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PTAP: May the Lord God be made known in Arabia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erica Edwards Apr 12, 2018. 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, 2018. 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: Hajj & Eid Ul-Adha

Hajj Prayer 2019 - August 11 (Day 3)Please watch this Eid Al Adha prayer video to help you pray in light of millions of Muslims around the world who are slaughtering an animal in remembrance of Abraham:Prayercast Eid Al Adha prayer video: https://prayercast.com/eid-al-adha.htmlThis day is known in Arabic as "Yawm al Hajj al akbar", the big Hajj day. It is the longest and potentially the most dangerous of all the days. Eid Al Adha, a…See More
Aug 11
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Hajj Prayer - August 9-11, 2019

As you might know, the Hajj to Mecca is only a short time away, August 9-11. Many Muslims are already traveling there to go on the spiritual journey of a lifetime. May they journey into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ instead. Please join us in praying for the 2.5 million Muslims who will be performing the Hajj this year.A video and prayer information in eight different languages can be found at the Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula's (PTAP) website at:…See More
Aug 7
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Hajj Prayer - August 9-11, 2019

As you might know, the Hajj to Mecca is only a short time away, August 9-11. Many Muslims are already traveling there to go on the spiritual journey of a lifetime. May they journey into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ instead. Please join us in praying for the 2.5 million Muslims who will be performing the Hajj this year.A video and prayer information in eight different languages can be found at the Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula's (PTAP) website at:…See More
Aug 7
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PTAP: Hajj Prayer - August 9-11, 2019

As you might know, the Hajj to Mecca is only a short time away, August 9-11. Many Muslims are already traveling there to go on the spiritual journey of a lifetime. May they journey into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ instead. Please join us in praying for the 2.5 million Muslims who will be performing the Hajj this year.A video and prayer information in eight different languages can be found at the Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula's (PTAP) website at:…See More
Jul 29
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PTAP: Qatar - Prayer & a Testimony

Here is a testimony and request for prayer from an expat believer in Qatar. Let's pray for Qatar this week, that the Lord will tear down the spiritual walls that keep the Qatari people from knowing Jesus! The Walls SpeakAs we drive through Qatar, tall walls are seen encompassing residential housing buildings often far away from the city. These tall walls remind us of the huge fortresses that used to protect these cities in the ancient past. The Arab Gulf is famous for many such fortresses that…See More
Jul 12
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PTAP: Trouble in the Arabian Peninsula

As many of you know from the news, a lot is happening in the AP these days.  Tensions between the US and Iran are rising due to oil tankers being attacked in the Gulf of Oman.  Drones are being shot down.  The US will be sending 1500 more troops to the Middle East.  Air travel is being diverted away from the Strait of Hormuz.  The Houthis in Yemen are firing missiles into Saudi Arabia, particularly Abha airport in the southern part of Saudi close to Yemen.  The Houthis have fired missiles into…See More
Jul 8
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PTAP: Pray for Teachers

Most teaching positions in schools across the Arabian Peninsula are filled with expats from all over the world.  As head counts are being considered and new hires are being made for the 2019-2020 school year, pray that God would bring in a wave of believers to work as teachers and administrators of schools in the Arabian Peninsula.  Pray that the Father would use this sphere of influence to have profound Kingdom impact in this region.See More
Jun 19
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PTAP: Ramadan in Arabia-Night of Power

Laylat al-Qadr (commonly known as the Night of Power, Night of Decree, Night of Value, Night of Measures, or Night of Destiny) is considered the holiest night of the year for Muslims and is traditionally celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan. This day commemorates the day when the Qur'an was revealed to Mohammed.This is a day when many Muslims believe that God's abundant blessings are mercy are more accessible on this night. Pray that as they celebrate this night, Jesus, the founder and…See More
May 31
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PTAP: Speaking Truth in Love, Bible Reading

Pray for a college student, N. After openly hearing the gospel from his professor, he sent the professor a video of Islamic arguments doubting the historical death of Christ. The professor answered all 30 of the points made. Today, N told the professor that he was so glad to have a knowledgeable person telling him about Christianity in a way he had not heard previously. Pray for his salvation, especially during this month of Ramadan. Pray that as our friends read the Qur'an over Ramadan, they…See More
May 29
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PTAP: Ramadan Begins

Significantly spiritual dreams and visions are not uncommon for Muslims to have during Ramadan. Pray that the Father would pour Himself out to our friends through the supernatural as they participate in Ramadan. Pray for believers in the Arabian Gulf to be open to the Spirit's leading as they interact and engage with locals.  At sunset, there is a meal called Iftar that signifies the breaking of the fast.  After sunset prayers, another meal called Suhoor occurs.  During Ramadan, these meals are…See More
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Pray for open doors and opportunities for the harvest

Prayer Requests - April 15, 2019Pray for many to gain access to the Word. Pray they will be irresistibly drawn to read and their eyes and ears will be open to the truth and the Father's love. Ask for someone to come alongside them who can help explain the way to salvation and answer their questions.Women in prisons are coming to believe in the Lord. Pray for continued opportunities for provision of clothes, toiletries, and copies of the Word. Ask for a spiritual breakthrough among these women.…See More
Apr 14
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PTAP: Students and Bedouin

Alex and Adam study in the same university, and they have both become believers in Jesus in recent years. Their meeting one another could be a source of great encouragement in the midst of an overwhelmingly Muslim culture. Please pray that God would have His way in bringing them and other muslim background believers.Also, as we continue praying for the Bedouin people of the Middle East, take a look at the following videos to help you pray for them.PRAY FOR KUWAITI BEDOUIN:…See More
Mar 21
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PTAP: Lent & Prayer for UAE + Bedouins

In partnership with workers throughout the Middle East, we are distributing this 40 day prayer guide for the Bedouin people of the Middle East.  The guide focuses mainly on the Bedouins in Egypt and the Levantine countries (Jordan, Syria, etc).  However, we can also pray for the Bedouins of the Arabian Peninsula since most of the prayer requests are the same.  Besides, the original Bedouin Arab people are from the Arabian Peninsula who traveled to other countries like Egypt.  You can download…See More
Mar 4
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PTAP: Francis to Visit UAE

Pope Francis will be visiting the UAE from February 3 to 5, 2019. This is the pope's first visit to the Arabian Peninsula. The Pope's visit coincides with the visit of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr Ahmad Al Tayeb, where the two prominent religious figures will hold a historic meeting to launch a global humanitarian message to consolidate the values of tolerance and brotherhood, coexistence and rejection of extremism. An estimated 135,000 Catholics from the UAE and abroad are expected to attend…See More
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Ask of me & I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. - Psalm 2:8
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PTAP: Hajj & Eid Ul-Adha

Posted on August 11, 2019 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

Hajj Prayer 2019 - August 11 (Day 3)



Please watch this Eid Al Adha prayer video to help you pray in light of millions of Muslims around the world who are slaughtering an animal in remembrance of Abraham:



Prayercast Eid Al Adha prayer video: https://prayercast.com/eid-al-adha.html



This day is known in Arabic as "Yawm al Hajj al akbar", the big Hajj day. It is the longest and potentially the most dangerous of… Continue

Hajj Prayer - August 9-11, 2019

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

As you might know, the Hajj to Mecca is only a short time away, August 9-11. Many Muslims are already traveling there to go on the spiritual journey of a lifetime. May they journey into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ instead. Please join us in praying for the 2.5 million Muslims who will be performing the Hajj this year.



A video and prayer information in eight different languages can be found at the Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula's (PTAP) website at:… Continue

PTAP: Hajj Prayer - August 9-11, 2019

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 3:06pm 0 Comments

As you might know, the Hajj to Mecca is only a short time away, August 9-11. Many Muslims are already traveling there to go on the spiritual journey of a lifetime. May they journey into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ instead. Please join us in praying for the 2.5 million Muslims who will be performing the Hajj this year.



A video and prayer information in eight different languages can be found at the Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula's (PTAP) website at:… Continue

PTAP: Qatar - Prayer & a Testimony

Posted on July 12, 2019 at 7:20am 0 Comments

Here is a testimony and request for prayer from an expat believer in Qatar. Let's pray for Qatar this week, that the Lord will tear down the spiritual walls that keep the Qatari people from knowing Jesus!
 
The Walls Speak
As we drive through Qatar, tall walls are seen encompassing residential housing buildings often far away from the city. These tall walls remind us of the huge fortresses that used…
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