It is going to be a very different Ramadan this year for Muslims around the world with the coronavirus pandemic still keeping many countries on lockdown. The 30-day holiday of fasting and prayer starts tonight at dusk.
However, mosques won’t be holding gatherings for Ramadan prayers. Families and friends won’t be coming together to share meals after daytime fasts. Many holy sites that Muslims would visit during Ramadan are closed.
A Different Ramadan
This Ramadan will be difficult and saddening for many of our Muslim friends and neighbors. They may be desperately looking for hope and a word from Allah, especially at this time.
What they need is the hope and encouragement of Jesus Christ.
Perry LaHaie with Frontiers USA says, “They’re thinking about their eternal future. Ramadan is one of the ways that they earn points, if you will, to get on Allah’s good side.
“With the combination of what Ramadan is about…and also just this pandemic that’s gripped our world and the fear that has gripped us, I think Muslims are going to be even more open during this Ramadan. This could be a Ramadan where more Muslims come to Jesus than ever before.”
That is why it’s especially important this year for Christians to be praying for Muslims to know the God of the Bible during Ramadan.
“When you pray through Ramadan for 30 days, you’re going to be a part of Muslim men, women, boys, and girls coming into God’s family. That’s how powerful prayer is.”
To help you do that, Frontiers has produced a new 30-day Ramadan prayer guide, That All May Know. Click here to sign up!
LaHaie says this prayer guide “will get you to look through the eyes of Muslim men, women, and children and see what life is like through their eyes. It will give you God’s heart for them.”
Click here to read more.
SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for Muslims to have dreams and visions of Jesus.
- Pray for more Christians to go share the Gospel with Muslims.
- Pray for Muslim families to be curious and read the Bible together.