A Call To Prayer

During the month of Ramadan, the Muslim time of prayer and fasting, the body of 121 is intentionally praying that Muslims would encounter the true Jesus of the Bible. Read below to learn how to participate and learn about basic Muslim beliefs and practices.

How To Participate

Prayer and Worship Gathering

Praying for Muslims can challenge us. Not choosing to shy away from the challenge, we will be hosting a time of prayer for the people of Palestine on Sunday, March 10th at 4-5:30pm.

A Month of Prayer

From March 10th – April 10th, we will send out a daily text with prayer points provided by believers living in that country.

Text “Call2Prayer” to 94000 for prayer updates. 

About Islam, Muslims, and Ramadan

Abraham is considered to be the father of three of the world’s major religions — Judaism, Christianity, and from Abraham’s first born Ishmael, Islam. Despite meaningful differences, both Christianity and Islam share many beliefs. Muslims believe there is one God and revere Biblical figures, like Adam, David, Solomon, and even Jesus (though He is not believed to be God or to have died).

Islam was founded in the early 7th century by proclaimed prophet Muhammed, and today there are about 1.8 billion adherents worldwide. Muhammed authored their holy book, the Quran, which is believed to be the newest divine revelation following the Jewish holy books (the Old Testament) and the Christian holy book (the Gospels). While they believe all of these books to be holy, many Muslims believe the Bible has been corrupted and therefore consider only the Quran to be infallible.

Though the birth place of Muhammed and Islam is found in the Middle East, Muslims are found around the world today.

Islamic Practices

Though there is a variation in belief and practice, there is in general a common practice of The Five Pillars. Which are:

  1. Profession of Faith: “There is no god but Allah (Arabic for God), and Muhammed is his messenger”
  2. Five Daily Prayers
  3. Alms Giving: a tithe for the poor
  4. Fasting during Ramadan: for a month Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset
  5. Haj: if financially capable, they take a pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam’s holy city

About Ramadan

Every year Muslims spend about 30 days fasting from food and water. During this month, Muslims are actively seeking God, for some this means they are seeking Truth. This allows us as Christians a prime opportunity to partner with the Lord and local believers in prayer for our Muslim neighbors to encounter the Truth of Jesus.

Jesus said, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.” (John 6:44) So let us pray to the Father to draw many Muslims to His Son.

Why Pray For Muslims?

“He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” — Hebrews 7:25

We pray for people because only through Jesus can people be saved. Near and far, friends and enemies, men and women, everyone can be saved by through the love of God. God loves Muslims and is drawing many of them to Himself. Today one of the fastest growing churches is in Iran!

By praying, we ask God to act powerfully transforming Muslims’ hearts through the Holy Spirit. Many former Muslims share about miraculous occurrences prior to believing the Gospel. Some experience miraculous healings, and some receive visions of Jesus in their dreams. And the most miraculous of all is that God softens hard and sinful hearts.

So in our prayers, we ask God to do what only He can do. And as we draw close to God in prayer, our hearts become like His heart. Since God loves Muslims, we too will grow in our love for Muslims as we pray.

To the uttermost, to the heart of the Muslim world, God will draw all people to Himself.