Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
Oman, Arabian Peninsula
Day 13 - June 30, 2015
As Muslims are praying and fasting during Ramadan, we pray for them.
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
Christians in Oman are praying for a larger harvest from Proverbs 18:10.
The Sultan of Oman (Qaboos) is very ill. He underwent treatment in Germany. A recent photo of him shows he is withering away. We can sense by things happening on the ground here that the transition of power has already taken place. Someone else with a different worldview from the Sultan is already running the country. Nobody knows who will officially take over from the Sultan and that may cause turmoil. The tribal system and tribal wars were very fierce before Sultan Qaboos' times. Who knows what will happen when he dies. Pray that God will use these things to shake the foundations of the Omani belief system and make hearts and minds fertile for the gospel. When political trouble starts and social insecurity sets in, it is no longer safe. We feel strongly that now is the time to plant so the seed may germinate.
Christian workers are doing their best to sow as widely and abundantly as possible. Pray that God will direct their footsteps and give them divine appointments.
As far as we know there is no local church in our town, and this is true for most cities and villages across Oman. There are however a couple of believers in Jesus and they are not in fellowship with other local believers. Pray that the Lord will open ways for those believers to meet other believers. Pray that they may be encouraged and grow in their faith. Pray that the Lord will send the true seekers on our path with whom the Holy Spirit has already been working.
Source: Christians in Oman
Over a long weekend a team of Christian youth and adults spread out in a city in Oman to pray for people. If people desired to be blessed, they received a blessing. If people needed healing, the teams prayed for that. They prayed over many Muslims. They also found Christians that needed help connecting with local fellowships. The teams took prayer in Jesus' name to the streets. Pray that those touched will continue to wonder about the Lord Jesus. Pray they will find Christian TV or Internet or other Christ followers to help them fully understand who He is. God touched dozens of people through this effort. May He draw them now into His Kingdom (The Bible, Matthew 10:7-8).
Source: The 10/40 Window Prayer Points for Every Nation (May 2015)