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)
Eid al Fitr
Jesus, we are eternally grateful that you are the lamb that takes away the sins of the world. Your blood covers all sins. No more sacrifices are needed. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Lord! (Heb. 9:14)
“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God and there is NO other.”(Is 45:22)
Exalt the name of the Lord
One simple way of praying for impossible situations is to pray the names of God. Pray for Muslims globally to have a revelation of who God is: Jesus, the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6). The LORD Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 1:8; 19:6). The Alpha and Omega; the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8, 11; 21:16; 22:13). The All Sufficient One (2 Corinthians 9:8). The author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). The Prince (author) of life (Acts 3:15). The author of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33). Everlasting Father/Eternal Father (Isaiah 9:6). A very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). The Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16). Chosen of God (Luke 23:35). Christ Jesus, our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). Source: www.pray30days.org
An increase in prayer
And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced… Zechariah 12:10a
Prayer is the most essential way to work with God for salvation of the lost. There is no higher work than the work of prayer. It is impossible to make a serious study of the life of the apostle Paul and fail to see that prayer was more important than anything else in his life. Even Jesus’ life was saturated with extended times of prayer and seeking God’s face. Pray for existing and new prayer initiatives for the Muslim world to increase in the church globally. Give thanks to the Lord for every soul that has turned to Jesus.
Holy Spirit outpouring on the Church in Muslim majority nations
Night of Power/ Laylat al-Qadr
…I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Joel 2:28
More than 50% of all Christians in the Middle East and North Africa live in Egypt. Pray for an awakening in the church in this region. In Acts 4:23-31; Acts 8:15-16; Acts 10:44; and Acts 11:15, we read that the Holy Spirit was poured out again and again on the church. In all these instances, there was salvation of people and a strong move forward for the church. Please pray for an increase of prophesy, dreams and visions. Ask that entire families, neighbourhoods, mosques, towns, villages and cities would experience visions and dreams of Jesus, the one and only Living God! Source: www.pray30days.org