The coronavirus pandemic, together with falling oil prices, has brought turmoil and crisis to the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus crisis; it has suffered from the highest number of cases per capita within the region. Pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic in Oman and in this region, that God in His grace and mercy will bring healing to this land and its people.
The 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World is an international movement that began in 1993. It calls the church to make a deliberate but respectful effort to learn about, pray for, and reach out to our world’s Muslim neighbours. It coincides annually with the important Islamic month of religious observation – Ramadan, a time of the year when Muslims are much more deeply aware of spiritual matters. Join the millions of Christians around the world, and churches and ministries from many denominations, who regularly participate in this largest ongoing prayer focus on the Muslim world. A new, full-colour prayer guide booklet – available each year in both adult and kids versions – is a proven tool to help Christians to understand and to persistently pray for Muslim neighbours and nations. Pray that many Muslims will have an encounter with Jesus during Ramadan this year.
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.
Social media is having a big impact on Oman. This gives great opportunities for sharing Christ with the people of this country. Ask the Holy Spirit to break through into people’s lives. Pray especially for the young people. Many study abroad and this often gives them opportunities to hear the gospel. There are several known believers in Oman, scattered throughout the country. There are also secret believers too. Pray for God to draw believers together for fellowship and encouragement. May they be strong in their faith, rooted in God’s Word, and bold in sharing the gospel with their families and friends.
Population: 4,748,417 (2017)
Official languages: Arabic
GDP (PPP) per capita: $46,475 (2017)
Life expectancy: 73 years
Religions: 96% Muslim, 4% other religions