Day 8: The Arab World
Series: 30 Days of Prayer for Muslims and Christians – 2016 Ramadan
Presented in American Sign Language, no voice interpretation.
As the birthplace of Islam, home to its holiest shrines, and guardian of the Qur’an, the Arab World is the spiritual heartland of Islam. Many people speak different dialects of the Arabic language and are unable to understand the Qur’an if not find it confusing. As a result, many Arab Muslims are seeking direction from other sources.
When Muslim-background believers find Christ, they immediately know that they will face persecution, imprisonment, and even execution for converting from Islam to Christianity. Many of them are strengthened with the knowledge that Jesus Christ will not leave them alone in midst of their persecution and tribulations. They depend on the promise Jesus made in Matthew 10:17-20.
– Pray for Muslim-background believers who are suffering persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ.
– Pray for the youth of the Arab world to learn about other faiths – especially Christianity – without fear of persecution or even threats.
– Pray for the political and religious leaders of the Arab World to support freedom of their people to explore and pursue their own understanding of God.