Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer

Since 1992, millions of Christians have prayed during the month of Ramadan for breakthroughs in the gospel amongst Muslims worldwide. With hundreds of thousands of other Christians worldwide, we are also engaging in prayer for 30 days for Muslims using a prayer booklet. The prayer information provided enables Christians to pray for Muslims during Ramadan in an informed and focused way. READ MORE.

Day 1: 16 May – Honour killings                                                                       

Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and cause them put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. (Matthew 10:21-22).

Honour killings (or shame killings) are quite common in Islam. Honour killings occur when someone has violated the principles of a community or religion and brought shame or dishonour on the family. For example, a woman refusing to enter an arranged marriage, or being in a relationship that is disapproved of by the family, having sex outside marriage, being the victim of rape, dressing in inappropriate ways, engaging in non-heterosexual relations, or renouncing Islam.

When a Muslim converts to Christianity, they may be beaten, chased out of the home and ostracised by the family. In the Middle East and Southeast Asia, but increasingly in Western countries also, these honour killings are reported as accidents or suicides.

Pray:

  • That the practice of honour killings will come into disrepute amongst Muslims.
  • For converts to Christianity to escape beatings and ridicule, and to find new homes in Christian families.
  • For Christian converts to not become victims of honour killing

Day 2: 17 May – Aleppo is God’s paradise                                                                   

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35). The following report is from a leader with a ministry to the Persecuted Church: “I am writing this from Lebanon, where we are meeting Christian leaders from different regions in Syria. They are not refugees. For seven years, they have faithfully served the people of their regions through deep despair, severe suffering and extreme sacrifice. But the message we heard was not the one we expected.

There was a contagious excitement among those we met. Without exception, the one message they all shared was simply: NOW IS THE TIME! ‘Aleppo is God’s paradise’, one leader explained, ‘this is where souls are coming into the Kingdom and where sower and harvester meet today. The greater the pain, the greater the search for hope. This has made the church the only legitimate solution to what people are searching for.'”

Pray:

  • For physical and emotional strength for pastors.
  • For Spirit-filled pastors.
  • That ministries from the Western world ministering in Syria will not ‘contaminate’ the Syrian church with their own brand of Christianity and doctrinal preferences.

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