MARCH - YEMEN
is one of the oldest inhabited areas of the world. The country was once part
of the Kingdom of Sheba (the famed Spice Route) whose queen brought rare and
costly gifts to King Solomon. When Islam was born in the seventh century,
Yemen was one of the first countries to follow the new religion and is home
to two of the oldest mosques in the world.
Monday - Yemeni believers face loneliness and constant pressure from relatives and authorities to recant. Pray that they will have courage and wisdom.
Tuesday - Pray for the Gospel to penetrate into the illiterate majority and for the development of appropriate indigenous (story telling) audio and visual materials.
Wednesday - Pray for micro-business opportunities to enable local believers to be financially independent.
Thursday - Pray for the few workers who are often discouraged due to the lack of responsiveness of the people. Pray for Christian workers to find sensitive, viable ways to gain access to the areas currently beyond reach of the Gospel.
Friday - Pray that God would give government leaders wisdom and that they would realize that the believers are a blessing, not a threat, to the country.
Saturday - Many Yemenis listen regularly to Christian radio broadcasts. Pray that the Holy Spirit will capture the hearts of many Yemeni people through the broadcasts.
Sunday - Most
Yemenis are addicted to qat, a mild narcotic, that depletes the people of
their health and economic resources. Pray for healing from this addiction.