Pray for stamina and grace as our team builds language skills and cultural understanding; wisdom and insight for local churches, agencies and their leaders; and theological and practical training to equip leaders to build Christ’s Church in unsettled and sometimes volatile circumstances.
Please pray for workers in the Arab world as they try to keep in communication with people around them who they have got to know and developed a relationship with. Ask God to give them creativity in how to communicate in the best way with people during lockdown. Some days go well, and on other days it is a struggle. Ask the Holy Spirit to give workers grace and help them to make the most of this time until restrictions ease. May they be ready for what God has for them.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on many Muslim countries, affecting Frontiers workers and those they seek to reach among many of the unengaged Muslim people groups in the world. Muslim communities are suffering from fear, anxiety and loneliness. Many teams have stayed on the field and are encountering unprecedented opportunities to proclaim the gospel, as Muslims ask questions about life and death. Pray that God will use these days of uncertainty to draw even more Muslims to Jesus. Pray that God will sustain and protect workers as they offer comfort to those around them and boldly share the everlasting hope and perfect peace of Christ.
Since the Middle East and North Africa have gone into lockdown, our Nisa’a team has been supporting families across the region. Nisa’a provides an online women’s magazine that reaches into 10 countries and with face-to-face workshops to support vulnerable women. The team are now looking to resume the ‘Heart Story’ workshops, but online. These workshops give vulnerable women a chance to express their needs and stories in a safe space; often the only chance they have to be themselves and to be vulnerable. Join with us in praying for the Nisa’a team and all the women they support across the region.
A young married woman recently revealed to our Arabic partner that she had betrayed her husband and wanted to repent. Jesus didn’t condemn the woman caught in adultery, but rescued and saved her. After praying, she gave her life to Christ. Pray for her and others like her.
Originally built by BP, the low-rise bungalows and planted verges surrounding St Paul’s Church in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait, seem the epitome of Englishness to the locals who now work for Kuwait’s national petroleum company. However, in a country where half the population are migrant workers attracted by the oil, construction and tourism industries, the church building (with a capacity of 200) is bursting at the seams. Every week some 19 congregations from different nationalities and denominations are using it around the clock. Pray for the Church’s witness and ministry of pastoral and practical support amongst the migrant workers.
Population: 4,348,395 (2017)
Official languages: Arabic, English
GDP (PPP) per capita: $73,017 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 75 years
Religions: 84% Muslim, 7% Christian, 6% Hindu, 2% Buddhist, 1% other religions