Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula
Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula is brought to you by many mission agencies from around the world. We are partnering together to seek to increase prayer for the Arabian Peninsula. This site also has a number of videos to help inform your prayers.
Saudi Advocacy Network
It is the Vision of the Saudi Advocacy Network to lead the church around the world to dedicated spiritual, human, and financial resources to see a church planting movement among the Saudi Arabs. This church planting movement will see Saudis come to faith and walking in maturity with Christ. This movement will see Saudis start churches that will be self-directed, self-propagating, and self-funding. This movement will also see Saudis go out to the ends of the earth to invite others to follow Christ. Encompassed in this, we strive to see all Saudis have access to the Good News of Christ. We lead a prayer movement in the international church to pray to these ends. We support work among Saudi Arabs outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, which changes starting dates every year. This month is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God and self-control for over 1 billion Muslims throughout the world. Muslims consider the last 10 days of Ramadan highly blessed, especially the 27th night called the ‘Night of Power.’ This night is remembered each year as the night when Muhammad received the first revelation of the Qur’an in a cave on Mount Hira, near Mecca in the year AD 610. It is equally as important among orthodox Muslims and in Folk Islam. During Ramadan millions of Christians join together in prayer to beseech God on behalf of Muslims, many of whom are earnestly seeking God during Ramadan. Check our calendar for when Ramadan begins. You can engage your church in praying for the salvation of Muslims through a yearly prayer guide at: 30 Days of Prayer
Mission researcher and author of the acclaimed book, A Wind in the House of Islam, Dr. David Garrison traveled
more than a quarter-million miles into every corner of the House of Islam to investigate unprecedented reports of multiplying movements of Muslims who were turning to faith in Jesus Christ. Garrison’s finding revealed that we are living in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Jesus Christ in history. Where is this occurring? How is it happening? And why is it happening now?
This DVD is an integral part of the resources offered by the “30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World” movement. The video is an excellent product for any church group that wants to mobilize interest, prayer and outreach to Muslims. It is a great encouragement especially for those who regularly participate in the annual prayer focus that always coincides with Ramadan (the important Muslim month of fasting). For more information, see: In The House of Islam
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Christians around the globe united to pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters during the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Persecution of Christians, particularly in the Muslim world is the number one thing that runs across my desk. We try to
- Stop the persecution;
- Punish the persecutors;
- Promote Western forms of government and democracy; and
- Raise funds that will aid the rescuing of believers from persecution.
But the number one cause of persecution is people giving their lives to Jesus. We can’t stop that. It should remind us of II Timothy 3:12 “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Typically on the first Sunday of November, Christians will be joining in faith with members of the Persecuted Church. You may find information about the Persecuted Church at Open Doors to help you become more involved.
Where is the Christian response to terrorism? If the struggle against violence done in the name of Islam is primarily spiritual, then defeating it requires a spiritual response. This site features FBI and State Department identified terrorists and terrorism sponsors. Adopt a terrorist for prayer and register to be tabulated in this spiritual initiative against violence that is sponsored and perpetrated by people who think that they are following God. Go to: Adopt A Terrorist
Middle East Concern Prayer Requests
Christians in the Middle East and North Africa region have long been discriminated against, marginalized, detained, imprisoned, tortured and even killed for their faith in Jesus Christ. Those most at risk are converts from Islam. Often theirs is a silent suffering – cut off from family and Christian fellowship and vulnerable to abuse by State security forces and extremist groups. At Middle East Concern we believe that as Christians we are called to stand with those who are persecuted. Please visit our news page for prayer items.
I Commit to Pray
I Commit to Pray is a place to gather and pray for the persecuted church. Read prayer requests from around the world and post your own prayers specifically for your brothers and sisters who are being persecuted.