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Let us show our love for Muslims by praying for them!
6 May – 4 June
Ramadan is an annual Muslim observance period of 30 days. During this time Muslims fast, perform certain religious duties and do personal reflection. For Muslims it is a period of increased spiritual awareness. As Christians we desire for all Muslims to come into a relationship with God as their Father, who has shown His love for them through the sacrificial work of our Lord Jesus on the cross.
Use the focus areas and prayer points that will be provided daily on this page during Ramadan. These prayer points will also be available in our Jericho Walls Prayer App so that you can receive them daily on your mobile phone. You can also download the complete Jericho Walls Prayer Guide Ramadan 2019 in English.
A common wrong understanding is that the God of Christians and Allah of Muslims are the same God, but just a different name. A close view on the central beliefs and pillars of Islam will prove such understanding as fundamentally wrong.
To gain a perspective on the current reach of the Gospel in the Muslim world, view the Infographic: How ‘reached’ is the Muslim world? Watch the testimonies of former Muslims who came to faith in Jesus Christ and let this encourage you to persevere in praying for Muslims.
Ramadan Day 21: Halal tax
South Africa has become a world leader in producing and exporting Halal products. To produce Halal products, businesses must pay Halal tax to do business with Muslims. Millions of dollars are earned this way and are used to further the cause of Islam. Large amounts end up in the hands of Muslims with connections to the more radical militant side of Islam.
- Pray that what these funds are used for will be exposed, and that funding for Islamisation of nations will cease.
- Pray that Christian farmers and people that handle food in any form (even food franchises) will understand the danger of trading with Muslims and refuse to pay the Halal tax.
- Pray for laws that will prohibit the addition of Halal tax to food products.
Prayer for the Muslim world
This is a prayer prayed in 1923 by Samuel M. Zwemer (1867-1952), a graduate of Hope College, a professor at Princeton and “The Apostle to Islam.”
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, who has made of one blood all nations and has promised that many shall come from the East and sit down with Abraham in your kingdom: We pray for your prodigal children in Muslim lands who are still afar off, that they may be brought nigh by the blood of Christ. Look upon them in pity, because they are ignorant of your truth.
Take away pride of intellect and blindness of heart, and reveal to them the surpassing beauty and power of your Son, Jesus Christ. Convince them of their sin in rejecting the atonement of the only Saviour. Give moral courage to those who love you, that they may boldly confess your name.
…God did not send His Son into the world
to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him
might be saved.
If you would like to pray for Muslims throughout the year and stay informed about the needs in the Muslim world, you can sign up to receive our M5 newsletter. You can also join our weekly ISA Prayer Watch via WApp, which focusses on prayer issues regarding Muslims in South Africa.