JANUARY - BELIEVERS
than 5 million foreign residents (expatriates) have moved to the Arabian
Peninsula to work in the expanding economies of these countries. The largest
of these communities are Indians, Filipinos, Pakistanis, Arabs, Afghanis,
Iranians and smaller numbers of Africans and Westerners. Among this mix of
nationalities, God has divinely placed many Christian believers.
Approximately 6% of them are born again believers. Many churches have
started in the last decade to accommodate these believers as the local
governments, officially or unofficially, allow these churches to meet. Never
before have so many Christians lived alongside the local Arab peoples.
Public witness about Jesus is illegal, but private opportunities to share
one faith are available through work or neighborhood relationships.
Monday - Pray for expatriate believers to be bold in sharing the Gospel with local Arab coworkers and friends. Pray that they would use every opportunity to share Christ.
Tuesday - Pray that God would bring unity and partnership in ministry to the many Christian churches and groups, which would bring healing and restoration to churches, families and marriages harmed by discord, strife and immorality.
Wednesday - Pray for the continued growth of a mission vision among the expatriate Arab Christian churches. Pray that they will fulfill the Great Commission among Arab Muslims.
Thursday - The number of believers is growing among the local Arabs. Pray for those gifted in pastoral leadership to gather and disciple the believers.
Friday - Pray that the Lord would raise up believing spouses for the local believers who are single. Pray that the children of new believers would come to faith in Jesus.
Saturday - Pray that the lives of local believers (mostly secret believers) would be a witness to their neighbors. Pray for them to have wisdom about when to share their faith.
Sunday - Pray
that local believers would grow toward maturity in Christ and overcome the
sinful nature that threatens to drag them back into their old lives and