Prayer Requests

 
 

February-

Fahmi, Sudan
Please pray that I would be able to share the Gospel in a way that is contextually-relevant to my people in Sudan. Pray also that the political and economic situation will improve in Sudan.

A student from Mauritania
Please pray for me that the Lord would grant me peace and health. My goal and my wish is to delve deeper into the knowledge of God’s Word, allowing it to work in me, so pray that my academic performance would continue to glorify God. I would love it if I can study for a Master of Divinity or even a PhD. Then I would be able to help people like me, who came from a non-Christian background, on a deeper level.

George, Lebanese Palestinian
Please pray for God’s protection upon me from all sides. Pray that I might be grounded in the faith and my theological knowledge would continue to increase so I would be ready to reach out for others . I also ask you to pray for my future marriage to my fiancée, and that the Lord would lead the way in every aspect of life.

Habil, Sudan
Please pray for ministry with young adults upon graduation and that I may continue my work on the Khebz w Meleh initiative. I would also like to start vocational training for young adults so that they might benefit on many levels. Also, pray for my family who is still stuck in the Nuba mountains since 2006. I haven’t seen them since then. I would also like to get married after graduating, so I ask you to pray for that too.

Makki, Sudan
Please pray for my impending ministry in Sudan, and that things will get better by the time I am back. Pray that the country will know stability. Also, pray for my three-year-old son Nelson as we go back. The educational system in Sudan is vastly different than it is here in Lebanon.

Nason, Sudan
Please pray that the Lord will help me and my husband Makki to finish what we started here at the seminary. May He then give us the ability to apply what we learned here in Sudan. Pray that the Lord would provide a place to stay as we go back. I also ask you to pray for the Sudanese Church.

Sam, Sudan
Please pray for me to continue in the lifelong process of learning even after graduation. Pray that I might be able to face the challenges I will meet upon returning to Sudan in the midst of the ongoing turmoil. I also desire to have a firmer grasp of the English language so I can later go for my Masters.

A student from Sudan
My dream is to start a Bible teaching center in Sudan with the purpose of developing biblical curricula. I would also like to offer a systematic study of the Bible with a focus on furthering God’s kingdom in society and training leaders to have an active role. Please pray that I can make this happen despite the challenges that might come in the way. Pray for the Lord’s help so I can teach His people and increase their knowledge of His Word. If they gain a deep knowledge of Scriptures, then they can be of influence and beneficial to one another.

A student from Jordan
The nearer I am to the end of my academic journey, the greater the yoke of responsibility becomes. Please pray that all my fears would disperse, and I would put my trust in the One who brought me here today. Also, pray for me as I raise my two teenage kids. It can sometimes be a challenge for a single mother.

January-

A number of our Sudanese students have shared their concerns and prayer requests for their country. Recent protests began on December 19, 2018 in the northeastern city of Atbara over the price increase of bread, fuel and other economic factors. Very quickly protests spread nationwide and fears of further unrest are accentuated. Join our ABTS community in prayer for Sudan.

Habil
The protests in Sudan are ongoing since their start in mid-December. Most of the schools in the country have shut down since then. Everything has become so expensive, and the poor families can no longer tolerate the situation. I also think of the Nuba Mountains and the deteriorating economic and security situation there. You can imagine how difficult things are, so I ask you with all my heart to pray with us for the country.

Amin
I ask you to pray for the regime and the government in Sudan that it may be given wisdom to deal with the crisis. I also ask you to pray for the Sudanese Church that there may be no divisions and it may rise above the tyranny of sectarianism. Also, pray for my family in Sudan that the Lord would protect them from all danger.

Susanna
May the leaders of the country spread the culture of peace more in the community. I also ask you to pray for the families that can barely find food, for the sick as the sanitary conditions go downhill, and for those who lack the proper clothing, housing or heating.

Nason
Life is currently very difficult in Sudan. Please pray for the current state of the country as the people continue to demand a change for the better. Pray also that the Lord would continue to protect the Sudanese Church in the midst of all this commotion. Pray that the leaders of the country would look out for the people.

Niyazi
Please pray for the people of Sudan. The security situation in Sudan is very bad. People are over-burdened, and they have reached the brink of suffering. Consequently, they took it to the streets. Then what was supposed to be nonviolent protests quickly escalated causing death and bloodshed. Also, pray for students as schools have been shut down ever since the protests began.

Abu Kindy
Please pray for protection over the Church in Sudan amid the dire economic situation and the civil unrest. Also, pray for the government so that its decisions may be for the good of the people.

Third-year student
We praise the Lord for preserving His Church in Sudan as the living conditions grow harder. The Sudanese currency continues to lose its value while the industrial and agricultural sectors are almost paralyzed. Please pray that there would be an end to economic corruption and bloodshed. May the Lord grant wisdom to the leaders so that they cooperate with the needs of the people and come up with drastic solutions for the current problems.

Elia
Please pray that the Church in Sudan may have a missional role and a prophetic voice during these difficult times, and that its young men and women may have an active presence in society, making known the gospel. Also, pray for the families who lost loved ones that they may be comforted. Finally, pray that the neighboring countries, who are on good terms with Sudan, may intervene diplomatically

December-

We ask you to pray for our students in all our programs that they would continue their academic year proficiently, allowing God to shape them, through their theological education, into servant leaders for the Arab world.

We also ask you to pray for our staff and faculty that they may be given the needed strength to serve God through their work at the seminary. Please pray that they might be able to reflect the life of Christ that is in them and to be an example for the students.

Please pray for the PhD collaborative program that it might take effect in the appointed time for the benefit of many regional theology scholars who are called to serve the Arab Church.

Please pray for us as we continue to find ways to implement the blended program. We aim to build on the Certificate in Ministry program in order to start a Bachelor of Theology program that can be pursued from a distance.

Please pray for the Church-Mosque Network peacebuilding initiative, that it might be a powerful tool for living the Gospel and witnessing in diverse communities. Read more about this peacebuilding initiative in our December Newsletter.

November-

Susanna, Sudan
Please pray for me as I study that I may be fully focused in order to receive all I can from my time here. I would like to work on my concentration level. Also, pray for my brother in Sudan who is really ill and suffering from psychological issues. May the Lord extend His hand of mercy and heal him.

Youssef, Sudan
Please pray for all the Sunday school ministries in the Karima State, Sudan. Pray that the kids’ faith be built on a firm foundation starting from their early years.

Safiya, Egypt
It is so difficult to tell my family members about Christ, but I pray with all my heart that they might know Him. How wonderful it would be to find out that they accepted Him when I visit Egypt in the summer! Please pray for them, and pray for my parents who are growing old and tired.

Demiana, Egypt
Please pray for my new married life with Awney [ABTS student]. This is our first year together, and we have left our country to study theology. Pray for my study period here, as this is still a very new experience to me.

First-Year Student, Morocco
Please lift my wife and me up in prayer that we may be able to overcome the pressures that will come along our education. Pray also for our impending ministry both here in Lebanon and in our home country.

Amin, Sudan
I ask you to pray for Sudan and the difficult situation of its existing churches. Also, pray for the people of Sudan. They are facing tough living conditions as the prices continue to shoot up. Moreover, the state of Kasala has lost so many lives because of an epidemic that hit the area. Please pray for Kasala and all the families who lost loved ones. Finally, I ask you to pray for my siblings; I long to see them come to Christ.

Al Sadeg, Sudan
The academic system at the seminary is so new to me. Please pray that I might be able to overcome the challenge of adapting. May my time in Lebanon bear much fruit for His glory. I also ask you to pray for my family members, as most of them still do not know Christ.