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CHILD REARING & the MORAL COMPASS

CHILD REARING and the MORAL COMPASS Parents everywhere are concerned about raising their children well. Qatari parents, religious or not, are no exception. Because Islam is based on a moral code, even the irreligious often want to teach their children religious values. . Each family is different. Some parents take extreme measures to protect their children from evil, fearing their children will be exposed to too many damaging influences at too young an age. One such family only allows their children to interact with extended family or the hired nanny so their children internalize family behaviors and culture. Another parent rarely allows…

PRAYING FOR NOORA & OTHERS LIKE HER

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Read Noora’s profile. God, we thank you for granting Noora such abundance. She has much more than she could ever need. Yet this has created purposelessness in her life. She needs nothing. She struggles for nothing. She is overly consumed with her image. God, give her something worth living for, fighting for, being disciplined for. Noora veils because her parents expect it, but she has secret habits and friends. In Matthew 23, Jesus condemned those who were like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful and clean on the outside, but are dead and unclean inside. Convict Noora of the areas in which…

PRAYING FOR KHALID & OTHERS LIKE HIM

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Read Khalid’s profile. God, You’ve given Khalid more than he needs. Thank You that his response is generosity. Yet he and so many like him are wandering aimlessly through young adulthood. They are empty, searching for something to satisfy the cravings of their souls. They will not find it in material possessions. They will not find it in friendships. They will not even find it in Islam. Truly nothing satisfies but You, Lord. Fill their emptiness with You. Give Khalid’s life meaning and purpose. Curb his selfishness. Cultivate in him a desire to live for others instead of himself. Khalid’s name…

ABOLISH FEAR

Pray for fear to be abolished in expats’ lives and that threats would not keep them from sharing their faith. Read Michael’s Profile: https://prayforqatar.com/?p=96

PRAYING FOR SARA & OTHERS LIKE HER

Read Sara’s Profile. Today we pray for Sara and others like her. Sara’s life is about finding value in her external environment and achievements. We ask You to show her that You love and highly value her because she is made in Your image. Illuminate Sara’s worth regardless of output, grades, a job, or social status. May Sara learn to distinguish between her own goodness and morality and the grace You give her through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Only one of those can give her eternal life. We pray You would use Sara’s curiosity and exposure to other ways of thinking…

PRAYING FOR MOHAMMED & OTHERS LIKE HIM

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Read Mohammed’s profile. Even those unfamiliar with the Bible can quote the proverb, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” We may not agree with other parents’ decisions on how to raise children, but we can identify with the desire for children to have more than their parents ever had. We pray for Mohammed and others like him. Give his parents and his nanny grace and wisdom as they guide him into adulthood. Help them find the balance between raising a citizen of the world who also…

PRAYING FOR AHMED & MARYAM & OTHERS LIKE THEM

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Read Ahmed & Maryam’s profile. God, change is hard. Thank you for Your promise that You never change (James 1:17). We cling to that when the world around us seems to change so rapidly. We pray for Ahmed and Maryam and others like them. We thank you for the legacy of hard work and community they’ve modeled to the next generations. However, life and culture as they knew it is quickly dying. As they age and face their humanity and death, free them from fear. You give us assurance of life forever through Jesus Christ. Open their hearts to this message….

PRAYING FOR KUMAR & OTHERS LIKE HIM

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Read Kumar’s profile. God, You see this man who had to choose between difficult options. He chose a life far from family because the alternative was unemployment and inability to provide for them. We pray for Kumar and others like him who work under demanding conditions and often dangerous circumstances. We ask for Your protection and provision – give him nourishing food, health, and safety. We pray for honest and fair employers, people of conscience and conviction, who would give him the money promised for his labor. We thank You for giving Kumar community with other laborers. Be lifted high among…

A PRAYER FOR KHALID and others like him

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Read Khalid’s profile. God, You’ve given Khalid more than he needs. Thank You that his response is generosity. Yet he and so many like him are wandering aimlessly through young adulthood. They are empty, searching for something to satisfy the cravings of their souls. They will not find it in material possessions. They will not find it in friendships. They will not even find it in Islam. Truly nothing satisfies but You, Lord. Fill their emptiness with You. Give Khalid’s life meaning and purpose. Curb his selfishness. Cultivate in him a desire to live for others instead of himself. Khalid’s…

A PRAYER FOR SARA and others like her

Read Sara’s Profile. Today we pray for Sara and others like her. Sara’s life is about finding value in her external environment and achievements. We ask You to show her that You love and highly value her because she is made in Your image. Illuminate Sara’s worth regardless of output, grades, a job, or social status. May Sara learn to distinguish between her own goodness and morality and the grace You give her through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Only one of those can give her eternal life. We pray You would use Sara’s curiosity and exposure to other ways of…

A PRAYER FOR MOHAMMED and others like him

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Read Mohammed’s profile. Even those unfamiliar with the Bible can quote the proverb, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” We may not agree with other parents’ decisions on how to raise children, but we can identify with the desire for children to have more than their parents ever had. We pray for Mohammed and others like him. Give his parents and his nanny grace and wisdom as they guide him into adulthood. Help them find the balance between raising a citizen of the world who…

A PRAYER FOR AHMED & MARYAM and others like them

ahmed-maryam

Read Ahmed & Maryam’s profile. God, change is hard. Thank you for Your promise that You never change (James 1:17). We cling to that when the world around us seems to change so rapidly. We pray for Ahmed and Maryam and others like them. We thank you for the legacy of hard work and community they’ve modeled to the next generations. However, life and culture as they knew it is quickly dying. As they age and face their humanity and death, free them from fear. You give us assurance of life forever through Jesus Christ. Open their hearts to this…