Tajiks are one of the major people groups of Central Asia. Tajiks have repeatedly been invaded and conquered throughout their history. The armies of Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the seventh century, Genghis Khan, the Turks, the British, and the Russian empire have all had a profound impact on these people. They live in tight-knit communities and are a very hospitable people whether they are in their own country of Tajikistan or in neighboring Uzbekistan.
Most Tajiks are Sunni Muslims, although some are Shia, and one-tenth are considered non-religious. They have remained closed to the gospel.
Pray for humanly impossible obstacles to the gospel to be made possible by the work of the Holy Spirit. Pray that it will result in many coming together for prayer and fellowship in the greatest name, that of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are no known followers of Jesus Christ among Tajik people in Uzbekistan, so pray that this changes soon.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Tajiks in Uzbekistan. * Pray that many among these hospitable people will become Persons of Peace to pave the way for Christ’s ambassadors to take the Lord’s blessings to them. * Pray for a movement of Tajik households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
"Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen." Psalm 72:18-19