Thursday, August 27, 2009

Prayer focus

Ramadan 2009 takes place from August 22-September 20th. Some Christian ministries have put out guides to praying for Muslims during this time.

Religious fasts and holidays are times to not only observe tradition, but to evalute one's commitment; to ask oneself, "Is this really my faith? Is this what I want to adhere to?"

From The 30-Days Prayer Network:

The name Ramadan is derived from the Arabic word ramida or ar-ramad, denoting intense scorching heat and dryness, especially the ground. From the same word there is ramdaa, meaning ’sunbaked sand’ and the famous proverb Kal Mustajeer minar ramadaa binnar – to jump out of the frying pan into the fire. Some say it is so called because Ramadan scorches out the sins with good deeds, as the sun burns the ground.


Although it's a little late to order prayer booklets, the following links will take you to sites that give a prayer focus for each day during Ramadan.

http://www.30-days.net/category/ramadan/

http://www.awm.org/get-involved/opportunity/praying-arab-world-during-ramadan/

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this article and also for the site links. I visited those sites today and share the links to my friends as we've been praying for the salvation of the moslems in my home country that they may receive Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Many of my friends, who also work in the ministry to spread the Word of God for the moslems there, find those sites encouraging and they're happy that they found the sites.
    So, again, many thanks. :)

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  2. No problem, I keep forgetting about it, so hopefully this will help me remember. I'm glad there are people participating!

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  3. Thanks so much for including this and for linking back to our 30-days.net site.

    God bless you, Ron

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