Week 2 - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Iran, Iraq

13 April - 31 December 1969

Intercessions

Give thanks for:

  • Christians who practise their faith in countries where they are a small minority; those who meet in house churches and those who provide links to Christians worldwide.
  • Muslims who live up to the ideals of their faith and advocate tolerance and peace.
  • Those who work for democracy and human rights.
  • The graceful architecture of minarets and the sounds of the oud.
  • The preservation of the art of these ancient cultures.

Pray for:

  • Peaceful relationships between different tribes, religions and ethnic groups.
  • Those who come from other countries to work, and are separated from their families.
  • Clean water for those who thirst in the desert.
  • Women, who have far fewer opportunities for education and employment than do men.
  • Those who are persecuted for their faith.
  • Healing for wounded bodies and crushed spirits caused by conflict and strife.
  • Muslims who make the pilgrimage to Mecca, that they might be safe during their devotion.
  • The grieving, the families torn apart, the homes destroyed, the businesses no longer functioning.
  • An end to terrorism, lawlessness, and state oppression.
  • International peace-keepers and monitors of treaty obligations.

Prayer

You, Lord of all, we confess;
You, Lord Jesus, we glorify;
For you are the life of our bodies
And you are the Saviour of our souls.