Ramadan is an important month in the Islamic lunar calendar because it is the month in which - according to Islamic theology - the first revelation of the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. During Ramadan all Muslims across the globe are required to abstain from all earthly pleasures - food, water, cigarettes, sexual relations - from sun up to sun down. Fasting like this during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and it is one of the most important religious and cultural holidays for Muslims. This year Ramadan runs from March 22nd through April 21st.
Ramadan is a unique opportunity to pray for our Muslim friends and the Muslim world. There are a host of great resources to help Christians and their churches dedicate time to prayer for the Islamic world during this month.
30 Days of Prayer
Since 1993, the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim world has been a helpful resource to guide prayers throughout the month of Ramadan. Available in booklet form or as a PDF, you can order your prayer guides at:
The Pray4Movements team have partnered with churches and missionaries to create 24/7 prayer for individual countries and regions during the month of Ramadan. This is a great opportunity to partner with the global body of Christ to see non-stop prayer for Muslims during the month of Ramadan. We've partnered to form the Pray4Turkey initiative through the month of Ramadan and would love to invite you to sign up for one fifteen minute slot of prayer or a daily fifteen minute slot.
You can sign up at: pray4turkey.pray4movement.org
You can find the complete list of pages here: pray4movement.org/ramadan-2023
Prayercast creates powerful videos that will help you and your church pray for the Muslims world. They have videos for nearly every country on earth as well as a whole section of videos focused on raising up prayer for the Muslim world. You can watch the Ramadan prayer video below but here is the link to all the prayercast videos focused on the Muslim world:
When God is about to do a powerful thing, he always sets his people praying.
Prayer is an important work in seeing the great commission fulfilled. These are just three ways you can be involved. Sign up for one today and share this post with a friend. We need the whole body of Christ to join in this important time of prayer.
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