Muslims around the world fast in the month of Ramadan as one of the five pillars in Islam. It is a spiritual requirement for those who are healthy enough to fast for the full day. 2019 Ramadan holds between May 6-June 4, 2019. I want to raise some questions:
Why should we pray for Muslims, especially during the month of Ramadan? How should we pray for them?
The Bible is very clear about the love of God for ALL humanity, no matter their religion, tribe or nation. John 3:16 says, “For God so love the world, that he gave his Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The Muslims are not excluded from this provision that God generously avished on all humanity. In fact, every Muslism is unique and wonderful in God’s eyes. We should not allow our prejudices and fears to stop us from performing our God given responsibility of praying for them.
Millions of Muslims around the world are spending this month in prayer. Why can’t we take the opportunity to pray for them; beginning with ourselves:
That God will give us a heart filled with love and compassion for the Muslims. That we will pray in faith and confidence believing that God will answer our prayers. Let us pray that the Gospel will take deep roots in the hearts of Muslims around the world.
Pray that during this month of Ramadan, Muslims will have a full revelation of the true God. There are testimonies of many Muslims who sincerely encounter Christ during the month of Ramadan.
Pray that converted Muslims will overcome fears and intimidations that come from other Muslims. Pray that God will give them Holy Spirit boldness to remain in faith.
Praying for people who are not Christians is a very powerful weapon to change the world. God is in the business of rescuing the perishing, snatching them from sin and grave by answering prayers of those who are interceding. Then pray, pray and pray.