January Prayer Focus: Qatar:
During our fourth week of prayer for Qatar, we will focus on the leaders and the government of Qatar
Matthew 5: 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God.” (NIV)
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the Emir of Qatar. He is married to three women (Islam allows up to 4) and has 7 sons and 5 daughters. He is the youngest reigning monarch in the countries on the Arabian Peninsula who have monarchies. He was educated in England, was in the Qatari military and is an avid sportsman. Pray for Sheikh Tamim that he will be a wise leader, seeking peace in the region. Pray that he will hear the Gospel from a follower of Christ and be asked to make the decision to follow. Pray that he will allow religious freedom in his country, not just for those of other nationalities but even for his own people
Matthew 7: 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (NIV)
It is easy for those with much wealth to feel powerful for they know that “money speaks,” as does their tribal affiliation and the subsequent power attributed to their family. The rich can buy prestige and earn a place with world leaders. But once death comes, all of that disappears. Please pray that the people of Qatar will realize that what they have is fleeting. In front of God Almighty, all of us have nothing but to rely on his mercy. Pray that they will hear the Good News. Jesus has covered all of our sins. Through grace, mercy is given.