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PTAP: Thanksgiving in Arabia

Pray for workers on the ground who are celebrating the holidays away from dear family and friends. Pray that the Lord would be near to them and fill their hearts with gratitude and joy despite the longing to be home and/or with loved ones during the holiday season.



Pray for opportunities for believers across the city to invite cousin friends to join in on their Thanksgiving meal. Pray that believers would be intentional and bold in sharing their thanks for what God has done in their… Continue

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on November 24, 2019 at 9:08am — No Comments

PTAP: Pray for Yemen.

Prayer Requests - November 19, 2019
 
Below is an overview of the situation in Yemen. This is not a Christian report. But it is a good…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on November 20, 2019 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Prayer for Kings and Rulers

The Bible exhorts us to pray for all those in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2). When we pray, God changes hearts. "The King's heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases (Proverbs 21:1).



Like all other humans, rulers need emotional and physical healing. They cherish being loved and encouraged. They need guidance and direction, and above all, they need Jesus Christ.



Pray for the kings and rulers of the Arabian Peninsula. Ask Jesus, by… Continue

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 13, 2019 at 10:43pm — No Comments

PTAP: Movement of repentace.

 
Ask that the Father would stir up repentant hearts among those in the Arabian Peninsula.  Pray that He would give them eyes to see their sin, a true sorrow about it, and hearts that are humble before Him.  Pray that they would turn to Him in repentance.
Pray that those in the Arabian Peninsula would know that despite their shortfalls, repentant hearts can lead to eternal security.  Pray that they would…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 7, 2019 at 10:40am — No Comments

Hajj 2019 - Pilgrims Return Home

Thank you to all of you who prayed during the Hajj last week. Let's continue to pray this week for the pilgrims who continue to perform Hajj rituals and for those who have returned to their home countries. Muslims also go to Mecca to perform the "Omra", which is a smaller version of the Hajj, a pilgrimage that they can do anytime during the year. Therefore, we can always be praying for Muslim pilgrims in Mecca and the city of Mecca…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on August 19, 2019 at 11:37am — No Comments

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.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

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on August 11, 2019 at 3:29pm — No Comments

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:… Continue

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on August 6, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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:… Continue

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on July 29, 2019 at 4:06pm — No Comments

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 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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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on July 12, 2019 at 8:20am — No Comments

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…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on July 8, 2019 at 10:53am — No Comments

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.

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on June 19, 2019 at 10:10am — No Comments

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…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 30, 2019 at 4:28pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 29, 2019 at 2:41pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 6, 2019 at 5:25pm — No Comments

PTAP: Arabian Ramadan - Pray Through Colossians

Ramadan 2019 starts this year on May 5 or May 6 depending where you are in the world. 

Click below to download PTAP's 30 Day Ramadan 2019 prayer guide in PDF form.  This is a guide to help you pray for the Arabian Peninsula in particular.  So let's unite our hearts in prayer during the 30 days of Ramadan for God to build his church in the AP!…

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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on April 29, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

PTAP: Arabian Ramadan - Pray Through Colossians

Ramadan 2019 starts this year on May 5 or May 6 depending where you are in the world. 

Click below to download PTAP's 30 Day Ramadan 2019 prayer guide in PDF form.  This is a guide to help you pray for the Arabian Peninsula in particular.  So let's unite our hearts in prayer during the 30 days of Ramadan for God to build his church in the AP!…

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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on April 29, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

Pray for open doors and opportunities for the harvest

Prayer Requests - April 15, 2019


Pray 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…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on April 14, 2019 at 4:11pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on March 20, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on March 3, 2019 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on February 1, 2019 at 7:14pm — No Comments

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