the World Around
We believe in the power of prayer at First Baptist Harlan and are committed to praying for our church, our community, our state, our nation and our world. Each month we will focus on a different nation to pray for. The third Sunday of the month, we will focus our corporate prayer on that country and would ask others to remember it in prayer throughout the month.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 says "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
September Nation - Yemen
Person/Organization of the month: Ibrahim
Shortly after Ibrahim left Islam and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he felt a sense of extreme fear in his home country of Yemen. He had every reason to be afraid; in his country, Christian converts from Islam can be sentenced to death.
For four years, he hid his Bible in his backyard and studied it in secret. Each day he expected to be caught by his wife or someone else. Then, one day, he prayed and decided the fear no longer made sense.
Pray for the people of Yemen who have suffered through multiple civil wars and conflicts with neighboring states
Pray for peace. This war-torn country has only know conflict for most of its modern history
Pray specifically for Ibrahim, that he will continue to share his faith with family and friends
Pray that the hearts and minds of the Yemenis to be made ready to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Pray for Christian resources to be made more available - for bible trasnslation and distribution, for Christian Videos to make it in Country and for Christian Radio to be heard