The Rayeen belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. The majority have traditionally been engaged in horticulture and gardening, although this has changed in recent years. The marriage symbol for women is the nose-ring. The Rayeen women, besides performing household chores, assist their menfolk in agricultural operations, cattle-rearing, and in other economic activities. They favor formal education but most of the children drop out after the primary or secondary level, mainly due to economic reasons.
The Rayeen community may be somewhat uninformed as to why Christians believe Jesus is deity, the Son of God. Pray they will be shown the basis for this belief.
Pray the Rayeen people will understand that Jesus desires to bless Rayeen families and communities, not harm them.
What do you want me to do for you? Jesus asked. My Rabbi, the blind man said, I want to see! Mark 10:51
Pray for the Lord to heal the spiritual blindness of today’s people group. Pray that these people see and recognize Jesus for who He truly is, the Light and Savior of the world.
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Muslim Rayeen at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray they will clearly understand the basis for their faith, and rest in the finished work of Christ on the cross. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit. Pray the Rayeen community will be able to find employment opportunities, and be able to send their children to school.
|People Name||Rayeen (Muslim traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|