Ramadan Prayer Guide, Week 3
As you pray for Muslims this week, ask the Lord to soften their hearts to be open to taking the Bible seriously. Islam teaches that the Quran (in the original Arabic) is the only holy book. Therefore they have been trained to dismiss Christ’s deity as a manufactured lie by later church fathers. Quite the opposite of our perspective as Christians in the west.
So, we encourage you to do two things this week:
- Pray for Muslims to seriously consider what Jesus taught about Himself.
- Study the gospel accounts and focus specifically on the words of Christ. The six “I am” statements in John are a great place to start!
Consider Jesus & His Teaching
If we want to grow in our faith, we must continually abide in Him through understanding Jesus’ identity as the Bible lays it out to be. At the core, are we following the Jesus of the Bible or a culturally adjusted Jesus of tradition that’s been handed down through our family?
As we tell others the glorious news of Jesus, we must communicate the biblical picture. This is especially vital for people with no prior knowledge of the Bible. When speaking with Muslims about God and spiritual things, it is easy to see that they already have a picture of Jesus in their worldview. Islamic scholars have spent centuries building a false picture of Jesus as a good prophet. They might even agree that God (Allah) performed miracles through Him. But they will not have a category to view Him as the very Son of God and second person of the Trinity.
Muslims revolt against the idea of the Trinitarian Godhead. They view Christianity as a polytheistic religion rather than seeing a trinitarian God existing in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Don’t be thrown off by their doubt, but pray for the Holy Spirit to open their hearts to the Truth.
- What Does the Bible Say About Jesus? (7 Things)
- Did Jesus Really Claim to be God?
- Fears that Halt Faithfulness & 5 Truths That Drive Obedience to Christ
Stories of Gospel Relationships
“The night before Ramadan started, I went out to dinner with a few local men to grab burgers, fries, and some surprisingly good banana pudding. They were asking if I’d ever experienced a Ramadan in Saudi Arabia before, and I told them I didn’t know anything about it other than it was a big Muslim holiday. The response was, ‘Well get ready, because everything changes.'”
- Hospitality, Faith, & False Gods in Saudi Arabia – Last year, a friend SWO updated us on his first experience as a Christian worker in the birthplace of Islam (during Ramadan). Read his story!
Pray For Muslims
Click the link below to download our 2020 Ramadan Prayer Guide. It includes one Muslim people group that is prominent in North America and one predominantly Muslim country. You can find prayer ideas for Muslims, missionaries, Muslim-background Christians, and for yourself.
“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You!” (Psalm 67:4-5)
- Him We Proclaim (sermon) – Brody Holloway
- 3 Ways to Explain the Incarnation to Muslim Peoples (article) – Greg Handley
- Do We Worship the Same God? (video) – Keith Whitfield (Islam & North America Conference)
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