Arab, Iraqi in Germany

Map Source:  Bethany World Prayer Center
People Name: Arab, Iraqi
Country: Germany
10/40 Window: No
Population: 308,000
World Population: 21,538,900
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 1.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.30 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Iraqis have come to Germany during the last fifty years. Some are students and some are refugees leaving Iraq because of violence and war.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Iraqis in Germany have several organizations representing them. These organizations are mixed and there are Arabs, Kurds and Iraqi Christians among them.

The Iraqi organizations in Germany take part in international politics. These organizations are helping in the reconstruction of Iraq. They take part in discussions on Iraq and inform the German public on the situation in Iraq. They help with business dealings between Iraq and Germany and try to get Germany to financially help Iraq. Some Iraqis in Germany have important political and business positions. The Iraqis in Germany have important mediating positions between Germany and Iraq. German companies trade with Iraqi markets as a result.

Iraq is in turmoil. This offers both obstacles and opportunities for the Iraqi Arabs to learn more fully of who Jesus truly is, but that will require believers to obey the Lord faithfully.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly Muslims, some Sunni, some Shia. Others follow Syriac Christianity. They have one of the largest Mandaean people groups in the world and they are followers of Mazdeism, a Gnostic religion.

What Are Their Needs?

Pray for the Holy Spirit to empower Iraqi Muslims to open their eyes and see Jesus.

Prayer Points

Pray for a movement to Christ among Iraqis to spread far and wide.
For the light of Christ to shine upon the Iraqi Arabs in Germany.
Pray for the fervent believers to reach out in faith and love to the Muslim Iraqi people in Germany.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Iraqi Arabs that will be satisfied by none other than the only Savior, Jesus Christ.

Text Source:   Joshua Project