The UAE And Things To Know
Hump Day - Day Of Prayer For The Muslim World Vol. 152
"I will bless those who bless you." Genesis 12:3
Last Thursday, August 13, 2020, President Trump surprised the world with the announcement of a remarkable agreement that had been made between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel.
Since the agreement was reached, Israel and the UAE have instituted direct phone service between the nations and agreed to mutual studies on finding a cure for COVID 19.
You may not know much about the UAE, so today we focus on this nation located on the Arabian Peninsula.
The UAE - Fast Facts
- Its actually a federation made up of 7 separate emirates
- Population - 9.9 million
- Only 1/9 of the Emirate residents are citizens - the remainder are foreign workers
- Home to the world's largest shopping mall and tallest building
- Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan (see photo below) is considered to be the most powerful Arab in the world!
The UAE And Religion
The UAE And Israel Agreement - Primary Details
- 64.9% Muslim - Islam is the state religion
- Apostasy is punishable by death based on Sharia Law
- Stoning and flogging are legal forms of punishment
- Women who report having been raped are frequently jailed and sometimes flogged for reporting the rape
- 31 of 36 people groups in UAE considered to be unreached
- 1.19% followers of Jesus - the vast majority are foreign workers from non-Muslim backgrounds
The UAE And Israel Agreement - Its Effects
- The UAE joined Egypt and Jordan as the ONLY Arab nations recognizing Israel as a country
- The UAE and Israel established diplomatic and economic relations
- Israel temporarily suspended steps to annex the West Bank
Prayer Points - (JF = Jesus Followers)
- Established greater opportunity for peace in the Mideast
- According to some, it could lead to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman following suit with the UAE in recognizing Israel
- Palestinians feel betrayed by the agreement, and leaders of Iran and Turkey have voiced their anger
10/10 Prayer Initiative
- Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6)
- Pray for the three men who were architects of the UAE and Israel agreement (I Timothy 2:1-4)
- Pray for laborers of the gospel to be sent among the 31 people groups in need of the gospel
- Fear of the consequences of apostasy is real! Pray for the salvation of souls - especially within the following unreached people groups (Psalm 27:1-3): Emiratis - 1.2 million people & 0.30% JF; Baloch - 395,000 & 0.00% JF; Saudi Hijazi - 385,000 & 0.00% JF; Omanis - 303,000 & 0.00% JF; Bedouin - 192,000 & 0.00% JF; Hazara - 100,000 & 0.00% JF.
- Pray for more Arab states to recognize Israel
Continue to pray for at least 10% of the Muslim world to become Christ followers by Jan. 1, 2028. LORD, please send dreams and visions and multitudes of anointed gospel laborers throughout the Muslim world.
May the LORD bless you richly for your intercession today! Thank you for joining us in prayer.
Dream so big only Jesus can make it happen!
Jay & Marsha Crenshaw
Directors Muslim Outreach USA/MECANA