The nearly 800,000 Urdu speakers who live and work in Saudi Arabia are not exactly a people group in the usual sense. They are collection of peoples from many countries who share the common language of Urdu. Some Urdu language users work at the highest level of Saudi society. Others are illiterate day laborers. All come to Saudi Arabia looking for economic opportunities. Many send money home to support their families.
If it becomes known to the Saudi government that an Urdu speaking Muslim has become a Christian, he will be arrested. He may be tortured, expelled or killed for his belief.
Radio broadcasts in Urdu can share the news about Jesus. Believers who are working in Saudi Arabia can very discreetly tell the Urdu speakers about Jesus in small social settings.
There may be no Urdu speaking believers in Saudi Arabia. If a few exist, pray that they will grow spiritually and be hidden from the Saudi authorities.
Ask the Lord to use radio and literature to bring many Urdu speakers in Saudi Arabia to Christ.
Pray for a disciple making movement among the Urdu speaker peoples.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive them towards the only Savior.
Scripture Prayers for the Urdu in Saudi Arabia.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2009-12-23|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-22|
|People Name General||Urdu|
|People Name in Country||Urdu|
|Population this Country||764,000|
|Population all Countries||1,930,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||15|
|Alternate Names||Hindi; Islami; Muhajirs; Undri|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|Persecution Rank||13 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|