Oman National Day - November 18, 2015
Every November 18th, the people of Oman celebrate their nation and the Sultan's birthday which is on November 18. Fireworks displays, images of the Sultan, local celebrations, and Oman’s flag can be seen everywhere. Omanis celebrate the progress and prosperity that Sultan Qaboos has brought about for the people of Oman. Under his watch, there has been much economic development and change to the country. When he first took power in 1970, there were only 6 miles of paved roads in Oman and only a handful of schools and hospitals. Now, there is an excellent road system and there are hundreds of schools and hospitals. His accession to the throne took place on July 23,1970 and so this year marks the 45th anniversary of his reign. Every fifth year is special and because of the Sultan’s age and physical health, this may be his last fifth celebration.
The Apostle Paul tells Timothy that we want to pray for those in authority over us. So we want to pray for Sultan Qaboos bin Said and other political leaders in Oman. We want to pray that God would give them just decisions, that they would be righteous men, and that the decisions they make would be good and right for all the people in Oman.
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