June 18 – July 17, 2015: I hope all our readers will commit to spending 5 or 10 minutes before or after your evening meal during these 4 weeks to pray for Muslims’ spiritual hunger to be satisfied in Jesus.
A few points to spur your prayers today for Muslims during Ramadan.
A prayer included in Garrett Kell’s excellent blog entry “How Christians Can Pray for Muslim Friends 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.
From the excellent new resource produced by Frontiers – PrayforIsis.com, an excerpt from their Day 3 entry:
As Saul lay blinded before the Lord, he was awed and humbled by God’s holiness. This firsthand encounter with God transformed Saul’s life and mission.And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. – Acts 9:6-7
Pray that members of ISIS would be stilled before God and awed by His presence. Pray that their ears would hear, their eyes see, and their hearts receive Him.And he said [to Elijah], “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. – 1 Kings 19:11-13
Pray that ISIS members would be able to hear God’s voice. Pray that the voice of the Lord—whether loud or very quiet—would be heard clearly and that members of ISIS would obey. Pray that God would speak to them in the specific way that they need, just like He did to Paul and Elijah.
Adapted from yesterday’s entry at the Global Prayer Resource Network Ramadan Prayer Guide (Week 1)
Pray for the opportunity of our brothers and sisters in Christ living in Muslim countries throughout Central Asia to demonstrate the love and grace of Jesus to Muslim neighbors.
Praying Scripture over the Arab world during Ramadan
Today’s verse is for victims of war who are bereft.
Revelation 21:4: He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.