The Kurds are a large ethnic group that has long lived in the same region, and which traces their roots back to the Medes of ancient Persia. It has been said that Kurds "hold their Islam lightly," not identifying with their faith as closely as most Arabs do. Many Kurds still feel some connection with the ancient Zoroastrian faith, seeing it as an original Kurdish spirituality that far predates the seventh century AD arrival of Muhammad. Nonetheless, most Kurds are Sunni Muslims.
The Kurds may not fully understand who Jesus claims to be, and the reasons why we can believe him. Pray for understanding.
The ancient Christian community in Iraq may once again gain strength and influence. Pray for this, and that they will be able to help carry the good news of Christ to the Kurdish community.
"To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever." Jude 1:24-25
Make this your prayer for today’s people group.
The Lord is beginning to call the Kurds to Himself. There may be only a few Kurdish believers today, but pray for them and for the many additional Kurds that will soon follow Christ. Pray their roots will extend deeply to Christ, that their faith will be well informed. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray for the Kurds of Iraq to know continuing peace, and for freedom of religion to be experienced. Pray for stability and safety throughout Iraq.
|People Name||Central Kurds|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|