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M5 – Pray for the Muslim World
M5 is a prayer initiative inviting Christians to spend at least 5 minutes in prayer twice a week to pray for Muslims to become Jesus-followers; to understand Jesus’ love for them and that He paid the price for their sins so that they can have full assurance of God’s forgiveness and have complete assurance of going to heaven. Subscribe now and stay informed of prayer needs in the Muslim world. You can also join our weekly ISA Prayer Watch via WApp, which focusses on prayer issues regarding Muslims in South Africa.
Watch More than Dreams, which are five true stories of Muslims whose lives were transformed when they saw Jesus Christ in a dream or a vision. May this encourage you to continue in fervent prayer for the Muslim world!
Imagine leaving your home and community behind, fleeing war and violence, then travelling from country to country in search of safety. Then, the moment you think you’ve found a place to stop and rest, you’re turned away.
Today a deep bondage of fear and legalism is keeping the Khawlan from walking in the Father’s love and freely worshipping Him in spirit and in truth.
For hundreds of years the Khawlan living on both sides of the Saudi-Yemeni border have been able to engage as one tribal group. This has now changed.
The language of the Khawlan is a unique and important feature of their tribal identity. A translation of Scripture in their heart language will speak to their identity and tribe, as the incarnate truth of Immanuel.
Until recently Khawlan women were an active part of Khawlan society. There has been an increase in depression by women struggling to adjust to this new way of life of Wahhabi Islam.
The Khawlan bin Amer tribe inhabits the rugged Sarawat Mountains of southern Saudi Arabia and northern Yemen. Islam is now the prevailing religion, while their belief of evil spirits (jinn) still influences daily life.
The church and mission organisations are planning on how to plant more churches. They are very aware of Islam and especially radical Islam that is growing and are praying on how to respond appropriately.
We see only half the news. Television shows the large crowds that mourn Soulimani, the anger of groups of people. But they do not show the protests against the government – both inside and outside of Iran.
Lebanon continues to struggle to find a peaceful, sustainable, trustworthy way forward. Syria is still locked in conflict and Yemen’s dreadful situation worsens, while western headlines are almost completely turned in on our own local affairs.
Algeria has seen a rise in every persecution category over the last year, which is why it’s risen five spots on the 2020 World Watch List. The most visible example of persecution in 2019 was the seemingly systemic closure of Protestant churches.
According to the latest World Watch list of Open Doors, Islam is the cause of persecution in 10 of the top 15 of most persecuted nations in the world.
The Bible clearly regards suffering as normal – partly due to the fact we live in a fallen world, which results in impacts for both Christians and non-Christians alike, but also particularly for followers of Jesus, where the Bible actually promises us persecution and suffering for our faith.