The Arabian Peninsula Partnership
The Gospel for every person and a church for every people in the Arabian Peninsula amongst indigenous peoples
23 March, 2011
Hope to the Hopeless
"We walk by faith and not by sight." Praise God that He is in control, and we do not need to fear when we know the Creator & Sustainer is with us.
There are believers from many different nations living in the Arabian Peninsula. We want to be praying for these people to be bold during these days. Please watch and pray through this video, Believers. Believers
PrayerPray for the workers to speak of the Prince of Peace in the midst of the political struggles. Pray for open hearts amongst the locals. Just today, one worker's colleague asked for a Bible. Many are being disillusioned by this struggle within the community. May they come to know the peace and reconciliation Jesus offers. The fighting on Friday left at least 50 protesters dead and more than 600 wounded in Yemen. Pray for the families of those who died in demonstrations. Ask God to comfort them in their grief.
The Pearl Roundabout, a monument to Bahrain's pearl diving history, was built in the early 1980s. The six concrete dhow sails represented the GCC members while the giant pearl at the top signified unity. It was destroyed on Friday, as the landmark had become a symbol of the anti-government movement. Pray for calm as this action has stirred many protests and much anger.
Pray for peace in Yemen. Pray that if the government changes, good men will step forward who can lead the country peacefully. Ask that the president will make good decisions right now, to prevent any more violence. Pray that those who want to take over this country and create havoc will fail.
Ask for wisdom as nationals as well as foreigners decide if they should evacuate from cities and go to their own villages or to other countries. With the huge influx of information that is given through media, conversations and reports, it is very hard to decipher what is the truth and what is false. Ask that God will pour out wisdom and discernment on His people.
Over the last few days, I visited a number of my Arab friends. I have been sharing the story of Jesus calming the storm. I encouraged my friends that Jesus is powerful enough to quiet the storms around us. Also, I prayed for many of our friends in Jesus' name. What opportunities we are having!
As I walked around the grocery store, I saw one of my students. He greeted me with a warm and friendly smile. I asked him how he was and he said he was fine. Then I asked about his family. He sadly replied, "My brother is in prison." It was so sad. Please pray for wisdom for His children to bring hope to the hopeless situations they are encountering in these days.