It’s that time of year again! Laylat al-Qadr — the “Night of Power”
We have asked you to pray about this before. And yes, we will continue to emphasise this each year. It’s important, and it makes a difference! So here we join hands again and pray about the “Night of Power.”
Recall that many Muslims are open to the supernatural at this time. Some will expect angels to grant special requests. Others expect an angel to make a proclamation for the coming year (this night is sometimes referred to as the “Night of the Decree”). Muslim women hope they can conceive after praying this night. Men hope for healing and spiritual power. But most importantly, many Muslims will be genuinely seeking help from God and open to a personal touch from Him. Over the years we have heard many powerful testimonies of Muslims finding the Messiah, Jesus, this night. Some have had visions or dreams, but many have had the opportunity to hear the Good News for the first time from a friend or through a Christian programme. Let us believe and pray together for the many Muslims who seek spiritual wholeness and oneness with God.
For background information on the Night of Power, please check out the “About Islam” section on our site.
The Night of Power occurs during the last ten days of Ramadan for most Muslims. Many clerics believe it is on the 27th day. Each new day starts at sunset, therefore tonight is the beginning of the 27th day. According to chapter 97 of the Qur’an, Muhammad received his first revelation of the Qur’an during this night. Muslims believe that prayers offered during this night are particularly well received. Some believe that prayer during this night will compensate for the omission of regular daily prayers.
* Lord, we remember those who are genuinely seeking Your help. May You give them the help they need via the Messiah, Jesus (Psalm 34:18; Zechariah. 9:9).
* Pray that those working among Muslims would have special opportunities to share the Good News at this time.
* Lord, we know Your hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor is Your ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear. Reach out your arm, Lord, and reveal sin and Your salvation (Isaiah 59:1;52:10).
* Pray against the powers of darkness that would seek to lead Muslims into deception (Ephesians 6:12; Psalm 44:4–7).
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Posted on Fri, August 2, 2013
by Donna Shiflett