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I’m so thankful that Jill has organized the prayer campaign for Mali during Ramadan! Below are a few good resources for praying more broadly for Muslims and the Muslim world during Ramadan. Please pray especially for those Christians who work among Muslims, that they will have many opportunities to share about Jesus’ love, grace and free gift of salvation during this month when Muslims are devoting themselves to fasting and trying to please God.
Some prayer guidelines / ideas for Christians during Ramadan:
A great list of prayer topics. Some Excerpts:
How Can We Pray During Ramadan?
Father, we pray that as they set their hearts to worship their god Allah, that You might make them to “know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3). Help them see that Jesus is Your eternal Son through whom they can have eternal life.
Father, we pray that as their bodies hunger and their tongues thirst, that You would show them Jesus who promised “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst” (John 6:35). Help them see the insufficiency of their works and lead them to hunger and thirst for the righteousness that only Jesus can give.
Father, we pray that as they practice self-restraint that You would show them Jesus who, before He was crucified for sinners, denied Himself and “prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will’” (Matthew 26:39). Help them believe that He truly died on the cross and drank fully from the cup of Your wrath.
Father, we pray that as they give alms to the poor that You would show them Jesus who “though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). Help them see and treasure the eternal glory of Your Son Jesus.
Father, we pray that as they gather together to feast in the evening, that You would show them Jesus who invites sinners of all sorts to abandon their false gods and by faith join “those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 16:9). Show them the resurrected and ascended King of Glory who desires them to draw near to Him in faith.
(H/T Anglicans Ablaze)
There is an excellent 30 Days Prayer Guide which offers prayer suggestions for Muslim peoples and countries each day of Ramadan. The 30 Days website gives information on ordering / downloading the full 52 page booklet, as well as providing wonderful past articles and prayer topics for Muslim people groups.
[Note there is a children’s version of the 30 Days booklet available]
You can view an abdridged version of the daily entries using this link (click on the number for each day at the top of the page);
The Global Prayer Resource Website also has daily Ramadan prayer points available for various peoples and countries. See the links for each week of Ramadan below:
Ramadan Week 1
In the next few days we will be praying for the Tuareg, in the Saharan parts of Niger and Mali; the Maldives a collection of 1,190 coral reef islands in the Indian Ocean and the Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
We will also pray for Child Marriages in Yemen and then we have prayer points for Palestine, Algeria and Indonesia.
To view each day’s brief entry, click on the link for each week below.
Open Doors, a ministry focused on mobilizing prayer and support for persecuted believers has a free short Ramadan Prayer Guide which contains brief descriptions and prayer points for 30 Muslim countries.
The PrayerCast website is featuring a number of prayer videos during Ramadan:
A prayer video focused on the “Sons of Ishmael” – stunning video of Muslim peoples and scenery from Muslim countries throughout the world – helpful for those who find visual images helpful for stimulating prayer. Focused on prayer that the Children of Hagar, the Sons of Ishmael would drink of Jesus’ living water.
During Ramadan Week 1: Praying for Somalia
Whatever resources you use, please DO pray during Ramadan that the Father would draw many Muslims to Jesus during this month!