Many believers in the Middle East are hampered by fear.
Many believers in the Middle East are hampered by fear.
Jul. 25, 2019 | Middle East

Chained by an Unhealthy Fear

[213] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Middle Eastern Believers.

Although the Middle East is predominantly Muslim, a number of churches operate openly in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. One Middle Eastern Christian leader believes these churches have too long been operating in a spirit of fear. “The main issue in the Christian church … is the unhealthy fear among both Christian background believers and Muslim background believers.” This leader asks people to pray for believers in the region to overcome their sense of fear for the sake of the gospel, no matter the cost.

Write your own prayer for Middle Eastern Believers

  • Father in the name of Jesus Christ I pray that you fill the hearts of Middle Eastern believers with courage. You have not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind
    KIDOCHUKWU U - Nigeria
  • Dear God, You have not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love,and of a sound mind. I pray this Scripture for our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters, so that they may be bold and grow as You would have them grow. Give them Your peace and joy as they stand strong for You.
    Martha T - USA
  • Father, you have not given your given us the spirit of fear! Cast out their fear with your love. Despite the persecution they face in all areas on life, Holy Spirit, make them as bold as lions. In the name of Jesus, grant them your protection. Amen.
    Diana Z - United Kingdom
  • Father, we thank you that you have not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. May our brothers and sisters in the Middle East be known for this gift you give. Help them through each trial and persecution they face that they will come forth as gold. May you, through your power, change many hearts for you.
    Paula L - USA
  • Heavenly Father, your children are covered in the blood of our Lord Jesus and no weapon against them will prosper in Jesus' name. Holy Spirit, please come and live in the hearts of the people. Remove fear and put your peace that surpasses all understanding. In Jesus' name, amen.
    MJ D - United Arab Emirates
  • I plead the blood of Jesus upon all our Brothers and sisters and i pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus Mighty Name i pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Father,
    Fear is a very real thing - I know it well. But you drive all fear away and perfect love casts out all fear. I pray for a love and a kingdom focus for these believers. I can't imagine what they might be facing but I pray that you would fill them with a boldness that can only come from you. I pray that they may lean on each other for strength.
    naphtalee S - USA
  • Fear is very real, but God can help You to overcome Your fear. Fear has been a very real part of my life, but taking the Word of God to heart, memorizing it & speaking the Word in the times of fear give you strength & encouragement & help you to conquer your fears & lean on the strength of our Lord. It is simple but powerful! Give God a chance!
    Donna H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. For You have not given us a spirit of fear but of Courage of Strength and a Sound Mind. Lord be the boldness of Your people here, the Strength of their heart, and the power of their Faith. I commit the Middle East into Your Hands let there be Peace where there isn't any. In Jesus' Mighty Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Amen father I pray your children would have strength so they can do what your son told them to do in nasb Matt 28:16-20 & I pray that the ungodly would turn from their ways accept your son repent and obey you all the days of your life in the name of your son JCIP Amen
    Josef S - USA
  • Lord, we feel the pain and fear of these faithful ones when we hear their stories. You tell us perfect love casts out fear, and we ask that Your love, the only perfect love, prevail and sustain them. In You and You alone will they have victory, if they remain firm in their faith to the end. May they have the joy of leading others to salvation.
    Beth P - USA
  • Father, thank You for the church in Egypt Jordan Lebanon and Syria. Thank You for the believers in these regions. Please break the chains of fear. Please empower them with Your Spirit. I pray that they would be bold for You. In Jesus Name Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Father, fear does not come from You. We speak love, peace, and a sound mind to our Middle Eastern family in Jesus' Name. Bring them to a new level in their faith walk where they will never be the same. Remind them You are still in control & with them no matter what. May they share when they sense Your Spirit is leading. IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Middle Eastern believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be & stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & grow in numbers & maturity. Free them from fear; lift it from their hearts. Open the hearts of those around them to the Gospel. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Middle Eastern believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be & stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Lift fear from their hearts & free them from it. Open the hearts of nonbelievers around them to the Gospel Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • We pray the Middle East believers be made strong and carry the Gospel without fear. We all know our God has all the power and has made known the outcome of His people. Let their fear turn to trust in You; remind them of Your words and promises as they live out their faith to the lost and lonely of this World. Always praise God!
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Father let these believers in no way be alarmed by their opponents. Let the peace of Christ rule in their hearts. Let them be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving make their requests known to you. Let them know Christ and the fellowship of His suffering as they share in His suffering.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Middle Eastern believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be & stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & grow in numbers & maturity. Free them from fear; lift it from their hearts. Open the hearts of those around the to the Gospel. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God, I want to pray for a spirit of boldness to come upon my brothers and sisters in the Middle East. I pray for their growing faith that you will provide for and protect them until you are finished. The enemy has no power to finish that which you have started. I am so thankful for the bold witness of many despite persecution and pray we do likewise.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear Father, we cannot even imagine how it is to be a follower of you in the Middle East but do understand how we would be fearful too. But we pray you will give them Your spirit of boldness and have them lay claim to Your promise that you are near and need not fear.
    Lynn S - USA
  • Father, we pray for Your strength and protection over believers in the Middle East. We pray that they will believe in Your protection and overcome their sense of fear. We know Your word says that You have not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. We pray they will claim this in Jesus' powerful Name. Amen.
    Julie M - USA
  • Father in Heaven I pray that you intervene in the situation that confronts your people who are constantly harassed in the heathen world, they are fearfully because of what they endure, aresee, and more so as they as no protection from theAuthority. But do remind them that you promise to be with them to the end of the world. You are faithful
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Middle Eastern believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be & stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Lift fear from their hearts; free them from it. Open the hearts of many around them to the Gospel. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Good LORD you are the God of the universe. Look upon our brothers and sisters in the Middle Eastern countries to be strengthened in the Lord as they serve your in that hostile environment. Help them LORD to speak your word with boldness and put you first above everything else. Deliver them from fear of persecution and attacks by your enemies.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, I pray for this request that my middle east brothers and sisters stay strong in the face of persecution. Lord, You are able to make us more bold as we lean on Your Holy Spirit. Father, I pray for You to be their protection and peace and comfort in their times of persecution. May their light shine for the gospel. I pray thru Jesus. Amen.
    joey S - USA
  • Father, we know that perfect love casts out fear, yet, we need to cast our anxiety upon you daily. Remind the Middle Eastern believers to cultivate this practice in their lives as they confess their fears to you. May they grow together in the fear of the Lord which brings knowledge &wisdom to live in this hostile world. May you be gloried in it. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, help these believers to realize that only you are worthy of their fear, and that you love them sacrificially. You are the Almighty God and You are everywhere all the time. There is no one like you. Remind them that humans can kill the body, but not their souls which are secure in Christ. Grow them to be mature in faith.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Middle Eastern believers: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they be & say strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ & growing in numbers & maturity. Free them from fear; lift it from their hearts! Open the hearts of those around the to the Gospel. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I pray for these churches in the Middle East. Please help them to stay true to Your word no matter what. I can't imagine how difficult this kind of persecution must be! I admire them for holding fast to the gospel. Help them to overcome their sense of fear!
    Cheryl B - USA
  • Father, thank You that You have not given us a spirit that makes us a slave to fear, but that You've given us a Spirit or sonship, by whom we cry, "Abba, Father." Please strengthen Your sons and daughters in the Middle East and let their fear be overcome by Your perfect love.
    Jessica L - Peru
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