‘…for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things’. —Psalms 107:9 Lord Jesus, lover of all souls, increase the people’s hunger and thirst for real food and drink during Ramadan.
As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Acts 9:3-4
It’s the first week of Ramadan, the month of fasting and worship for all Muslims around the world. In Egypt most Muslims, even nominal Muslims, are very diligent to commit to fasting.
Abba Father we ask for heavenly encounters with The Lord Jesus Christ, like you’ve encountered Saul on the road to Damascus. Let Your light shine around Egyptians of all the walks of life. Father we ask for supernatural encounters and natural encounters with Your love, power and redemptive grace.
Abba we cry out for more Sauls. Abba call Your sons and daughters out of Egypt again and again.
We bless Your all powerful name and thank You for hearing our prayers as we ask in the most excellent name, the mighty name of Jesus
A m e n !
"But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:23-25 Lord Jesus, we pray for true worshipers amongst Muslim Background Believers (MBB) and non-MBB believers who are in a relationship with you. May their witness during Ramadan extend all over Tunisia.
…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:2-3 Lord Jesus we ask today that you help your children in Algeria keep their focus on You, enabling them to forgive those who mistreat them. Give them love for fellow citizens and by so doing bring honor and glory to you.
Almighty Father, at the start of Ramadan we come before you to present the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world and especially in North Africa at your throne. We want to stand in the gap for the salvation of these lost souls who are searching for you in wrong places. They are in desperate need of a Father as they only know rejection, religion and with works and good deeds try to connect with you. Have mercy, Oh Lord, tear open the heavens this month, come down that the mountain of Islam may tremble before you. Reveal your love, goodness and compassion to a needy Muslim world. May our daily prayers be like incense before your throne and the lifting of our hands be like the evening sacrifice. In the Mighty Name of Jesus we pray.
16 May- 14 June 2018
Ramadan refers to the holy month of fasting (saum) and prayer for all adult Muslims and is one of the five pillars of Islam. It annually takes place on the 9th month of the Islamic calendar between the sighting of a new moon (crescent moon) and the following one, 30 days later. This year it is from the 27th May to the 25th June.
Between sunrise and sunset, adult Muslims are required to abstain from any food and drink. This includes chewing gum and smoking cigarettes. The main focus is on prayers and reciting the Quran as it is the month in which the prophet Mohammed received his revelations. Muslims are to practice self- control, deny bodily needs like food, sexual relations and abstain from bad behaviour and arguments. The month is all about denying self and submitting to God.
The only people who are exempt from fasting are those who are too young or old, the sick, pregnant, breastfeeding or traveling.
Why pray during Ramadan?
- It is God’s will that all should be saved. (2 Pet 3:9)
- Jesus commissioned all Christians to make disciples of all nations. (Mat 28:19-20)
- The Lord has compassion on all He has made. (Ps 145:9)
- He wants His people to stand in the gap for others. (Ezk. 22:30)
- Christians have to represent Jesus and His heart of compassion to non-believers. (Acts 9:15; 26:17)
- He desires to bring salvation to the ends of the earth. (Is. 49:6)
- Since the start of the prayer movement for the Muslim world in 1992/93, more conversions were recorded than in centuries before. During the first 350 years of Islam’s existence, there was only one movement towards Christianity in the Muslim world. This all changed in the last parts of the 20th century with moves of the Holy Spirit in different countries. Just in the last 14/15 years, 69 movements towards Christ were recorded!!! Praise the Lord!
- It is a way for Christians to identify themselves with the needs of a lost Muslim world.
Therefore, let us not grow weary and tired of asking Him for Muslim nations as our inheritance, but keep our lamps burning and dressed for service! (Ps 2:8, Luke 12:35)
Week 1 of Ramadan: Be still and know
During the month of fasting, life slows down during daylight hours.
Holy Spirit, encounter Mauritanians during their times of sitting, waiting and resting.
Show them that Jesus is the One will be exalted in the nations, and the One who long to be exalted in their hearts.
Break through apathy and stir up spiritual thirst that is greater than even the physical thirst of hot Ramadan days.
Week 1 of Ramadan: Justice and Freedom
Ramadan will be observed in Morocco starting on Thursday, May 17th.
Let’s declare God’s chosen fast over Morocco.
“Is not his the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice, and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6
God, empower your children to become liberators in Your name. Give them the insight and strength to put your Word into action.
May Jesus be made known and glorified when freedom and justice comes to these ones in Morocco:
- Victims of trafficking
- Victims of domestic abuse
- The destitute
- Indentured servants
- The homeless
- The shamed and wrongly accused
- … etc.
Let Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, in Morocco as it is in heaven.
Lord God Almighty, as Ramadan starts in two days’ time, we intercede for the Libyan people today to realize the futility of religion. May our prayers for the lost souls be like incense before your throne and the lifting of our hands, like the evening sacrifice. Psalms 141:2
… Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” Psalms 35:3
“Arise Oh Lord and plead Egypt’s cause, O Lord , with those evil spirits who strive with her; Fight against those who fight against her.
Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for Egypt’s help. Also draw out the spear, And stop those evil powers who pursue Your people Egypt.
Say to Egypt, “I am your salvation.” “(Psalms 35:1-3 NKJV paraphrased)
Abba Father send Your angels, Your workers, and Your dreams and visions to Egyptians everywhere crying out loud:
Jesus Christ is your salvation!
Jesus Christ is your salvation!
Jesus Christ is your salvation!
Amen and amen!