DECEMBER - CHILDREN/YOUTH
is a great need for creative ministries to meet the emotional, physical and
spiritual needs of children and youth in the Arabian Peninsula. The average
mother has five to seven children, and men often have more than one wife.
However, nannies and maids do most of the nurturing in early years. Though
many children and youth enjoy a financially luxurious life they rarely enjoy
a close family relationship.
Monday - Pray that Muslim children would have opportunities to hear about the love of Jesus Christ for them. Pray for the development of more Bible-based children resources tailor made for Muslim children.
Tuesday - Pray for Christian families that they would be strong, would model the love of God for children and youth and would exemplify the value of godly parenting.
Wednesday - Pray for the many Christian nannies (mainly Filipino, Indian and African). Pray for them as they share Christ with mothers and children in word and deed.
Thursday - Pray for Muslim children who may be denied access to adequate education and healthcare and do not receive any spiritual nurture from God Word.
Friday - Pray for the growth of ministry among sick, disabled and special needs children/youth. Pray for Christians gifted in this work to move to the Arabian Peninsula.
Saturday - Youth ministries are increasing among the expatriate Christian communities. Pray that their growth would spill over into outreach to the local youth.
Sunday - Pray for the youth as they explore new things (dating, the Internet, travel, etc.) that they would turn from sin and look to the only one that gives true life, Jesus.