Pray for individuals currently receiving treatment for mental health conditions. Pray for freedom from their illness, and for their hearts to feel heard and loved. Pray for their safety and for cultural acceptance despite acknowledgement of their need for help, especially at this time where many of the Gulf countries are under quarantine.
Pray that God would heal the stigma that exists around mental health in the Arabian Gulf culture. Pray for families to come around those with mental health challenges instead of push them away.
Pray for a particular local teenager, we will call her Sarah. Pray that Jesus would completely heal her from the depression she has faced for the last several years. Pray that suicidal thoughts would cease completely. Pray for her to have dreams and visions of the Healer while she is receiving inpatient care.
Pray for professionals working in the mental health arena in the Arabian Gulf. Ask for wisdom, cultural insight, and innovation as they seek to provide care. Ask for people with influence to be emboldened to share facts, to quash lies/taboos, and to point people to places they can receive treatment from these professionals.