Prayer

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Breakthrough February 2017

Breakthrough is a monthly call to pray for the Arab world. In each edition we focus on a different country of the region, praying for ‘breakthrough’ over a particular stronghold.

In this edition of Breakthrough, we’re praying for the country and people of Qatar. We last prayed for them in December 2015, so it’s been a while. As you will read, the people of Qatar are rather resistant to the gospel. There are fewer than ten known believers among the small population of Qatari nationals.

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Breakthrough January 2017

Breakthrough is a monthly call to pray for the Arab world. In each edition we focus on a different country of the region, praying for ‘breakthrough’ over a particular stronghold.

Welcome, whether you are joining us for the first time or whether you’ve been with us since the beginning. This is our first edition of 2017 and the first time we have published directly on the website. This month, we pray for the people of Egypt. We follow our usual pattern of key Bible verse, country info, stronghold and prayer requests.

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A call to pray…

This was shared earlier today on our Facebook page

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A true picture of Yemen

Hope and despair

The BBC recently broadcast a programme about starvation in Yemen. In Our World, Starving Yemen* a reporter follows a Yemeni doctor as she visits families with malnourished children. Included is the story of an eighteen-month-old boy who is slowly starving because the only milk his body can digest is no longer available… His mother cries as she tells the doctor, ‘I’m losing my son and there is nothing I can do about it.’

It’s clear that many children have been dying in Yemen, while for the most part the media has looked away. Most of us know there is an ongoing war, but we know little of its devastating side effects: famine and disease. The doctor mentioned above has been buying medicine with her personal savings, remaining in Yemen alone while her husband and daughter stay in Jordan. She makes a powerful statement:

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What can we do about fear?

It seems these days that almost every breaking news item is accompanied with a note that terrorism ‘cannot be ruled out’. We hold our breath as we await confirmation that a plane crash, a stabbing or a shooting has been orchestrated by a supporter of Daesh (ISIS). And even before we know the motive of an attack, we’re gripped with fear as we realise it could have been us or someone we know.

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