Praise the Lord for the impact of the internet on sharing the gospel. There are reports of 100's of enquiries to Christian websites, and 1000's of Bibles being downloaded this year.
The way God can use Technology is pretty amazing. People across the AP can get Bibles and talk with Christians on the Internet. Please view and pray over this important way of communicating the Good News through Technology.
Pray for a great outpouring of the Spirit over this land, and a conviction of sin, a widespread dissatisfaction with works and ritual religion, and a hunger to know the Living God. Pray for God given questions to arise in the minds of our local friends, and a resulting desire to know more about Jesus.
The Bible instructs us to pray for the leaders of the nations. Pray for the kings, princes and presidents of the AP countries. Pray that they will have wisdom and make decisions that will help their people.
The parliament has approved tougher penalties for blasphemy, which includes slander against Mohammed and his wives. The penalty according to Sharia law is execution. Please pray that fear of this ruling will not stand as a wall to the gospel.
A number of kidnapped people in Yemen are yet to be released. Pray particularly for a Swiss teacher who is still missing; it is over a month since she was taken.
Al Bahethoon (“The Seekers”) is a recent short movie, viewable on line, which shows the pilgrimage of some Gulf Arabs coming to Christ. It accurately reflects varied aspects of this culture. Pray that God would use it to reach into the hearts of local Muslims, who would otherwise not hear the gospel of Christ.
A Saudi princess was interviewed by BBC about what she wanted to see changed in her country. She mentioned the following: "I am not calling for a western system but an adaptation of that system to suit our needs and culture. Thus, our constitution should be inspired by the philosophy of the Koran with principles that are set in stone and not open to the whims of individual judges, as is the case now... In particular, the constitution should protect every citizen's basic human rights regardless of their sex, status or sect. Everyone should be equal before the law." Pray that indeed the constitution will change and human rights will be upheld for everyone.
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