Ramadan is one of the most important holidays for Muslims each year. During this month-long celebration, Muslims take part in a dawn-to-sunset fast in observation of the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims believe that fasting is an act of deep, personal worship, fasting cleanses the body and the discomfort they experience is a reminder of the plight of the poor and their duty to them. Ramadan is a time of self-examination, increased religious devotion and acts of charity in an effort to purify the soul and earn a right relationship with God.
Ramadan begins at sundown on Sunday, June 5 and concludes 30 days later on July 5. During this month, Muslims are particularly attuned to the work of God and God often responds through dreams and visions to reveal Himself and Jesus as Messiah and Savior.
This year, we are inviting our church to prayer for the Muslim world during the month of Ramadan. We are providing a prayer guide prepared specifically to support ministry to people of this faith. You can access and download the prayer guide here.
Each week during Ramadan, you’ll be invited to pray for groups of people: families, students, workers, and people around town. Each day, you’ll find a couple of bullet point reminders to pray specifically for people as individuals.
Will you take two minutes a day and pray that God will reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways to those who are seeking Him during this month? Will you pray that those who seek Him will find Him and respond to His call on their lives?