Psalm 62:7 “On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.”
“Matthew” is a new believer who was recently married to a Muslim woman. Matthew’s family has been extremely oppositional since his conversion and he has experienced tremendous pressure to return to Islam. Likewise, his wife’s family is not pleased that her husband has accepted Christ and has begun to persecute Matthew as well. As a result of the persecution and pressure that Matthew is currently enduring, he is struggling with his faith.
Ramadan is a focused time of drawing closer to Allah and the hunger pangs from fasting serve as reminders of a need for God. Ramadan is a time of “reformation” when Muslims strive to abstain from deceit and sin, as well as a time of “rewards” when they believe they will earn extra merits and favor from Allah.
When a missionary doctor started volunteering at a local hospital in Niger, “Dr. Remy” was initially very hostile and aggressively asked her, “Why are you even here, Christians hate Muslims, so why are you even here?” But since that time, she has softened towards the missionary and has even begun asking questions about her faith.
“So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.” Acts 12:5
I am Abraham and I grew up in a Muslim family in India. The doctor said the baby inside my pregnant wife would die. Followers of Jesus offered to pray for our unborn child. Jesus miraculously healed our baby. After this, our family began listening to stories about Jesus. Today we passionately make disciples of Jesus among other Muslims in India. As we prepared to baptize other families they shared how because of following Jesus their lives are in springtime. Jesus has healed them of sickness, given them hope, and improved their families. Yet most people groups in India remain unreached by the gospel.
Pray that God’s kingdom comes to Niger and all over the Muslim world.
Use these resources to help pray specifically each day.
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Niger grasp the Good News that Jesus knowingly took one step after another toward Jerusalem knowing He would be condemned to death, mocked, flogged, crucified and then be raised on the third day! (Matthew 20:19)Read
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Niger grasp the Good News that Jesus' cross was the one place in the world's history in which your Father's justice AND mercy were simultaneously fulfilled as He was marred beyond human semblance, despised, rejected, sorrowful, acquainted with grief, smitten, afflicted, pierced, crushed, chastised, and anguished (Isaiah 52-53) so that WE don't have to be.Read