Pray for Muslims during Ramadan
Are you praying for Muslims during the 2012 Ramadan season? It is going on now.
Praying towards Makkah
Go to the 30 day site to find out about this great effort. God is working in the Muslim world whether we are aware or not.
Listen to Dr. Jerry Rankin on the subject:
Testimonies are abundant of those who have dreams and visions of Jesus appearing to them and saying, “Follow Me.” Others will be impressed to find someone with “the book” that tells the way to eternal life. None of these revelations are sufficient for salvation, but they break down the barriers in their heart, they lead to an inquisitiveness to find out who Jesus is or to know what the Bible says. Certainly, many may not be sincere in their observing the fast and saying perfunctory prayers, but many are.
What does this have to do with us? What if Christians fervently prayed during the month of Ramadan that God would reveal Himself to Muslims in this time of seeking? What if we covered millions of fasting Muslims with intercession that something would happen in their spiritual search? Believing in the power of prayer, would not God respond to our heart-felt burden for the lost millions of the world?
It is tragic that we should be so wrapped up in our self-interests and provincial worldview that we are unaware of more than a billion followers of Islam in the world that are dying without Christ. We are repulsed by a religion that seems to justify terrorism and suicide bombers committed to the destruction of life, but don’t we realize that Jesus is the answer? Rather than hardening our hearts and dismissing this their lostness and the judgment of God as something they deserve, we should plead for their hearts to be open to God revealing Himself through Jesus Christ.
After all, Christ died for them, too. God loves them; shouldn’t we?