7th April 2017

40 Days Of Prayer To Answer The Cry

 

DAY 33

 

Today we focus our thoughts and prayers on Lebanon:

 

Population: 6.2 million (July 2016 estimate); Muslim 54% (Sunni 27%, Shia 27% ), Christian 40.5%, Druze 5.6%; literacy 96% men 91.8% women

 

Lebanon is unique in the Arab world for the relative size of its Christian population and its cultural diversity. Although it bears the scars of civil war and the 2006 conflict between Israel and the militant Hezbollah group, Lebanon is also known as "The Paris of the Middle East" for its glamour, enterprise, tourism and comparably liberal values.

 

Christians enjoy considerable freedom in sharing their faith here and Lebanon is the only Arab nation where it is legally permitted to change one’s religion. Since the arrival of over a million displaced Syrians, many Christians have put aside past bad feelings towards Syria in order to love their refugee neighbours.

 

SAT-7 has its largest studio in Lebanon, where many of its children’s, youth and other programmes are produced. Staff drawn from different Middle East nationalities and denominations show the unity possible in Christ. Celebration is a keynote of programmes like children’s worship show "Let’s Sing Together", youth show "We Grew Together" and "AS News", a news show that highlights children’s achievements.

 

A number of programmes have highlighted God’s intervention in the lives of refugees who have fled horror and found hope in Christ. A pastor who leads weekly church services on SAT-7 <https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/linkredirect?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.sat7uk.org%2fbeirut-church-shares-love-refugees-across-arab-world%2f&srcid=3644574&srctid=1&erid=260443817&trid=18531b42-7332-46f8-9801-0d15ecb48e40&linkid=43836135&isbbox=1> speaks of "God’s direct intervention" in their lives, including salvation and "miraculous healings".

 

PRAY: Rejoice that many are hearing of Christ’s love through the service and witness of Lebanese churches. Pray for SAT-7’s role in enabling this.

 

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