Praying for Kuwaiti Arabs [1:41]
A hundred years ago, Christians came to Kuwait and helped the people through medical services. Positive Christian contributions to Kuwaiti society continue today. In addition, the Kuwaiti government not only allows Christianity to flourish, but also provides meeting facilities for Christian worship.
Many Christians in Kuwait believe that the Lord has called them to be a lighthouse to the surrounding nations. Some pastors say the Lord reminds them to be a Bethlehem – where salvation came to the world. The pastors are not just concerned with their local congregation, but instead are looking for the godly transformation and blessing of Kuwait. They regularly meet together.
- Many Kuwaitis are seeking the Lord, mainly through watching satellite television. Local Christians need to be able to disciple, train and equip those who are discovering Christ. May they become imitators of God, as dearly loved children (Ephesians 5:1).
- May the Lord continue to build a mentality centered on the Kingdom of God which is not just focused uniquely on the activities of individual churches (Matthew 6:33a).
- Pray for Christlike leadership of the major churches (1 Timothy 3:1-13).
- Pray that Kuwaiti believers will exhibit godly values through their business activities with All and Also the Christian Marketplace believers will Glorify the Lord through their business (Colossians 4:5).
- Committed godly Christian women are needed to minister to Kuwaiti and non Kuwaiti women (Titus 2:3-5).
- May God reveal himself to the younger generations of Christians and non-Christians. Some have opportunities to meet other committed Christians through travel and extensive studies abroad (perhaps a bit like the man in Acts 8:26-40).
- Pray that the Government will give land with permission to build more churches.
- In 1951 many Christian bookshops were shut down. Pray for the opening of new bookshops with permission to sell Bibles.
Kuwait is 85% Muslim (Sunni 70%, Shi’a 30%)
15% Christian, Hindu and Parsi (Zorastrianism).
About the flag of Kuwait: it has three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red with a black trapezoid based on the hoist side; colors and design are based on the Arab Revolt flag of World War I; green represents fertile fields, white stands for purity, red denotes blood on Kuwaiti swords, black signifies the defeat of the enemy.
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