He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of His people. - Psalm 113: 7,8
November 10, 2018
Dear Praying Friends,
November 10 is the International Day of Prayer for Yemen when Christians around the world will be uniting to pray for Yemen. As you know, PTAP has been encouraging much prayer for Yemen due to the immense suffering of the Yemeni people from the horrors of war, resulting in the worst humanitarian disaster in the world today. So please join us in prayer again, united in the Spirit as one body of Christ, for God to have mercy upon the people and country of Yemen.
Most of all, pray for the end of the civil war!!! Pray for successful negotiations and a resulting ceasefire. Pray for all fighting and killing to stop. Pray against famine and cholera and all disease. Pray for all humanitarian efforts to be successful. Pray for normal life to return so that the country can start to heal and prosper again.
Below are links to resources to help you pray. Also, we recommend the following:
- Spend a dedicated time of personal, focused prayer for Yemen.
- Fast if possible.
- Lead your family, small group, church, etc. in a time of corporate, focused prayer.
- Share on social media that November 1o is the International Day of Prayer for Yemen and encourage your friends to pray.
PTAP's Yemen page: http://prayforap.com/yemen.html
BBC News: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-45857729/yemen-could-be-worst-famine-in-100-years
PTAP's Facebook: facebook.com/PRAYTAP
PTAP's Prayermate mobile app: http://praynow4.org/arabianpeninsula
Here is a short testimony from a Yemeni believer and also recent prayer requests from Yemeni believers themselves. Let's pray along with our brothers and sisters. They are greatly encouraged when they know that we are praying with them.
"I used to live with fear and hatred, and I was tired of living this way. It made me sick. So one day, I fervently prayed to God to free me from this unrighteousness, and God sent me a brother who was actually my neighbor. He spoke to me about Christ. I saw Christ in his life. God gave me freedom like I have never experienced before.
Now, when I encounter challenges (people of another faith who want to harm me and give me trouble), the only thing I have to give them is love, joy, peace, patience, and reassurance in Christ. No more fear, no more hatred. I have complete freedom. I can now trust in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because He lives in me."