According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of esquire. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities. The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.
Spiritual darkness has long prevailed over the Shaikh. Much prayer is needed, as the Shaikh fear Christianity as an invading threat to their families and communities.
Much prayer is needed for Shaikh families and communities to embrace the good news of Jesus Christ. Many laborers are needed to sow God's Word among persons and households of peace among Shaikh families and households. Only the Spirit of Christ can accomplish this.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
Pray that this people group will be in awe of the Lord for His creation and realize that He is the only one worthy of worship and devotion.
There are a few believers in Jesus among the very large Shaikh community of Bangladesh. They need much prayer support for physical and spiritual protection, and for effectiveness and fruitfulness in sowing God's Word among their families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessing spreading from household to household. Pray that as the Shaikh read the Koran, they would be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) and to the Bible. Pray for a movement to Christ among Shaikh families.
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