Missions Blog


Jul 13

Praying for Muslims During Ramadan

2012 | by Clint | Category: Church Planting,North Africa (SNAP)

As we look forward to the day when our first SNAP family heads for the field (Lord Willing in early 2014), we are calling for a renewed commitment within the body of Christ here at DSC for both prayer and financial support for this work to plant churches among the unreached of North Africa.

Our SNAP couple writes:

Will you join us in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World?  Starting July 20th all Muslims around the world will participate in the month of Ramadan.  Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and this is a crucial time in the hearts of Muslims as they are seeking God’s face and are more open to spiritual realities than any other time of the year. 30 Days Prayer Network is a global prayer effort that allows Christians in a coordinated, focused, and concentrated manner to pray for Muslims during this 30-Day period.  This is their 21st edition and they have seen powerful things happening in the specific cities that people are praying for on a given day and stories of many coming to faith during this time.

As we start to pray during Ramadan together, let us remember the very real battle for the lost. Let us pray that blind eyes will be opened and that many will experience a true and lasting salvation.  Pray that many would have dreams and visions of Jesus and that Muslims will have a full revelation of the true God and His loving character. We also challenge those who can, to fast occasionally during this time to remind ourselves of the work at hand.

You can pick up your 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World this Sunday at a information center in the foyer.  We will also be passing out a “Just for Kids” prayer guide to the elementary age children in their classes on July 15th that families can go through together.  It is an awesome and interactive way for kids and parents to read about Muslims around the world, learn about Islam, know how to pray, and do a fun activity together.  You can also follow along on the 30 Days website or have e-mails sent to you daily.  Sign up at http://www.30-days.net/.  We are excited to see how God is going to use this prayer movement to further his kingdom and renown!