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PTAP: Focus on Qatar: Leaders

January Prayer Focus: Qatar:
Week 4: Leaders
During our fourth week of prayer for Qatar, we will focus on the leaders and the government of Qatar
Matthew 5: 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God.” (NIV)
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the Emir of Qatar. He is married to three women (Islam allows up to 4) and has 7 sons and 5 daughters. He is the youngest reigning monarch in the countries on the Arabian Peninsula who have monarchies. He was educated in England, was in the Qatari military and is an avid sportsman. Pray for Sheikh Tamim that he will be a wise leader, seeking peace in the region. Pray that he will hear the Gospel from a follower of Christ and be asked to make the decision to follow. Pray that he will allow religious freedom in his country, not just for those of other nationalities but even for his own people
Matthew 7: 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (NIV)
It is easy for those with much wealth to feel powerful for they know that “money speaks,” as does their tribal affiliation and the subsequent power attributed to their family. The rich can buy prestige and earn a place with world leaders. But once death comes, all of that disappears. Please pray that the people of Qatar will realize that what they have is fleeting. In front of God Almighty, all of us have nothing but to rely on his mercy. Pray that they will hear the Good News. Jesus has covered all of our sins. Through grace, mercy is given.
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PTAP: Qatar, National Day

QATAR (National Day: December 18)
Modern Qataris:
Qatar is a young country that gained independence from the British in 1971. It was initially unified in 1878 and this is now celebrated each year on December 18th. Qatar is under stress these days from the regional blockade from its neighbors, Saudi Arabia in particular. There is belt tightening from low oil and gas prices, as well as secularization and modernisation. Qatar is youthful, both the expat men and women brought in for labour and management, and the 4+ children born to its citizens. Qatar nationals are a minority, at most 12% of the population, and supported by the wealthiest state in the world.
Psalm 67:4 - May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.
Pray for the young Emir, Tamim Al Thani, and the nation's leaders as they guide policy and seek peace. Pray for the nation to rejoice in its sovereignty but to put their trust in the King of Kings. Pray Ps 67:4, that Qatar would rejoice in God and that He would guide and rule Qatar for the glory of His own name. Pray that Emir Tamim would submit to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
Pray for modern openness to extend beyond tolerating expats and building new businesses to the hearing of the Gospel. Pray that the Gospel would spread rapidly and be honored (2 Thessalonians 3:1). This nation is hungry for money, not God. Pray that God would do the impossible and save the wealthy (Mark 10:24-27). Pray that the rich, young rulers of Qatar would not walk away from Christ!
Pray for the handful of local believers in Qatar - that they would grow in maturity and faith. Pray that they would get together regularly to worship with and encourage one another in Christ. Pray against the fear of persecution. Pray for boldness in their witness and outreach.
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PTAP: Saudi Ramadan

Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula

Day 15 - July 2, 2015

As Muslims are praying and fasting during Ramadan, we pray for them.

 Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.

Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known;

in wrath remember mercy.

Christians in Saudi Arabia are asking God for Him to bring great things, Habakkuk 3:2.

Pray for Saudi politicians, that they would govern their people with wisdom and understand the times we are living in. Pray for the spiritual servant leaders in each town, village and home.

Pray for daily revival for the Christian workers' personal and family life and as a team.

Pray for the thousands of Christians living in Saudi Arabia to see that their Kingdom role is more than making money in Saudi. Pray for them to be bright lights in the darkness.

Source: Christians in Saudi Arabia


 Saudi Arabia is still in transition from King Abdullah to King Salman. Before Salman was king, he policed the royal family and put wayward royal princes in prison. But there are many who believe the 79 year-old King Salman is facing serious health problems himself. People say he suffers from dementia. Pray for his health and ability to lead well. Pray for the issues he is facing: the price of oil, Daesh (ISIS), and Iran and Yemen which are having major issues just across Saudi's borders. Pray that King Salman will surround himself with godly men who will give him good counsel and help him govern his nation (The Bible, Proverbs 15:22).

Source: The 10/40 Window Prayer Points for Every Nation (April 2015)


There are a number of groups seeking to raise up prayer for Saudi,

the homeland of Islam.

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PTAP: UAE Ramadan

United Arab Emirates, Arabian Peninsula

Day 21 - July 8, 2015 As Muslims are praying and fasting during Ramadan, we pray for them.
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Christians in the UAE are asking us to pray Revelation 3:8a and 1 Timothy 6:10 with them.

Pray that the leaders of the UAE will have wisdom and tolerance, even allowing citizens to change their faith. Pray for the government to be able to keep the country safe from insurgent/terrorist groups and provide policies that encourage young people to be more motivated to work hard for the good of their country. Pray for the UAE's relationships with other countries in the region, like Iran (tension over disputed islands). Pray for further disillusionment with Islam and rejection of the radical groups that would lead to discovery of the truth that will set them free!

The number one prayer is for unity, not uniformity, among the expat churches in the UAE. Pray that they will partner together for the sake of the gospel. Pray for the Lord to send mature and capable leaders to disciple the many new believers who come to faith in the UAE and for sound Bible teaching.

Pray for the church people to be taught to share their faith with locals so that an indigenous church will arise in the major cities and villages of the UAE.

Pray that workers will be united and focused on the important things and not be distracted by the materialism, comforts and amenities in the UAE. May we first be people of prayer, asking God to move miraculously in our land. Pray we will seek and find new avenues and opportunities to engage local people as the country changes politically, economically and culturally. Source: Christians in UAE

There is a new book that can be found in bookstores across the United Arab Emirates. Reverend Thompson of Abu Dhabi wrote it, and the book is fully approved by the ruling UAE family, even including a forward by Sheikh Nahayan. The book is called Jesus of Arabia, and it presents many stories of Jesus in an Arab context. The Appendix covers many arguments that Muslim Arabs have with Christianity. Pray for this book to move Muslims closer to a better understanding of the way Christ loves them. Pray that many in the UAE will be drawn to Christ through this book (The Bible, John 12:32). Source: The 10/40 Window Prayer Points for Every Nation (April 2015)

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