Arabs are descendants of Levant Arabs. Over 15 million Iraqi Arabs inhabit the areas that were once inhabited by the Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian empires. Iraqi Arabs adhere strongly to their tribal affiliations. They live in villages that are easily defended. A very important value among Iraqi Arabs is hospitality. Social life is very important and many Iraqi Arabs spend their time visiting each other and drinking coffee. Over 99% of Iraqi Arabs are devout Muslims and live lives that aim to please Allah.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There is no doubt that the past few years have changed the landscape of many of those living in Central Asia. Faces of Eurasia highlights a story where a clinic was established and made available to help many of those who were fleeing ISIS. Visit their website to read the full story.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
In order to bring the gospel to the Iraqi Arabs, prayer must undergird every effort. Patrick Johnstone writes, “The opening of the Muslim world for the gospel cannot be organized by human effort or stratagems, but only by prayer.”
Eurasia Community is committed to mobilizing Christians in a prayer effort for Muslim communities. Pray4Iraq is the prayer initiative specific to Iraqi people. You can partner with them by visiting Pray4Eurasia.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray for those God has called to work among the Iraqi Arabs.
- Pray for Live Dead and Global Initiative, that through their efforts, workers will be trained and equipped to bring the gospel to the Iraqi Arabs.
- Pray for the many Arabs in Western nations who are in places where the gospel is more readily available. Pray the church reaches out to them through compassion and friendship.
Interested in more opportunities? Visit the Wide Open website.