and Najran.
• There are many refugees who have fled their homes in the south eastern part of the country. Some have also fled from the far north. Ask that they will receive the food and supplies that are being sent to them. Ask that they will hear about the Savior, who loves them.
• Talking about beliefs is very common in parts of the AP. In fact it is more culturally accepted than it is in most of the West. As people ask more questions about faith and the religions of others around them, ask that their hearts will be open to the truth. Ask that those who believe in Jesus will have strategic and thought provoking conversations with their neighbors and friends. Ask that many will believe in what the Savior has done for us.
• The government, influenced by Islamic fundamentalists, is shutting down several house churches that are spread throughout our country. Pray that the believers here will be a radiant light to all, drawing Muslims to Christ, and turn the tide against ignorant or Satan-inspired prejudice.
Exodus 6:9 - And Moses said these words to the children of Israel, but they gave no attention to him, because of the grief of their spirit and the cruel weight of their work.
Many people in this country are so heavy pressed by social pressure that they fear to speak their opinion and have no hope for relief. I can see parallels with the children of Israel bound in slavery. The Israelites heard the good news of God's answer to their prayers to come and relieve them, but after the first hope was crushed, they no longer wanted to listen. Pray for those in this country who cry out for freedom from Satan's bondage, that they will not give up even if resistance comes against them