A Heart on a Different Continent

Is it normal to have a heart for people on a different continent? Why would you care about, and beseech God on behalf of people that don’t speak your language, that have a vastly different worldview, in a place you may have never been – perhaps people who are viewed by many in your nation as an enemy or threat?

Are you praying for a distant people? If so, how did you gain such a heart for them? I’ll tell you how – you got it from God.

God loves the lost sheep of this world – the people who have wandered and are distant from him. And he has implanted that same compassion in your heart.

Christ pointed this out when he asked, “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?” (Matthew 18:12)

Our flesh cares about ourselves first, our own loved ones second, and thinks little of anyone else. But God’s divine image in us is the only thing that could bring us to our knees in prayer daily, interceding and begging God to save a lost people on the other side of the world.

That’s what Pray4MENA is about. We want to see God’s love for the lost sheep of the Middle East and North Africa fanned into flame in the hearts of His children around the world.

We want our prayers and actions to line up with God’s heart, so that his mighty power would work through us to proclaim and demonstrate the relentless love of the Father, who will not stop loving the lost until that day when every knee shall bow. (Isaiah 45:23, Romans 14:11, Philippians 2:10)

Thank you for joining us on this journey of prayer. We would love to hear from you about what God has done in you through praying for MENA.

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  1. Praying for those we will never meet on earth can be difficult. We feel at times it can be in vain. But, I try to remember that one day, in Heaven, it will all come together, and our faith will become sight… And we will meet those souls we have prayed for.

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