Greetings, Friends — it’s time to pray on Worldwide Wednesday – Q –
I am reminded of the prayer our Lord Jesus prayed for his disciples and for us in John 17:15 “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” Please pray these words today for yourself, your family, your church, your community and our brothers and sisters in Qatar. Here’s a bit of information to encourage and enlighten you about the people for whom you are praying.
Official language: Arabic Languages: 6 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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Challenges for Prayer
Expatriates are drawn from many nations by the high earnings in Qatar, but
Pray for the employment opportunities (from manual labour up to executive positions) to be filled by Christians who would be an intentional Kingdom presence in Qatar.
Pray for open doors for Muslims to hear and receive the Gospel.
Pray for a deep spiritual hunger amid such material wealth.
Pray for the birth of an indigenous church focused on sharing the Gospel with all Qataris.
The State of Qatar, unlike many other Middle Eastern nations, has successfully avoided the unrest and violence of the Arab Spring. The peninsula nation bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia was part of the Turkish-Ottoman Empire until 1918, and then operated under British protection until 1971. The nation’s power has resided solely in the Al Thani family since the mid 1800s – from the days of pearl fishing and being one of the poorest Gulf states to the nation’s current vast oil wealth. In 2007,
Let’s pray, “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the words of Jesus. We pray for jobs, for opportunities and for favor for those in need. We ask you for protection, strength and guidance for ourselves, our families, our churches, our communities and our brothers and sisters in Qatar. “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” John 17:15 In Jesus name amen.”