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. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Our ministry partners have been dramatically impacted by conflict between Israel and Hamas but each and every organization, by God’s grace, is providing new and 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 the recent conflict with all its daily uncertainty.
  • The Salt & Light team as they implement programs and support groups that assist children and families in partnership with churches across Lebanon and Syria in times of crisis. Pray for peace, that the war will not escalate and things will soon return to normal and people could return to their homes. Pray that Deir Mimas Church can continue ministry there, proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel.
  • 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 health services and hygiene kits, to refugee families in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq; for educational projects designed to serve refugee and stateless children throughout Lebanon; and for vocational training and agricultural support that works to restore human dignity.
  • For the SKILD (Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences) team as they serve students and educators in public and private schools across Lebanon.  Pray that the multi-sensory programs such as the Life and Social Skills Sessions continue to help children learn how to navigate daily life in a fun, failure-free zone; and for the Parent2Parent gatherings that parents would find support and a compassionate ear.

In addition and in light of the dire situation in the Middle East, we have prepared a prayer package that you can use individually and in your church which includes prayer points, suggested bible reading, and a hymn sang by our team. We pray with the hope that these supplications have the power to make a change in our region and bring peace.