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PTAP: Light Shines in the Darkness

Renting two cars, a group of believers drove for an hour to the center of the Islamic world, the stronghold of darkness that blinds millions of people to the Truth. They drove around the city all day praying for the Lord to send His presence into the city and set people free from the chains of Islam.
Returning to the city they were staying at, the…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on February 3, 2020 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

PTAP: Pray for Oman -January 13, 2020

Weekly Prayer for the Arabian Peninsula - January 13, 2020
 
Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, the late ruler of Oman, passed away on January 10, 2010. He is a ruler who has been lauded for mediating role he played between conflicting parties in the…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 13, 2020 at 4:24pm — No Comments

PTAP: Khawlan Tribe of Arabia - February 14-18

Dear Friends,

Please Save the Date

The Lord has moved the hearts of workers in Saudi Arabia and Yemen to have a special prayer focus for the Khawlan people, a tribe with their unique Semitic language living in a region that straddles the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. 
 
During a special prayer gathering in Saudi Arabia for the Khawlan Tribe in October, those…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 5, 2020 at 6:36pm — No Comments

PTAP: Khawlan Tribe of Arabia - February 14-18

Dear Friends,

Please Save the Date

The Lord has moved the hearts of workers in Saudi Arabia and Yemen to have a special prayer focus for the Khawlan people, a tribe with their unique Semitic language living in a region that straddles the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. 
 
During a special prayer gathering in Saudi Arabia for the Khawlan Tribe in October, those…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 5, 2020 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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

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