Prayer is a discipline and a privilege, it is a true and enduring service, and its impact is far-reaching. Prayer is a very real way to align our hearts to God’s will, to intervene on behalf of the vulnerable and marginalized, and to help uphold those serving others. “We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.” Daniel 9:18
Our ministry partners have been substantially impacted by COVID-19 but each and every organization, by God’s grace, is providing new and innovative ways to reach those whom they serve. Please be in prayer for:
- Pray for Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) students who are spread out in the Middle East and North Africa in challenging circumstances. Pray for God to continue transforming them as they are being better equipped for ministry and for their churches as they serve in Arab contexts.
- For families and administration at Beirut Baptist School (BBS) as the financial crisis in Lebanon creates ongoing challenges for families to meet their student’s tuition payments as well as challenges for the school to meet its operational budget. Also, for students and teachers as they navigate the compounding stress of COVID-19, hybrid learning, and a financial crisis, on top of the regular stress of school. Pray for flexibility, creativity, and resilience.
- The Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) team as they implement alternate programs such as Camp in a Box, online programs, and support groups and that the children and families they reach may be blessed and get closer to God.
- The publishing team at Dar Manhal al-Hayat (DMAH) as they decide what resources to translate and publish for the Arabic world in the foreseeable future.
- The needed resources for MERATH (Middle East Revive and Thrive) to continue its distribution of much-needed aid, including hygiene kits, to refugee families in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq; and for educational projects designed to serve refugee and stateless children throughout Lebanon.
- For the SKILD (Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences) team as they serve students through online platforms and walk alongside parents as they love and guide their children during this difficult time; pray for advocacy efforts of SKILD, especially through the ground-breaking National Day for Students with Learning Difficulties in Lebanon.