Praying for the king of Saudi Arabia

As much as we would like to ignore it, the tensions in the Middle East and terrorism around the world continue to dominate the media. Whether we like it or not, such tension plays a major part in today’s history.

What can be done to advance the kingdom of God among Muslims? This question often comes to my mind. One thing I am doing about it is praying daily for the king and princes of Saudi Arabia. I am praying they will be convicted of sin, righteousness and judgement (John 16:8) and that they will have dreams and visions of Christ that will strike terror in their hearts. I have been praying daily in this manner for more than a year.

Why would I pray such a prayer for so long? Firstly it is the Holy Spirit’s mandate from the Father to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement as the gospel is preached and openly preaching the gospel is not currently possible in Saudi Arabia. Secondly, I often hear of cases in the Muslim world where Muslims have had visions and dreams, which have turned them to Jesus Christ. With this in mind, and the realization that the holy shrines of Medina and Mecca are in Saudi Arabia and the king and princes are the custodians of such shrines on behalf of all Muslims, I figure that prayers for the conversion of that nation’s leaders would be most influential.

While praying this morning I was led to write this article to all my readers and encourage you to begin praying daily for these king and princes to be convicted by the Holy Spirit and that they would experience dreams and visions that would strike fear in their hearts. Their forefathers in the day of Daniel came under such conviction and fear and Israel was delivered from their hands. Times are different now and we are not calling for Israel to be delivered, but rather that these nations come to Christ and be saved also. 

It was reported in recent times that one of the kings of Saudi Arabia once asked a Western Diplomat this question: “If your Christianity is the truth from God, then why are you not trying to convert me?” When I read challenging report this it convicted me of my own timidity and has compelled me to continually pray for these men. May God bless our prayers in this regard.


Bob Chapman MA



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