As Jesus prepared Himself to face trial and death alone, His commandment to His disciples in the garden of Gethsemane was simple: to watch and pray. To keep watch with Him and stay alert. To pray for Him in His time of need.

This Lent, we extend the same invitation to you: watch and pray. Over the next 40 days, will you keep watch over SAT-7’s viewers in the Middle East, wherever and whoever they are? Will you pray over them, in whatever circumstances they may be facing?

As you read these words, many people are watching SAT-7. They might have stumbled across SAT-7 while flicking through the channels. Maybe it’s someone who has watched for a while, and is now ready to ask their questions about faith. They might be hurting, in need of a friend. They may be young or old, male or female, a speaker of Arabic, Turkish or Persian, watching on satellite television, mobile phone or social media – but somehow, in this moment, they have found SAT-7. And they are ready for an encounter with Jesus.

We might never know who these unseen viewers are. But God knows them by name. He made them; He loves them, and He wants to draw them closer to Him. Right now.

As they watch SAT-7, we pray. Pray for revelation. Pray for renewal. Pray for encounter.

Let’s begin our journey…



Let’s start by preparing our hearts for Lent. Take a moment to reflect on Jesus and what He has done for us through His life, death and resurrection. Pray that over the next 40 days, people across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will come to know and love Him for themselves.


“The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans” (Romans 8:26). We may never know what the people in the MENA we are praying for, but the Lord does! Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in your prayers for them.


Praise God for SAT-7’s TV channels and digital media, which broadcast 24/7 in Arabic, Turkish and Persian. Thank Him that SAT-7 is bringing joy, showing love and strengthening faith across the region.

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