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PTAP: May the Lord God be made known in Arabia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erica Edwards Apr 12. 1 Reply

When a worker visited his local friend, he asked his friend some questions about Allah's character as understood in history.After a brief consideration, the worker's friend simply replied, "We can't…Continue

Tags: local, evangelism, worker, know, unknown

PTAP: God is Doing Amazing Things!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Malva Birch Feb 20. 1 Reply

God is doing amazing things in the lives of AP Arab families!  Here is one answer to many of our prayers for the AP.  This is the testimony of one local woman:I started to think about why are there…Continue

Tags: university, family, woman, children, husband

 

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PTAP: 2018 Prayer for Hajj.

HAJJ PRAYER 2018Dear Friend of the Arabian Peninsula,On 19-21 August 2018, PTAP (Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula) is asking for 100,000 people from around the world to join us in Prayer & Fasting for the two million Muslims going on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. These are required acts of service for all Muslims (conditions apply to those that are impoverished or in poor health). The city of Mecca is the center of the entire…See More
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PTAP: 2018 Prayer for Hajj.

HAJJ PRAYER 2018Dear Friend of the Arabian Peninsula,On 19-21 August 2018, PTAP (Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula) is asking for 100,000 people from around the world to join us in Prayer & Fasting for the two million Muslims going on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. These are required acts of service for all Muslims (conditions apply to those that are impoverished or in poor health). The city of Mecca is the center of the entire…See More
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PTAP: Hajj in Mecca

Prayer Requests - August 5, 2018HAJJ PRAYER 2018 On 19-21 August 2018, PTAP is asking for 100,000 people from around the world to join us in Prayer and Fasting for the two million Muslims going on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj is one of the five required acts of service for all Muslims. The city of Mecca is the center of the entire Muslim world.  It is the place where the Hajj is performed and the place to where a Muslim directs his daily prayers.  Therefore, there are many…See More
Aug 6
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PTAP: Social Media Witness; Samuel Zwemer's Prayer for Muslims

In the Arab Gulf, fruitful conversations are continuing to take place. A Christian professor was surprised to see Alex (pseudonym)'s Instagram post from in stylish script, with a tiny reference to Matt. 19.  The professor wrote to ask, "Do you know the source of your quote?" Alex answered, "Umm. No." This exchange later led to a private explanation of the gospel, and Alex was delighted to take an Arabic New Testament home.  Pray for his salvation and growth.Pray the prayer of Samuel Zwemer over…See More
Jul 6
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PTAP: Witness during Ramadan; Prayer for Healing

Prayer Requests - June 17, 2018 Dylan (pseudonym) asked when the "night of power," a particular night at the end of Ramadan in which it is thought more clout is earned with Allah for praying through the night, was to a few young Gulf men. This question led to a sharing of thought in which three young Gulf men heard about the grace that comes through Jesus apart from works. Please pray that the discussion will continue and that these young men will turn their hearts to Him.An indigenous family…See More
Jun 17
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PTAP: Witness during Ramadan; Prayer for Healing

Prayer Requests - June 17, 2018 Dylan (pseudonym) asked when the "night of power," a particular night at the end of Ramadan in which it is thought more clout is earned with Allah for praying through the night, was to a few young Gulf men. This question led to a sharing of thought in which three young Gulf men heard about the grace that comes through Jesus apart from works. Please pray that the discussion will continue and that these young men will turn their hearts to Him.An indigenous family…See More
Jun 17
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PTAP: Pray for the Anglican Church in the UAE

St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Abu Dhabi opens doors for IftarABU DHABI: St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Abu Dhabi opened its doors to serve Iftar to Muslims in an unprecedented ecumenical gesture during the holy month of Ramadan.Muslims and non-Muslims alike gathered for the fast-breaking evening meal at the church in the heart of the UAE capital. Khalid Al Ameri, the Emirati columnist and social commentator, was welcomed to St. Andrews by the Reverend Andrew Thompson.from:…See More
Jun 13
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Ramadan Prayers (Week 4): Pray for the Persecuted Church of the Arabian Peninsula

"Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints." Colossians 1:24 - 26Fatima Al-Mutairi was a woman from Saudi Arabia who was killed by her brother in 2008 for being a…See More
Jun 5
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PTAP: Ramadan Prayers: Pray for the Unreached of the Arabian Peninsula

The Arab people are the main indigenous people group in the AP. They are the Arab Bedouins of the desert where Mohammad came from and where he founded Islam. In addition, there are minority, indigenous people groups as well. Here are a few of them:◦Zanzibari Omanis: Swahili-speaking Omanis who have roots in Zanzibar, Tanzania since Oman ruled East Africa during the 19th century.◦Baluch Arabs: The Baluch people come from Pakistan and surrounding areas.Some have mixed in with the local Arabs of…See More
May 30
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Pray for the seeds of the Gospel to Grow

Please pray for the salvation of Dr. D's summer course student, Andy (pseudonym). Although from the Gulf, Andy once lived in Los Angeles, where he became involved with a gang. Thankfully, Andy was able to leave that situation left that situation, and he has shared some of his life with Dr. D. They have, in fact, become confident friends. Pray for meaningful conversations about the gospel in the next few weeks, and for the Spirit of God to convince Andy of the Truth.There was a group in one AP…See More
May 28
Malva Birch commented on Merton J. Hershberger's blog post PTAP: Ramadan Prayers for the Children of the Arabian Peninsula
"Luk 18:16 But Jesus called the children to Him and said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. NIV"
May 23
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May 23
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PTAP: Ramadan Prayers for the Children of the Arabian Peninsula

 Children are a gift from the Lord and parents want the best for their children. Thankfully, the wealth of the oil-rich countries in the Arabian Peninsula has helped children not to be in want. Unfortunately, it has also created a generation of boys and girls who struggle with health issues due to unhealthy fast foods and a sedentary lifestyle. Childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise at an alarming rate. In contrast, children in Yemen are starving because of the effects of civil war.…See More
May 23
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PTAP: Ramadan Prayers (Week 1): Pray for the Shi'a of Saudi Arabia

This year, Ramadan begins on approximately May 15 (depending on the moon). During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims will be fasting and praying. During the month of Ramadan, PTAP will be sending weekly prayers highlighting specific groups and/or events.The 2 million Shia of Saudi Arabia represent one of the most unreached peoples of the world. As a small minority group within a conservative Sunni community, the Shi'a... in Saudi Arabia have endured hundreds of years of hardship and…See More
May 15
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PTAP: Praises and Prayers for the Arabian Peninsula

Recently, about 120 people were physically healed at a gathering in a village because they were all hungry for an encounter and for healing. The Lord did an amazing work, but please pray that these souls would also believe in their hearts who Jesus Christ is. Please pray that miracles, signs, and wonders would continue to occur to accompany and confirm the message of truth. Please keep praying for "Jennifer" whom we have been praying for, the local woman who has been suffering from black magic.…See More
May 13
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PTAP: New Believer & Yemen

About a year ago, after trying other religions and philosophies, Anthony (pseudonym)found that there was none other like the message of the gospel, and hetrusted Christ for his salvation. Although he knows there is the need for cautious wisdom in a Muslim context, he feels that he must share the truth of the gospel with others. In fact, Anthony is in college and has done so with many of his classmates.  Pray that he will continue to grow in faith, love, and hope in the Kingdom. Prayer for…See More
May 7

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Intercessor, Church Prayer Coordinator
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary things you pray about?
Business (workplace), Education, Media, Missions, My Country, Revival, The Church, The Nations, Unreached Peoples
Also, what types of prayer do you engage in most regularly?
Group Prayer, Praying Scripture, Private Intercession
What Scripture on prayer inspires you the most?
Ask of me & I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. - Psalm 2:8
What book or resource has impacted your prayer life the most?
Let the Nations be Glad
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PTAP: 2018 Prayer for Hajj.

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

HAJJ PRAYER 2018

Dear Friend of the Arabian Peninsula,

On 19-21 August 2018, PTAP (Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula) is asking for 100,000 people from around the world to join us in Prayer & Fasting for the two million Muslims going on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. These are required acts of service for all…

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PTAP: Hajj in Mecca

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

Prayer Requests - August 5, 2018…
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PTAP: Social Media Witness; Samuel Zwemer's Prayer for Muslims

Posted on July 6, 2018 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

In the Arab Gulf, fruitful conversations are continuing to take place. A Christian professor was surprised to see Alex (pseudonym)'s Instagram post from in stylish script, with a tiny reference to Matt. 19.  The professor wrote to ask, "Do you know the source of your quote?" 
Alex answered, "Umm. No." This exchange later led to a private explanation of the gospel, and Alex was delighted to take an Arabic New Testament home. …
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PTAP: Witness during Ramadan; Prayer for Healing

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 12:51pm 0 Comments

Prayer Requests - June 17, 2018
 
Dylan (pseudonym) asked when the "night of power," a particular night at the end of Ramadan in which it is thought more clout is earned with Allah for praying through the night, was to a few young Gulf men. This question led to a sharing of thought in which three young Gulf men heard about…
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