Summary Najdi is one of the varieties of the Arabic language spoken by Saudi Arabs. Saudi Arabia is sometimes called, "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques," in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. The public practice of any religion other than Islam (including Christianity and Judaism), the presence of churches, and possession of non-Islamic religious materials is not allowed. Saudi Arabian dress follows strictly the principles of hijab, the Islamic principle of modesty.
Ministry Obstacles Saudi Arabia is completely off limits to any kind of indigenous Christian presence.
Outreach Ideas Pray the few believers among the Saudis will grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and communities.
Pray for the followers of Christ There are not many followers of Jesus among the Saudi Arabs. There are a few, and they need outside prayer support. Pray for their protection. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of his Spirit. This fruit will be a strong testimony to the reality and goodness of Christ.
Pray for the entire people group Pray the Saudi Arabs will hunger to know forgiveness of sin, found only through faith in the work of Christ on the cross. Pray they will hunger to know God's love, found through faith in Christ's work and life.
Widespread, especially in interior areas, including Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah, Al Jawf, Al Qasim, and Ha’il provinces; Al Madinah Province, Ta’if area and east; in south, western portions of Najran and ’Asir provinces, with a small border area in Jizan Province; all but the southeast of Ar Riyad Province, northern portions of Ash Sharqiyah Province; northeastern Tabuk Province. (Source: Ethnologue 2016)