RAMADAN 2021

Love Muslims by praying for them!

13 April – 12 May

Ramadan is an annual Muslim observance period of 30 days. Hundreds of thousands of Christians worldwide are engaging in prayer for Muslims during Ramadan. Our prayers are an act of love for Muslims – sharing their burdens, understanding their concerns, and petitioning God on their behalf.

Pray for Muslims to have a revelation of the love of God the Father for them. Ask for them to realise that Jesus Christ shed His blood for them also, so that they, too, can be cleansed from sin, and know God will accept them as His children and be reconciled with them. Pray that they will come to know Jesus Christ – the Well that forever satisfies with Living Water.

We have prepared a 30-day prayer guide for Ramadan. More prayer guides are available from Frontiers, Christian Concern for Muslims, Prayercast and PTAP.

 

Key beliefs of Muslims

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.  Watch testimonies of former Muslims who came to faith in Jesus Christ and let this encourage you to persevere in praying for Muslims.

More resources

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.

 

…God did not send His Son into the world

to condemn the world,

but that the world through Him

might be saved.

John 3:17


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.

Hasten the day of religious freedom in Turkey, Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa. Send forth reapers where the harvest is ripe, and faithful plowmen to break furrows in lands still neglected. May the tribes of Africa and Malaysia not fall prey to Islam but be won for Christ. Bless the ministry of healing in every hospital, and the ministry of love at every church and mission. May all Muslim children in mission schools be led to Christ and accept him as their personal Saviour.
  
Strengthen converts, restore backsliders, and give all those who labour among Muslims the tenderness of Christ, so that bruised reeds may become pillars of his church, and smoking flaxwicks burning and shining lights. Make bare your arm, O God, and show your power. All our expectation is from you.
  
Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son in the Muslim world, and fulfil through Him the prayer of Abraham your friend, “O, that Ishmael might live before you.” For Jesus’ sake. Amen.
 

 

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