Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders,
Greetings in Christ. Muslims today make up approximately 1.8 billion of the world’s population. They are the fastest growing religious group by birthrate. Some of you probably have good friends who are Muslim and know ministries that reach out to them. Last year, it is estimated that one million Christians around the world used the 30 Days of Prayer booklet to pray for Muslims during Ramadan. This resource is an excellent start for getting acquainted with Islam and Muslims who live in your community and around the world.
Why Should I Pray for Muslims? For 27 years, worldchristian.com has been calling the North American church to learn about and pray for Muslims and to embrace our world’s Muslim neighbors with faith, hope, and love. It is part of an international movement of believers in over 30 countries who pray for Muslims during Ramadan. Many Christians pray for Muslims throughout the year, but Ramadan is an especially great time to pray as they are more deeply aware of spiritual matters.
30 DAYS OF PRAYER: This year Ramadan is April 24-May 23; Muslims will pray and fast during those 30 days. Our church has used this booklet for several years and has given out copies free to our families. The booklet (available in English or Spanish) is written with 30 days of daily devotionals set to follow Ramadan with each day focusing on a different region of the Muslim world. It gives a short story with suggested prayer points and is easy to read and also gives information about Ramadan and other resources for further study. Additionally, a children’s version of this booklet is published for families to use with their children. Quantity discounts are available when ordering the booklets. To learn more and order, go to https://worldchristian.com/product/mwpg2020.
Other Prayer Booklets: 15 Days of Prayer for the Buddhist World is also available. Any 15 days in the year can be set aside for praying for them. 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World is October 8-22, 2020. Booklets can be ordered from worldchristian.com.
Steve Austvold, NCD Missions Mobilizer