Missions Wednesday: Saudi Arabia

Imagine living in a family where becoming a Christian means persecution, and often death. Imagine living in a society where you are the only Christian and there are few Bibles, few avenues for fellowship, and hardly any Christian places to worship your Savior. It’s hard to think about isn’t? Especially hard when many of us pass multiple churches on the way to our own church, or when the local Christian bookstore is not too far, or when we have unrestricted internet access to some of the greatest resources for our own growth. Imagine living in a country where Christians weren’t even allowed to get to you.

Saudi Arabia is such a country.

Saudi Arabia is home to the holiest of holy cities for Muslims—Mecca. 1.2 million Muslims pray to Mecca every day. Persecution is high and certain for anyone who claims the name of Christ in Saudi Arabia. According to Operation World’s 24-7 Prayer Guide, Saudi Arabia is possibly the most dangerous place to live in the world as a Christian.

Prayer Requests:

  • There are approximately 50,000 people who believe in Christ in Saudi Arabia. Pray that they would be strengthened in their faith.
  • Saudi Arabia is a closed country. Pray that God would provide a way for missionaries to get into the country.
  • Pray that the hearts of Saudi’s would be softened to the Gospel.