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    Pray with Us: Saudi Arabia

    By Call of Love Ministries On February 03, 2022 Category Practical Evangelism

    Saudi Arabia has historically been one of the most Islamic and strict nations in the world, largely due to the fact that it has two of the Islam’s biggest landmarks – Mecca and Medina. Saudi Arabia also has extremely large access to oil reserves which has helped the country advance rapidly in recent decades.

    This month, we are going to pray for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because of the influence and power Islam has over this nation. It is one of the most closed countries to the Gospel.

    Simple Statistics (briticanna.com)

    Population: 35 million

    Capital: Riyadh

    Official Religion: Islam

    Under 30 years old: 70% of the population (globalmediainsight.com)

    Urban/Rural Population: 83.8% Urban; 16.2% Rural

    Saudi Arabia is an Islamic monarchy. Over 85% of the population are Sunnis and 10% are Shiites. Women in Saudi Arabia are required to have a male guardian, either a father, husband, or son, who is responsible for her and makes decisions for her in the same way a parent does for a minor.

    Religion in Saudi Arabia 

    Saudi Arabia operates under Shari’a law. This makes it extremely dangerous for anyone to leave Islam. The underground church continues to face persecution both from the Saudi society and the government.

    Testimonies From Our Brothers and Sisters in Saudi Arabia

    Ali - Friendship and Faith

    Ali, a committed Muslim, has two brothers who are Imams (mosque preachers). He has a friend from Morocco whom he would always visit. This friend was from a conservative Islamic family but one time he told Ali that he had left Islam. Ali got very angry and replied that it would be better to commit the worst kind of sin than to leave Islam. 
    Ali truly hated his friend for leaving Islam.
    After some time, he began watching Christian channels to investigate his friend’s new beliefs and discover the truth for himself. He found our Arabic satellite T.V. channel and reached out to our contact center with questions about Jesus. After hearing the truth, Ali  accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior!
    Without Ali’s friend being open about  his faith, Ali may have never come to the Lord, and now we pray that Ali is able to bring the Gospel to his family and remain safe.

    Hammad - Seeking the Truth

    Hammad reached out to our contact center after watching our satellite TV programs because he felt relief every time heard about  Jesus. He said, “I felt that Christ is the light in the middle of darkness, and that He is the Savior and accepts everyone.”
    We spoke with Hammad about Jesus, answering his questions and clarifying that Jesus is more than what the Quran says about Him. Hammad took a week to himself to think about what we said and then messaged us saying that he had accepted Christ into his heart!
    We pray that Hammad continues to grow in his faith, and that he might be able to share the good news of the gospel with his family.

    How to Pray for Saudi Arabia

    1. Pray for the Gospel to spread in the country through media, internet, and one-on-one.
    2. Pray that the underground church would be kept safe and that it can grow.
    3. Pray that Saudi Arabia might loosen regulations so that Christians could live without fear and the Gospel can be preached freely.
    4. Pray for the Saudi women to be given more opportunities and rights.
    5. Pray for new believers to stay strong in their faith and not live under a spirit of fear, but of faith.

    If you want to stay up-to-date on Saudi Arabia and learn how to pray for this country, check out Voice of the Martyrs or Open Doors.

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