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*This article was originally published in April 2020, and has been updated to include the most up-to-date information, links and resources for 2023
A few years ago, my husband and I went to a 3-day prayer gathering—with 700 other people. There was something amazingly powerful and encouraging about being part of such a large community, all focused together to seek God’s heart for lost people.
Think how amazing it would be to be part of a 30-day prayer movement with MILLIONS of people—one that you could join every year! Some in fact have been joining this prayer movement for 30 years, and the results have been astonishing!
This year it’s being held from March 22 to April 20, 2023 - Ramadan.
Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting—a season where Muslims are more spiritually alert and diligent. It is also the month, where for 30 years Christians around the world have prayed—persistently—that as Muslims practice the rituals of their faith, they would come into a living relationship with Jesus Christ the Messiah. If you want to learn more about Ramadan, watch this video.
You don’t have to leave your home.
You don’t need any special preparation or training, just a willing heart to commit to lovingly pray for people you may never meet.
If you join in, your prayers, along with our global family, will change the course of history. Don’t believe me—read David Garrison’s book, ‘A Wind in the House of Islam’
Here are 3 tools you can use to join the pray movement.
Loving Muslims Together has put together the 30 Days of Prayer for Muslims in Canada, a daily prayer booklet with a short introduction and prayer point that focuses on the real needs of your Muslim neighbours in Canada.
A prayer guide from 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World that focuses each day on a different region, ethnic group, or issue. You can purchase a digital version here: 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
You can find Prayer videos focused on different heart issues for Muslims from Prayercast here: Prayercast Love Muslims Videos.
Only history will show what happens as we pray. Scripture tells us that our prayers are gathered into golden bowls, which are offered as worship to the Lamb that was slain. (Revelation 5:8, 8:3-4).
Add your prayers to the bowls.
Pray for breakthroughs in the Muslim world.
Pray for your neighbor!
Lorna Johnston is the Diaspora Ministries Leader at Outreach Canada. She leads two national teams--Loving Muslims Together (LMT) and Simply Mobilizing Canada (SMC). She works with teams of diverse and experienced leaders and ministries across Canada to alert and activate the church in Canada to the changing opportunities to engage God's mission right here in Canada.
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