PRAYER FOR THE PASHTUN
Resources to help you pray for the Pashtun people during 2021
During 2021, we have committed to praying regularly as a church for a people group called the Pashtun. They live mostly in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and lots of information about why and how we can pray for them can be found on this page.
This first video, produced by Prayercast, introduces the Pashtun.
Below, there are various different resources that will help inform you and help you to pray. We’ll keep this page updated, too, so do come back here from time to time as there may well be new things.
Pashtuns – an extended profile
If you want to know more about the Pashtun people, Joshua Project have put together an extended profile that gives lots of information about who they are, where they are, and some key areas that are important for prayer. You can download the resource here.
There are also some cards that show how the population of Pashtun is found in different parts of the world.
If you want to be guided with information and prayer, then this is a brilliant resource you can use. It gives 31 days of prayer focus, so maybe you could pick a month to devote to it and use it during that time. Or you can use it over a longer period of time if you’d find that more helpful. There is loads in here, so do take a look and see what you can find to fuel your prayers! You can download it by clicking here or on the image below.
Pashtun Facing Persecution
As a church we are a supporter of Open Doors UK, a charity which seeks to support persecuted Christians across the world. They have a ‘World Watch List’ which tracks the countries in the world where it is most dangerous to be a Christian. Both Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two main countries home to the Pashtun people, are on that list. You can find out more about what challenges and dangers Pashtun believers might face there by visiting those pages on the Open Doors website (click the on the country names to be directed there).
Children and Young People praying
We also want to help children and young people to find out about and to pray for the Pashtun people. Shona and Natalie, our children’s and youth workers, are including this in their plans for the year, but if you want to be guided toward resources that could help younger people pray then do get in touch with them. You can email them on these links: Shona (children) and Natalie (youth).