For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. Hebrews 13:14 ESV 

Viewpoint: Situated in northwestern Saudi Arabia, Tabuk was once a stop along ancient trade routes and later the pilgrimage route between the Levant and Mecca/Medina; the city and its surrounding area contain numerous historical sites and inscriptions. They are associated with ancient peoples and Arab and Ottoman societies; Tayma, a nearby oasis, is mentioned in the Old Testament and was home to a Jewish community for centuries. 

Today, Tabuk is home to about 500,000 people, of whom around 75% are Saudi; as a regional capital, it hosts a university with about 10,000 students. Tabuk remains a popular stop for travelers between Saudi Arabia and Jordan as in the past; Saudis also visit the Tabuk Region for its beaches, wadis, rock formations, and occasional winter snow. 

Prayer points: Pray that God will bring spiritual awakening to Tabuk’s people, revealing a clear picture of God and His Story leading up to Jesus. Ask that God will bring more Christ-followers to Tabuk. Pray that believers, both resident and non-resident, will have greater access to Tabuk and its people, and they will share the message of Jesus. Pray that Tabuk will become a hub for the “Gospel route” throughout Saudi Arabia. Ask that the message of Jesus be proclaimed and received in Tabuk, then spread from there to surrounding areas.