Thought for the day
I have never ‘quite’ been to Saudi Arabia.
Recently I visited Bahrain and while there we drove out along the 16 mile causeway.
Before crossing the border on a small island, we parked and prayed for the nation of Saudi that we saw in the distance.
What an emotional experience!
Saudi Arabia has been the only country in the Arab World not to allow any churches. Other countries allow churches for expatriates, even if nationals could not attend. Taking an Arabic Bible into Saudi Arabia was very dangerous.
Today, everything is changing.
Television, social media, the causeway to Bahrain are all amazingly effective ways of getting biblical truth into Saudi.
But also, Saudis in the UK are showing a greater openness to the gospel than previously.
Saudi students are doing Bible Studies in many university cities and a Saudi businessman I know about wants to talk about Jesus.
Prayer for the day
Almighty God, we pray for the thousands of people in Saudi Arabic who know you as Father and love Jesus, but are not free to tell anyone about their faith. May your Holy Spirit be very near to them, protect them, guide them in the truth and help them to understand and enjoy the glorious mystery and love of the Trinity.
Saudis are no harder for the Holy Spirit to reach than anyone else. If you know of a Saudi, demonstrate God’s love and don’t hesitate to share your faith.
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