Day 16: Eastern South Asia
Series: 30 Days of Prayer for Muslims and Christians – 2016 Ramadan
Presented in American Sign Language, no voice interpretation.
Almost 850 million people live in Eastern South Asia, with 284 million people in this region being Muslims. Sufi Islam – a mystical form of Islam – is spread out around the Muslim world, but may have found its origins in this area where a rigid monotheism collided with the mystical strains of South Asian Hinduism.
There are dozens of movements with several thousand baptized Muslim-background believers loving and worshiping Jesus across Eastern South Asia. These believers have endured severe persecution through brave witnesses and skilled Bible translators who have labored over the years to make the gospel known in local cultural contexts and their own languages. It is possible that there are about 100,000 Muslim-background believers in this region of Muslim world.
– Pray for the movements of Muslims to Christ in Eastern South Asia to multiply.
– Pray for bold witnesses to endure persecution and remain faithful to Christ.
– Pray for the 284 million lost Muslims in Eastern South Asia to come to faith in Jesus Christ.