PRAY FOR THE NATIONS

 

Jesus told His followers in Matthew to share His love and message of hope with all nations and peoples, but today, there are still more than three billion in the world who will live and die without ever having heard that message. Every Jesus follower is part of the mission to reach these people with the truth of who Christ is and what He’s done for us.

Here, you can download prayer cards that will help guide you through praying for people in five key regions of the world, where the majority of the population don’t yet have access to Christ followers or the gospel message.

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Let God stir your heart

As we have experienced God’s transformation in our lives, we can selflessly love others by praying for those who haven’t experienced the life-changing power of the gospel. Pray on your own or gather with a group of fellow believers to bring before the Lord the billions of people who don’t yet know God’s love. 

The Arabian Peninsula

It’s reported than there are fewer than 1,000 Jesus followers among Arabs in the region. Not only do believers suffer government persecution, but they also struggle to find community with other Christians and places to freely worship Jesus. Nevertheless, God is working. Many young people in the country are open to hearing the good news of salvation, and Jesus followers are actively living out the love of Christ to their Muslim neighbours.

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The Mekong

The vast majority of people in the Mekong have never heard of Jesus or even met a Jesus follower. Historically, the presentation of the gospel was coupled with the message of abandoning one’s culture, which caused many to view the message of Christ as a form of colonialism. For this reason, growth of Jesus followers often occurs through the work of same- and near-culture believers who can contextualise the gospel message.

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The North Caucasus

The church is small in the North Caucasus, and it can be difficult for Christians to share the message of Jesus’ love with their neighbours in the face of cultural pressure and persecution. The region is particularly difficult to reach with the gospel message because of political instability, government corruption and ethnic strife. Amidst these difficulties, though, believers are living out the love of Jesus that brings peace and unity.

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The Sahel

In the eastern region of the Sahel, Christians make up less than 4% of the population, while in the western countries, there are still very few. Like their neighbours, believers face many hardships, including food insecurity and internal displacement. Many Christians also face religious persecution. But through Jesus, the Sahel has hope, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus followers there are equipping believers to make disciples.

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South Asia

In the eastern region of the Sahel, Christians make up less than 4% of the population, while in the western countries, there are still very few. Like their neighbours, believers face many hardships, including food insecurity and internal displacement. Many Christians also face religious persecution. But through Jesus, the Sahel has hope, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus followers there are equipping believers to make disciples.

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