Here is a guest post informing us of an opportunity to join together as the body to pray. Our guest writer is Matthew Friedman who is one of our newest additions to the Oak Hills faculty.
This year, from about July 20 until August 18, the more than one billion Muslims worldwide will engage in fasting and celebration, both as a challenge of overcoming the flesh as well as a celebration of the Qur’an, their revered scripture, through the month of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar. From dawn until dusk, religious Muslim people abstain from all eating, drinking, smoking and marital relations. In the evenings, however, Muslims often gather with family and friends to break the fast, and for many Muslim people it is the most special time of the year.
For the past 20 years, hundreds of thousands of believers in Jesus around the world have spent the month of Ramadan interceding with God for these Muslim people, crying out to God to reveal himself to them in Jesus. This year will mark the 21st year of the annual publication of the booklet, 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World. Each year a new guide is published with information and pictures of Muslim people groups worldwide and issues for prayer in the Muslim World, coordinating the prayers of these many thousands of believers in many languages. There is also a simplified version of the prayer guide available for children.
Join us this year in prayer and intercession for the glory of God and the name of Jesus among Muslim people: There is much information on the website for the 30 Days guide, and it can now be downloaded in PDF (including the PDF children’s version of the Prayer Guide), Kindle, and HTML formats – all free!