Praying for Muslims During Ramadan

Ramadan is an Islamic practice that mainly involves fasting. However, it is also a time that many Muslims are more vigilant in prayer and in studying the Quran. While Christians do not participate in this practice, it is a good time for us to be reminded to pray for the spiritual needs of the Muslim world.

Ramadan begins at dawn tomorrow, May 26, 2017, and continues until sunset on June 25. Muslims will be focused more on their spiritual life during this month. What a wonderful time to reach out to the Muslims you know and share with them the freedom we find in Christ.

As you pray for Muslims, pray that missionaries who work with them on a daily basis will be especially effective through Ramadan.

Here are seven ways you can pray for your Muslim friends.

To Know the One True God

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3

We know who God is through His Word. There are some Muslims who are curious about the teachings of the Bible. During this time of heightened spiritual focus, pray that they will be more willing to listen to the teachings of the Bible or even begin to read the Word of God.

To Know Satisfaction in Christ

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:35

Our Muslim friends are enduring a physical fast for the next 30 days. Their bodies will be hungering and thirsting for physical food. Pray that God will show them their need of spiritual nourishment and satisfaction that we can have through Jesus Christ.

That Christians Will Tell

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19, 20

Pray that God would help you and other Christians to speak up with the Gospel. We are told to go with the Gospel. Just because we don’t go to a foreign land as a full-time missionary does not negate our responsibility. In a local sense we are going somewhere every day. Pray that we will share Christ as we go about our day.

To See God as Provider

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

Many Muslims are more generous with others in need during Ramadan. Pray that they will understand their poverty and inability to pay for their salvation through good works towards God and their fellow man. Christ offered Himself to provide everything we need to stand justified before God.

To Accept the Invitation of Christ

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. Revelation 16:9

Ramadan fasting is not a total fast for the entire month. The fast is a daily fast lasting from sunrise to sunset. Each evening they gather with friends and family to partake in a meal. We are invited to a special meal in Heaven called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Pray that our Muslim friends will heed the invitation to this glorious meal.

That Christians Would Love

And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. Mark 6:34

We are called to love the world around us as Christ did. Pray that God would give you a love for others, especially our Muslim friends. And pray specifically that your church would have a greater love for Muslims in your area.

That Missionaries Will Be Effective

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 2 Thessalonians 3:1, 2

Pray also for missionaries who are involved directly in reaching out to Muslims around them. Pray that the Word of God will be effective in its purpose, that God’s Word would be glorified through the lives of the missionaries, and that God would protect them from the evil deeds of those who do not believe in the God of the Bible.

Will You Pray?

Will you pray for Muslims during this time? It is a time when they are spiritually sensitive to their religion. It could mean that they become more adamant about what they believe. But, with your prayer and demonstrations of love during Ramadan, God can do a great work in the Muslim world.

I pray that He does.

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